DSL Intro

I am a Windows orphan... a laptop that once ran on 95, once my Pentium 1 and 64mb RAM was top of the range, but now, nobody wants to know me.

In an attempt to obtain Nirvana, I sat under a google space and I saw flashing lights. One of it said Damn Small Linux.

My last straw at reincarnation. I downloaded the .iso and booted on my CD. It's so unfair... others have fancy windows and my is a poor Dos like interface. What have I done wrong.

Not quite weaned from Windows, I did one thing I knew...I pressed Enter. The machine started flinging words and numbers at me... and then it started autoconfiguing my hardware... I had my CD, my floppy, my pcmcia slot with a Socket Ethernet card... and then the autoconfiguration stopped.

I told myself it's the copy... it's not good.

I inserted a store bought DSL 2.0, with its fancy packaging... (anything that had a jewel case is fancy)...it was on the cover of Linux Users and Developers magazine. I held my breath, I inserted this pristine cd... and then.... the same dowdy looking interface... the same halting autoconfiguration.

Now, in despair, I think perhaps I should repartition my life into segments... I have never done that before... but as they say, the way to heaven passes through many doorways.