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1  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL revival? on: August 10, 2014, 10:09:39 AM
A new version of knoppix just came out in the last few days, and I believe it uses kernel 3.15.x. Maybe forking a previous version and trying to compile the latest longterm 2.6 kernel to work with it would be best? If we got that working, we might be going somewhere. I'm just hoping to see DSL leap to it's glory days again, it's the distro that got me into Linux in the first place.
2  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Damn Small Linux For PowerPC on: February 07, 2014, 02:58:47 AM
I do not believe DSL has been yet ported to the PPC platform. DSL is debian based, and debian itself is ported to various platforms, including PPC. If you would like some assistance in installing Debian, and personalizing it to look and feel like DSL, I would be happy to assist you! Debian, when installed from the "netinst" ISO with a lightweight DM/WM such as the ones DSL uses is a great choice that will use very little RAM.
3  Damn Small Linux / Site News / Re: DSL coming back on: January 31, 2014, 03:07:57 AM
I'd like to donate my time and Linux knowledge to the project. In about 2008, my family fell on hard times. I sold my laptop and we all sold many personal belongings to keep the lights on. Being as technology is my life, I had to find a ways to keep using the computer. I went down to the thrift store with a 20$ note and bought two old computers, neither in working order. After a night of swapping parts, I had pieced together an HP Vectra VL, with 384MB of ram and upgraded it's processor to a 533Mhz celeron. First, I tried installing XP SP2 on this machine. The speeds were deplorable and the system was near unusable when needed software had been installed. Fed up with the useless machine I had built, I took to the internet. Many people suggested installing Linux on the machine. The only distro with which I had experience at the time was ubuntu 7.10. After some googling, fiddling with Ubuntu, and a few burned CD's, I stumbled upon Damn Small Linux and the rest is history. I learned the system, the ins and outs of DSL and my thrist for linux could not be quenched. Since then, I've learned as much as I could about the operating system and would now like to give back and help fix, develop, and test as much as I can to bring DSL back to the top.

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