DSL's Bigger Cousin
Forum: Site News
Topic: DSL's Bigger Cousin
started by: John
Posted by John on April 18 2006,07:59So, we are ready to let you all try out Damn Small Linux Not. DSL-N is not DSL, so don't think that DSL will be replaced by this project. The purpose of DSL is to offer a larger target that is still based on the DSL philosophy of smaller generally being better.
DSL-N currently sits at 83MB.
We set up a separate < homepage >, and < forum > for this project. Please keep the conversation about DSL-N in its own space.
Posted by AwPhuch on April 18 2006,18:29To DSL or DSL-n....now that is the question?
Sweet...even more development in the realm of DSL...
It can only get better by design..THANK YOU JOHN!
Oh..idea on new graphic..a verticle spinning DSL image, on the back side a DSL graphic that has been changed or maybe a "negative" image?
Wow...no longer restricted to 50MB..but I know that the DEV team wont be slapping 5 of the same type of app in the sucker...you guys are AWESOME!!!!
Posted by doobit on April 18 2006,19:55
How about a little devil? No..Wait...that one's already taken...
Posted by green on April 18 2006,21:50I can't wait to get my grubby little paws on it.......
Posted by John on April 18 2006,22:13I just want people to know that Robert is a major contributor to the development of DSL-N. In fact the split has roughly been Robert working on the core (kernel, boot processes, etc.) while I've been working on the application choices.
Also, for those who are worried about DSL proper being sidelined, don't we are not abandoning our baby.
Posted by pr0f3550r on April 19 2006,15:15I see, DSL-N is the enterprise version! After conquering the desktop market, you're after the corporate one... Greedy!
Posted by PC-Tech on April 19 2006,20:07Already tried it out.
Definitely seems like a good choice for an enterprise version.
Too bad there were some here on this forum who had requested an enterprise version and were ousted for their questions.
Oh well, it's like user Grim's sig says 'no good deed goes unpunished'.
Posted by John on April 19 2006,21:50Well Matthew, to each their own. Personally, I like my distribution small, but I know there are many would be DSL users who want applications such as gMplayer and Abiword in a compact and portable form. I actually see DSL-N being useful for a college student. Maybe not for those who are specializing in computer diagnostic or repair, but more for those who need a general workhorse to take with them.
Posted by daacosta on April 20 2006,22:01CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!
Awesome... Just awesome!
It is fantastic to see this DSL-N. I want to add OOo to it, I want it to run Firefox and Thunderbird, I want to use VLC as my mplayer...
F&^king awesome... And it has the latest kernel?
Rob, John... I love you guys!
Posted by pr0f3550r on April 21 2006,09:42After DSL-N has been announced, Red Hat stock title have lost more than 8%. There must be a link...
Posted by muskrat on April 21 2006,15:52
That's great, I might try DSL-N but I sure like DSL for my older equipment. When I have some extra change I plan to buy me one of those silent PCs you'll got.