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Question: DSL -what makes you to go for this OS :: Total Votes:73
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Great in Speed 11  [15.07%]
Small in Size 22  [30.14%]
User Friendly 2  [2.74%]
Free of Cost 0  [0.00%]
Versatility 4  [5.48%]
Because its Linux 0  [0.00%]
All the above 33  [45.21%]
No idea 1  [1.37%]
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Posted: July 29 2006,18:34 QUOTE

It installs on an old server board when Ubuntu wouldn't and its really fast with 2 processors, which it recognized out of the box which Ubuntu wouldn't
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Posted: Aug. 02 2006,19:52 QUOTE

I like the fact that DSL uses Fluxbox as its default WM - it's different, fast, very configurable and great for tinkering around with.

Rather like the rest of DSL, in fact :D
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Trog Dog Offline

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Posted: Aug. 05 2006,06:10 QUOTE

It's small and it runs on old hardware.

This makes it an ideal platform for running distributed science projects (a la BOINC ).
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axy Offline

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Posted: Aug. 30 2006,18:50 QUOTE

don't forget that s the option for old's machines and poor user's like me :)
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Posted: Sep. 02 2006,02:11 QUOTE

Well being i'm on dialup the small size is a good factor ,only took me a couple hours longer d\l it then it does to d\l servicepak2 lol.(about 8-10hrs i think it was,compared to say knoppix live cd which took me about a week to d\l  ) .. then after i redownloaded it cuz the md5 cheksum was wrong. It booted rite up..( i just run from the cd) the only trouble i had was the monitor was displaying wrong but after reading the forums then checking the wiki cheat codes i just had to put in vga=normal and answer the questions then everything looked great.
 It hardly causes the cdrom to spin at all ,just when first loading everything at startup.(unlike knoppix live which spins the cd almost everytime i move the mouse) . Also it ain't bloated with 9 million different programs n stuff to confuse a li-newbie like me,lol.
 GREAT distro!
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