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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: Mar. 27 2007,01:29 QUOTE

My puropse was to make an MP3 box out of a forgotten PC. I wanted to learn Linux, and it seemed DSL requirements were met with this PC. The live CD really helped choosing this distro. I chose it because of:
-the size
-Runs on experienced hardware and good detection
-wanted a speedy/efficient distro (anything to help this dinosaur!)
-wanted a current distro

The PC running DSL:
Aopen PC, 133 Mhz Intel Pentium, 64Mb RAM, 1.6Gb Hard disk+4Gb Slave (for /home), Video card: Trident 9385 PCI, Sound card: ES 1688 Audio Drive (ISA), CD-RW/DVD combo drive, Dlink NIC, USB PCI card. Frugal Install.

It is not a speed demon, but I could live with it. It will surf the web while listening to MP3s! The other OS could not do that. I think getting it to comply with all my hardware was difficult for a newbie like me. Maybe it is the Debian roots... but I wanted to learn.

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buzzard Offline

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Posted: April 02 2007,03:54 QUOTE

(why DSL ?)

It lets me do 21st century things like view the newer acrobat files that windoze 98's acroread balks on, and access jumpdrives, and other such stuff, without having to update to the new and absurdly bloated windows which would require me to buy a completely new pc.

It doesn't have that notorious microsoft susceptibility to viruses.

The main thing I would miss if i gave up win98 completely would be Visual Basic 3, which will run under WINE, although it takes awhile for wine to start.

I suppose I should learn to code linux GUIs in C?
Or maybe there's a penguin equivalent of VB...
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Posted: April 05 2007,14:39 QUOTE

Great in Speed/Size.  I use it to get files off broken windows machines and then I can re-image them back to normal.
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François Offline

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Posted: Oct. 27 2007,20:58 QUOTE


I choose DSL to give my old laptop a new life. The laptop is a Pentium 133Mhz toshiba satellite 220CS with an XIRCOM ethernet PCMCIA card. It has been boosted thanks to an extension of RAM to 144MB and a new 60GB hardrive at 7200 rpm.

I tried a few distro (VectorLinux, Slax, Debian), but none of them run as smooth as DSL on such light configuration.

Thanks for the fantastic work!

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