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Question: Where did you first hear about DSL? :: Total Votes:81
Poll choices Votes Statistics
DistroWatch 22  [27.16%] 11  [13.58%]
Online forums (like LinuxQuestions) 8  [9.88%]
Magazine (Linux Format, etc) 6  [7.41%]
Word of mouth 5  [6.17%]
Someone gave me a CD somewhere 1  [1.23%] 0  [0.00%]
Slashdot 2  [2.47%]
Somewhere else 26  [32.10%]
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Posted: May 07 2005,20:08 QUOTE

i think google... when 9.3 came out.

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Posted: May 10 2005,22:19 QUOTE

I found it on I needed a distro that would run on a very old computer. :p

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Posted: May 12 2005,20:39 QUOTE

Google while looking for small distros/live distros
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Posted: May 15 2005,02:20 QUOTE

I heard about DSL from another member of the message boards at Freedomlist (mostly a discussion forum about and $10 and under ISPs, including Free ISPs).  One day, someone mentioned both Knoppix and DSL, discussing how an OS can fit onto a CD, and the merits of it.  Since Knoppix is a little tough to download on 56K dialup, I downloaded DSL, which was v.0.4.8 at the time.  I've mostly used it as a secondary OS on my computer to Window$ 98$E, but, now that I seem to have adding programs to the CD and remastering down, I'll probably use it more and more and more.
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Posted: June 30 2005,19:04 QUOTE

I got into computers 21 months ago to do virtual-tour photography.
Stumbled across Linux as an alternative to Windows for surfing. Anti-virus Updates is a joke. UK/DE/FR etc., society is basically 10 years behind (i.e., broadband,) the US. Most of the world is 56k.
Started Redhat 6. UK, 3 magazines, Linux Format, Linux Magazine, Linux User & Developer. Linux Format, excellent graphic design & typography, least technical, popular, discovered DSL reading. Don't need full-fat distro.
My box, DSL & Knoppix. Can't wait for Knoppix Light, and can't wait for my Knoppix Komplete to arrive.
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