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Posted: Feb. 14 2005,05:25 QUOTE

I`m interested in the embedded version as it may be more
    suitable for variants of DSL than just remastering the iso.

NAS devices, multimedia station, netboot, & thinclient?

If someone could shed some light on the whole "embedded"
    concept and what makes it different from the normal DSL.

There must be a good reason if you bothered to make it at all!
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Tux5 Offline

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Posted: Feb. 14 2005,13:08 QUOTE

DSL Embedded runs within Windows using the QEMU emulator. This is a good way of testing .dsl's within an ISO and a cool way to still use Linux when you *have* to have Windows installed. Because of DSLs size it runs great in this environment.

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Posted: Feb. 15 2005,04:51 QUOTE

The important point to be learned is:

"DSL Embedded" is not an operating system that is designed for embedded devices like toasters or universal remote controls.

The term "DSL Embedded" refers to running the "normal" DSL operating system from withing a virtual PC that is running on a host computer that is already booted up and running Microsoft Windows or some other version of linux.

The virtual pc program is called qemu, and it is an open source program that performs a similar function as the more well-known PC simulator programs like VMware and Virtual PC.

DSL embedded is SLIGHTLY different than the standard DSL livecd because the virtual PC has a virtual hard drive and the contents of this drive is stored in a file on your storage device.

Read the documentation and search the forums for keyword "qemu" to learn more.

Hope this helps.
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