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Posted: Mar. 18 2008,19:27 QUOTE

Can you fit enough amateur radio stuff on a bizcard to make it worthwhile? Or would you at least need a mini CD to fit it all in? I don't think there's that much you'd want to remove from DSL's base -- aside from Firefox, the apps are so small that you're not really going to make a big enough dent to fit in much else.

Why not give gramps a nice shiny USB-HDD set up that he can insert in any computer and boot up? Then he has something that still fits in his pocket with all the apps he wants, persistent settings, and plenty of storage if he wants to pimp his myspace page. Same goes for the kids and friends.

EDIT... The "2.6 wishlist" thread has some of the teasers about the tiny core project. Robert hasn't announced any time lines.

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Posted: Mar. 19 2008,04:49 QUOTE

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I would like to be able to build:

* a biz-card CD for grandpa with amateur radio related stuff;
* a biz-card CD for kids with educational stuff or simple games;
* other "stocking-stuffers" for family and friends

The Damn Small Linux book has chapters on remastering and special projects:

One of which is DSL for kids.
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Posted: Mar. 19 2008,16:40 QUOTE

Thanks Newby and Lucky13.  I got the book over a year ago, and highly recommend it to all.

Yes, have considered what both of you recommend, but was holding off hoping for MYDSL Remastering that would fit biz-card CD's (cool factor!).  I'll forget about that and refocus on planning on MYDSL projects for the "larger" (still cool) mini-CD's.

Much appreciated.  Thanks for indulging me.  Cheers.
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Posted: Mar. 19 2008,17:47 QUOTE

I have given John the option for me to build a tiny core DSL, but it has been rejected everytime. Don't look for DSL as we know it today (2.4 kernel) to be stripped.
However a goal is to offer such with a 2.6 kernel. When it is ready depends on time available to build it given the situation that is today.
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