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  • First liveCD desktop offering backup/restore capability
  • First desktop oriented Live CD distribution to use the Kdrive (tiny X) servers.
  • First Live CD which used download scripts to add additionally software to ramdisk.
  • First desktop oriented Linux distribution to use the space saving BusyBox.
  • First complete Linux distribution to also deploy extendable modules which may be used either from a Live CD or on a partitioned hard drive.
  • First desktop oriented Live CD small enough to fit on a business card CD.

News Milestones

  • June 2003, Linux User magazine of Germany reviews Damn Small 0.3.3
  • 19 August 2003, Distrowatch Interview
  • Linux Magazine of Italy distributes 0.4.5 with magazine
  • Linux Format Magazine distributes Damn Small with their Christmas addition
  • January 8, 2004, OS news review by Walter Kruse
  • Febuary 11, 2004 Linux.com review by Russell Pavlicek
  • Linux User & Development issue 26 gives a mini-review and distributes a copy of Damn Small on CD
  • March 2004, Linux Format again distributes Damn Small Linux with magazine
  • On Sunday Apr. 04 The Miami Herald touts DSL for being lite and efficient
  • May 3, 2004 -- Damn Small Linux highlighted on TechTV's The Screen Savers
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