Damn Small Linux 4.11 RC2

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (482 votes)


Linux / Open Source / 58,264 downloads

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution. It includes a fully automated remote and local application installation system and a very versatile backup and restore system which may be used with any writable media including a hard drive, a floppy drive, or a USB device.

It has a nearly complete desktop, and many command line tools. All applications are chosen with functionality, size and speed in mind. It includes XMMS (MP3, CD Music, and MPEG), FTP client, Dillo web browser, links web browser, FireFox, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (FLwriter), three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf (PDF Viewer), emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox window manager, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, some wireless support.

Reviews of Damn Small Linux

  1. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.4.10 (Jul 29, 2012)


  2. 4 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing 4.4.8 (Nov 10, 2008)

    It still uses a very outdated kernel which doesn't boot on some newer hardware configurations.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.4.6 (Oct 9, 2008)

    I have an old Micron 133 mhz laptop that runs DSL quite nicely. I would install a different/bigger distro 'o Linux on a newer/bigger computer but I hate to part with the old Micron. DSL works well on such a small hard drive and under powered CPU.


  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 4.4.6 (Sep 18, 2008)

    now I have a use for that 128 meg hard drive. Works nice on a flash drive to but they need a new host this ones to slow.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars
    Avion Airplane

    Reviewing 4.4.5 (Sep 4, 2008)

    I like it !

    but firefox would not autodetect my LAN on my Abit motherboard. Worked fine on an old Intel mainboard tho...

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