The third release candidate of Damn Small Linux 3.2 is out. From the changelog: “Updated Broadcomm 10/100 module b44.o; new allow boot option desktop=xxx to override backup; new alsa.unc and automated ALSA sound card detection; fixed Stats missing processes; fixed Emelfm superuser from menu; dropped Synaptic and Enable Apt from menus – use Synaptic and dsl-dpkg extensions; dropped Update to GNU Utils from menu – use gnu-utils.unc or gnu-utils.dsl; updated dsl2unc to remove WORK directory upon completion; added wpasupplicant; new Mouse Config Lua GUI; added default tone generator for XMMS; improved MyDSL download via the Lua GUI – implemented server side parsing….”
Damn Small Linux is a business card size (50MB) Live CD Linux distribution. Despite its minuscule size it strives to have a functional and easy to use desktop. Damn Small Linux has a nearly complete desktop, including XMMS (MP3, and MPEG), FTP client, links-hacked web browser, spreadsheet, email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor, three editors (Nedit, nVi, Zile [emacs clone]), Xpdf, Worker (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE, a web server, calculator, Fluxbox window manager, system monitoring apps, USB support, and soon it will have PCMCIA support as well. If you like Damn Small Linux you can install it on your hard drive. Because all the applications are small and light it makes a very good choice for older hardware.