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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Damn Small Linux 3.4 is released

The Damn Small Linux (DSL) team released DSL 3.4 on 3rd July, 2007, a live CD featuring a 2.4.26 kernel and lightweight Fluxbox window manager.

key changes in this version, according to the team, include:
  • Updated MurgaLua to v0.4.1
  • Added libXft.so.2
  • Added acpid, Use boot option 'acpid'
  • Aadded bcrypt, dropped des
  • Improved emelfm for better CLI support
  • Fixed user umount Debian Woody bug
  • Updated webdata to use bcrypt; updated file backup and restore to use bcrypt via 'protect' boot option
  • New image has been added: dsl-3.4-initrd.iso
DSL 3.4 includes a text editor (vim 6.1), the Firefox 1.0.6 browser, Berkeley database v4.0.14, and CDR-Tools 2.01a19 (for burning CDs).

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 Shingledecker said. 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, and much more.

You can download it from: damnsmalllinux.org

1 comment:

Sam said...

Man that's a good distro. I love its portability (only on 3.3 at the moment, but in no hurry). But I'm sick and tired of this crappy Firefox they use.

Why don't they use at least Firefox 2.0? I'm sure they could modify source and strip out unnecessary stuff, give a minimalist theme, and shrink it down. It's the only thing I don't like about DSL.