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Updated release dates[edit]

Just updated v. 3.1 to 3.2, but programs (I think) need to be updated Chickenjohn 03:04, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

'Stuffing the Penguin'?![edit]

Eh? Some explanation in the article would be nice Dan100 00:53, Feb 19, 2005 (UTC)

-random guy replying stuffing the penguin is the mydsl system. it's a metaphor.

No Luit In Damn Small[edit]

As the creator and current co-author of Damn Small Linux I can assure you that we are not basing our development on Luit Linux. Luit started life as a remaster of Damn Small.

Denomales edits...[edit]

I've been looking for a simple how-to regarding remastering Damn Small Linux. The closest I could find was a forum posting, but it was flawed. So after 4 weeks of trial and error, I finally got it all to work. Whelkman (talk) 16:21, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Now I'm just trying to give something back.

--Denomales June 27, 2006
Sorry to dissapoint after all your hard work, but that content was not acceptable, as I pointed out on your talk page. It might be acceptable as a link (maybe too specific though), but that content did not belong in the Wikipedia article. As I said, Wikipedia is not a HOWTO. Imroy 07:37, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Spammy edits...[edit]

I've been seeing a lot of bloat on this article recently. I'd like to point out that wiki is not a forum for promoting your favorite "brand" of linux.

Also, I edited the wording of the one sentence that said "Currently (site name I forgot) has over 200 programs, I added a specific date, so that the article ages a bit easier.

  • Seconded on spam. This article sounds more like advocacy than the NPOV the wikipedia holds for. I call for someone to tidy this up.
  • Thirded, I'm adding {{advert}}. Reasons include the presence of many subjective terms, including :
    • "It is ideal for use on older x86 computers due to its low memory requirements and small size (50 MiB), and is noted for its compactness and robustness."
      • Fixed.--Chealer 17:05, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
    • "has grown into a large community project with many contributors, most notably Robert Shingledecker for the creation of the MyDSL system, DSL Control Panel, and much more."
    • "The MyDSL extensions and servers are handled and maintained by Ke4nt and hosted by many kind organizations"
--Chealer 08:17, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Minimal Requirements?[edit]

A list of the minimal hardware requirements (RAM size, etc.) would be nice—thanks! Maikel 19:18, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

I added the list of requirements taken from the DSL Wiki site. [[1]]. They may be a bit extensive for the wikipedia page though. Feel free to remove parts. Bugalicio 1:52, 20 May 2006 (GMT+10)

  • I'm nuking that. The talk page isn't the place for support requests, and the article isn't the place to answer to misplaced support requests. Also, please explain the licensing of DSL's wiki if you want to copy content from it as massively as you did in the future.--Chealer 08:17, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Date formats[edit]

The latest edit by Thumperward changing date formats has an edit summary asking to "see talk on GNU GRUB, User_talk:Chealer". I'm reverting this, but in case Thumperward's edit was justified, explain what should be seen on these pages related to the change.--Chealer 18:28, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Linux rather than GNU/Linux[edit]

The latest edit by Thumperward changing "GNU/Linux" for "Linux" when talking about GNU/Linux has an edit summary asking to "see consensus on Linux for no GNU/everywhere". I'm reverting this, but in case Thumperward's edit was justified, point to where Linux has such a consensus.--Chealer 18:28, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Just updating version numbers...[edit]

Changed version from 3.4 to 3.4.1 as of sept 5th, 2007. Also stated that there is a 4.0 Release Candidate available. Programs may need to be updated. (I dont think program version numbers really need to be added in the future.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aadster (talkcontribs) 02:30, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Changing to 3.4.3[edit]

3.4.3 is released now, soon to be followed by 4.0 in, according to the developers, about 2 weeks. I don't think there's any new programs but maybe I missed something.

EDIT: Also fixed up the releases; those 3 updates of 3.4 (.1, .2, .3) are now added to the release list. Ekkusu 18:32, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Debian Woody?[edit]

Once APT is enabled, the user can install packages from Debian's 'Woody' repository.

Seriously? With Lenny almost out the door, Woody, from 2002, is three releases old and has been completely unsupported for over two years. If this is true, the DSL entry should include a note explaining the severe obsolesce and questionable viability of these packages or mention of APT functionality should be removed from the article because Woody compatibility is not notable. Whelkman (talk) 16:21, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Wiki (somewhat off topic question...)[edit]

Did they delete the DSL wiki? http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Perhaps the question is slightly on topic, since a deleting of the wiki could maybe indicate something (good or bad) about what's happening with DSL lately. --95.34.5.61 (talk) 02:49, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Ad?[edit]

Maybe it's just me, but this article seems like an advertisement for DSL... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.88.110.235 (talk) 22:46, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Citation for a extremely cannot-cit-it line?[edit]

"Due to its small amount of required RAM , it is often used in virtual machines" , how was anybody supposed to cit it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.217.111.234 (talk) 18:21, 6 February 2014 (UTC)