Make the Most of Todays Smallest, Fastest Linux Distribution Damn Small Linux! Damn Small Linux? (DSL) is a super-efficient platform for everything from custom desktops to professional servers. Now, DSLs creator and lead developer have written the first definitive, practical guide to this remarkable system. The Official Damn Small Linux? Book brings together everything you need to put DSL to work in just minutes. Simply learn a few essentials, boot the live CD-ROM, and master the rest...one step at a time, hands-on. If youre new to Linux, you can quickly discover how to use DSL to take your data on the road, safely running your programs and personal environment on nearly any computer. Easily adapt DSL to run on anything from an alternative device (Internet appliance, hand-held, diskless PC, or mini-ITX system) to an older PC that might otherwise be headed for landfill. Use this book and CD-ROM package to... Run DSL at blazing speed, from CD, USB pen drive, or directly from RAM Run DSL from your hard drive or in a virtual environment within Windows Add applications and create shareable extensions Customize and remaster DSL to create your own distribution Build a complete music and multimedia server Use Skype VoIP phone service in DSL Quickly set up an XAMPP Web server, complete with MySQL, PHP, and Perl, to play your personal Web pages [CD-ROM icon]CD-ROM Includes Several versions of Damn Small Linux that let you run DSL directly from the CD, a Windows desktop, a pen drive, or your PC's RAM. Software packages (MyDSL extensions) including everything you need to create an Edna music server, Skype VOIP calling client, multimedia picture frame, and tiny XAMPP Web server. Tools for rebuilding and remastering Damn Small Linux. System Requirements Processor: 486DX (recommended Pentium I) or higher Memory: 32MB RAM or more (can run entirely in memory in 128MB RAM) Disk space: No hard disk space required to run from CD-ROM or USB thumb drive; 50MB minimum for frugal hard disk installs; 200-300MB recommended minimum for traditional hard disk installs Graphics: SVGA-capable card with monitor capable of 800x600 resolutionNegus, Christopher is the author of 'Official Damn Small Linux Book The Tiny Adaptable Linux That Runs on Anything', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132338691 and ISBN 0132338696.