[lug] compact linux distributions

Lori Reed lorireed at lightning-rose.com
Sun May 15 00:21:01 MDT 2005

Have you looked at Damn Small Linux?


I've not used it, but I've heard good things about it.


Brian Stiff wrote:
> I'm looking for a fairly flexible, recently-maintained
> compact distribution, hopefully based on Red Hat or
> Debian.  I want to build a compact streaming media
> player for the garage so I can listen to my mp3's
> while I twist wrenches.  I've looked at muLinux and
> Coyote Linux, but muLinux is fairly stale and doesn't
> provide much flexibility for customisation or hardware
> variety, and Coyote seems more focused on networking
> than media appliances.  Most of the older compact
> distros have disappeared or are not maintained any
> more.

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