An Introduction to the Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux is a computer operating system originally based on the Model-K which was a simple version of Knoppix. Damn Small Linux was originally developed to see how many usable desktop applications can fit inside a 50MB live CD. The curiosity and around this personal project gave a massive rise and eventually grew into a community project.

Features of Damn Small Linux

  • Boot from a business card CD as a live Linux distribution (LiveCD)
  • Boot from a USB drive
  • Boot from within a host operating system

Range of Applications

  • Dillo – Web browser
  • Firefox – Web browser
  • Ted – Word Processor
  • Sylpheed -  e-mail client
  • Xpaint – color image editing tool
  • Xpdf – open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files

Many hundreds of more applications are also available with some providing great graphical user interfaces and usability making Damn Small Linux a great piece of software.

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An Introduction to the Ubuntu Operating System

The Ubuntu Operating System is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution. Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system combining a strong focus on usability and ease-of-installation.

Ubuntu is (and has been since its development) be free of charge. There is no purchase or licensing fees. The open source software package is available for free download, use and re-distribution for personal, small and medium business or large enterprises.

Popular Variations of Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Desktop
  • Ubuntu Server Edition
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu

Why Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an African word meaning ‘Humanity to others’, or ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’.  This makes perfect sense when you consider that Ubuntu is a community developed operating system and is distributed as free and open source software.

The Ubuntu Operating System is a great alternative to other Linux Operating Systems, especially if you are looking for an alternative to the Windows suits.

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Linux Kernel

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Redhat Linux

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What is Redhat Linux? Linux operating systems have shown themselves to be one of the better operating systems for your computer, providing you with: Greater security. Free programs. Free upgrades. Greater customization. Linux operating systems are some of the most popular ways to run computers. One such operating system is known as Redhat Linux. History [...]

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Linux Operating System

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5 Benefits of Using Linux Casual computer users know all about Windows. Both XP and Vista are highly publicized, and for good reason – Microsoft has created an easy to use operating system that, while it contains several bugs, generally accomplishes everything that the casual user needs to accomplish. However, while Windows may be a [...]

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Linux Server

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World of the Linux Server Linux can be thought of as a computer Kernel. The Kernel is the underlying computer code which basically dictates how the software and hardware communicate, how they share resources, and how they interact with the user. Linux can be used for personal computing, however is more commonly utilized as a [...]

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Disaster Recovery

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Creating Your Disaster Recovery Plan As businesses rely more heavily on information technology, the potential damage caused by an IT disaster to a business’s success increases dramatically. Your ability to save your business in the event of a severe hardware malfunction depends a great deal on whether you have a Disaster Recovery plan ready and [...]

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Server Backup

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Remote Backup

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Benefits of a Remote Backup For Your Business Any business that uses computers for its daily record keeping – even a small business that only uses its computer to keep track of sales – needs to backup its data often. The entire life of the business is found on those computers, and something as simple [...]

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Backup Program

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How Often Should You Run Your Backup Program and What Should You Back Up? The value of a good Backup Program is how you use it. There are programs that come with your operating system, software you can purchase for more complicated backup procedures, and network specific Backup Programs for system wide support. These systems [...]

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