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Damn Small Linux 4.4.9

A very small operating system based on Linux

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Damn Small Linux screenshotDSL was built at first as an experiment, but over time the application grew into a comprehensive community project with lots of development hours. The project offers a powerful and flexible backup and restore system which supports any writable media including a floppy drive, USB device or a hard drive. A wide range of command line utilities is also available.

DSL's desktop provides a set of application which ensures the best balance of size, functionality and speed.
Damn Small also acts as a FTP / SSH / HTTPD server which runs directly on a live CD. The interface is simple and easy to us.

Although Damn Small Linux is very small in size, the application is smart enough to do a wide range of things, including:

- Boot directly from a USB drive or a business card CD
- Boot from within another operating system
- Run smoothly on an IDE Compact Flash drive
- Turn itself into a Debian distribution
- Extend its capabilities without the need of customization
- Run even on a 486DX with only 16MB of Ram


  • It's easy to instrall and configure.
  • It's very small in size and provides increased functionality.


  • The interface is rather clunky.
  • The text in some areas is tricky-to-read.
Name Damn Small Linux
Version 4.4.9
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Product Homepage Damn Small Linux
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 84
All Time Downloads 43,813
Filesize 50.4MB
OS Support Linux, Unix
Category Utilities

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeDamn Small Linux has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Damn Small Linux 4.11 RC2 November 28, 2012 - Latest Version
Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 November 19, 2008
Damn Small Linux 4.4.9 November 14, 2008
Damn Small Linux 4.4.8 November 11, 2008
Damn Small Linux 4.4.7 October 30, 2008

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