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Old 04-03-2009
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Hey guys!
I have one old computer with only 128 MB RAM. And i plan to install linux on it. Which is the world's smallest linux operationg system. If its not linux then too it will do... Cause i have only 10GB hard disk and a CD-RW... This is my old computer and i will use this only for some multimedia application like hearing music. i don't play to use a monitor for that too...
Any help?? Thanks in advance...!!

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Re: World's Smallest Operating System?

Hey there...!!

Well yes there is a small Operating system for your granny age computer. Know as DSL Damn Small Linux.

Damn Small Linux or DSL is a free operating system for the x86 family of personal computers. It was designed to run graphical applications on older PC hardware for example, machines with 486/early Pentium processors and very little memory. DSL is a Live CD with a size of 50 MB. What originally started as an experiment to see how much software could fit in 50 MB eventually became a full-fledged GNU/Linux distribution. It can be installed on storage media with small capacities, like bootable business cards, USB flash drives, various memory cards, and Zip drives.

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Re: World's Smallest Operating System?

The World's Smallest Operating System in true sense is : KolibriOS [Linux Variant]


KolibriOS also known as KOS and Kolibri; is a free operating system with a monolithic preemptive, real-time kernel, video drivers, for 32-bit x86 architecture computers, developed and maintained by The KolibriOS Project Team. KolibriOS is a fork of MenuetOS, written entirely in FASM (assembly language). However, C--, C, C++, Free Pascal, Forth, among other high-level languages and compilers, can also be used in user application development. KolibriOS is available in English, Russian and German.

ISO Size when Zipped : 2.8 MB
ISO size when unzipped : 4.36 MB

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Damn Smaller then Dam Small Linux huh??

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Re: World's Smallest Operating System?

Hey Solo...!
Thanks man... That is really kool... I googled out some of its features :

Features of KolibriOS :

* Boots from several devices.
* Graphical user interface based on VESA.
* Development kit: code editor with a macro-assembler (FASM) integrated
* TCP/IP stack
* Pre-emptive multitasking, streams, parallel execution of system calls.
* Supported file systems are FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 (long names support), NTFS (read only), ISO 9660 (including multisession).
* AC'97 audio codec support for Intel, nForce, nForce2, nForce3, nForce4 and SIS7012 chipsets.
* CD and DVD support.
* USB support (uhci controller).
* User can change themes directly in the OS.
* Many Game Available


Command-line interpreter

CMD is a command-line interpreter that functions as a command line (shell).

The following is a list of the available commands:

* Application management and processes (kill, ps)
* Dealing with the file system (cp, ls, del, rn, )
* Other commands such as cls, ver, exit, shutdown, help, pause, echo, ends.

Have a look at the screenshot :

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Re: World's Smallest Operating System?

If I had a computer like that I would probably install Puppy Linux on it, even though it is a little larger than DSL and Kolibri.
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