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DSL vs Puppy Linux

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Today, in Ken Hess’s Linux Blog, the top 10 Distrowatch distros are listed as ones to try out by downloading and burning them to disc or virtualising. Using the Distrowatch top10 makes sense: you don’t have to put any effort into making the list and it isn’t ever controvertial since it isn’t your own work. What annoys me is that Damn Small Linux (abbreviated DSL because it’s a bad name) got into that list, but not Puppy Linux. This is something that annoys me, as I think that DSL gets far more attention than it deserves. Why? Four reasons.

1. First, Take a look at a few screenshots.

As you can see, the colourful background has been replaced with a drab one, and the icons on the desktop are gone. I could say that just from these desktops, it should be evident that there has been a shift in focus away from prettiness and usability.

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