Joined: May 2006
||Posted: Mar. 20 2009,08:12
Jumping into the discussion a bit late...
There are a number of netbook specific distros already (EasyPeasy, Foresight Linux Mobile, Moblin, etc...). Moblin is written specifically by Intel for Atom powered netbooks only. I agree with those who say that would be the wrong direction for DSL to go in.
I use DSL for my really old legacy hardware because it runs well where other distros don't. I think a newer kernel, which means a wider range of supported hardware, is a good idea. I think moving off the 50MB maximum isn't a bad idea at all so long as all efforts are made to keep DSL as small as possible.
The main thing I want to see, now that John and Robert S. have gone their separate ways, is for DSL to continue and to be developed actively. I'm beginning to worry about that...
I don't post often but I've been around since the early 2.x days. I appreciate what DSL is and how well it works.