Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Nov. 14 2007,15:00
Although I hope this was rhetorical, but if not I'd say the answer is definitely "no". There are a couple of distros that bridge between DSL and the big ones, but even those are bulking up. As far as I know there is no longer anything as small as DSL while providing equivalent functionality.
|Everyone else is. Should I?|
The hardware that is currently 10-15 years old is still going to be in use for a while, although no doubt in decreasing numbers. However, as the fat distros become fatter, they will leave behind more and more systems that are currently 5 years old (for example). For now these systems will happily run ubuntu, even if a little eye candy must be sacrificed, but those same systems will not continue to work well with future versions. So it's my belief that there will continue to be an increase, at least for the next few years, in demand for a very light distro to run the machines that are left behind by the large ones.
It is reasonable to assume that eventually the pentium and earlier computers will no longer run at all, and it would be silly to keep support for something that no longer exists. It is unreasonable, in my opinion, to artificially end the lifes of these machines by leaving them behind. The machines are still around, and they need software.