...First and foremost — the small Linux category is a tough one simply because the size restricts the inclusion of the vast hardware support most Linux distributions offer. But many of these smaller flavors do a fairly good job with this. My two favorites in this category are:
* Puppy Linux (new releases available)
Now, here’s the thing — Knoppix is really the mother of all small Linux distributions AND it’s based on Debian (so there should be some familiarity to it). Puppy Linux has always been fairly strong with hardware recognition, with the exception of wireless....