"uL (Microlinux) is a tiny linux distribution providing essential command line utilities. It fits in a few mega bytes and can be installed on the smallest USB pen drive or on older hard disks.
Lacking in both any X Window management and any specific, cutting edge application, Microlinux obviously does not intend to compete with more comprehensive distributions and, as a matter of fact, is not comparable even with the smaller, better built ones.
Indeed, uL can hardly be classified as distribution, as its main purpose is to serve linux almost-beginners as a tutorial, as a hands-on guide line allowing them to set up a bootable linux system in a few steps. Following the spare notes written down in the uL Guide, any interested reader will in fact be able to bring his own first, home made linux distribution to life and, even more important, to understand the inner logic of a typical linux system."