I read about a Porteus, a Linux distro which is designed to be run from USB.
I liked everything about it, but I prefer distros that are Debian derivatives. (Like Debian itself, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.)
I am interested in something similar to Porteus, but based on Debian. I want to have all my applications, data, settings, etc. around with me on a flash drive and be able to boot into it from a variety of computers. I'm not interested in a "persistent" Live USB, I want a real installation, a distro which is made to be portable.
I realize that I could just install Debian or Ubuntu on a flash drive. But that's not what I'm asking for. I'm asking for a distro that is built with portability in mind, like Porteus.
I have heard about "Damn Small Linux", but it seems so tiny and lightweight. The computers I use typically have decent hardware. Is there a more full distro out there that will fit my needs?