[News] Tiny Core Linux 2.0 and Debris Linux 2.0 Are Very Near

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Tiny Core Linux 2.0 RC4 released

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| The Tiny Core developers have announced the availability of the fourth 
| release candidate (RC) of Tiny Core Linux 2.0. Tiny Core is only about 10 MB 
| in size and is based on the 2.6 Linux kernel. The RC4 release now includes 
| Micro Core, a new 7 MB separate ISO that's based on the same core as Tiny 
| Core, but does not include the X environment.    


Taking a look At Debris Linux

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| I won't do a full review of Debris Linux until version 2.0 is released. I 
| generally consider it unfair to judge a distro based on beta or development 
| code. What I can say now is that while I've found a few relatively minor bugs 
| (which I will document and report, of course), I believe Debris Linux 1.7.0 
| is surprisingly close to being ready for prime time. For a newcomer to Linux, 
| the only issue that might be challenging is figuring out what to add to make 
| hardware that isn't supported out of the box functional. Debris Linux is 
| already worth a look if you want a small, simple Ubuntu-based distro that 
| performs well. The developers are successfully sticking with their philosophy 
| and meeting their goals for a compact distro while providing the basic 
| functionality most people will look for.          



Review of Tiny Core Linux 1.2 and 1.3 RC2

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| I have to admit that I never really saw the point of these mini distributions
| in the past where you had to use a cut-down set of applications which made
| life harder. Sure, they were small, but in a time when computers are really
| fast and powerful, who cares about little tiny systems that can't do
| everything out of the box? Well I never liked big bloated systems either and
| I'm a fan of simplicity. My time using Tiny Core has really opened my eyes to
| a completely different way of computing, and I love it. It's not a crippled
| tiny system with hopeless applications, but rather an excellent framework
| which you can then build into anything you want. The packages on offer are on
| the old side, however, and there is a limited range of software available. To
| me, this seems like the only thing holding Tiny Core back and is something
| that I'm sure will change over time. After having used Tiny Core for a short
| time, it does appear to have everything I need to work with out of the box. I
| can't wait to see what else I can discover.


Interview with Robert Shingledecker, creator of Tiny Core Linux

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| You would be hard pressed to find someone who had never heard of Damn Small
| Linux (DSL), the tiny Linux distribution which aims for a nearly complete
| desktop at under 50 MB. It's not the only mini distro, however. This week we
| interview Robert Shingledecker, former DSL developer and now founder of the
| new kid on the block - Tiny Core Linux. This distro is just 10 MB small and,
| as the name suggests, it boots to a core graphical environment. The
| possibilities don't end there, as Robert explains.


Tiny Core Linux -- A Minimal Distro with Big Possibilities

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| Tiny Core Linux runs great on minimal hardware and might be just what you're
| looking for to put that machine gathering dust in the basement to good use.
| The Opera browser provides a solid foundation for a simple Internet machine
| you could remote boot without even installing on a local hard drive. Other
| scenarios for utility computing require only a little research to get the
| right modules loaded and running. All that's left now is for you to drag that
| old machine out and give it a spin.


Tiny Core Linux Has Just 10 MB In Size

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| Maybe the smallest desktop-based Linux distribution, which requires only 10
| MB free space on an USB drive, CD or an internal hard disk drive, Tiny Core
| Linux could give you a new experience and maximum Internet speed with a
| customizable X desktop and by running entirely in RAM. The Tiny Core Linux
| distribution is powered by Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, Fltk and Jwm.
| It shows fast booting speed and the latest version (Tiny Core Linux 1.2)
| comes with many improvements and bug fixes.


Tiny Core: A Linux desktop in just 10MB

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| Despite being stripped to the bone Tiny is, in fact, easy to use, fast and
| installing additional applications is straight forward. Which doesn’t mean it
| will replace my desktop anytime soon but is probably worth installing on the
| USB flash drive I carry around.

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