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Tiny Core Linux 2.1 Review

Jul 03, 2009, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"TCL weighs in at an incredibly petite 11MB when you download it. Yes, it really is that tiny. Tiny Core Linux is based on Busybox, the Linux 2.6 kernel, JWM, Fltk and Tiny X.

"Before I get into this review, it’s necessary to explain a little bit about how Tiny Core Linux works. Here’s some background from the TCL site about the four different modes it operates in:

"The First Mode: Cloud/Internet
The first mode of operation is the default boot mode of Tiny Core Linux. It is what I call the Cloud Mode, or the Internet Mode. Tiny Core boots entirely into RAM. Then using the internet and the Apps icon, a shortcut to our appbrowser GUI, one can begin to explore our application extension repository."

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