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Tiny Core 3.5 review � a blend of the brilliant and the infuriating

Mar 10, 2011, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Reed)

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"Tiny Core is a light and modular Linux distribution. Its main purpose is to allow the easy construction of simple but powerful appliance-like desktops. Michael Reed tests the latest release...

"Contemplating a distribution that can get you to a basic, empty desktop by booting from a 10MB ISO (you read that right), you'd be forgiven for wondering how comprehensive a Tiny Core system could be. On further investigation it turns out that Tiny Core owes its slim stature to a careful choice of lightweight components and the fact that it isn't derived from one of the mainstream distributions. This decision by the developers brings with it both advantages and disadvantages. Tiny Core offers a very fast experience overall, with a boot time that none of the major distributions can touch. On the other hand, if something goes wrong or you couldn't find a runnable application that you needed, the remedies that work on other Linux systems may not work with Tiny Core."

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