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Tiny Core: The Little Distro That Could

Aug 06, 2009, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After some internal issues within the development team, Robert decided to leave the project and shift his focus onto a new system. The idea of Tiny Core was actually originally born in 2005 with the goal of furthering some of the ideas he had introduced to DSL, but with the added ability of letting the user decide what applications they wanted on the system. These ideas were originally meant for DSL, but having been rejected by the lead developer a new distro was required to explore these avenues. As Robert put it:

" "Tiny Core's genesis was from a meeting at Linux World 2005, with myself, Kent Porter, and Chris Livesay. We discussed what we all thought would be an ideal environment. One that would easily support the concepts and philosophy that I had introduced to Damn Small Linux, but without the added burden of those GTK+ applications. Let the user decide; GTK+, or GTK+ 2, command line for servers, minimal desktop, or specialized appliance."

"From these beginnings, Tiny Core has become a popular lightweight and flexible modern Linux distribution"

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