"After slogging through Firefox in Ubuntu 10.04 for the morning,
not the most satisfying experience on my 1.2 GHz Celeron system, I
decided to run Tiny Core 2.11 in the afternoon.
"I added Firefox 3.6, Geany, gFTP, Pidgin, MtPaint, and I was
ready to go.
"Compared to a "real" distribution like Ubuntu, Tiny Core has
way fewer processes running on its much-more minimalist desktop,
yet the way the apps sit in a doc at the bottom of the screen is
very Macintosh OS X-like. Except here I have multiple desktops,
many dozens of apps that can be installed by Tiny Core's package
manager ... and I'm running a system that's as efficient as any I
can remember. (Despite my aborted attempt to run Slitaz last week,
I do remember that one as very, very fast and well-featured; I will