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Tiny Core: Ultralight DIY distribution

“When reviewing a lightweight distribution, the term Swiss Army
knife is sometimes employed to indicate that it’s packed with
features despite a diminutive size. However, at 11MB for the ISO,
Tiny Core is more of a blank-slate distribution, as when booted
from a CDROM or a USB stick, it presents the user with a simple
desktop consisting merely of a task launcher and a package manager.
It contains some good ideas and it’s already perfectly usable, but
I think it needs a few more refinements in order to become
great.

“Tiny Core can be installed to a HD like a traditional
distribution but the process is relatively complicated and not the
main focus. Instead, a typical Tiny Core installation would be
portable and booted from a device such as a memory stick. The end
result is a kiosk-like environment.”


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