Oct 2, 2009

Tiny Core Linux 2.3 : Linux 2u

Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk. The core runs entirely in ram and boots very quickly. Also offered is Micro Core a 6 MB image that is the console based engine of Tiny Core. CLI versions of Tiny Core's program allows the same functionality of Tiny Core's extensions only starting with a console based system.
It is not a complete desktop nor is all hardware completely supported. It represents only the core needed to boot into a very minimal X desktop typically with wired internet access.
The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a netbook, an appliance, or server, selectable by the user by installing additional applications from online repositories, or easily compiling most anything you desire using tools provided.

My Test Machine:

AMD64 3000+ Processor
MSI Motherboard
512 DDR II Ram
ESPON C 58 Printer
Samsung Monitor.

I took a image from internet and burned using my Linux Mint 7's Bresero. It was a live CD . Speed was awesome because it totally runs on RAM. For installation on hard disk I follow Some tutorial found on its website that was quite complex. So for installation help go here

Screen Shot: 

Tiny Core 2.3

I think a nice experience because in 11MB it gives a whole desktop experience,credit should goes to Tiny Core developers.It’s a whole new way of running Linux on the desktop.

After installing MPlayer I didn't find any problem to run my music and movie collection.


Tiny Core is a new distro. It is developing at a rapid pace and implementing new features along the way. It really can change the way you think about running Linux.

If you want to explore Tiny Core Linux 2.3 then Download it.

If you know Tiny Core better then please comment to support that could lead its usage in Whole World.

No comments:

Post a Comment