Tiny Core Linux: Smallest OS(10 MB), Fast Internet with X Desktop

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, March 23, 2009

Perhaps the smallest and still stable desktop based Linux version is Tiny Core Linux. It takes only 10MB size and runs on USB drive, CD or an internal hard disk drive, almost anywhere you want it to. The processes entirely run on RAM so boots very fast and has a customizable X desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, Fltk, and Jwm. You can use it as a backup of your main linux version you use on your machine and use whenever there is a need. It gives you quickest access to an OS and fastest wired internet connectivity.

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. Though you shouldn’t expect many H/W to be compatible with it.

You may need to read the installation guide before you go for a quick download.

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