Tiny Core Linux 1.4 & 2.0 RC1 released
The Tiny Core developers have announced the release of version 1.4 of their minimal Linux distribution. Tiny Core is only about 10 MB in size and is based on the 2.6 Linux kernel. Version 1.4 now includes Tiny Core Virtual Disk (TCVD) support and an updated watcher, which now supports the no swap option.
Tiny Core Linux features the BusyBox tool collection and a minimal graphics system based on Tiny X and JWM (Joe's Window Manager). The mini-distribution can be expanded to include additional applications with the help of online repositories.
More details about the release can be found in the release announcement. The system can boot from a CD or a USB drive and then be installed to a hard drive. Tiny Core Linux can function on as little as a i486DX processor and 32 MB of RAM. Version 1.4 is available to download and an installation guide is provided.
A first release candidate (RC1) of version 2.0 of Tiny Core Linux has also been announced. The RC1 release includes the 18.104.22.168 Linux kernel, version 2.9 of the GNU C Library (glibc) and virtual drive support. The developers advise users not to use Tiny Core 1.x extensions with TC 2.x as the modules and libraries have all changed.
More details about the first release candidate of version 2.0 can be found in the RC1 announcement. A release date for the final version of Tiny Core Linux 2.0 has yet to be announced.
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