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10 October 2009, 09:10

Tiny Core Linux 2.4 released

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TinyCore Tiny Core lead developer Robert Shingledecker has announced the availability of version 2.4 of Tiny Core Linux. Tiny Core is a minimal Linux distribution that's only about 10 MB in size and is based on the 2.6 Linux kernel. The maintenance release includes several changes, updates and bug fixes.

Tiny Core Linux 2.4 features version 1.12 of the Fast Light Window Manager (FLWM), updates to the appbrowser and version 1.0 of flpicsee, a Fast Light Toolkit (FLTK) based picture viewer. Flit and watcher have been moved to extensions, the new showapps boot code displays extension names while booting and the 'checkfs' boot option has been removed - users are instead advised to use 'base norestore' to check and fix filesystems. Shingledecker also notes that the desktop environment has been moved from tc-config into startx.

The minimalist desktop distribution features the BusyBox tool collection and a minimal graphics system based on Tiny X and JWM. The core can run entirely in RAM, allowing for very quick booting. With the help of online repositories, Tiny Core Linux can be expanded to include additional applications.

More details about the release can be found in the change log. Tiny Core 2.4 is available to download and can be run or installed from a LiveCD or LiveUSB drive.

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