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21 December 2009, 12:24

Tiny Core Linux 2.7 arrives

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Tiny Core Logo Tiny Core lead developer Robert Shingledecker has announced the availability of version 2.7 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 latest release includes several bug fixes, changes and updates.

In addition to reducing the overall size of the distribution to just 10.1 MB, the maintenance release features updates to AppsAudit that add a new menu option (Install Options) to maintain copy2fs.flg and copy2fs.lst (previously named tcz2ram.flg and tcz2ram.lst), and a new cache-clear script. Additionally, Tiny Core's AppBrowser has been updated and now has a single "Install" button. Shingledecker also notes that 'Download Only' has been renamed to 'OnDemand' and that users can now create Fast Light Window Manager (FLWM) right click menu shortcuts to load and start applications from /tce/optional.

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 2.7 is available to download and can be run or installed from a LiveCD or LiveUSB drive. An installation guide is also provided.

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