Tiny Core Linux 3.1 released
Tiny Core lead developer Robert Shingledecker has released version 3.1 of Tiny Core Linux. Tiny Core is a minimal Linux distribution that weighs in at just over 11 MB in size. The "tiny frugal" 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.
Tiny Core Linux 3.1 is based on the 22.214.171.124 Linux kernel and features version 1.17.1 of the BusyBox tool collection and the introduction of "on-demand icons". According to Shingledecker, this will allow for "more options to have even faster boot times with the easy access to less often used application extensions" by only loading icons into memory when they are needed. Other changes include improved internationalisation support, updates to the Appsbrowser application browser/installer and various other enhancements throughout the tiny Linux.
Further information about the release, including a full list of changes and new features, can be found in the change log. Tiny Core Linux 3.1 is available to download as an ISO image file. Tiny Core can be run or installed from a LiveCD or LiveUSB drive, and an installation guide is provided.
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