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15 February 2011, 11:10

Tiny Core Linux 3.5 released

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Zoom Tiny Core 3.5 in action
Version 3.5 of Tiny Core Linux has been announced on behalf of "Team Tiny Core", by lead developer Robert Shingledecker. The 10 MB Linux distribution is very small, yet offers a 2.6 Linux kernel, BusyBox, Tiny X and Fltk, to provide a minimal GUI desktop and can be easily extended, using online repositories, to include other applications.

The update brings improved system boot times with newly optimised startup code, and improvements to the user interface. The new version also sees, among other changes, updates to BusyBox (now version 1.18.3), ZSync (now 0.6.2) and the Fluff file manager (now 0.8.9). There are also improvements to AppsAudit and Tiny Core now uses BusyBox's fsck rather than a standalone version. The most visible change, though, will be the new tag line, "Fast. Easy. Modular. Extendable", displayed below the Tiny Core logo on the wallpaper.

More details about the release, including a full list of changes, can be found in the forum release announcement. Tiny Core Linux 3.5 is available to download as an ISO image file from the project's site. Tiny Core can be run or installed from a LiveCD or LiveUSB drive, and an installation guide is provided.

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