Tiny Core Linux 3.6 brings improved installer
Tiny Core lead developer Robert Shingledecker has released version 3.6 of Tiny Core Linux. According to the project's announcement news post, the release features a much improved Tiny Core installer that offers a graphical user interface for both USB and hard drive installation.
Based on the 126.96.36.199 Linux kernel, the latest version of Tiny Core Linux includes new options in the AppBrowser, AppsAudit and the Control Panel (cpanel), and several user interface improvements. The Fluff file manager has been updated to version 0.95, allowing it to better handle large files, and various updates improve error handling and auditing/updating extensions. The SquashFS modules have been updated to include the latest 32- and 64-bit patches, and the MouseTool now supports left-handed 2 button serial mice.
Tiny Core is a minimal Linux distribution that weighs in at just over 10 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 a very fast boot. With the help of online repositories, Tiny Core Linux can be expanded to include additional applications.
Details about the release, including a full list of changes, can be found in the forum release announcement. Tiny Core Linux 3.6 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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