Tiny Core: Small Footprint, Big Potential

Tiny Core: Small Footprint, Big Potential

By Jack M. Germain

Apr 18, 2017 2:15 PM PT

Tiny Core Linux 8.0, released last week, is a minimalist Linux OS built from scratch with a focus on being as small as possible.

That means you should be able to run this Linux distro on a wide range of legacy machines. The tradeoff for ultra smallness, however, often is a not-so-powerful OS that can leave you longing for better options.

The Core Project is based on a highly modular system with community build extensions or applications. This is more a set of building blocks than a finely tuned distro. The Core Project does not provide a complete desktop out of the box. You have to put the working pieces together to make the OS contain what you want. This Linux brew has some advantages — but it also has a few shortcomings.

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