Have you ever heard of Tiny Core Linux? It’s small. Really small. In fact, it can easily fit onto your flash drive (assuming your flash drive is 2GB or larger). If you’re in the market for an operating system, but you don’t want to install anything that’s too big on your computer, you should consider Tiny Core Linux as your next OS. In this article, we’ll discuss what makes Tiny Core so tiny, and why such a small size shouldn’t be considered an inconvenience.
Tiny Core Linux can be run on x86 and x86_64 systems with as little as 128 MB of RAM. It’s also been ported to Raspberry Pi, Arm, PowerPC, and MIPS architectures. You can even run it directly from a USB drive or boot it from the cloud. To do this, install CloudReady OS which includes Tiny Core.
The best part about running Tiny Core? If your computer dies (or if you need more memory), it takes up so little space that when you buy a new one all you have to do is unzip the download file into an empty folder and voila! Your new computer is ready for use.
If your device doesn’t have enough storage space for an operating system then try starting out with CloudReady OS which includes Tiny Core Linux in addition to Chromium web browser and Google Play Store.
TinyCore might not be for everyone, but those who are looking for power in a tiny package will love this diminutive distribution.
New Features in Core v9.0
One of the most exciting new features in Tiny Core Linux 9.0 is the introduction of WireGuard support. WireGuard is a next-generation VPN protocol that promises to be faster and more secure than anything else currently available. Another big change in 9.0 is the switch from SysV init to systemd. This should improve boot times and make it easier to manage services on your system. Additionally, 9.0 includes updated versions of many popular applications, such as the Firefox web browser and VLC media player. Overall, Tiny Core Linux 9.0 is a great release that brings many improvements over previous versions.
Installing Applications in Tiny Core Linux
Tiny Core Linux may be small, but it’s a mighty little operating system. Don’t let its size fool you – it’s packing a lot of power. And one of the best things about Tiny Core Linux is that it’s so easy to install applications. Here’s a quick guide on how to install an application in Tiny Core Linux:
- Download and extract the desired application package.
- Create a directory in /opt/local/. The name of this directory will be used as the application name during startup. In our example, we’ll use emacs as our directory name.
- Copy all files from the extracted package into this new directory and replace any existing files with those found in the new package.
- Give your new application execute permissions by typing chmod +x emacs; ./emacs; at your terminal prompt. Now when you start up your computer, you should see emacs appear on your desktop or in your list of available programs on menus!
Networking Support in Tiny Core Linux
One of the benefits of using Tiny Core Linux is that it has great networking support. You can easily connect to the internet and other devices on your network. Plus, you can use SSH to securely connect to remote servers. The user interface provides detailed instructions on how to configure your connection settings so there’s no guesswork involved.
If you are someone who travels often, then Tiny Core Linux might be the perfect option for you because of its tiny size and portability.
Tiny Core Linux comes in two versions: Full Monty with a graphical user interface or Micro which only includes what is necessary for booting up. If running with less resources is important to you, then Micro would be the way to go!