What is Tiny Core Linux?
Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system that manifests the Core Project's philosophy and focuses on providing a base system using BusyBox and flwm. Its main features include an original minimal system structure that has only 2 folders, a quick and resourceful no-install mode that relies on running the system in RAM, easy system maintenance tools and fully modular extensions. The lead developer of the project is Robert Shingledecker. The distribution is notable for its size under 12 Megabytes, with additional functionality provided by extensions of which there are more than 3200. Tiny Core Linux is Free open source software and is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2.
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Extremely small. Very versatile. Libre.
Positive comment • over 1 year ago • as an alternative to Damn Small Linux
This is the lightest Linux I could find. Worked fast even on decade old notebook with 1 giga ram. Apps options are limited though.
Positive comment • almost 2 years ago • as an alternative to Lubuntu
Very small Linux distributive. It seems to be the best choice for an old computer and for a very cheap VPS.
Positive comment • about 4 years ago • as an alternative to Damn Small Linux
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Tiny Core Linux
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- Developed by Robert Shingledecker
- Open Source and Free product.
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Tiny Core Linux was added to AlternativeTo byon Feb 17, 2012 and this page was last updated Jan 27, 2021. Tiny Core Linux is sometimes referred to as TCL, Tiny Core, TinyCore, TinyCoreLinux.