Tinycore 4.0 released

Yesterday has been released the version 4.0 of Tinycore linux, one of the smallest linux distribution around.
You can find the detailed changelog in their official forum, among many updates some are:

  • Updated kernel to 3.0.3
  • Updated udev to 173
  • Updated glibc to eglibc-2.13
  • Updated e2fsprogs base libs to 1.41.14
  • Updated gcc base libs to 4.6.1
  • Updated util-linux base libs to 2.19.1
  • Updated eglibc for 486/586 support.
  • Updated base Xlibs (microcore users need to get new Xlibs.tcz)
  • Updated all the custom core utilities to use the new repository area.
  • New loadcpufreq to handle module loading.

About Tiny Core

Tiny Core Linux is a very small (<12 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 3.0 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk. The core runs entirely in ram and boots very quickly. Also offered are Micro Core, a 8 MB image that is the console based engine of Tiny Core, and Multi Core, which includes Tiny Core, Micro Core, networking tools and an installer. Micro Core contains CLI versions of Tiny Core's programs allowing the same functionality of Tiny Core's extensions, only starting with a console based system. It is not a complete desktop nor is all hardware completely supported. It represents only the core needed to boot into a very minimal X desktop typically with wired internet access. The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a netbook, an appliance, or server, selectable by the user by installing additional applications from online repositories, or easily compiling most anything you desire using tools provided. Download is available from the official page

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