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Tiny Core Linux 4.3.1



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The Core Project is a highly modular based system with community build extensions.

It starts with a recent Linux kernel, vmlinuz 3.03, and a 5MB core.gz. MicroCore 8MB is simply the kernel + core.gz - this is the foundation for user created desktops, servers, and or appliances. TinyCore is simply the kernel + core.gz + Xvesa.tcz|Xorg.tcz + Xprogs +fltk-1.10.tcz + (user's choice of Window Manager) + wbar.tcz

TinyCore becomes simply an example of what the Core Project can produce, an 12MB FLTK/FLWM desktop.

CorePlus ofers a simple way to get started using the Core philosophy with its included community packaged extensions enabling easy embedded frugal or pendrive installation of the user's choice of supported desktop, while maintaining the Core principal of mounted extensions with full package management.

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.

"Core" (8MB) (or also known as "Micro Core Linux";) is a smaller variant of Tiny Core without a graphical desktop, though additional extensions can be added to create a system with a graphical desktop environment.
"TinyCore" (12 MB) variant is the recommended option for new users who have a wired network connection. "It includes the base Core system plus X/GUI extensions for a dynamic FLTK/FLWM graphical desktop environment." as written on the Tiny Core Linux Project's website.
"CorePlus" (64 MB) is like the "Tiny Core" variant but also provides the following : "7 Window Manager options, Wireless support via many firmware files and ndiswrapper, an installer, non-US keyboard support, and a remastering tool".

Change log (4.3.1):
v4.4
The major theme for Core v4.4 is a minor kernel update.

Also new in this release is much improved searching for extensions via a new TAG field. Tag searching is upported in the GUIs Appbrowser and ScmBrowser, as well as the command line tools.

4.4 also features the ability to access embedded extensions when booting from a single ISO image file. This allows the use of various boot loaders such as YUMI.

See System Announcement in the support forum for detailed change log.
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