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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Anyone tried out Tiny Core Linux?
« on: May 23, 2014, 08:53:25 am »
I've tried Tiny Core on a flash drive before, but I could never figure out how to set up persistence on the drive.  Then I read that development had pretty much stopped with Tiny Core.  Tiny Core is pretty neat, but I never knew what to do with it -- mostly because I did not understand how to set up persistence.

Now I'm wondering if development with Tiny Core is still ongoing. I was surprised, and happy, to see Tiny Core discussed here. 

During my minimalist Linux OS days, I was as charmed by SliTaz as I was by Tiny Core.   I went back and forth between the two of them for a year or so, finally concluding I could do more out of the box with SliTaz -- although I could never figure out how to set up persistence with SliTaz either.  Both Tiny Core and SliTaz are pretty cool minimalist distributions.



Ah yes, SliTaz is also a great system! One of my other favorite tiny Linux distros would definitely have to be DSL. It is not necessarily minimalistic, although it does manage to fit a lot of applications into just 50mb!

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Anyone tried out Tiny Core Linux?
« on: May 23, 2014, 08:48:58 am »
Yeah, all good points.  What programs do you most often run on it: word processor, spread sheet, etc?
I like  minimalistic myself.

Mainly just Chromium, although I also like to install Flash Player and Java on there.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Anyone tried out Tiny Core Linux?
« on: May 16, 2014, 11:53:19 pm »
What do you run it on, if I may ask, and what do you find appealing about it.......just the speed?  I tried it breifly a long time ago but I'm sure it has improved dramatically since then.

I just run it on some old Optima computer (pentium 4, 512mb ram) off a USB (it has no hard drive in it).
And what I like about Tiny Core? Not just the speed, mainly that it is a great system to run off a small USB and how the system is so minimalistic, like how you can just install the stuff that you would use.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Anyone tried out Tiny Core Linux?
« on: April 07, 2014, 03:31:21 am »
Anyone here tried out Tiny Core Linux? If you haven't heard of it, I'll tell you about it.  :)

Tiny core is a very fascinating Linux system with three different "cores" available on the website :
-MicroCore, basically just a Linux command line; the ISO image is approximately 9MB
-TinyCore, a minimal desktop GUI with an ISO size of only about 15mb! The apps it comes with is a control panel, a basic text editor, a terminal, an app repository and a couple of system scripts
-CorePlus, this is TinyCore but with more hardware and keyboard layout support, and a built in installer; the ISO size is about 72mb

So as you can see, TinyCore is absolutely AMAZING and also extremely lightweight! Although you might as well install some apps, such as Chromium or Abiword otherwise you won't be able to do that much on the system.

I must say, TinyCore is very interesting and I reccomend that you try the Live CD.  :D Works with x86, x86_x64, armv7 and Raspberry Pi.

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Minecraft
« on: April 07, 2014, 03:12:41 am »
I love playing Minecraft!!  :D I usually play it on my iPod Touch 5 and iBook G4    :)

Anyone ever tried out this super realistic texture pack? (be warned, you will need a super fast computer to use it!  ;))

What are you running Peppermint on? / Dell Optiplex GX150
« on: April 04, 2014, 11:29:39 pm »
I easily managed to get Peppermint OS Two 32 Bit running on a Dell Optiplex GX150.
Why Peppermint OS Two? Well; When I tried a newer and more recent version, the computer was drastically slowed down so I just decided to stick with Peppermint OS Two. It works pretty good; very fast and stable.  ;D

Computer specs:
Intel Pentium III 997mhz
256mb RAM (I plan to upgrade to 512mb soon)
40gb hard drive
CD-ROM drive
Not sure about the video card
Dual booting with Windows XP Home Edition and Peppermint OS Two

inxi -f:

PU:       Single core Pentium III (Coppermine) (-UP-) cache 256 KB clocked at 996.740 MHz
           CPU Flags fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 mmx fxsr sse up

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