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Tiny Core: The Little Distro That Could

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Every now and again there comes along an amazing piece of technology that is really quite impressive. Tiny Core is a tiny live Linux system and one such marvel. What makes it so special is the way it works and how it treats the system that it loads.

Tiny Core is a live Linux environment which boots from an array of devices. It’s designed to be run from a CD or USB device, but it can also be installed to and loaded from a hard drive. The operating system centers around a main philosophy, that the system should always remain in a pristine state.

So Tiny Core is exactly what the name suggests, a tiny core of an operating system which boots to a fully functional desktop. From here, the user is able to configure the system as they please. It’s a “from the ground up” approach that aims to be extremely flexible. The core system provides most of what the user needs to boot to a working environment, which they can then tweak from there. This is one of the no-so-tiny core philosophies of the distro - it must be small, fast, efficient, and let the user turn it into whatever system they desire.

Let’s face it. Most Live CDs collected along the way just tend to sit on the shelf, or get used as a rescue system. Tiny Core on the other hand, is meant to be used in a completely different way.

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