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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
One might be tempted to ask - why would I need less resource hungry minimalistic applications ?; especially considering the fact that operating systems these days occupy GB(s) of disk-space and need huge amount of RAM to function properly.
If you thought Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux are small, hold your breath. Tiny Core Linux is a minimalistic GNU/Linux distribution based on Linux kernel 2.6, it comes with graphical environment and provides facility to download and install applications from the Internet and it fits into 10MB of ISO file ( Mini Core or console only version of Tiny Core Linux fits in 6MB of ISO file) . One of the reasons it fits into such a small compressed ISO file is owing to it using lightweight minimalistic libraries and applications which only implement a subset of most essential features.