Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:20 UTC
Linux Tiny Core Linux is an 11 MB graphical Linux based on the 2.6 kernel, BusyBox, Tiny X, Fltk, and Flwm. It's a minimal but extendable distro that runs from memory and loads from any bootable device. Version 4.1 has just been released with many improvements detailed in the release announcement, including app upgrades and bug fixes. 4.1 continues Tiny Core's rapid evolution, which has seen point release upgrades every month or two.
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RE[2]: More than tiny is Menuetos
by Lennie on Thu 24th Nov 2011 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE: More than tiny is Menuetos"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Why ? Well, 32-bit software uses less memory.

Obviously something like Tiny Core is meant to be as memory efficient as possible.

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zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

It only takes more memory if the software is written in the standard way which uses 64-bit pointers.

It's quite possible to write software which uses 32 bits or even 16 bit offset pointers. There is even a Linux kernel and a GCC build model that uses 32-bit pointers while running in 64-bit mode on x86_64 CPUs. It's called x32.

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