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Minimalistic Computing: TinyCore Linux 3.0

This is first of series of articles I intend to write focused on lightweight, less resource hungry GNU/Linux distributions and applications. 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.

There isn't a simple answer to this, while running some of these applications might give life to some of older hardware lying around, the other possible use include in low powered devices like cheap tablets, routers etc, or they might be useful on a device which provides access to services off cloud with all the applications hosted online instead of at client side, and finally, the reason could very well be emotional - these minimalistic applications might satisfy most of your needs while still being lightning fast.

If you thought Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux are small, hold your breath. Tiny Core Linu…