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Tiny Core Linux

Last Update: 2019-08-13 13:49 UTC


Tiny Core Linux is a 12 MB graphical Linux desktop. It is based on a recent Linux kernel, BusyBox, Tiny X, Fltk, and Flwm. The core runs entirely in memory and boots very quickly. The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a nettop, an appliance or server; selectable from the project's online repository.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 84 (142), 6 months: 83 (139), 3 months: 81 (136), 4 weeks: 87 (139), 1 week: 68 (153)

Average visitor rating: 9.47/10 from 30 review(s).


Tiny Core Summary
Distribution Tiny Core Linux
Home Page http://www.tinycorelinux.net/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.tinycorelinux.com/
Screenshots http://www.tinycorelinux.net/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:mirrors
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 7.x: FOSS ForceLWN
5.x: DistroWatch
4.x: DistroWatch
3.x: Linux UserBlogspot
2.x: Linux Magazine
1.x: DistroWatchLinuxPlanet
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-09-04: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 8.1
 • 2017-04-10: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 8.0
 • 2016-05-23: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 7.1
 • 2016-02-24: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 7.0
 • 2015-05-31: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 6.3
 • 2015-05-05: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 6.2
 • 2015-03-08: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 6.1
 • 2015-01-21: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 6.0 "piCore"
 • 2014-05-21: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.3 "piCore"
 • 2014-04-20: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.3
 • 2014-03-17: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.2.1 "piCore"
 • 2014-02-26: Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.2 "piCore"
 • More Tiny Core releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 10.1 9.0 8.2 7.2 6.4.1 5.4 4.7.7 3.8.4 2.11 1.4.3 Feature
Release Date 2019-06-19 2018-02-26 2017-09-23 2016-07-05 2015-11-04 2014-09-10 2013-05-10 2011-09-01 2010-05-02 2009-05-25 Release Date
End Of Life                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 11-106 12-180 10-83               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop flwm flwm flwm flwm flwm flwm flwm flwm flwm JWM Default Desktop
Package Management TCE TCE TCE TCE TCE TCE TCE TCE TCE TCE Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486 armhf, i486 i486 i486 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Init Software
Journaled File Systems                     Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List                     Full Package List
Package 10.1 9.0 8.2 7.2 6.4.1 5.4 4.7.7 3.8.4 2.11 1.4.3 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.9)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.15.3)
chromium (77.0.3865.75) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (77.0.3865.75)
cups (2.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.4 1.43.7 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.7 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.39 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.45.3)
firefox (69.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (69.0)
freetype (2.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4.7 2.4.4 -- -- freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 8.2.0 7.2.0 6.2.0 5.2.0 4.9.1 -- -- -- -- -- gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.12)
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.20 2.17 2.13 2.11.1 2.9 2.3.6 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.0)
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.45)
grub (2.04) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gtk (3.24.11)
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (19.08.1)
kmod (26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.2.6)
libreoffice (6.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.3.1)
linux (5.3) 4.19.10 4.14.10 4.8.18 4.2.9 3.16.6 3.8.10 3.0.21 2.6.33.3 2.6.29.1 2.6.26 linux (5.3)
Package 10.1 9.0 8.2 7.2 6.4.1 5.4 4.7.7 3.8.4 2.11 1.4.3 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.8)
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.1)
mesa (19.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (19.1.7)
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.17)
nautilus (3.34.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.34.0)
NVIDIA (435.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (435.21)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (13)
openssh (8.0p1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openssh (8.0p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- perl (5.30.0)
php (7.3.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.9)
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.16.5)
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.6)
postgresql (11.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.5)
Python (3.7.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Python (3.7.4)
qt (5.13.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.13.1)
samba (4.11.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- samba (4.11.0)
systemd (243) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (68.1.0)
vim (8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.12.2 1.12.2 1.12.2 1.12.2 1.12.2 1.9.3 (6.6.1) (6.6.1) (6.6.1) xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: 10.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-06
Votes: 1


Looks great and works very fast, only problem is in Virtual Box, the mouse keeps acting up, it eventually corrects itself though.


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Version: 9.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-06-25
Votes: 43


I found this distro to be the BEST for my taste and needs.
Small, very flexible and tweakable.
Support, community is fine.
Very good design decisions made.
Just workz!

( Though NOT for the lazy. )
For those that are willing to work and learn.


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Version: 9.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-12
Votes: 70


Tiny Core Linux is wonderfull!

Once I needed to have a flash drive with OS, which will work everywere, and Tiny Core appears to be the most lightweight, fast and extendable at the same time.

One-touch making all your software to reside in RAM or on external (or internal) drive.
Perfect /home backup strategy.
Extremely flexible - flash drive can be booted with or without EFI, with the choices:
1. 32-bit system and software (4G for all).
2. 64-bit system and the same 32-bit software (4G per process).
3. Pure 64-bit system and 64-bit software.
Comprehensive boot options.
Several versions on the same flash drive (now i have 6.4.1, 9.0 and 10.0 on the same flash, with simply configurable boot menu).
Advantages are endless, and one of the main is the book "Into The Core", great one! If you want to try Tiny Core, read it first, it will open your eyes on how clear can be the system architecture. It can be downloaded from the project site.
Forum is very responsive.

The best way to learn Linux, i expect. Many thanks to Robert Shingledecker, founder, and developers team!




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