Tiny Core has gotten a major update with the release of Tiny Core 3.0. There are a lot of new features and new packages, and a huge list of updates. Tiny Core 3.0 packs an updated Linux kernel, as well as a 64-bit version, and support for the EXT4 filesystem. Many packages have been updated as well.
“All new kernel, modules, libraries, and support for unlimited loops make up the new Tiny Core / Micro Core 3.0. Freedesktop support and many improvements to Apps Audit and OnDemand features. Also support for RAID disks and new bootcode to blacklist modules,” an announcement on the Tiny Core homepage read.
New in Tiny Core 3.0:
· Linux kernel 188.8.131.52;
· A 64-bit Linux kernel version is now available for install, but not bundled by default;
· The swap partition is now compressed in RAM enabling Tiny Core to run longer and with less crashes due to lack of memory space;
· tmpfs is always root;
· EXT4 support;
· Kernel for support for pci-hotplug modules;
· New modules for eeepc-laptop and SSD.
Updated packages in Tiny Core 3.0:
· Xorg 7.5;
· BusyBox 1.17.0;
· GLIBC 2.11.1 - recompiled against 2.6.33 kernel headers;
· GCC 4.4.3 - recompiled against 2.6.33 kernel headers;
· E2fsprogs 1.41.11;
· Zlib 1.2.5;
· Ncurses 5.7;
· Sudo 1.7.2p6;
· Pcmciautils 017;
· Module-init-tools 3.11.1.
About Tiny Core
Tiny Core takes lightweight Linux distributions to the extreme, weighing in at just 10 MB, but still providing a full graphical environment. It is designed to be a highly mobile distro coming with just the bare-bones minimum, Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk.
Tiny Core 3.0 is available for download here on Softpedia.