Tiny Core Linux 3.1 is released-It is the world's smallest desktop distribution with an 11 MB live CD

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Team Tiny Core has released Tiny Core 3.1 the world’s smallest desktop distribution – an 11 MB live CD, the major theme for this release is the tinycore-logo-150x150introduction of on demand icons. This allows for more options to have even faster boot times with the easy access to less often used application extensions. Much improved internationalization support and other upgrades and enhancements have been performed throught the system.

See the release announcement for further details.

If you diden`t hear before about TinyCore:

Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk. The core runs entirely in ram and boots very quickly. Also offered is Micro Core a 6 MB image that is the console based engine of Tiny Core. CLI versions of Tiny Core’s program allows the same functionality of Tiny Core’s extensions only starting with a console based system.
It is not a complete desktop nor is all hardware completely supported. It represents only the core needed to boot into a very minimal X desktop typically with wired internet access.
The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a netbook, an appliance, or server, selectable by the user by installing additional applications from online repositories, or easily compiling most anything you desire using tools provided.”

What`s New in Tiny Core 3.1?

· A new wbar_rm_icon was introduced to support on-demand icons;
· Wbar_eXclude was added to exclude extension icons from wbar;
· Internationalization support added to FLTK GUIs;
· A bigHomeFiles tab was added to the System Stats to make it easier to find large files;
· Multivt boot code for multiple virtual terminals;
· “Calc,” a new awk command line expression calculator;
· New background and flwm titlebar colors.

What has been Updated in Tiny Core 3.1:

· Busybox 1.17.1;
· Appsaudit and ondemand script updated for ondemand icons;
· Ondemand moved to tce directory;
· wbar_setup and wbar_update updated for ondemand icons;
· Several updates to Appsbrowser;
· Filetool GUI, tc-restore and exittc updated with support for “new” and “safebackup” options;
· fluxbox, flwm, flwm_topside, hackedbox, icewm, jwm, jwm-snapshot and openbox;
· Several updates to tce-load;
· Several updates to tc-config.

Download TinyCore3.1

Downloadtinycore_3.1.iso(10.6MB, MD5).

Here are some screenshots from this release:

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