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Matrix



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Matrix
Hi guys, i'd like to present you the smallest and best Linux distributions available:

Damn Small Linux 50MB fully functional Linux with graphical desktop.
Features:
Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)
Boot from a USB pen drive
Boot from within a host operating system (that's right, it can run *inside* Windows)
Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install"
Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install
Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram
Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)
Modularly grow -- DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize

Tiny Core Linux
The Core Project is a highly modular based system with community build extensions.

It starts with a recent Linux kernel, vmlinuz 3.0, and a 5MB core.gz. MicroCore 8MB is simply the kernel + core.gz - this is the foundation for user created desktops, servers, or appliances. TinyCore is simply the kernel + core.gz + Xvesa.tcz|Xorg.tcz + Xprogs +fltk-1.10.tcz + (user's choice of Window Manager) + wbar.tcz

TinyCore becomes simply an example of what the Core Project can produce, an 12MB FLTK/FLWM desktop.

CorePlus ofers a simple way to get started using the Core philosophy with its included community packaged extensions enabling easy embedded frugal or pendrive installation of the user's choice of supported desktop, while maintaining the Core principal of mounted extensions with full package management.

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.
Post 07 Sep 2014, 05:30
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comrade



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Cool, thanks for sharing. Still not as impressive as the QNX 1.44 MB floppy demo - an OS with a graphics and networking stacks (incl a web browser).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_VlI6IBEJ0
http://toastytech.com/guis/qnxdemo.html

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Post 07 Sep 2014, 08:19
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Fixit



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comrade wrote:
Cool, thanks for sharing. Still not as impressive as the QNX 1.44 MB floppy demo - an OS with a graphics and networking stacks (incl a web browser).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_VlI6IBEJ0
http://toastytech.com/guis/qnxdemo.html

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How many users even have a 1.44 mb floppy ?

Puppy Linux 5.6.0 is an excellent O.S.

Take care,
Smile
Post 07 Sep 2014, 08:25
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Matrix



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Matrix
comrade wrote:
Cool, thanks for sharing. Still not as impressive as the QNX 1.44 MB floppy demo - an OS with a graphics and networking stacks (incl a web browser).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_VlI6IBEJ0
http://toastytech.com/guis/qnxdemo.html

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No problem my friend, have fun! As always Wink

(I know there are smaller ones like the ones written for FASM, these are just a little different, they are written in GCC and are GNU-Linuxes, this is why they are supercool for this size.)

Fixit wrote:

How many users even have a 1.44 mb floppy ?

nobody Wink but you can have an old pc that has IDE interface, and you can get 16-512MB CF card you can use with a CF-IDE converter and you have revived an old PC that is no good for the today's trendy 4-8GB linux...
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Coty



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DSL is actually the first distro I used because I had extremely limited hardware and bandwidth in those days... So a 50MB distro like DSL was my best bet... I also recall using tinycore and puppy Linux, puppy Linux was actually my favorite, weighing in at 150MB it was packed with stuff.

I also recall some old distro that could fit entirely on a floppy, all it had was a network stack and some network drivers though... I mean it was really minimalistic I don't even think disk A included commands like CAT, but you could get a second disk that had some more things... It was kinda neat... I think it also used an old version of the kernel even for it's time... to even do anything you booted disk a then put in disk B...


... I actually have a 1.44MB diskettes, actually I have a huge quantity of them, a few years ago walmart had a clearance on them so I bought a bunch, got like 10 boxes with 10 disks in each, I think I paid about $20 for it, I've never touched it because I still have unopened boxes and like 20 lose diskettes... I also have a couple of 5.25" floppys

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