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Old 02-02-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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Smile The Smallest Linux?


Who have the smallest linux???? or which is the smallest linux???
i mean the size must be very tiny compared to others...
please dont say "Damn Linux" Do anyone have any linux smaller than "Damn Linux"??? That will be perfectly satisfied!
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:09 AM   #2
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What kind of linux, desktop,server,other? The answer depends on what your wanting to do. there are some that still use a 2.4 kernel and will fit on a couple of floppies, but I don't know how well supported they are, and installing any extra software usually becomes another issue.
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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How about this:

http://tinycorelinux.com/
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:25 AM   #4
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geexbox is small
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:44 AM   #5
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Well, in general, 2.4 is smaller than 2.6, and, IIRC, 2.2 was smaller than 2.4. I guess this series goes back monotonically, so this seems to be 'who has the earliest'.

Of course, by the time distributors have packaged this up, it can become overwhelmed by the other stuff that they put in, but still as far as Linux is concerned (rather than the other stuff that you have to include to make a distro) earliest will be the one that you want.

It'll be the least flexible, have the least support for hardware, and, unless you, or the distributor, is careful, will have the most potential exploits against it. Is that, particularly the disadvantages, what you want?
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:04 AM   #6
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TinyCore is the smallest I guess, no?
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #7
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Smallest is probably TinyCore followed by SliTaz. Then Damn Small, then probably Puppy, then Slax.

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. http://tinycorelinux.com

SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a cdrom or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 30MB. http://slitaz.org/en/
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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hi

I have used Slitaz and it is a very cool distro....IMHO a lot easier to use for newbies.

Tinycore I have only just discovered....its windowmanager requires right hand clicking to get menus (one way) and IMHO is aimed more at the intermediate users.

just my aussie 1.5 cents worth....both are small so give them a spin in virtualbox.

On my system tiny boots up faster than slitaz.

YMMV
 
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #9
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well thanks people and experts of the linux kingdom.
why i asked this question because i need the latest smallest linux
... ofcourse desktop purposes.....
and for why????
for studying.....
when it is small.... its easy to study for me... thats why i asked.
thank you people... i love you all so much.

Awesome selections....
Tinycore Linux
Slitaz and
Geexbox(A kind of different linux distro,thank you so much)
 
Old 02-03-2010, 05:31 PM   #10
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' tty Linux ' : 8 MB

http://minimalinux.org/ttylinux/
http://minimalinux.org/ttylinux/download.html
 
  


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