Tiny Core Linux 2.1: Less is more
Posted Jul 9, 2009 17:11 UTC (Thu) by Tet
Parent article: Tiny Core Linux 2.1: Less is more
Tiny Core's philosophy seems to be: start small and add programs only as needed.
An excellent idea, and one I wish the more mainstream distributions would
take to heart. OK, so Tiny Core takes it to extremes that wouldn't be
appropriate for a mainstream distribution.
But as a general principle, starting small and adding only what you need will result in a much better system that one where you install the kitchen sink from day one. It's a philosophy
I've followed for years now. But modern distributions are making it
harder and harder to do. Even selecting just the core OS at install
time brings with it significant bloat on, say, Fedora or Ubuntu.
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