New releases

Tiny Core Linux 1.2 has been released. Tiny Core Linux is an extremely small (10 MB) and minimal desktop system that is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, Fltk, and Jwm. The system runs entirely in RAM. It is not a complete desktop and only a limited selection of hardware is completely supported. The system provides only the essentials needed to boot into a minimal X desktop using wired internet access.

Zenwalk is a Slackware-based distribution. If you are not interested in configuring Slackware but want to have an easy to install and usable desktop system that does not demand a lot from the hardware you should consider installing Zenwalk. Zenwalk is designed to be lightweight, fast and rational desktop providing only one application for each task. At the same time, it is a complete desktop system with multimedia applications. The latest 6.0 version was released just a few days ago.


Red and White said...

How does Zenwalk differ to Slax? Is it worth burning both to live CD?

Mikko said...

Slax was the first live CD based on Slackware. Unlike Zenwalk, it is not meant to be installed on a hard disk. I haven't used Slax for some time, but at least two years ago it was the only decent lightweight live CD available.

I haven't used Zenwalk as a live CD, so I cant comment on that :-)