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I am a Linux Journal subscriber and Linux groupie. Have installed many Linux flavors, for no practical purpose but self-edification. Snared by Joey Bernard's review of Tiny Core. A spare ...
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- 05-14-2011 #1
- Join Date
- May 2011
Tiny Core Linux
A spare Sony Vaio tower is running Ubuntu 11.04 perfectly. No computer issue.
Tiny Core Linux boots on her, shows screen, shows apps, allows downloads and places icon on task bar: Chrome, Firefox, Abiword. Nothing happens when I click the icon.
What am I missing; a simple step, the big picture,………………………?
- 05-23-2011 #2
Tiny Core Linux
Which icon, "Downloads" ?
Remember, Tiny Core is a little-to-nothing distro (for engineer types).
Tiny (out of the box) does not compare well with Puppy (another 'small' distro)
and is no match for your Ubuntu (corporate desk-top distro).
From my reading about the "Tiny Linux" history with DSL (Damn Small Linux)
it is 'by' engineers, 'for' engineers to 'roll' (build) their own,
especially designed for old, small RAM computers.
buena suerta, glene77is
- 05-23-2011 #3
Wbarconf is where you can edit menu entries in taskbar (wbar) in tinycore.
It is actually pretty simple to use (at least for me in fluxbox on my antiX install). After editing and picking save. Just right click with mouse to reset wabar.
to find where launch command is in terminal
:~$ which firefox /usr/bin/firefox :~$ which hot-babe /usr/bin/hot-babe
- 05-23-2011 #4
- 05-27-2011 #5
Thanks for the tips.
I installed TinyCore to both machines.
Downloaded the browser, editor, word processor, audio, graphical editors, etc.
The SquashFS that TC and Puppy use is a great engineering idea.
In TinyCore, I changed the mount subdir from "/root" to "/tinycore" and modified the isolinux.cfg to match. So, "/tc" and "/tinycore"
Very interesting software engineering these distros (TinyCore and Puppy).
These are not the same as Ubuntu, but are interesting.
I noted that TC and Puppy simplified the networking permissions,
normally acting as "root",
which may limit future applications of the distros.
Whereas, Ubuntu maintains a good network permissions scheme.
- 05-27-2011 #6
Did you know that Tiny Core 3.6 now comes with a graphical installer.
Me.I am partial to AntiX. Posting from the core iso install I did. Built it up with LXDE, Iceweasel, evilvte terminal, Mirage image viewer, Leafpad, mc/xfe/pcmanfm file managers, wicd, audacious/xmms, libreoffice. Have not decided on which video player yet. Toss up between VLC and gnome-mplayer. I like both but like gxine also.
Procrastinating on choices.
- 05-27-2011 #7
The URL should be good reading, thanks.
You might enjoy this little humorous line from another post I made:
I have trouble spelling "computer" and "simple" in the same sentence.
Since 1979, I have found the complexities to be "interesting" and "engaging".
(1) TinyCore Linux
(2) Puppy Linux
would be good choices to load, from Live-CD, explore, install, muck with.
"Muck" is an engineering word for "Mudifying" , altering, and customizing.