By KDulcimer


TinyMe is the latest PCLinuxOS effort intended to create a competitor to distributions such as Puppy and Feather Linux. It is targeted at computers that have little memory and/or a slow processor, while maintaining compatibility with the PCLinuxOS repositories.

The inspiration for TinyMe began with .93a MiniMe. Many applications have been removed to create a slimmer and more efficient operating system for computers with minimal hardware resources. We have added the Fluxbox desktop with a black theme, along with basic applications for file browsing, writing, e-mail, and web browsing. Efforts to reduce the size of the ISO to 100-150MB are ongoing.

Although the latest installment in the PCLinuxOS family is not intended for the new Linux user, TinyMe should provide new life and speed to old computers and will inspire more projects.