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#1 2011-06-17 10:29:32

atang1
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Tiny core v3.7 needs wireless ? Tiny core 4.0 released

Tiny core finally started to use compressed files codes and run itself in rams with a minimum foot print.

It has always been a minimal operating system with ansi graphics and minimal fonts. Now using ntfs in hdd or flash card(bios feature), to take advantage someday of virtual memory to prevent ram overflow.

It still uses wired internet with dhcp. Waiting for wireless WiFi to have traffic control apps/utilities worked out.

The use of Chrome browser made it compete with Android operating system(cellphone wireless connection not yet available).

But the Linux(2.6.33.x) ansi graphics kernels did not interfere with javascripts used by Google browser.

So, a few more capability will make it a great entry level cloud computing tablet operating system. How cheap can you make a tablet with a minimal operating system(minimum hardware support)?

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#2 2011-09-28 11:41:51

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Re: Tiny core v3.7 needs wireless ? Tiny core 4.0 released

tiny core 4.0 released along with multi core at 46 mB. and micro ore st 8 mB.

No mention of wifi update. Since wifi is in kenel mode, it has to be stripped down for tiny core. The best is orinoco_cs then install ath9k over it, then add b43 firmware. then connect to unsecured free hotspots. his will do most of the lucent, intersil wifi pc-card for laptops. Most others are not needed except b43 and ath9k drivers. Tiny core is perhaps best for laptops with hdd stripped out. And instead use USB key(mounted) for data storage and hardware improvement firmware(on volatile memory)

Since it is all one man's distro; He has to have the laptops to get tiny core to work to perfection. Cheapest laptops to get is Compaq M700 on ebay? If Shingledecker reads this, he knows that desktops were obsoleted years ago. Cloud computing is basically now a netbook function. We are now a paperless society, printers not needed very often.

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#3 2011-10-09 09:51:10

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Re: Tiny core v3.7 needs wireless ? Tiny core 4.0 released

Tinycore did not have a default browser for a Linux nano version distro.

It may have to start from Dillo(css) at 500kB. add mpeg4/h.264 video codecs, and make webpages by drag and drop, or movies and TV screens.

Browser of today is too cumbersome with too many video protocol. Data transmission today is telephone analog digital mixed signals. and the display is TV hdmi chipset of wide screen. So, dillo is easy to adapt to both codec transmission and display format.

Midori is upto 9 mB, others are over 15 mB. Puppy html browser is nice, was usable(350kB) tk/html viewer development? later gtk/html. Then abandoned. Nano browsers do not need speed dialing of tabbed screens; since most people use only maybe 10 websites in their bookmark. Browser design can be simple and without much history of webpages visited.

When browser went to multiscreens, the memory requirement became impossible to keep up, especially with large screen and high resolution. 2 gB memory is no longer unusual. When we can use browser with only 8mB of drams and 750 mB of virtual memory, its a miracle.

So, eventually sliTaz will strip down the number of screens to conserve memory for one screen only. tinycore must rethink memory resource limitations. The foolishness is you can only see one fresh(reloaded) screen at a time, why waste memory to store many possibly obsoleted webpages partially. Use faster speed to download new webpages but watch only one at a time.

Tinycore has a purpose, to replace W95 in old laptops.

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#4 2011-10-11 07:52:47

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Re: Tiny core v3.7 needs wireless ? Tiny core 4.0 released

Tinycore 4.0 with an wifi that works in kernel 3.0.3? memory requirement for firfox7 is over 256 mB upto 2 gB. hardwrae drive list of kernel 3.0.3 would be helpful to use what you have on hand. Procedure to install browser operating system or desktop operating system would be a task to be done by some one. LeftyCrupps did a good job leading us on. Although to install multicore for tinycore browser operating system made it possible to a smother install is interesting. Lefty did not recommend the use of USB flash card(sda1) for data storage, swap space has to be 3 times the dram size too.

http://gnuski.blogspot.com/2011/10/best … linux.html

For people who still do desktop apps, tinycore has many packages maybe interesting? Solitary games(freecell, klondike or Mahjong)? SliTaz 3.0 stable 20110329 has to add some games for sure.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tin … wn-desktop

I have not been working on the tinycore 4.0 for any of my old laptops. It is because tinycore is not a concept for browser operated operating system in the past. We want to have access to cloud computing, and extend the memory by flash cards on older laptops with limited memory capacity. Once Shingledecker decided the future of his development, Tinycore can be sorted out and use more pcmcia slots too. Tinycore browser maybe more towards mobile text if you save money on cellphone subscription to use even older laptops with Pentium I.

For many years now, laptops had been made in the quantity of 135 million units per year;. with wifi speeds and traffic control(avoiding /g OFDM rx packet resends) in the browsers, even PentiumI cpu can be use for surfing and downloading movies on the fly. Although i am only using PII 300 mhz cpus for now.

Footnote:
PentiumI was 75 to 266 mhz? PentiumII was 233/266 to 450 mhz? Latest 333 mhz cpu was the fastest, can be overclocked to 500 mhz by FSB change. Mobile Pentium II runs on 1.6 volts, otherwise 2.8/3.1 volts.

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