Okay, Tiny Core Lounge looks as close to a bar as I'm likely to find hereabouts. <g>
I'm new to TinyCore. So new I'm not even sure what category my questions belong in.
Burned the latest into a USB stick, booted it up.
The GUI thing down at the bottom, toolbar or taskbar or whatever, is Most Cool And Awesome! For a netbook it's a great way to save space, show tiny (even tinier!) icons and magnify them as the cursor passes. Whoever thought of that and put it together has his head on straight imo.
On the other hand, when I installed Ubuntu on the same netbook, it came up and said, "we found a wireless broadband card, who's your service provider?" All I had to do was tell it "Verizon" and network config was done, it just worked. On TinyCore, I eventually found a place to put in a bunch of parameters I didn't have and shrugged and went away.
Where is the description of the TinyCore layering philosophy if someone could refer me to it? I saw a brief description somewhere and it seemed right-on, install a basic system with just enough to install whatever else you want.
I looked at Linux back in the '90s, about the time of the KDE/GT(K?) wars, when RedHat was the big deal and SuSE would just about install. Decided that Linux was not yet ready for prime time. Came back late last year, discovered Ubuntu, abandoned Windows forever. Still not happy, Ubuntu installs everything they think Microsoft might possibly install from Games to Office software. Puppy seems to be in the deathgrip of BK. TinyCore seems like the happening distro.
Maybe I have this all wrong. What's the bargain drink of the day?