One of the mini distribution based on Unity Linux, it a great choice for old machines cause it does not take a big amount of RAM and CPU usage, using OpenBox 3.4.11 lightweight window manager, simple LXPanel, and many installed application will mention it later on the review.
Before we go any further will check Download Options for TinyMe 2010 Acorn RC 1 and release notes
Download TinyMe 2010 RC 1 Here
Release Notes Here
Testing Environment: using virtual box
This distribution able to work on really low hardware specification for old computers. tried to use it with 128 MB of Ram on virtual box and it was working great.
booting time and starting up the live session it was quick, then it starting first use configurations for languages, time, date, and locations. Then it will give you options to run TinyMe with root privileges or guest. ” username and Password included there”
Cool Random login screen background for each time you start up the machine.
simple and smooth desktop using OpenBox window manager fully customized using openbox window manager configurations, included with LXPanel 0.5.5, and conky 1.8 customized using conkyrc configuration file to extra element for it.
Using lightweight file manager PCman on of the best file manager out there, check this post for more information about PCman file manager.
installing extra recommended packages for TinyMe using smart package manager 1.3 . Also you can fully configure and customize TinyMe by editing configurations files pack for ” autostart.sh, rc.xml, config, main, panel, lilyterm.conf, config_O, .conkyrc file ”
Get access to Unity control center to control you hardware drivers audio, video, appearance, Network, software manager, firewall, users, groups, 3d visualizations, and more ”
OpenBox configuration Manager: to fully control openbox for themes, appearance, windows, mouse, Dock,….”
Main updated packages for Tinyme 2010 RC 1
check the release Notes for more information
Installation process for TinyMe 2010 RC 1
Took about 3-5 minutes, just to locate partition size, and select boot type for graphic user interface, or simple text.
After the installation over just restart the machine without mounting iso file. Will keep you up when the final release cones out, even it’s still RC version but working great, worth to try guys, That’s it for Now.