The development of the Tiny Core Linux 7.1 operating system, the first major update to the 7.x series of one of the smallest GNU/Linux distros out there, continues with a second RC (Release Candidate) build.

Tiny Core Linux 7.1 RC2 arrives exactly one week after the release of the first RC version to update some of the core components and applications to their latest versions available at the moment of the announcement.

Among these, we can mention that the BusyBox collection of UNIX utilities has been updated from version 1.24.1 to 1.24.2, bringing you the newest and most advanced command-line tools, along with an increase of syslogd’s buffer size from 256 to 512.

Additionally, the tc-config component that allows users to configure their Tiny Core installations has been updated with support for moving the syslog after hostname. Please note the first RC of Tiny Core Linux 7.1 put syslogd -L after -R in tc-config.

Also new in Tiny Core Linux 7.1 was the implementation of automatic refresh to the mnttool utility, as well as the rebase of the rebuildfstab call from the mountables.sh script to mnttool.

Tiny Core Linux 7.1 will be available shortly

To make a prediction based on the previous development cycles of the Tiny Core Linux operating system, it appears that this might just be the last RC (Release Candidate) build before the final version of Tiny Core Linux 7.1 hits the streets.

So expect to download the final Tiny Core Linux 7.1 release next week, but if you can’t wait until then, you can grab the second Release Candidate build right now via our website, just please try to keep in mind that it is considered a pre-release version.

Tiny Core Linux 7.1 will be distributed in the usual editions, namely Core, Tiny Core, and Tiny Core Plus, for both 64-bit (x86_64) and 32-bit (x86) hardware architectures. If you’re new to Tiny Core Linux, don’t hesitate to visit the project’s homepage to get started.

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