2 - Is it possible to run application XYZ on TINY Linux ? Yes. You can run ANY Linux application on TINY Linux. But depending on application hardware requirements, it can very well be impossible in fact for your old machine, or very unpractical and slow. Caution : when you sum up hardware requirements, take into account all libraries and dependencies !
1 - Why does TINY require as much as 14 floppies ? Usual versions of Linux system require 30. Some minimal distributions are delivered with a few - or even one single - floppy disk for the kernel. But TINY is a fully functional system, supporting as much old hardware and software as possible.
2 - Why do you deliver floppy installation by default ? * Fancy you sit in the rainforest and need to install Linux on an i486 machine : you will need a floppy installation.
* Lots of old machines have no CD drive, and are not networked.
* Please hack any installation support to suit your needs better. We will be happy to hear about it !
1 - Can I run TINY on my i386 computer ? Yes you can run TINY Linux system. But if you want to run an X server it will be very slow to start, unless you have either a co-processor, or your 386 is an AMD DX 40.
6 - Can I run TINY Linux with 4 MB RAM ? Not really. If you manage to have the distribution installed you could run it but TINY is optimized for 8 to 16 MB RAM. TINY does not try to be as small as possible, but to allow real work in a reasonably comfortable environment.
1 - Where is TINY Linux source code ? TINY Linux is based on Slackware Linux 4.0 and we didn't do any change to the packages by themselves. Therefore you can check for source packages on "ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-4.0/source/"