Can you fit an operating system in 25mb? PiCore thinks you can.

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An operating system has been released aimed as Raspberry Pi users. PiCore has all but the bare necessities stripped out and is only 24.7mb.

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The OS, which is based on Linux, really does work though – but don’t expect to get much done. According to Liliputing it doesn’t come with a web browser or a file manager. All it comes with a terminal emulator to get you started. By comparison, a typical 64-bit Windows 8 install requires around 20GB of hard disk space.

The idea is to run the whole thing in a computer’s RAM – so there’s no need to actually install it. Just hope there’s not a powercut, I guess, or you lose your whole computer.

James O’Malley