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Review: TinyFlux 1.0

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TinyFlux (aka PcFluxboxOS) is a remastering of PcLinuxOS done in much the same way as TinyMe, but with Fluxbox as the window manager instead of KDE. It's the new kid on the block in an ever increasingly crowded world of Linux distributions. Yet there's a familiarity to it that will make you feel right at home. So let's dive into this new distribution and see what it offers you.

Right off the bat when you boot the distribution you are greeted by the PcLinuxOS boot screen. It's slightly tailored for TinyFlux, but otherwise it's the same screen. Initial bootup of the live cd is identical to how PcLinuxOS boots up, but with a few slight changes. Going through this loading period however is a test of patience as it seems to take an inordinate amount of time to complete. But once it's up to the login screen, it's pretty snappy. One thing that may stymie some users is the need to login. I say this because you have to go out to the TinyFlux website to find the login info. But since this is really designed with the experienced user in mind, that's not a big deal. A bit annoying for certain and unnecessary, but it's not something that will be earth shattering.

Once you're on the desktop, using the livecd is easy.

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