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TinyMe 2008.1
Developer KDulcimer
OS family Unix-like
Working stateEOL
Source model Open source
Latest release TinyMe 2008.1 "Droplet" / December 9, 2008 (2008-12-09)
Kernel type Monolithic kernel
Official website tinymelinux.com

TinyMe is a lightweight Unity Linux-based operating system, using the Openbox window manager. It is aimed at making the computing experience as bloat- and lag-free as possible and is well-suited to older computers, enthusiasts devoted to small/fast systems, or users who just want a minimal environment. TinyMe is comparable to other lightweight Linux distributions like Puppy Linux, TinyCore Linux, Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux.

Operating system collection of software that manages computer hardware resources

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

Openbox window manager

Openbox is a free, stacking window manager for the X Window System, licensed under the GNU General Public License. Originally derived from Blackbox 0.65.0, Openbox has now been totally re-written in the C programming language and since version 3.0 is no longer based upon any code from Blackbox.

Puppy Linux lightweight GNU/Linux distribution

Puppy Linux is an operating system and lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use and minimal memory footprint. The entire system can be run from RAM with current versions generally taking up about 210 MB, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started. Applications such as AbiWord, Gnumeric and MPlayer are included, along with a choice of lightweight web browsers and a utility for downloading other packages. The distribution was originally developed by Barry Kauler and other members of the community, until Kauler retired in 2013. The tool Woof can build a Puppy Linux distribution from the binary packages of other Linux distributions.

The distribution produces two Live CD ISO images. The larger, codenamed "Acorn", is a 200 MB ISO image. The other, "Droplet", is a 150 MB ISO image. Both can be installed onto a hard drive or a USB flash drive.

USB flash drive data storage device

A USB flash drive, also known as a thumb drive, pen drive, gig stick, flash stick, jump drive, disk key, disk on key, flash-drive, memory stick, USB key, USB stick or USB memory, is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface. It is typically removable, rewritable and much smaller than an optical disc. Most weigh less than 1 oz. Since first appearing on the market in late 2000, as with virtually all other computer memory devices, storage capacities have risen while prices have dropped. As of March 2016, flash drives with anywhere from 8 to 256 GB were frequently sold, while 512 GB and 1 TB units were less frequent. As of 2018, 2TB flash drives were the largest available in terms of storage capacity. Some allow up to 100,000 write/erase cycles, depending on the exact type of memory chip used, and are thought to last between 10 and 100 years under normal circumstances.


The project started in November 2006. Development took place between several members of the MyPCLinuxOS website until KDulcimer took over in April 2007.[ citation needed ] The first stable version of TinyMe was released in May 2008. Development continued on the MyPCLinuxOS forum with other MyPCLinuxOS projects until September 2007, when the TinyMe project moved to its own subdomain of MyPCLinuxOS. In September 2008, TinyMe moved to its own site hosted off MyPCLinuxOS. Its second release was codenamed "Droplet" and released December 2008, as a 150 MB ISO.

On 11 March 2009, TinyMe's developer announced a split from PCLinuxOS.

PCLinuxOS Linux distribution

PCLinuxOS, often shortened to PCLOS, is an x86-64 Linux distribution, with KDE Plasma Desktop and MATE as its default user interfaces. It is a primarily free software operating system for personal computers aimed at ease of use. It is considered a rolling release.

On 3 February 2013, TinyMe's Developer KDulcimer announced that he was ceasing development on this distribution because "...I haven't found a base both stable and up to date enough to satisfy my requirements." [1]