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Re: [alpine-devel] [PATCH] New Website about page.

From: ScrumpyJack <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:37:51 +0000 (UTC)

On Fri, 5 Dec 2014, Natanael Copa wrote:

> I would like to hear what others thinks and if english language is ok.
>> ## Small
> Is 70MB true? doesn't kernel eat more space than that? I thought it was
> over 100MB...
> s/a huge wealth of packages/a wealth of packages/

Alpine Linux is built around musl libc and busybox. This makes it smaller
and more resource efficient than traditional Linux distributions. A
container requires no more that 10Mb and a minimal installation to disk
requires around 130MB of storage. Not only do you get a fully-fledged
Linux environment but a wealth of packages at your disposal as well.
Binary packages are thinned out and split, giving you even more control
over what you install, which in turn keeps your environment as small and
efficient as possible.

>> ## Simple
> s/will stay out of your way/will try stay out of your way/

Alpine Linux is a very simple distribution that will try to stay out of
your way. It uses its own package manager called apk, the OpenRC init
system, script driven set-ups and that's it! This provides you with a
simple, crystal-clear Linux environment without all the noise. You can
then add on top of that just the packages you need for your project, so
whether it's building a home PVR, or an iSCSI storage controller, a
wafer-thin mail server container, or a rock-solid embedded switch, nothing
else will get in the way.

Received on Wed Dec 10 2014 - 21:37:51 UTC