Porteus is based on the Linux Live Scripts which have been heavily modified by Chief maintainer Fanthom for a much faster booting and shutdown time.
In essence, Porteus distro is a portable Slackware which started out as Fanthom keeping the Slax OS up to date as a community remix project. Unlike a standard linux install Porteus, exists in a compressed state on the postable drive.
It has no /root /bin /etc file structure on the portable device itself, rather this is created on the fly during the boot process, which only takes around 20-30 seconds on a relatively new computer.
It is modular in design which means extra software comes in the form of 'modules' which can be activated and injected into the live file system. It does not need to be installed and uninstalled as you may expect with other operating systems which takes numerous amounts of clicks and agreements.
You simply double click on the module and it is activated in a second or two and ready for use. To remove it just double click again and the module is deactivated. It's that simple!
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· upgraded several Xfce components to version 4.10.1
· updated several applications to their latest stable version