freeBloo is an open source, freely distributed and installable digital signage operating system derived from Ubuntu, the world’s most popular distribution of Linux. It is the first digital signage platform based only on libre technologies.
It’s distributed as a dual-arch ISO image
The distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia as a dual-arch ISO image of approximately 1GB in size, which must be written on a USB thumb drive or burned onto a DVD disc in order to create a bootable medium that can be booted from the BIOS of a computer.
Boot menu à la Ubuntu Linux
The boot menu is identical with the one of the Ubuntu Linux, but contains fewer options. It will allow you to start the installation process and deploy freeBloo on a computer, check the disc for defects (only if booting from a CD media) or boot an existing operating system from the local drive.
It’s easy to install freeBloo
Thanks to the built-in graphical installer, it’s easy to install freeBloo. The installer will require you to choose a language for the installation process and the final system, as well as to partition the disk. It’s that simple! Reboot the machine, remove the bootable medium and let the system to start.
It’s built around the Mozilla Firefox web browser
freeBloo is a browser-based operating system, built around the powerful and popular Mozilla Firefox web browser. The application is the only thing you will see when using this digital signage system, as it features no graphical desktop environment.
Features support for social networks
Probably the best feature of freeBloo is the built-in support for social networks, allowing the user to publish content to Facebook or Flickr and interact with other people. Besides photos and videos, the operating system also supports predefined content, such as news, RSS feeds or weather forecast.