xPUD is an independent, open source and completely free distribution of Linux built around the powerful and widely used Mozilla Firefox web browser, designed to transform regular computers into reliable and unique kiosk systems.
It’s distributed as a standard, multilingual Live CD
The xPUD distribution can be downloaded via Softpedia or directly from the project’s homepage as a standard, minimal and multilingual LiveCD ISO image that runs on 32-bit and 64-bit computers with at least 256MB of RAM and 64MB free disk space.
A better desktop for your computer
“A Better Desktop For Your Computer” is the motto of xPUD, displayed on the Live CD boot menu, from where you can choose to start the live system with support for your favorite language. Supported languages include English, German, French, Russian, Polish, Galician, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese and Italian.
It starts in 5 seconds
The best thing about the xPUD operating system is that is starts in 5 seconds from the moment you choose a language from the Live CD boot menu, offering you some basic information about the system and allowing you to quickly setup wireless connections or power off the machine.
Integrates support for web apps
Another interesting feature is the integration of web apps, which will allow you to access the Facebook social networking service, view YouTube videos, interact with your Google Calendar, as well as to chat with friends and family using Meebo.
It’s binary compatible with Ubuntu and Fedora
While xPUD is capable of transforming your regular computer into a kiosk-like station, making watching movies and Internet surfing as easy as pie, it is binary compatible with the Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions. It comes with a built-in file manager powered by PCManFM, GNOME MPlayer media player, XTerm terminal emulator and Mozilla Firefox web browser.