New in version 3.5.0

September 2nd, 2015
  • Upgraded all system components to latest version from Gentoo stable branch including Linux kernel 4.1.6, Mozilla Firefox 38.2.1 and Google Chrome 44.0.2403.157. Full list of packages used for creating this release can be find under this link.
  • Implemented support for nested configurations in remote management.
  • Added support for managed bookmarks which enables bookmarks bar in the browser with with predefined set of webpages.
  • SSL certificates can be imported automatically from provided URLs.
  • Slideshow of images can be used instead of default screensaver.
  • Video outputs can be disabled or set in certain position to create for example a 'video wall' for digital signage.
  • Touchscreen calibration can be performed directly through the wizard.
  • Implemented support for "static IP to address mappings" to resolve problems with non fully qualified domain names.
  • Mac address or hostname can be appended to the homepage url - useful for kiosk tracking purposes.
  • Homepage check function will check availiablity of the homepage prior to launching the browser. Predefined notification message is displayed when when the homepage is not available.
  • Added support for restarting the browser periodically when user activity is not detected.
  • Mouse cursor can be hidden after certain number of seconds.
  • Silent printing prevents the users from changing printing related settings.
  • Added support for proxy exceptions.
  • Wizard improvements: its possible to setup keyboard layout early as the very first step of kiosk configuration, MAC address of the wifi card is displayed in the wizard, its possible to setup hardware clock to current date/time, you can test can test additional functions (default sound card, sound volume level, shutdown menu, screen settings, screensaver ripples/slideshow) before creating final configuration, printers list is as split per manufacturers brand, its possible to generate short system report before installing the kiosk.
  • When private mode is disabled for Google Chrome then following functions are enabled by default: form autofilling, editing bookmarks (bookmark bar is always enabled), applications, spellcheck, sync, translate, signing into the profile.
  • Integrated Foomatic database with support for over 4k of new printer drivers and added extra drivers for thermal printers: Bematech, Bixolon, Sato, Star, Zebra.
  • Remote kiosk config is downloaded with PC ID string appended to the kiosk config URL. It allows to find out in the server logs which kiosk downloaded it.
  • Touchscreen input is rotated automatically to the position of the screen.
  • Automatically activate touch gestures in Chrome if touch capable device is found.
  • Save in real time to the kiosk config when doing manual edits in the wizard (*Save Edits* button is no longer needed).
  • Enabled native 'print preview' window for Chrome.
  • If support for removable media is enabled then whitelist 'file:///media' URL automatically.
  • Kernel config: added support for Virtio, namespaces (NET_NS, PID_NS, USER_NS) which are required for Google Chrome sandbox to work, enabled Tun/Tap driver, enabled userspace parallel port printer drivers.
  • EFI support: renamed bootx32.efi to bootia32.efi to make possible direct booting from isohybrid images (no need for EFI shell workaround).
  • Resolved PXE boot issues with gateway not being set by dhcpcd.
  • SSH keys are generated automatically with 'ssh-keygen -A' command
  • Blocked access to Firefox preferences through 'about:preferences#preferences' URL.
  • If kiosk is signed to the 'automatic updates' service then download components directly from such channel to avoid double reburn.
  • Fixed download progress bar not showing on slow networks (20 KB/s and below).
  • Do not download uefi.zip during installation if booting from UEFI ISO.
  • Apply proxy/proxypac settings immediately during installation so its possible to use browsers through proxy.
  • Blocked 'view-source:' protocol in Firefox which was giving an access to some system files (the ones readable by the user 'guest') despite of the 'file://' protocol being disabled. Blocked accessing the Firefox menu through the 'Alt' key when new browser window is opened with the tab dragging gesture.
  • Firefox tweaks: browser is started as maximized rather than fullscreen by default (this allows to launch HTML5 apps like pdf viewer, youtube video player and other in real fullscreen with no firefox navigation bar visible at the top), to restart the browser users must close its last tab - same as in Google Chrome, stop/refresh buttons are back in their original position (right side of the URL bar), disabled openh264 plugin which is needed only for video chats (Firefox Hello communication client) and would have to be downloaded during every browser restart due to license restrictions, disabled Enhanced Tiles by default, disabled HeartBeat rating system and Google SafeBrowsing service, when private mode is disabled then open new tab as 'about:newtab' rather than 'about:blank'.
  • Chrome tweaks: all preferences are managed now through the Group Policy Objects, master_preferences and chrome flags, locked down all browser settings (including chrome://*) so users can not change enything even when navigation bar is enabled, popup windows will open as maximized and decorated so its possible to close them, disabled developer tools, disabled following plugins by default: Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer, Native Client, Widevine Content Decryption Module, enabled controling of the 'file://' protocol through the 'enable_file_protocol=yes' kiosk setting, enabled blacklisting/whitelisting through the 'blacklist=' and 'whitelist=' kiosk settings.
  • Close 'shutdown menu' when going back from sleep.
  • Removed Chinese/Japanese/Korean layouts from the keyboard mapping list in the wizard as they need external input method application not supported in kiosk by default.
  • Other fixes and improvements.

New in version 3.4.0 (June 1st, 2015)

  • Added initial support for Google Chrome as an alternative browser to Mozilla Firefox. Please mind that supported features vary between the browsers.
  • Updated UEFI component to support PCs equipped with 32bit EFI firmware.
  • Kiosk Wizard offers a possibility of loading and saving the kiosk config on removable devices.
  • Kiosk ISO can be saved on removable device rather than uploaded to the online storage in case when generated ISO is meant to run on a different PC.
  • System will discover and scale smaller screen automatically in case when second monitor is connected and there is a mismatch in resolution between internal/external video outputs.
  • Optical media formatted with ISO9660 and UDF filesystems are automounted when 'removable devices' support is enabled.
  • Allowed powering off the PC by pressing the power button if 'shutdown menu' feature is not enabled in the wizard. If user has a physical access to the PC case then can force kiosk shutdown by holding the button for 5 secs. Its better to power off the machine gently.
  • Disabled 'search for text when i start typing' in Firefox preferences so kiosk can work with bar code scanners out of the box.
  • Switched to 'ripples' screensaver which looks nicer and does not leave any distortions on the screen when running for longer periods.
  • Custom resolution is set on all active displays and not just the first one.
  • Many other bugfixes and improvements.

New in version 3.3.0 (March 2nd, 2015)

  • Upgraded all system components to latest version from Gentoo stable branch including linux kernel-3.18.8, xorg-server-1.16.4 and mozilla-firefox-31.5.0. Full list of packages used for creating this release can be find under this link.
  • Introduced Central Management which allows to control multiple kiosks from one configuration file stored on your server.
  • Implemented support for WPA2 Enterprise (EAP-PEAP) wireless authentication method and 2G/3G dialup connections. Special thanks to Danielle Otto from University of Wisconsin Whitevater and Dr Viral Bhatt for helping with implementation of these features.
  • Added support for automounting of removable devices formatted with FAT*, NTFS, XFS and ISO9660 filesystems under the /media folder. Internal volumes stays hidden, removable devices are mounted as 'read-only' and opened in a separate firefox tab. This feature allows to view or upload pictures/pdf/text files in kiosk. It's not possible to save anything on removable devices by default.
  • Implemented 'scheduled tasks' which allows to shutdown/reboot the PC or do any other atcion at certain day/hour/minute in the week.
  • Citrix Receiver is now available as an additional component in the wizard. Right mouse click is re-enabled when working with remote applications and stays disabled for other kiosk components.
  • Added an option to allow popup windows in firefox.
  • Its possible to disable 'private mode' for firefox so logins, passwords, cookies, caches, etc are saved during the session. Browser restart still brings a clean session.
  • Added an option to select default system soundcard. This feature comes useful for digital signage purposes when external display is connected to kiosk and you want to pass the sound through the HDMI or Display Port.
  • Added support for automatic proxy configuration through the PAC files.
  • Added possibility for setting custom NTP server which will be used for syncing PC hardware clock.
  • Introduced kiosk 'debug mode' which generates system report during startup.
  • Display EULA prior to activation of additional components in the wizard containing proprietary software (Adobe Flash, Citrix Receiver).
  • Display PC ID directly on the 'automatic updates' page in the wizard.
  • make_iso.sh script: show a warning about proper 'mkisofs' version needed for UEFI ISO creation.
  • Kernel config: added support for debug messages, printk, enabled PAT support which improves 2D/3D performance in some cases, enabled PPP protocol which is needed for 3g connections, enabled USB serial drivers, enabled support for more than 4 com ports which is needed for some touchscreen controllers, enabled usblp kernel module which is needed by some non standard CUPS drivers.
  • Enabled additional busybox applets: env, dirname, dmesg, fgrep, nohup, pkill, printenv, printf, pwd, realpath, seq, touch, uniq, usleep, which, whoami, xargs
  • Added following packages: ca-certificates, dbus-python, gmp, gnutls, icaclient, jimtcl, libevdev, libtasn1, libXxf86vm, nettle, ppp, python, rfkill, tofrodos, usb_modeswitch, wvdial, wvstreams
  • Fixed bug when wifi interface was named as eth1 (ipw220 driver) and kiosk could not initialize wireless connection.
  • Remove /var/log/Xorg.0.log during boot as it contains some important system information: kernel, Xorg, DDX driver version.
  • Fixed bug where homepage could not be set to a webpage chapter: homepage://some_url/#tag or when URL string contain ampersand '&' character.
  • Display notification during installation in case when never version of Porteus Kiosk ISO is available for download.
  • Allow HTML5 fullscreen api on all pages by default.
  • Set system localization to en-US.UTF8.
  • Do not create new ISO prior to installation but burn it 'on the fly'. This allows to install base kiosk ISO (no extra modules added) on a PCs with as little as 128MB of RAM.
  • Hide status bar when navigation bar is disabled.
  • Clear /tmp folder on each firefox restart to make sure that nothing persists there.
  • Unblock all wifi devices during boot with rfkill.
  • Disabled 'slow script' dialog window in firefox preferences.
  • Display a warning that kiosk needs to be reconfigured during last 10 days of the 'automatic updates' trial.
  • Set volume on all audio channels except for "*Mic*" and "*Boost*" to prevent a noise from the speakers.
  • Improved handling of network interfaces which are showing late in the system, e.g.: usb wifi dongle.
  • Save kiosk version in /etc/version so it can be checked through ssh or from URL bar if file:// protocol is enabled.
  • Enabled all firefox plugins (vlc, libreoffice, mozplugin, npica, etc) by default even if they are not available in kiosk.
  • Moved home button on the right side of the URL bar.
  • Allow insecure ntlm authentication which was disabled by upstream in firefox 30.x.
  • Reintroduced 'back/forward' buttons when address bar is disabled.
  • Do not accept VNC passwords longer than 8 characters (upstream limit) in the wizard and keep asking until shorter password is provided.
  • Check for Porteus Kiosk server accessibility before performing system update.
  • Rotate screen on all connected displays and not only on default one.
  • Switched to system proxy so all applications can use it and not only firefox.
  • Allowed outgoing traffic in the firewall on all ports by default. Incoming/forwarded traffic is still blocked as before. This is needed for proxy autoconfiguration service, browsing ftp shares, flovplayer video support, etc ...
  • Fixed listing of devices with spaces in name on the installation page in the wizard.
  • Fixed handling of WPA passwords containing spaces.
  • Fixed race condition between ssh/vnc services during kiosk startup.
  • Other fixes and improvements.

New in version 3.2.0 (December 8th, 2014)

  • Brand new and developed in house 'URL filter' which should resolve a demand for blacklisting or whitelisting certain domains and IPs.
  • Added support for 'Wake On LAN' which allows the kiosks to be powered up remotely. From now on all the kiosks can be controlled from a single PC in your office. Please mind that this is only a first step in our journey to provide a fully fledged central management service which hopefully will be ready for next major kiosk release.
  • Kiosk has improved in the 'digital signage' area: wizard 3.2.0 allows to disable input devices completely and rotate the screen in all possible directions.
  • When booting is finished, system spins down all the block media (hard drives, CDs, usb sticks, SD/MMC cards) to save energy and make the kiosk environment friendly.
  • Improved 'automatic updates' subscription which now can be performed directly on the wizard level. You still have possibility to contact our sales department directly to negotiate all the conditions of the subscription.
  • Added UEFI compatibility. UEFI component has been officially approved so if your PC is shipped with an EFI firmware then please download UEFI varianf of the ISO. To ensure maximum flexibility we have added and option to the wizard which allows to switch between the BIOS/EFI variants when performing the kiosk installation. You can convert BIOS image into UEFI one and vice versa.
  • Extended keyboard layouts with a support for variants and doubled the number of printing drivers available in the kiosk wizard database. Pretty much every printer out there should be supported by Porteus Kiosk.

New in version 3.1.3 (November 16th, 2014)

  • make sure that only .xzm modules are mounted to /union (aufs) and not other files or folders
  • added support for basic authentication for the homepage, e.g: http://user:name@domain.com
  • added libwacom and libgudev libraries required by the xf86-input-wacom driver
  • disabled updates of firefox addons by default, we have none in kiosk but this setting comes handy when ISO is customized manually
  • support custom sound level through /etc/rc.d/rc.sound
  • prefer gutenprint drivers for printing but also accept other ones if gutenprint driver is not available for selected printer
  • fixed handling of the lpd:// printer URI containing authorization string
  • automatic updates: display notification that unauthorized component has been added to the ISO and kiosk can't be upgraded
  • automatic updates: display notification about current OS version when there are no updates to download

New in version 3.1.2 (October 17th, 2014)

  • updated make-iso.sh script to create 'eltorito EFI' images when efi component is present in the ISO
  • PXE boot: improved compatibility with IIS and other http servers
  • added quirk for loading 'broadcom' driver during PXE and normal boot when BCM57780 chipset is found
  • display kiosk version during boot
  • added a fix to clean the screen properly after counting (modules/seconds)
  • kernel config: added FB_EFI support
  • kiosk wizard: added possibility for 3 months free trial of the 'automatic updates' commercial service
  • security fix: deactivated 'ctrl+l' keybinding by default. When firefox's 'address bar' is disabled the user could invoke an URL window by pressing 'ctrl+l' key combination and browse to other sites through it
  • switched to MAC based authorization for dhcpcd which is persistent (MAC never changes) unlike duid in kiosk
  • updated 'xzm download' function to resolve remaining md5sum issues. After this upgrade you should never experience them anymore (they may still occur only when there is something wrong with your connection)
  • upgraded to mkisofs-3.01a24 for better UEFI compatibility

New in version 3.1.1 (August 6th, 2014)

  • once kiosk is fully booted delete unneeded and potentially risky for the kiosk stability utilities like 'wget' or 'dd'
  • disabled 'Shift+left mouse button' combination to prevent opening new firefox windows when clicked on hyperlinks. This binding is especially dangerous when the navigation bar is disabled as there is no possibility to close any windows in this mode. Multiple firefox instances could slow down the kiosk or even make it unusable
  • disabled 'Ctrl+Shift+h' keybinding which displays firefox history menu (nothing there as kiosk runs in 'private mode' by default)
  • disabled 'Ctrl+`' keybinding which allows to display previous kiosk notifications
  • export SSID as 'ssid_name=some-name' in the welcome wizard otherwise wifi networking wont be initialized
  • always put wifi interface up before scanning for available networks
  • Alt+Ctrl+Del combination will kill only previous instance of the 'kiosk shutdown' utility and not every gtkdialog application (like e.g. welcome wizard)
  • display wpa password and wep key on the welcome wizard config page
  • fixed non working hidden wifi SSIDs
  • added empty and non-executable /etc/rc.d/rc.local which can be used for running cli commands during boot
  • attended to fix a rare problem with md5sum mismatches caused by proxy which are caching and serving old kiosk components instead of letting the client download fresh ones from our server. If md5sum problem is still not fixed then please contact support@porteus-kiosk.org for guidenance.

New in version 3.1 (May 26th, 2014)

  • 1) Upgraded all system components to latest stable versions: linux kernel-3.12.20, xorg-server-1.15.0, busybox-1.22.1, mozilla-firefox-24.5.0, adobe-flash-11.2.202.359, etc. For full packages list please visit this link.
  • 2) Rewritten 'Kiosk Wizard' into gtkdialog and included directly in the kiosk ISO.
  • Gtkdialog version offers unique features over the web version which are explained on the kiosk wizard page.
  • 3) Introduced an 'Automatic Updates' commercial service which turns the kiosk into a 'rolling release' distribution.
  • More info can be find at this link.
  • 4) Implemented several new functions in the wizard:
  • Added printing support for local and remote printers.
  • Added possibility of removing address bar from the firefox's UI layout. Buttons are still visible so it's possible to navigate back and forth, zoom-in, zoom-out, print, etc but it's not possible to switch to any other webpage than the home page.
  • Added possibility of controlling numlock behavior during boot.
  • Added possibility of enabling incoming ICMP protocol. This is useful when you want to monitor remotely if kiosk is up and running with the help of the ping utility.
  • Disabled DPMS (you can enable it in the wizard) as it's better to keep monitor turned on during kiosk session by default.
  • Added customizable firefox user agent which may be helpful in forcing layouts on some websites which are set to support certain browsers only (like e.g IE6) or identifying kiosk session with an unique string.
  • Added possibility of editing the config file generated by the wizard manually.
  • Added installer to the wizard so it's possible to burn the base kiosk ISO on a CD but install it on hard drive or usb stick after finishing the configuration part.
  • 5) Introduced many changes on the ISO level:
  • Enchanced security with md5sum check of every kiosk component when 'automatic updates' service is enabled. If md5sum wont match the registered value then booting will stop with a message that kiosk has detected an unauthorized access to it's components.
  • Backported multithreaded squashfs patches from kernel-3.13.x to make the kiosk even faster.
  • Updated initrdpxe.xz with firmware which may be necessary to initialize some network controllers.
  • Updated the code responsible for PXE boot which is more verbose now and it should be easier to find the reason of a failure (like http server being down).
  • Removed 'Public Fox' addon and replaced it's functionality with home grown solutions. Porteus Kiosk 3.1 does not contain any 3rd party addon by default to eliminate risk that one day they may get outdated and incompatible with firefox.
  • Added 000-kernel.xzm (split from 01-core.xzm) which should make easier to update/downgrade just the kernel in kiosk.
  • Forced 'copy2ram' by default. Kiosk ISO is very small so should fit into RAM nicely and this feature is needed for 'automatic updates' service to make sure that upgrade process wont be interrupted by the kiosk session.
  • Kiosk ISO content was simplified with three folders only: /boot, /docs and /xzm.
  • PXE boot does not support /rootcopy functionality so this folder was removed. From now on all files must be kept in the xzm modules.
  • Swapped Xdialog messages to dunstify notifications which looks more attractive.
  • Added possibility of rebooting, suspending the PC and restarting X session to the kiosk's shutdown utility.
  • 6) Other fixes and improvements not mentioned here.

New in version 3.0 (March 12th, 2014)

  • Web wizard:
  • Added possibility of shutting kiosk down by pressing a power button
  • Added basic screensaver support
  • Added possibility of setting monitor refresh rate
  • Added support for secondary keyboard layout. Use Alt+Shift key combination to switch between layouts.
  • Added support for setting firefox proxy
  • Kiosk ISO:
  • Added zoom-in and zoom-out buttons to firefox's navigation bar
  • Added up to 60 secs delay before starting wpa_supplicant so drivers have extra time to initialize the hardware
  • Added internet connection watcher which delays opening of firefox up to 30 secs (once connection is established firefox opens immediately)
  • Added missing radeon UVD firmware which was causing unnecessary delay on booting on some AMD cards
  • Added netstat utility for monitoring network connections, sockets, etc
  • Enabled numlock by default
  • Upgraded to: libdrm-2.4.51, libXfont-1.4.7 (security fix), openssl-1.0.1f (security fix), xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.3, xorg-server-1.14.5 (security fix), flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.335 (security fix), openjre-7u51_b00 (security fix)

New in version 3.0 RC2 (February 8th, 2014)

  • Web wizard:
  • Added possibility of shutting kiosk down by pressing a power button
  • Added basic screensaver support
  • Added possibility of setting monitor refresh rate
  • Added support for secondary keyboard layout. Use Alt+Shift key combination to switch between layouts.
  • Kiosk ISO:
  • Added zoom-in and zoom-out buttons to firefox's navigation bar
  • Added 3 secs delay before starting wpa_supplicant so drivers have extra time to initialize the hardware
  • Added internet connection watcher which delays opening of firefox up to 30 secs (once connection is established firefox opens immediately)
  • Added missing radeon UVD firmware which was causing unnecessary delay on booting on some AMD cards
  • Added netstat utility for monitoring network connections, sockets, etc
  • Enabled numlock by default
  • Upgraded to: libdrm-2.4.51, libXfont-1.4.7 (security fix), openssl-1.0.1f (security fix), xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.3, xorg-server-1.14.5 (security fix), flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.335 (security fix), openjre-7u51_b00 (security fix)

New in version 3.0 RC1 (January 8th, 2014)

  • Main ISO is based on Slackware-14.1
  • Dialog wizard has been replaced with more user friendly web version
  • Added support for setting time zones
  • Added support for setting password and view only/interactive modes to vnc module
  • Added support for setting custom ssh port, hostname and netmask

New in version 2.1 (August 9th, 2013)

  • Wizard:
  • re-enabled 'Tab' button when 'disable address bar' option is selected
  • implemented support for IP ranges in 'whitelist IP' function
  • added 'Power saving/shutdown' section to the wizard which allows to switch to one of supported power states (freeze, standby, suspend - availability depends on motherboard/BIOS) or power off PC completely after a period of inactivity.
  • ISO:
  • upgraded to linux-3.9.11
  • upgraded to xf86-video-intel-2.12.13 to resolve font rendering issues on Gen2 Intel GPUs

New in version 2.0.4 (June 5th, 2013)

  • Kiosk ISO:
  • disabled firefox's 'file://' protocol by default
  • enabled '-joliet-long' flag in /porteus/make_iso.sh to allow very long filenames to be stored inside the ISO
  • when 'copy2ram' is disabled then the /rootcopy folder is not copied to the live filesystem but injected like an xzm module, this saves RAM in case large files are placed in /rootcopy.
  • disabled Shift-F5 key combination
  • Kiosk wizard:
  • added support for whitelisting specific IPs and IP ranges. please note that the firewall must remain enabled for this feature to work.
  • added support for re-enabling 'file://' protocol. This feature is needed in cases where you want to display an offline website stored locally. The 'file://' protocol brings a security risk as system config files can be accessed from firefox so please use it with caution.
  • disabled the Shift-F6 key combination but only when a user chooses to disable firefox's "navigation bar"

New in version 2.0.1 (April 10th, 2013)

  • upgraded linux kernel to 3.8.6
  • kernel config: added support for touchscreen devices and 10Gb network cards
  • upgraded Firefox to version 20.0
  • upgraded flashplayer to version 11.2.202.275
  • added the following userspace xf86-input drivers: acecad, aiptek, elographics, mutouch, penmount
  • upgraded all xorg drivers (input, video) to latest versions
  • added drivers for better handling Porteus Kiosk in VMware Player
  • ISO fixes:
  • booting media is kept mounted after boot so ejecting the CD manually is not possible
  • fixed firefox url agent so it won't switch to the mobile version of the websites anymore
  • default ISO is no longer in the 'isohybrid' format, due to the bug described here: link.
  • Note that with this change, the default ISO can still be burned to a CD/DVD, but it cannot be installed on a flash or hard drive. For those installations, please run the kiosk wizard and select an option to convert the ISO to the isohybrid format.
  • Wizard fixes:
  • screensaver is disabled with the 'xset' utility
  • brought back the missing 'set kbd layout' and 'disable firewall' options
  • homepage URL can now contain special characters like '&'
  • added statically linked 'mkisofs' utility as Debian systems have it under different name (genisoimage) and wizard did not work under those systems
  • New features in the wizard:
  • option for shutting down firefox after a certain period of keyboard/mouse inactivity. Caches get cleared and the browser restarts when the user moves or clicks the mouse or presses any key on the keyboard.
  • create a hybrid ISO image, please make sure that your motherboard is compatible with the isohybrid format before making your custom Kiosk ISO hybr

New in version 2.0 (March 11th, 2013)

  • Safety: the kiosk edition can be booted only from the iso9660 filesystem, which is read-only by design (preventing any persistent modifications to the system). Shell terminals and VT switching are disabled. Admin and guest passwords are extremely strong, created randomly and are not known to anyone, even the kiosk creators.
  • Privacy: all personal user data is wiped each time firefox is restarted.
  • Small footprint: the kiosk edition should run well on a PC with only 128MB of RAM (when the copy2ram feature is disabled).
  • Speed: the kiosk edition loads into RAM by default, offering a robust and incredibly fast user experience.
  • zRam choice
  • Enable available swap file
  • Customizable: you can tweak settings, passwords, etc. through our "Kiosk Wizard" tool or make changes manually as the administrator (additional modules and the "rootcopy" folder are still supported in the kiosk edition).

New in version 2.0 Beta (October 9th, 2012)

  • This is the first Porteus release based on Slackware-14.0, with the addition of kernel 3.6.1 and Firefox-15.0.1. This is a 32-bit system which is entirely locked down to prevent tampering with any of the components (including the browser), making this a perfect fit for kiosks and other publicly available web terminals. The ISO is 34MB and contains only the libraries and utilities which are required to launch Firefox. Additional software may bring along security risks and affect stability in a restricted environment which is why we have removed everything else from this edition.