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Porteus

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


Porteus is a fast, portable and modular live CD/USB medium based on Slackware Linux. The distribution started as a community remix of Slax, another Slackware-based live CD, with KDE 3 as the default desktop for the i486 edition and a stripped-down KDE 4 as the desktop environment for the x86_64 flavour. The lightweight LXDE is available as an alternative desktop environment.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 63 (223), 6 months: 69 (220), 3 months: 101 (134), 4 weeks: 103 (118), 1 week: 92 (131)


Porteus Summary
Distribution Porteus
Home Page http://www.porteus.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.porteus.org/
Documentation http://porteus.org/docs.html
Screenshots http://porteus.org/info/screens.htmlLinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://build.porteus.org/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2.0: DistroWatchLinux User
1.1: BlogspotLinux Review (Farsi)
1.0: LWNDarkDuck
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Recent Related News
 • 2014-03-11: Distribution Release: Porteus 3.0
 • 2014-02-07: Development Release: Porteus 3.0 RC2
 • 2013-12-24: Development Release: Porteus 3.0 RC1
 • 2013-08-09: Distribution Release: Porteus 2.1
 • 2013-07-10: Development Release: Porteus 2.1 RC2
 • 2013-06-05: Development Release: Porteus 2.1 RC1

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 3.0-rc2 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0
Release Date 2014/02/07 2013/08/09 2013/02/20 2012/07/04 2012/01/08 2011/06/23
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation -- -- -- -- -- --
Default Desktop KDE, LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt, Xfce KDE, LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt, Xfce KDE, LXDE, Razor-qt, Xfce Trinity, KDE, LXDE, Xfce Trinity, KDE KDE
Package Management XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ
Office Suite -- -- GOffice GOffice -- --
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- --
Multilingual            
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.0-rc2 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0
Package 3.0-rc2 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0
abiword (3.0.0) -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1
ati-driver (14.10.1006) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.3) 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1
bind (9.10.0-P2) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (36.0.1985.125) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (1.7.4) -- -- 1.5.4 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6
dhcp (4.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.42.11) 1.42.8 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.14
firefox (31.0) 24.2.0 21.0 18.0.2 13.0.1 9.0.1 4.0.1
freetype (2.5.3) 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.4 2.4.4
gcc (4.9.1) -- -- 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.5.2 4.5.2
gimp (2.8.10) 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.2 -- -- --
glibc (2.19) 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.13
gnome-shell (3.12.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.17) -- -- 1.10.17 1.10.17 -- --
grub (2.00) -- -- -- -- -- --
gtk+ (3.12.2) 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.24.4 2.24.4 2.24.4
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.48.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (2.0.2) -- -- -- -- 2.0.2 2.0.2
kdelibs (4.13.3) 4.11.4 4.10.5 4.9.5 4.8.4 4.7.4 4.6.4
kmod (18) 15 14 12 -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (4.2.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
Package 3.0-rc2 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0
linux (3.15.6) 3.12.4 3.9.11 3.7.8 3.4.4 3.1.1 2.6.38.8
lxde-common (0.5.5) 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 git
mariadb (10.0.12) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.8.1) 1.7.1 1.7.0 -- -- -- --
MesaLib (10.2.4) 10.0.2 9.1.6 9.0.2 7.10.2 7.10.2 7.10.2
mysql (5.6.19) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.12.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (340.24) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.5.2) 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2
openjdk (7u40) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (6.6p1) 6.4p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.8p1
openssl (1.0.1h) 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1d 0.9.8x 0.9.8r 0.9.8r
perl (5.20.0) 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.16.1 5.14.0 5.12.3 5.12.3
php (5.5.15) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (2.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.4.1) 2.7.5 2.7.3 -- -- 2.6.6 2.6.6
qt (5.3.1) 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.7.4 4.7.0
samba (4.1.9) 4.1.0 3.6.8 -- 3.2.4 -- --
systemd (215) -- -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (31.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (7.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.1.5) 2.1.2 2.0.6 -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.11.1 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.10.0 -- --
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.16.0) 1.14.5 1.12.4 1.12.3 1.9.5 1.9.5 1.9.5


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