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DistroWatch.com: Porteus

Porteus

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


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: 85 (146), 6 months: 97 (114), 3 months: 95 (110), 4 weeks: 98 (108), 1 week: 82 (121)

Average visitor rating: 6.57/10 from 7 review(s).


Porteus Summary
Distribution Porteus
Home Page http://www.porteus.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.porteus.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://porteus.org/docs.html
Screenshots http://porteus.org/info/screens.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://build.porteus.org/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-12-29: Distribution Release: Porteus 3.2.2
 • 2016-09-10: Development Release: Porteus 3.2 RC5
 • 2016-06-08: Development Release: Porteus 3.2 RC3
 • 2016-05-08: Development Release: Porteus 3.2 RC2
 • 2014-12-09: Distribution Release: Porteus 3.1
 • 2014-11-16: Development Release: Porteus 3.1 RC2
 • 2014-10-19: Development Release: Porteus 3.1 RC1
 • 2014-08-05: Distribution Release: Porteus 3.0.1
 • 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
 • More Porteus releases...

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Feature 3.2.2 3.1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Feature
Release Date 2016-12-29 2014-12-09 2014-08-05 2013-08-09 2013-02-20 2012-07-04 2012-01-08 2011-06-23 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 235-409               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce KDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce KDE, LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt, Xfce KDE, LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt, Xfce KDE, LXDE, Razor-qt, Xfce Trinity, KDE, LXDE, Xfce Trinity, KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- GOffice GOffice -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                 Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 3.2.2 3.1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Full Package List
Package 3.2.2 3.1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.1 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 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (62.0.3202.62) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (62.0.3202.62)
cups (2.2.5) -- -- -- -- 1.5.4 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 cups (2.2.5)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.1 1.42.12 1.42.8 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (56.0.1) -- 31.3.0 31.0 21.0 18.0.2 13.0.1 9.0.1 4.0.1 firefox (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.3 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.4 2.4.4 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.5.2 4.5.2 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.2 -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.13 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.1)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- 1.10.17 1.10.17 -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.24) 3.18.9 2.24.20 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.24.4 2.24.4 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.08.2)
kmod (24) 22 18 16 14 12 -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.7) 4.9 3.17 3.14.15 3.9.11 3.7.8 3.4.4 3.1.1 2.6.38.8 linux (4.13.7)
Package 3.2.2 3.1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 git lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.0 1.9.1 1.7.1 1.7.0 -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.2) 11.2.2 10.3.3 10.1.0 9.1.6 9.0.2 7.10.2 7.10.2 7.10.2 mesa (17.2.2)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.3p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2j 1.0.1j 1.0.1h 1.0.1e 1.0.1d 0.9.8x 0.9.8r 0.9.8r openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.2 5.18.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.16.1 5.14.0 5.12.3 5.12.3 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.0) 5.8.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.0)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.3 -- -- 2.6.6 2.6.6 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) 5.7.0 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.7.4 4.7.0 qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) 4.4.5 4.1.0 4.1.0 3.6.8 -- 3.2.4 -- -- samba (4.7.0)
systemd (235) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.4.0)
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- 2.1.2 2.0.6 -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.10.0 -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.18.3 1.14.5 1.14.5 1.12.4 1.12.3 1.9.5 1.9.5 1.9.5 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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