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DistroWatch.com: Porteus

Porteus

Last Update: Sunday 19 October 2014 07:49 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: 60 (237), 6 months: 71 (208), 3 months: 51 (283), 4 weeks: 58 (287), 1 week: 19 (747)


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 3.x: DistroWatch
2.x: DistroWatchLinux User
1.x: BlogspotLinux Review (Farsi) • LWNDarkDuck
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 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

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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 3.1-rc1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Feature
Release Date 2014/10/18 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop 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 Package Management
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 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual               Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 3.1-rc1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Full Package List
Package 3.1-rc1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Package
abiword (3.0.0) -- -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 -- -- abiword (3.0.0)
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 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 (1.0.28)
ati-driver (14.301.1001) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (14.301.1001)
bash (4.3) 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 bash (4.3)
bind (9.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.10.1)
chromium (38.0.2125.104) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (38.0.2125.104)
cups (2.0.0) -- -- -- 1.5.4 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 cups (2.0.0)
dhcp (4.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.1)
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.42.12 1.42.8 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.14 e2fsprogs (1.42.12)
firefox (33.0) 31.0 31.0 21.0 18.0.2 13.0.1 9.0.1 4.0.1 firefox (33.0)
freetype (2.5.3) 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.4 2.4.4 freetype (2.5.3)
gcc (4.9.1) -- -- -- 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.5.2 4.5.2 gcc (4.9.1)
gimp (2.8.14) 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.2 -- -- -- gimp (2.8.14)
glibc (2.20) 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.13 glibc (2.20)
gnome-shell (3.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.14.1)
gnucash (2.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.4)
gnumeric (1.12.18) -- -- -- 1.10.17 1.10.17 -- -- gnumeric (1.12.18)
grub (2.00) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.14.4) 2.24.20 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.24.4 2.24.4 2.24.4 gtk+ (3.14.4)
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.10)
inkscape (0.48.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.48.5)
k3b (2.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (2.0.2)
kdelibs (4.14.2) 4.14.1 4.12.3 4.10.5 4.9.5 4.8.4 4.7.4 4.6.4 kdelibs (4.14.2)
kmod (18) 18 16 14 12 -- -- -- kmod (18)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (4.3.2)
Package 3.1-rc1 3.0.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 Package
linux (3.17.1) 3.17 3.14.15 3.9.11 3.7.8 3.4.4 3.1.1 2.6.38.8 linux (3.17.1)
lxde-common (0.5.6) -- 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 git lxde-common (0.5.6)
mariadb (10.0.14) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.0.14)
mate-desktop (1.8.1) 1.9.1 1.7.1 1.7.0 -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.8.1)
MesaLib (10.3.1) 10.3.0 10.1.0 9.1.6 9.0.2 7.10.2 7.10.2 7.10.2 MesaLib (10.3.1)
mysql (5.6.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.6.21)
nautilus (3.14.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.14.0)
NVIDIA (343.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (343.22)
openbox (3.5.2) 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (8u20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u20)
openssh (6.7p1) 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 openssh (6.7p1)
openssl (1.0.1j) 1.0.1j 1.0.1h 1.0.1e 1.0.1d 0.9.8x 0.9.8r 0.9.8r openssl (1.0.1j)
perl (5.20.1) 5.18.1 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.16.1 5.14.0 5.12.3 5.12.3 perl (5.20.1)
php (5.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (5.6.2)
postfix (2.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (2.11.3)
postgresql (9.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.3.5)
Python (3.4.2) 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.3 -- -- 2.6.6 2.6.6 Python (3.4.2)
qt (5.3.2) 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.7.4 4.7.0 qt (5.3.2)
samba (4.1.13) 4.1.0 4.1.0 3.6.8 -- 3.2.4 -- -- samba (4.1.13)
systemd (216) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (216)
thunderbird (31.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (31.2.0)
vim (7.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (7.4)
vlc (2.1.5) -- 2.1.2 2.0.6 -- -- -- -- vlc (2.1.5)
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.11.6 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.10.0 -- -- xfdesktop (4.10.2)
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xine-lib (1.2.6)
xorg-server (1.16.1) 1.14.5 1.14.5 1.12.4 1.12.3 1.9.5 1.9.5 1.9.5 xorg-server (1.16.1)


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