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DistroWatch.com: Porteus Kiosk

Porteus Kiosk

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 UTC


Porteus Kiosk is a lightweight Gentoo-based Linux operating system which has been downscaled and confined to allow the use of one application only - the Firefox web browser. The browser has been locked down to prevent users from tampering with settings or downloading and installing software. When the kiosk boots, it automatically opens Firefox to the user's preferred home page. The browsing history is not kept, no passwords are saved, and many menu items have been disabled for increased security. When Firefox is restarted all caches are cleared and the browser reopens with a clean session.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 136 (71), 6 months: 143 (66), 3 months: 148 (58), 4 weeks: 236 (33), 1 week: 265 (28)


Porteus Kiosk Summary
Distribution Porteus Kiosk
Home Page http://porteus-kiosk.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.porteus.org/viewforum.php?f=101
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://porteus-kiosk.org/documentation.html
Screenshots http://porteus-kiosk.org/screenshots.html
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://porteus-kiosk.org/download.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews  
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-05-30: Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0
 • 2016-02-29: Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.7.0
 • 2015-11-30: Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0
 • 2015-09-02: Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.5.0
 • 2015-06-01: Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.4.0
 • 2015-03-02: Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0
 • More Porteus Kiosk releases...


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  • 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 4.0.0 3.7.0 3.6.0 3.2.0
Release Date 2016-05-30 2016-02-29 2015-11-30 2014-12-08
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation -- -- -- --
Default Desktop Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox
Package Management -- -- -- --
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i586 i486 i486
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- --
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 4.0.0 3.7.0 3.6.0 3.2.0
Package 4.0.0 3.7.0 3.6.0 3.2.0
abiword (3.0.1) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.2) 1.0.29 1.0.29 1.0.29 1.0.28
ati-driver (15.201.1151) -- -- -- --
bash (4.3.30) 4.3 -- -- --
bind (9.10.4-P2) -- -- -- --
chromium (52.0.2743.116) 50.0.2661.102 47.0.2526.111 46.0.2490.86 --
cups (2.1.4) 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.4) -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.1) 1.42.13 -- -- --
firefox (48.0.2) 45.1.1 38.6.1 38.4.0 31.3.0
freetype (2.6.5) 2.6.3 2.5.5 2.5.5 2.5.3
gcc (6.2.0) -- -- -- --
gimp (2.8.18) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.24) 2.22 2.21 2.21 2.19
gnome-shell (3.20.4) -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.13) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.32) -- -- -- --
grub (2.00) -- -- -- --
gtk+ (3.20.9) 2.24.29 2.24.28 2.24.28 2.24.24
httpd (2.4.23) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.91) -- -- -- --
k3b (2.0.3a) -- -- -- --
kmod (23) 22 21 21 18
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (5.2.0) -- -- -- --
linux (4.7.2) 4.4.11 4.4.3 4.1.13 3.14.25
Package 4.0.0 3.7.0 3.6.0 3.2.0
lxde-common (0.99.1) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.17) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.14.1) -- -- -- --
mesa (12.0.1) 11.0.6 11.0.6 10.3.7 --
mysql (5.7.14) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.20.3) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (367.44) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u102) -- -- -- --
openssh (7.3p1) 7.2p2 7.1p2 7.1p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0) 1.0.2h 1.0.2f 1.0.2d 1.0.1j
perl (5.24.0) 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.2 --
php (7.0.10) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.7.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.1.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.5.4) -- -- -- --
Python (3.5.2) 2.7.10 2.7.10 2.7.10 --
qt (5.7.0) -- -- -- --
samba (4.4.5) -- -- -- --
systemd (231) -- -- -- --
thunderbird (45.3.0) -- -- -- --
vim (7.4) -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.4) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.18.4) 1.17.4 1.17.4 1.16.4 1.15.0





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