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Webconverger

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


Webconverger is a live, Debian-based web kiosk. It is designed for deployments in places like offices or Internet cafés where only web applications are used. Webconverger maintains a proprietary fault tolerant configuration service with email support to help deploy Webconverger en masse. The service is optional.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 274 (26), 6 months: 294 (22), 3 months: 298 (21), 4 weeks: 301 (20), 1 week: 304 (18)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 1 review(s).


Webconverger Summary
Distribution Webconverger
Home Page https://webconverger.com/
Mailing Lists https://groups.google.com/group/webc-users/topics
User Forums https://groups.google.com/group/webc-users/topics
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://webconverger.org/
Screenshots https://webconverger.com/screenshots/
Screencasts https://www.youtube.com/c/webconverger
Download Mirrors https://dl.webconverger.com/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://github.com/webconverger/webc/issues
Related Websites Wikipedia
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Reviews 12.x: LWN
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-05-19: Distribution Release: Webconverger 35.1
 • 2016-02-20: Distribution Release: Webconverger 34.0
 • 2015-09-25: Distribution Release: Webconverger 32.0
 • 2015-07-30: Distribution Release: Webconverger 31.0
 • 2015-05-25: Distribution Release: Webconverger 30.0
 • 2015-04-23: Distribution Release: Webconverger 28.0
 • 2014-12-22: Distribution Release: Webconverger 27.1
 • 2014-09-18: Distribution Release: Webconverger 26.0
 • 2014-06-27: Distribution Release: Webconverger 25.0
 • 2014-03-20: Distribution Release: Webconverger 24.0
 • 2013-12-17: Distribution Release: Webconverger 23.0
 • 2013-11-15: Distribution Release: Webconverger 22.0
 • More Webconverger releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-11-26 Webconverger gains reproducible builds
 •2016-05-19 Webconverger attempts to raise funds
 • More Webconverger headlines...

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Feature 35.1 33.1 27.1 23.0 16.0 11.2 10.2 9.0 8.5 7.2 6.2 5.9 4.9 3.5 2.39 Feature
Release Date 2016-05-19 2015-11-24 2014-12-22 2013-12-17 2012-12-11 2012-02-08 2011-12-19 2011-10-24 2011-07-13 2011-01-30 2010-06-11 2009-12-29 2009-06-17 2008-10-14 2008-03-27 Release Date
End Of Life                               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 407-407                             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Firefox Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes de, en, es, fi, fr, it, no de, en, es, fi, fr, it, no de, en, es, fi, fr, it, no de, en, es, fi, fr, it, no de, en, es, fi, fr, it, no de, en, es, fi, fr, it, no         Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes zh_CN, ja, kr zh_CN, ja, kr zh_CN, ja, kr zh_CN, ja, kr zh_CN, ja, kr zh_CN, ja, kr         Asian Language Support
Full Package List 35.1 33.1 27.1 23.0 16.0 11.2 10.2 9.0 8.5 7.2 6.2 5.9 4.9 3.5 2.39 Full Package List
Package 35.1 33.1 27.1 23.0 16.0 11.2 10.2 9.0 8.5 7.2 6.2 5.9 4.9 3.5 2.39 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.16 1.0.16 1.0.16 1.0.16 1.0.16 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (61.0.3163.100) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (61.0.3163.100)
cups (2.2.5) 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.3 1.5.3 1.4.4 -- -- 1.4.4 1.4.4 1.4.4 -- 1.3.8 1.3.8 -- -- cups (2.2.5)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.1.0 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.7 1.42.7 1.42.2 1.42 1.42WIP 1.42WIP 1.42WIP 1.41.12 1.41.3 1.41.3 1.41.3 1.41.0 1.40.6 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (56.0.1) 17.0.1 42.0 32.0 25.0 15.0.1 10.0 8.0 7.0.1 5.0 3.6.13 3.5.8 3.5.5 3.0.11 3.0.1 2.0.0.12 firefox (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.3.7 2.3.7 2.3.7 2.3.7 2.2.1 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.13 2.11.3 2.11.3 2.11.2 2.11.2 2.11.2 2.11.2 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 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) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.24) 3.14.5 2.24.25 2.24.10 2.24.10 2.20.1 2.20.1 2.20.1 2.20.1 2.20.1 2.20.1 2.12.12 2.12.12 2.12.12 2.12.11 2.12.9 gtk+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.2)
kmod (24) 18 18 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.7) 4.5.1 3.16.7 3.16.7 3.10.5 3.2.32 3.2.4 3.1.5 3.0 2.6.39 2.6.32 2.6.30 2.6.30 2.6.29 2.6.26 2.6.22 linux (4.13.7)
Package 35.1 33.1 27.1 23.0 16.0 11.2 10.2 9.0 8.5 7.2 6.2 5.9 4.9 3.5 2.39 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.2) 11.1.3 10.3.2 8.0.5 8.0.5 7.10.3 7.7.1 7.7.1 7.7.1 7.7.1 7.7.1 7.0.3 7.0.3 7.0.3 7.0.3 7.0.3rc2 mesa (17.2.2)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- 313.30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.6p1) -- -- -- -- 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.5p1 -- -- -- -- -- -- openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.1k 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g -- -- openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.0)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3 -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.6 -- 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.5 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.2.5 -- -- -- samba (4.7.0)
systemd (235) 215 215 44 44 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.4.0)
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 -- -- -- 7.1 7.1 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4 1.12.4 1.10.4 1.7.7 1.7.7 1.7.7 1.7.7 1.7.7 1.4.2 1.4.2 1.4.2 1.4.2 1.3.0.0 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Version: 35.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-02-22
Votes: 0


Does what it needs to - no more and no less.

Pros: Secure.

Cons: I'd rather it was built on Debian Stable instead of Testing.


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