Porteus v2.1.1 Kiosk Edition is released!

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Porteus v2.1.1 Kiosk Edition is released!

Post#1 by fanthom » 14 Oct 2013, 14:08

The Porteus Community is pleased to present Porteus Kiosk Edition Version 2.1.1

This distribution release includes bug fixes, software updates and new features. At a mere 40 megabytes, the Porteus Kiosk Edition ISO includes just the libraries and utilities required to run Firefox in a secure environment, making this a perfect fit for kiosks and other web terminals. You can also download our updated kiosk wizard, which automates the customization process while keeping the Kiosk edition locked down and secure.

Here's our changelog from v2.1 to 2.1.1:

New Features in Kiosk Wizard:

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- added java extension (containing java web plugin) allowing to run java applets in kiosk
- added ssh extension, please make sure that you set strong 'root' and 'guest' passwords through the wizard before enabling this option
- added vnc extension allowing to monitor what's happening on the kiosk's screen (view only mode), default vnc password is 'PorteusKiosk' and can be changed manually in 009-x11vnc-extension.xzm/root/.vnc/passwd file
- added support for setting screen brightness (useful for laptops/touchscreens)
Wizard Upgrades/Fixes:

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- replaced 'firefox shutdown' with 'firefox restart' function, please note that firefox is restarted only when user has done some prior keyboard/mouse activity. This is to avoid restarting firefox blindly every 'x' minutes (this way we can save some CPU power)
- upgraded flash player to version
Upgrades and Fixes to the ISO:

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- upgraded to kernel-3.11.5 and kernel-firmware-20130912git
- kernel config: recompiled with devpts (for ssh access), RTC (for scheduled operations), and backlight support
You can download the ISO and the Wizard from the Kiosk download page:

For more information on installing and customizing Porteus Kiosk Edition, please visit the Kiosk FAQ:
FAQ link

Thanks for using Porteus!
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