Friday, December 30, 2021

Porteus 3.2.2 is Available For Download, Update to Kernel 4.9

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

Porteus is on cloud nine to announce the final release of Porteus-v3.2.2 and Porteus Kiosk 4.2. There have been some major changes in the desktop edition since the 3.1 release including:

  • kernel 4.9
  • pulseaudio
  • eudev
  • consolekit2
  • more complete 000-kernel firmware

Other slackware based changes can be found here.

Four desktops are available at this point: xfce4, mate, cinnamon and kde5. The base modules are a little larger than the previous release but contain a more complete set of packages for all round compatibility. For a lightweight locked down version you should try the Porteus Kiosk version.

Updating certain components can now be done from a console.

  • update-chrome
  • update-opera
  • update-firefox
  • update-palemoon
  • update-chromium
  • update-wps-office
  • update-libreoffice

These modules can also be downloaded from our mirrors.

Additional information can be found in the project’s release announcement for Porteus 3.2.2. 
Download (MD5pkglist): 
Porteus-CINNAMON-v3.2.2-x86_64.iso (272MB, signature)
Porteus-KDE-v3.2.2-x86_64.iso (412MB, signature)
Porteus-MATE-v3.2.2-x86_64.iso (243MB, signature
Porteus-XFCE-v3.2.2-x86_64.iso (239MB, signature).
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