Porteus KIOSK developers announced release of Porteus KIOSK 3.0, the latest stable release of specialized GNU/Linux distribution targeting embedded systems like ATM terminals.
New release of Porteus KIOSK is result of 3 months of continuous development effort. According to official release announcement, following are major highlights in Poretus 3.4.0.
Added initial support for Google Chrome as an alternative browser to Mozilla Firefox. Please mind that supported features vary between the browsers. Updated UEFI component to support PCs equipped with 32bit EFI firmware. Kiosk Wizard offers a possibility of loading and saving the kiosk config on removable devices. Kiosk ISO can be saved on removable device rather than uploaded to the online storage in case when generated ISO is meant to run on a different PC. System will discover and scale smaller screen automatically in case when second monitor is connected and there is a mismatch in resolution between internal/external video outputs. Optical media formatted with ISO9660 and UDF filesystems are automounted when 'removable devices' support is enabled. Allowed powering off the PC by pressing the power button if 'shutdown menu' feature is not enabled in the wizard. If user has a physical access to the PC case then can force kiosk shutdown by holding the button for 5 secs. Its better to power off the machine gently. Disabled 'search for text when i start typing' in Firefox preferences so kiosk can work with bar code scanners out of the box. Switched to 'ripples' screensaver which looks nicer and does not leave any distortions on the screen when running for longer periods. Custom resolution is set on all active displays and not just the first one. Many other bugfixes and improvements.Continue Reading