Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0 released

Mr Tomasz Jokiel of Porteus project has announced release of Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0, latest stable release of special purpose GNU/Linux distribution for embedded systems like ATM machines, display boards, advertising boards ..etc. This release of Porteus Kiosk combines the effort spent by development team in past three months.

Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0 comes with several bug fixes and security updates. A customized version of Linux Kernel 4.4.11 is used in this release. Also firefox web browser is updated version 45.1.1 ESR and Google Chrome is updated to 50.0.2661.102. Some special URL patterns in google chrome are black listed to prevent possible vulnerabilities.

Following are important highlights of Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0:
  • Added support for setting default microphone in case you have multiple capture devices in the system.
  • Its possible to download screensaver slideshow ZIP archive every X minutes. This is useful if you need to update the slideshow often and want to do this quickly without rebooting the kiosk.
  • Import certificates function has been extended to support also Citrix Receiver certificates.
  • Added 'launch network wizard' applet to the first run wizard which allows to cancel waiting on the connection and repeat network setup procedure.
  • /media location is displayed in the filepicker left side panel so its easier to find where removable media were mounted.
  • Fallback to 'uvesafb' driver for boot splash when native framebuffer driver is not available.
  • Fixed installation on SD cards which broke after switching to the GRUB bootloader.
  • Disabled 'horizontal overscroll' in Chrome as this feature may cause privacy concerns.
  • Many other bugfixes and improvements.
More details can be found in release announcement published in Porteus Kiosk website.

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