Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0

  • Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0, a single-purpose, Gentoo-based Linux distribution designed for web kiosks and limited to web browsing with Firefox or Google Chrome: “I am pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 5.1.0 is now available for download. Major software upgrades in this release include: Linux kernel 5.4.70, Google Chrome 85.1.4183.121 and Mozilla Firefox 78.3.1 ESR. Packages from the userland are upgraded to portage snapshot tagged on 20201004. Short changelog for 5.1.0 release: silent printing feature is available again for the Firefox browser after Mozilla developers fixed the bug which we have reported to them; it’s possible to wipe the guest’s home folder from the persistent partition using the ‘persistence=wipe’ parameter in remote kiosk config; enabled microphone and webcam redirection for the Citrix Workspace sessions by default; disabled ‘irc://’ and ‘ircs://’ handlers for the Firefox browser which in certain circumstances could allow an attacker to unlock default browser profile and run other applications in kiosk…” Continue to the release announcement for further details. Download (MD5, pkglist): Porteus-Kiosk-5.1.0-x86_64.iso (111MB), Porteus-Kiosk-Cloud-5.1.0-x86_64.iso (111MB), Porteus-Kiosk-ThinClient-5.1.0-x86_64.iso (135MB), Porteus-Kiosk-Server-5.1.0-x86_64.iso (112MB).

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