08 Jun

Linux Distro To Try: Porteus


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 a complete linux operating system that is optimized to run from CD, USB flash drive, hard drive, or other bootable storage media. It’s small (under 300Mb) and insanely fast which allows you to start up and get online while most other operating systems are left spitting dust.
Porteus comes in both 32 & 64 bit and aims to keep on the bleeding edge. It also supports several different languages and the user forum has language sections. Join the community now!
  • Lightning-fast boot time
  • Can be run from USB Flash drives, CDROM’s, DVDROM’s, hard disks, flash card devices, or just about any device you can get your PC to boot from!
  • LZMA2 (xz) compression for modules
  • Changes to the system (customization, downloaded files, browser history and favorites, etc) can be saved persistently to your USB or hard drive, or you can boot into
  • ‘Always Fresh’ mode, and no changes to your system will be saved anywhere
  • Support for dozens of languages
  • A dependency-resolving package manager written just for Porteus, with built-in access to 5 slackware repositories.
  • Porteus-specific scripts for creating and manipulating modules, network configuration (wifi included), language selection, and much more
  • Updated installers for linux and windows
  • “Porteus Settings Centre” which serves as a central location for updating, installing, managing settings, viewing system information, and much more.
  • Graphical Desktop Environment (KDE4, LXQT, MATE, or XFCE)

Download Porteus: http://build.porteus.org/

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