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Minimalist kiosk distro revs to Ubuntu 10.04 foundation

Oct 01, 2010, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Linutop released version 4.0 of a Ubuntu Linux-based distro optimized for kiosk applications on small, energy-efficient fanless PCs, including legacy 386-based PCs and the company's own mini-PCs. Linutop OS 4.0 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 ("Lucid Lynx"), has a 700MB footprint, is available in a bootable USB key, and offers a variety of display and security features, says the company.

"Available for 79 Euros ($107), either as a download or on a bootable USB key (pictured), Linutop OS 4.0 also comes pre-installed on the company's compact Linutop 2 and Linutop 3 computers (see farther below).

"Although the OS can be used as a stripped-down desktop OS for older computers, including 80386 systems, it is primarily aimed at specialty usage such as secured public Internet kiosk access, digital signage, network monitoring, thin clients, virtualized desktops, and mini-server applications, says Paris-based Linutop."

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