Porteus Linux is a lightweight and portable Linux distribution that is designed to be fast and customizable. It is based on the Slackware Linux distribution and uses the Linux kernel. Porteus Linux can be booted from a USB drive, CD/DVD or hard drive, which makes it a very versatile operating system that can be used on many different devices.

One of the main features of Porteus Linux is its modularity. Users can create their own custom versions of the operating system by adding or removing packages, configuring settings, and customizing the appearance. This makes it a popular choice among users who want a Linux distribution that they can tailor to their specific needs.

Porteus Linux includes many popular applications such as the Firefox web browser, the LibreOffice office suite, and the GIMP image editor. It also supports many different file systems, including ext4, NTFS, and FAT, which makes it easy to work with files that are stored on other operating systems.

Another feature of Porteus Linux is its security. It includes a firewall and supports encryption for both files and network connections. It also includes several security tools such as the ClamAV antivirus software and the nmap network scanner.

Overall, Porteus Linux is a lightweight, portable, and customizable Linux distribution that can be used for a variety of purposes. It is well-suited for users who want a Linux distribution that they can configure to their own needs and that provides strong security features.

Type Linux
Status Active
Home Page https://www.porteus.org
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Base distributions
  • slackware
Desktop Envrionments