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Porteus-v4.0rc4 is released!

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 14:37
by brokenman
After a long wait, team Porteus is blithely impelled to announce the immediate availability of Porteus-v4.0 release candidate 4.
Many changes were realized and we would like your help to see how she rolls. You can download the releases at any of our mirrors in the following folders:


This release is larger than the previous releases, and contains more firmware and base packages to aid in a smoother more solid user experience. We have also patched for spectre and meltdown.

Major changes include:
Kernel 4.15.2
Core is based on Slackware current
7 desktop options to choose from! :crazy:
New configuration file at porteus/porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg which replaces the .sgn file and can hold cheatcodes. One per line.
New update-browser feature to update or download your preferred browser (available in GUI)
Support for EFI (using syslinux for both BIOS and EFI boots) Only one config file now exists for both methods: /mnt/sdXY/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg
New Porteus update feature built in to update the base modules
Intel microcode available in boot folder (load with initrd=/boot/syslinux/intel-ucode.cpio,/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz in boot line)

Thanks very much to our inner circle of testers and maintainers that helped to produce this release.

A special thanks to our DEV team fulalas, jssouza and ncmprhnsbl without whom this release would not have happened. These guys supply code and maintain our desktops and do a great job!