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Porteus 5.0 released
« on: July 05, 2022, 05:13:32 PM »
After a few years of RC's, v5.0 has been released.

https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=10183

As always, this is not a popularity contest in regards to TC.  It is just a different way of doing things, and ALL devs of all distros should be thanked.

Primarily meant to be used from USB stick, however frugal installs are always possible.  Like TC, there are many ways you can customize it, so total coverage is beyond the scope of this forum.

Note that usb-installation notes are in the iso, and are quite simple.

Typically, all that needs to be done is to mount (open) the iso, copy the contents to a usb stick, and run the installer (windows exe and linux shell script provided).

On very modern machines, merely copying the contents is sufficient, without having to run the exe or shell-script installer.  However, since running from usb stick usually signifies portability to a wide variety of machinery, you may want to run that anyway for older machines you may come across.

Persistence on a fat-32 filesystem will eventually need to be set up, or better yet, start out with an ext4 linux filesystem.  A FAQ is provided to help newer users, although like TC, the way YOU decide to format and partition your stick / system is up to you.

Again, this is not a "A vs. B" comparison as to which is bettter, best, or popular as far as my own usage of TC goes.  It is merely different, but the common thread is that a lot of devs and contributors who bring us distributions / tools are what make it happen and should be thanked.
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