New Linutop OS 14.04 for PC

Linutop announced today the latest version of its Operating System 14.04 for PC and Intel NUC PC:

- Linutop OS is an optimized version of Ubuntu XFCE LTS 14.04 including up to date Linux drivers and major softwares VLC 2.1 , Firefox 32, Libre Office 4.2 in the smallest package (< 1GB)

- Linutop Security Lock: The system can be locked into read only mode, preventing alterations by viruses or other mishaps. Its ability to recover its initial state at each startup is key to minimizes maintenance costs.

- Linutop Kiosk software :

-Internet Kiosk: Allows users to configure their homepages in full screen with toolbar or not, setup black lists and white lists to control navigation.

-Display Kiosk: Allows users to configure a playlist of Images, Web Pages, URLs, Video, folders, PDF  and sounds files with an intuitive interface, in order to  display the media in full screen.

Key Benefits Main usages
  • Lightweight : under 850 Mb
  • Easy and fast install : under 3 minutes USB install
  • Safe, user friendly and maintenance free
  • Low minimum system requirements for installation on standard PC allowing to repurpose, recycle older systems
    from older Asus such as Eee PC 4G to the latest Intel NUC
    Bay trail (DE3815TYKHE internal Flash) .
  • Internet Kiosk : Waiting room, hotel, office, hospital, school, and library, Public Internet Access…
  • Digital Signage : Store, restaurant, advertising on point-of-sale display, vending machine, kiosk, museum, public transport, city hall, conference, trade show, exhibit…
  • Multi purpose System : Library, school, shared office, business center, small office, factory…

For more information about Linutop’s operating system, click here.

Linutop OS Internet KioskLinutop OS Internet Kiosk

Linutop Kiosk demo is available for Raspberry PI


Linutop Kiosk is a powerful software to setup a:
- Secure Internet access Kiosk (HTML5)
- Digital signage system (jpg, pdf, mp3, mp4…)
- Multimedia player local or via linutop.tv Security and Privacy for Internet access ( Public access, kids, online catalogue)
This new version features a network remote control for smart phone, tablets or PC allowing: – Selection of a local playlist – Direct display a text message – To select a linutop.tv channel Linutop kiosk is light and can handle a large number of display and/or Internet access needs, with minimal power consumption.
Try Linutop OS Demo for Raspberry Pi.

Linutop 5 mini PC is available!

We’re happy to announce the new Linutop 5, Smaller, silent, energy efficient:
Perfect for secure Intenet acess or silent desktop.

  • Silent (fanless )with no moving part
  • Small ans light (602g 1.3lb)
  • Energy efficient (<14w)
  • Cost Efficient maintenance free with linutop lock.
  • Can be mounted on the back of a  screen (VESA)
  • Room for 2”5 SATA internal hard disk with HD KIT

The new Linutop 5 is powered by Linutop OS 5 , lightweight and optimized Ubuntu distribution 12.04 LTS including Internet and display kiosks for professional uses available for download or on a USB key .

Boot time below 46 s.
The brochure and the quick userguide (pdf) .
The new Linutop 5 is available on Linutop Shop

Magazine of the month : Linux Format



Nice Linutop 4 test in february issue of Linux format UK edition by Graham Morrison

“The new version is bigger and more substantial than the previous ones, but it also feels as if it could survive a nuclear war”

“La nouvelle version est plus grosse et plus solide que les précédentes, mais il paraît également pouvoir résister à une guerre nucléaire”


Linutop Press Reviews

French Press


FrenchWeb.fr – Mai-Juin2011

Blogeee.net – Mai-Juin2011

GinjFo.com – Mai-Juin2011

Silicon.fr – Mai-Juin2011

Clubic.com – Mai-Juin2011

GreenIT.fr – Mai-Juin2011

ITRnews.com – Mai-Juin2011

Korben.fr – Janvier2011

Cyrille-borne.com – Mai-Juin2011

Solutions Logiciel – Avr2010

Programmez – Mars2010

AM – Mai2009

Linux Pratique – Fev2009

PC Expert – Avr2008

PC Expert – Jul2007

20min – Juin2007

Foreign press


Laptops-and-netbooks.com – May-June2011

UMPCportal.com – May-June2011

Automatedhome.co.uk – May-June2011

Nettopreview.com – May-June2011

3dnews.ru – Mai-May-June2011

Arvurimaailm – Okt2006 – fin

Linux User – Jul2007 – de

MB – Okt_2009 – de

Frederic Baille interviewed by Frenchweb

Bertrand, from Frenchweb, recently interviewed (fr) Frederic Baille.
Linutop CEO explains the differenciation of Linutop (hardware and OS) and how it can bring value to Enterprises.

Thanks Bertrand !

Interview then demo at 5′39

(If you don’t understand french, you can view Charbax interview of Linutop in English)

Frédéric Baille, CEO de Linutop from frenchweb on Vimeo.

With Linutop, go green-it !

As Novirent blog pointed out last month (fr), Linutop helps you save money on your Power bills and act for the planet.

Let’s caclulate the difference of cost/year between 2 configuration (for a display usecase for instance):

Assuming 1kWH is $0,10 (see US power average cost),

* Multimedia PC power cost is : $0,10*24h*30days*12monh *160W = $138 /year
* Linutop power cost is $0,10*24h*30days*12monh *8W = $7 /year

Savings are : 131$ a year !

Now you’ll be able to chose the most valuable PC for your money

PS : thanks to Novirent Blog for highlighting this fact !

Other interesting power costs ressources :

Frédéric Baille interviewed by Armdevices.net

Charbax, of  ArmDevices.net just interviewed Frederic Baille, founder of Linutop; followed by  a screencast of the Linutop Kiosk at 4′36

Thanks Nicolas !

Linutop2 in the press (April 2008)

Linux User (April P18 German edition) : “Green Computing auf dem Desktop”. PC Expert (April P34-41 French edition) : “PCs under 300 euros, basket new balance Green PCs,

Linutop awarded The TIC21 price for sustainable innovation 2007!

30th and 31st October, 2007 – Valenciennes

TIC21 was founded with the conviction that new technologies and the information society are major levers in generating a development respecting the people and the natural resources.

With 400 participants, 100 renowned speakers and international specialists, the International Forum is a leading event amongst the meetings organised by TIC21, and its partners. Bringing together businesses, local authorities, institutions, associations, NGOs, the media, universities, researchers and analysts, the TIC21 Forum will produce an unprecedented gathering of different groups.

Linutop on AMD web site


Paris, July 2007

AMD Embedded Solutions.

- AMD 15x 50 initiative for emerging countries and Internet access for all

Linutop is based on AMD Geode LX series.

Geode processors are optimized for low power consumption and low cost while still remaining compatible with software written for the x86 platform wikipedia.

Linutop in PC Expert (Jul/Aug 2007)


Paris, June 21st, 2007
On the cover page:
“Linutop le PC de poche : sans disque dur, avec OS sur clé USB, silencieux et économique”. Linutop a pocket size PC, diskless with OS on USB key, silent and affordable. Inside (P50): A full page gives readers an overview of Linutop energy efficient new technology and its trade-off …