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

This version, based on an lightweight (750 to 850 MB) and optimized version of Ubuntu XFCE LTS includes the new Linutop’s kiosk software, which simplifies the set up of a secured Internet kiosk or digital signage display.

It also support most of the PCs : resuscitate your old PC with a Linutop OS USB key or in installing Linutop OS on a hard drive or flash memory! prefect for an old XP PC!

Linutop OS 14.04 main features:

- Linutop Lock Security 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 also minimizes maintenance costs.

- Internet Kiosk Allows professionals (Internet cafes, hotels…) to configure their homepages in full screen with toolbar or not, to block certain websites or to lock designated websites.

- Display Kiosk Allows professionals to easily (with drag n drop) configure playlist including time and order and support JPEG, URLs, folders and video files.

Linutop OS 14.04 new features :

- An New Linutop Kiosk ! More compatible
- An update of the main Linux software (VLC, Firefox, Libre Office)
- An update of the Linux drivers

All the mini PC Linutop come pre-installed with the new OS.
Try it => free demo for PC download.
Existing customers can also upgrade using this USB key.
For more information about Linutop’s operating system, click here.
Linutop OS 14.04 online installation is only 79 euros

Linutop OS easy to install on PC

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

Linutop LAMP server

Paris, February 29th, 2012, 11.45am

New Linutop OS 4.0 allows a Lamp Server installation in one click to host a web site.

Linutop Lamp Server can be used as a mini web server, in order to keep personal data in-house.

Linutop LAMP server:
LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. This open source software combination is designed to host a web site.

In just one click your web site is ready to go on your local network, accessible from any web browser: PC, Tablet, smart phone…

Linutop LAMP server Key Benefits are:
- Quick installation (one click)
- Energy efficient Sever (8W on Linutop2) ideal for 24/24, 7/7 uses, designed for minimal processing power.
- Small, Silent (fanless) and robust.

Linutop mini PCs are ideal for mini web LAMP servers; it allows customers to securely share information with minimal maintenance costs. With Linutop OS a LAMP server can even run on a PC from a USB key!

Linutop OS Free Demo is available here! (compatible with PCs).

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”


Happy New Year 2012!

Paris, January 1st, 2012, 00.00am (Just in Time)

Happy New Year !!
Feliz Año Nuevo !!
Ein Gutes Neues Jahr !!
Bonne Année !!
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta !!
ukkig Nieuwjaar !!
Gott nytt år !!
Felice anno nuovo !!
Godt nytår !!


So, What’s New??

- Linutop OS & Linutop Kiosk For Digital Signage Or Secure Internet Access. Try it on your own PC!

- Linutop 4 with ATOM processor (smaller and more energy efficient than the Linutop 3)

- Linutop Kiosk for digital Signage and Secure internet access for public location

- Coming soon : New Digital Signage Service : Linutop TV

Save the snow for the penguin: use energy efficient computing solutions!


Linutop Team is wishing you a Happy Green Year 2012!


Customer Case Study – Vitrilia

Linutop in Orpi agency

Vitrilia, a digital display total solutions provider, specializes in display services to real estate agencies.  The company looked for a small, robust, and energy-efficient computer which would obtain the latest real estate information via an internet connection to display at each real estate agency branch.

It was also important that the computer be low maintenance because technical interventions at each branch location would have been costly.  Finally, Vitrilia wanted a small size computer that would be easy to ship as well as discrete.

After considering a number of options, Vitrilia selected Linutop 2 because it is small, robust, low maintenance, and energy-efficient.  Also, Vitrilia realized that in the long run, the Linutop would be cost efficient because it is built for high security with a re-set feature that eliminated the need for on-site technical intervention.

Another differentiating factor with Linutop was that the initial set-up settings could be easily replicated across Linutops using a USB key, making deployment across multiple units easy.

Today, nearly 1000 Linutop 2 are used in many real estate agencies as part of Vitrilia’s service offering.  With Vitrilia’s service, powered by Linutop, real estate agencies such as Orpi can display up-to-date, tailored real estate ads in a dynamic fashion with maximum security, low energy consumption, and low maintenance.

At last, a cost-effective solution was found!

For more information about Vitrilia, visit www.vitrilia.com.

Cas concrêt Linutop : l’affichage dynamique par Vitrilia

Linutop in Orpi agency

Vitrilia est un fournisseur de solutions d’affichage dynamique dédiées aux agences immobilières.

Pour satisfaire sa clientèle, l’entreprise a besoin d’un ordinateur compact, silencieux et économe en énergie afin de diffuser les dernières informations du secteur simultanément dans plusieurs agences et ce durant les heures du jour et de la nuit sans intéruption.

La maintenance d’un réseau dispersé est toujours coûteuses. Le produit idéal devait donc être fiable et robuste pour fonctionner sans entretien particulier et être facile à installer.

C’est ainsi que Vitrilia a sélectionné le Linutop 2 pour sa compacité, sa robustesse et sa discrétion en fonctionnement. Après 3 années d’utilisation, le Linutop est très rentable sur le long terme de par sa faible consommation et sa faible nécessité de maintenance.

En effet, des fonctionnalités de sécurisation, de réinitialisation et de déploiement du système, minimisent le recours à l’intervention sur site de par leur simplicité de mise en oeuvre.

Par exemple, le déploiement de la configuration d’un poste vers d’autres machines Linutop s’effectue via une simple clé USB, rendant ce processus particulièrement rapide.

Aujourd’hui près de 1000 Linutop 2 fonctionnent au sein d’agences immobilières de tout le pays, parfaitement intégrés aux services de Vitrilia.

C’est donc grâce à ces services portés par la technologie de Linutop, que de grands réseaux d’agences tels que Orpi (photo ci-contre) peuvent diffuser des annonces immobilières personnalisées en temps réel, tout en garantissant un haut niveau de fiabilité et une facture globale peu élevée.

Enfin une solution économique pour de l’affichage dynamique !

Pour plus d’information sur Vitrilia, consultez www.vitrilia.com.

Set up Linutop in 5 Minutes

Just because Linutop is based on Linux, it doesn’t mean it’s difficult to configure. In fact, the little machine comes with a custom Linutop Setup applet which allows you to configure virtually every aspect of the system in a matter of minutes. By default, the applet starts automatically, but you can also launch it manually at any time by choosing Applications -> Setup -> Linutop Setup.

The Linutop Setup applet’s window is divided into four main sections: General, Network, Advanced, and Security. Besides the Language, Keyboard, and Time zone settings, you can use the General section to configure display settings. Usually, Linutop does a good job of detecting the correct display size and resolution. But if it has problems detecting the display’s properties correctly, you can select the appropriate item from the Display size drop-down list. The General section also allows you to configure autostart options, which can be useful in many situations. For example, you can configure Linutop to bypass the full graphical desktop environment and launch only a specified URL in the default Web browser. This can come in particularly handy if you want to use Linutop as a simple Web station. To do this, press the Configure autostarted applications button, select Web Page from the Select an item drop-down list, and tick the Start only this application check button. Tick then the Start with this URL or file check box and enter the desired URL.

As you might have guessed, the Network section lets you configure wireless and wired interfaces as well as a modem connection. If you are using the built-in Ethernet connection, Linutop does all the donkey work for you. However, if you still need to tweak some settings (e.g., define a static IP address instead of the default DHCP option), press the Configure your network button, select Ethernet connection, and press Properties. In a similar manner, you can configure a wireless interface. Choose Wireless Connection from the list of available connections, press Properties, and fill out the required fields.

If you are using Linutop in a mixed environment and you want to access documents and files stored on a Windows machine, you can use the Windows shares subsection to easily add shared folders. Simply press the Add button and type the IP address of the Windows machine in the Host field. Enter then the user name and password required for accessing the Windows share and press OK.

The Advanced section sports a couple of rather useful features. As the name suggests, the Backup/Restore button allows you to back up and restore the entire system in just three simple steps: press the button, select the destination drive, and press the Apply button. When you shut down Linutop it by default saves only the user settings. So if you install an application and then reboot Linutop, the system will return to its original state. This may sound like a nuisance , but this feature can be useful in situations where you don’t want other users to mess with the system. But what if you want to install additional applications? Select the full persistent system option in the Data persistence subsection, and Linutop will from now on save all your settings and applications.

The Remote access subsection lets you easily enable and configure the remote access service, so you can connect to your Linutop and control it from another machine on the network or via the Internet. Press the Configure the remote access service button, and tick the Automatically start the server check box, so that the service starts automatically when you turn Linutop on. If you want to protect Linutop from unauthorized access (which is a very good idea), tick the Request a password check box and specify the desired password. To let users view the Linutop desktop but not control it, tick the Connected users can only view the desktop check box. Finally, tick the Allow multiple connections check box if you want to allow more than one user to access Linutop. Press the Start button, and you can then access Linutop remotely.

You can use Linutop not only as a desktop machine, but also as a server. Install, for example, Samba software on it, plug in an external USB hard disk, and you can use Linutop as a nifty file server. In this case, Linutop doesn’t need the full graphical desktop environment, and you can disable it by ticking the Don’t start Xorg check box in the Misc subsection.

If you plan to use Linutop as a public terminal, the Security section allows you to lock the machine, so no one can modify the system (except the administrator, of course). To do this, simply tick the Use the Linutop lock check box, and specify the desired administrator password.

Thanks to the Linutop Setup applet, configuring your Linutop machine is a pretty straightforward process that doesn’t require a lot of time or particular Linux skills. Using easy-to-understand options available in the Linutop Setup applet, you can configure the tiny machine in virtually no time.

Turn Your Linutop into a Nifty VNC Client

While Linutop is not designed to run heavyweight applications, you can relegate the most demanding computer tasks to a more powerful desktop machine or server and use Linutop to run applications remotely. This solution (often called the server/thin client model) allows you not only to use demanding applications on your Linutop, but also lets you access files and documents stored on a remote machine. This means, for example, that you can easily access documents and applications on your computer at the office using Linutop at home.

To do all that, you have to install and configure a VNC server on your desktop computer, and set up a VNC client on your Linutop. VNC is a protocol that allows you to control a remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it. And if you run a VNC session in full screen on your Linutop, it’s almost impossible to tell that you are controlling a remote machine. VNC is not the fastest system of its kind, but it is very easy to configure and straightforward in use. And if you run it on your home network, it is fast enough for most tasks.

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