Linutop OS

is an Operating System for :
- PC base on Ubuntu XFCE LTS 14.04
- Raspberry Pi base on raspbian

It allows to quickly setup:

Maintenance-Free Desktop

with Linutop Lock

-Internet access via Firefox
-Compatible with standard office
-Easy to customize with additional software
-Ideal for a shared desktop with its secure lock to prevent virus and/or mishap

Internet Web Kiosk

with Linutop KiosK

-Easy to configure web kiosk
-OnLine Catalog for points of sale
-Zero maintenance with Linutop Lock

Digital Signage System

with Linutop KiosK

-Digital signage display
-For Information, orientation, entertainment and advertisement
-Manage multiple screens with Linutop TV

Many other dedicated uses

with Linutop OS

-Mesurement (network probe, temperature)
-Thin client (Company, Production line)
-Based on Ubuntu XFCE LTS 14.4.

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Security - Privacy
The system can be locked (read only mode) with a password, preventing alterations by viruses or other mishaps.
- No virus
- No maintenance
USB key back-up and deployment:
The entire OS can be saved with it's configuration on a 1Go USB KEY enabling mass DEPLOYMENT with minimal effort.
Linutop Kiosk
Linutop Kiosk is an application to set up a secure or restricted Intenet access and/or display
- Full screen web page
- Basic setup for a kiosk
Linutop OS is compatible with all major Internet formats HTML5, Office documents, Video, Images, Ubuntu applications and any bootable Media: Hard drive, USB key, Flash Memory, SD.
Linutop OS is light (700 MB) and requires minimal processing power PC PIII 800Mhz 512Mo
- Fast installation
- Fast to run
Linutop OS is an affordable solution, for a secure desktop, an internet kiosk, a digital signage solution or embedded needs, maximum stability is a major maintenance cost saver.

Pre-installed Software

Linutop Kiosk- Internet Kiosk and Digital Signage

Linutop Kiosk is a software that allows you to set up your computer as Internet kiosk or digital signage.

- Internet Kiosk
This software allows you to select the starting homepage and lock the Linutop on designated websites or block certain websites.

- Display Kiosk for digital signage
This software enables the management of the playlist, including the time and order, and can support JPEG, URLs, and video files.

Linutop Kiosk setup Menu

Firefox - Internet Access

The Linutop comes with Firefox configured with pre-installed extensions to access different web content: Flash, PDF, Microsoft Word,

Excel or Powerpoint documents, etc.

The Linutop can be used as a ready to use Internet access computer.

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VLC - Lecteur Multi Media

VLC is a standard media player able to read a wide variety of audio and video formats: AVI, Xvid, DivX, MP3, MPEG-1/2/4, etc.

In addition to these files, the Linutop can also read audio streams, network radio and webTV, Television DVBT, etc.

The Linutop software has been optimized to watch video files in full screen mode.

The Linutop can be used as a robust and professional multi-media player.
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VLC Media Player

Libre Office - Poste bureautique

Libre Office is compatible with Microsoft Office suite, the most widely used in businesses. You can then read and edit Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents.

The Linutop can be used as a business computer.

Libre Office

Setup your Linutop

With the "Linutop Setup" menu, displayed on start up, you can easily setup your Linutop.

Local settings

All the software is pre-installed in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian.

Translations into other languages are available and can be easily installed.

Display settings

Linutop can accomodate all screen sizes:
15" (640 x 480)
22" / large (1680 x 1050)
HD (1920 x 1080)
MAX (1920 x 1440)

Auto started applications

You can select the application that will be launch at each startup :
run Firefox,
play a video file in loop.
start a specific application
Linutop Kiosk,

This is very usefull, especially for public access.

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Linutop setup - General tab

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Selecting auto started application


Download service

You can download a Linutop OS image with simple or customized configuration for a specific use.

Your system can be installed on a USB key. Then you would be able to restore your configuration from that key.


You can also download a configuration. This allow to setup your Linutop in no more than one click.

More technical details

You can find more details on our wiki: AdvancedUse.

Linutop setup - Services tab


Network settings

Enable Network Manager simplifies the uses of USB wifi keys.

Network configuration access to the standard Ubuntu network windows

By default the network uses DHCP to connect to a local network and/or internet and no action from your part should be needed.

You can choose and save your network settings: static IP address, DNS, Proxy, etc ..

Remote Management

With VNC you can access your linutop from any computer.

Windows Shares

Helps you to set up an access to a shared directory on a Windows system via the network.

You just need to enter the IP address of the Windows unit and the name of the shared directory

Linutop setup- Network tab

Linux embeded system backup
USB Key back-up

System Security

Data persistence

If "user setting only persistence" is checked (default option), all software change, except user settings, will disappear at restart.

If "full persistence system" is checked system changes and added aplications will be stored and will be kept at next startup.

"Linutop Lock Mode " Once customised your system can be password locked. The system become read only for maximun stability and security

More info

You will find more technical details on our wiki: AdvancedUse.

Linutop setup - Security tab

Linutop setup - Security tab

Linutop Kiosk software

With the Linutop kiosk software you can easily setup your Kiosk for web and/or display.

Kiosk menu :

The set-up menu allows you to define the parameters of the web browser including the following: default URL, archives management, maximum number of simultaneously open windows, and the display time of the time out message .

Restrictions :

The restriction menu enables the set up of websites that can be accessed (white list) and websites that are blocked (blacklist).

Display menu :

This menu enables the management of the display play list, including the time and order, and can support photos, URLs, and video files. The playlist can be easily composed by dragging and dropping icons.

Linutop Kiosk setup- Selecting Linutop Kiosk configuration

Adding software

The Linutop operating system is based on Ubuntu, the most popular Linux system.

With Synaptic, delivered with the Linutop, you can access the largest library of free software.

You can for example add Skype, ktorrent (a software to download file) as well as thousands of other applications.


The Linutop comes with drivers for various printers and it is very easy to add new ones.

Resources to check the compatibility of your printers:
- Hardware Support Components Printers.

Wifi, touch screens, etc. ...

Just as printers, the Linutop comes with a number of drivers to connect the Linutop with different devices.

Resources to control the compatibility of your devices:
- On the Linutop wiki.
- On the Ubuntu wiki.

Synaptic package manager


Linutop system is designed to reduce maintenance costs.

Memory usage

The internal flash memory contains two partitions.

A first partition of 600 MB (1) contains the system and the standard software. This partition can't be altered in use.

A second partition of approximately 400 MB of free space is designed to receive user data and additional software.

Changing the operating system

Linutop comes with an operating system derived from a Xubuntu distribution (2). The system is being updated regularly and you can benefit from the latest developments of the open source community.

However, it is possible to replace this distribution by your own: Mandriva, Debian, even windows CE. Your own distribution can be installed on the internal flash memory or on an external device (USB key or hard drive.

Caution: before any significant change please make a backup copy of your system on an external USB key.

Change internal memory

The internal flash memory is installed on a standard IDE connector. It may be replaced by a larger flash memory, or a 2'' 1/2 internal hard disk.

Bios options / PXE Boot

It is possible to choose different options at startup:

- [DEL] to change the Boot priority.
- [Shift] + [F10] to choose and configure the network boot (PXE).
- [F4] to save your configuration.

1) The system is compressed. The technology used is derived from Knoopix system used for "Live" CDROM.
2) The latest version of Linutop system contains a Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron".

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Linutop configuration

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Configuration Editor Configuration Editor (advanced)
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Application Starter Backup & Restore
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Keyboard Configuration Language Configuration
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Network Configuration Wifi Configuration
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Security Configuration Time Zone Configuration

Linutop on the web:

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Firefox Google Street View
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Messenger Google Maps
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Wikipedia Trafic info

Linutop Libre Office:

Libre Office Word Processor Libre Office Database
Libre Office Graphs Libre Office Presenter

Linutop applications and Tools:

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Synaptic Text Editor
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Volume Control Xarchiver
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CPU Info Desktop Tools
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File Manage Partitions Editor
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Picture Viewer Settings Manager
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Window Manager Panel Configurator