Can Bike OS (5.7.1): Kiosk Edition

Can Bike OS (5.7.1): Kiosk Edition is a restricted live-cd web browser based on Precise Puppy 5.7.1. The linux operating system and web browser run entirely from a CD. A hard drive is NOT required, and if there is one it is neither touched nor directly accessed by the user.

Click here to download Can Bike OS: Kiosk Edition (5.7.1)
(File Size = 169 MB, md5sum = 7f7ea57da80c600cd74536f7d24dc35d)

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What’s New with Version 5.7.1?

Can Bike OS (5.7.1): Kiosk Edition is an update of Can Bike OS (5.5): Kiosk Edition with a few changes to further simplify the operating system.

5.7.1 5.5
Kernel 3.9.11 3.2.29
Browser Chromium Seamonkey

Newer Kernel for Newer Hardware

Kernel 3.9.11 replaces 3.2.29. It features improved support for newer hardware at the expense of stability and support for older hardware.

Chromium Browser as the Default Browser

Chromium browser replaces Seamonkey as the default browser.

Seamonkey updates are no longer as resource efficient and the interface is becoming cluttered. Chromium browser, on the other hand, requires more resources but it has improved in stability and it features a nice minimal layout.

Web Browser Recommended Hardware Requirements

Chromium Seamonkey
Processor: Intel Pentium 3 / Athlon 64 Pentium 500MHz
RAM: 128 MB 128 MB
Space: 100 MB 50 MB

No Desktop, No Icons, Just a Background

The desktop and its icons are gone as rox-filer has been removed. A light gray background takes its place.

USB Storage Support Removed

Version 5.5 detects and mounts USB storage devices. Version 5.7.1 no longer supports this feature.


Key Features

It’s simple. Can Bike OS (5.7.1): Kiosk Edition is designed around a web browser.

The Menu is composed of five options:

  • Chromium – Internet browser. Browser based on Chromium source code and backed by Google.
  • Connect – Internet connection wizard. Useful if nothing was auto-detected at startup.
  • Eject CD/DVD – Eject optical media. OS will still run if computer has at least 256MB of RAM.
  • Shutdown – Menu
    • Reboot – Restarts the computer.
    • Shutdown – Shutsdown the computer.

Secure Web Browsing

  • Incognito mode is enabled by default. All history, data, cache, etc, are deleted when the browser is closed.
  • A new default browser profile is created every time Can Bike OS (5.71): Kiosk Edition is started.

Can Bike OS (5.7.1): Kiosk Edition is Fixed

No sessions nor data are saved by the operating system. When the computer is rebooted, everything is restored to it’s original state.


Precise Puppy 5.7.1 Remastered

Can Bike OS (5.7.1): Kiosk Edition is a remastered version of Precise Puppy 5.7.1. It would not of been possible to make this without Barry Kauler’s hard work!

In addition, a big thanks goes out to shadower_sc for the excellent guide How to make a Precise Puppy 5.4 kiosk.

Download the Kiosk Edition Live-CD

Click here to download Can Bike OS: Kiosk Edition (5.7.1)
(File Size = 169 MB, md5sum = 7f7ea57da80c600cd74536f7d24dc35d)


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