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20 December 2011, 11:46

Webconverger 10 browser-only OS released

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Webconverger logo Version 10 of the open source Webconverger browser-only operating system for web kiosks is now available. This update, labelled Webconverger 10.2, upgrades the Adobe Flash Player plug-in to version and the Firefox web browser upon which it is based to version 8; Firefox 9 is expected to be released later today (20 December).

Zoom Webconverger 10.2 in action
Several packages in the the Debian-derived distribution have also been removed in 10.2 as, the developers say, they "are mostly unnecessary for trying Webconverger", adding that, "it's better to customise Webconverger with your chosen locale than altering the boot menu and then choosing the appropriate dictionary once Webconverger is booted". Additional firmware for Ralink wireless chipsets has also been added.

Webconverger was created by UK-based developer Kai Hendry. His company, Webconverger Limited, sells custom configured versions of web kiosk OS to be used by, for example, banks, medical practices and libraries.

Further details about the update can be found in the change log and the release notes, as well as the announcement blog post. Webconverger 10.2 is available to download as an ISO image from the project's site. Instructions for burning the Webconverger ISO to a CD and copying the image to a USB flash drive are also provided.

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