I'm pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 5.5.0 is now available for download. Major software upgrades in this release include: Linux kernel 6.1.20, Google Chrome 108.0.5359.124 and Mozilla Firefox 102.9.0 ESR. Packages from the userland are upgraded to the Portage snapshot tagged on 2023-03-18. Added a possibility to enable watchdog timer in our systems. Watchdog is supposed to automatically restart the PC when a failing condition occurs. This is useful for unattended deployments, e.g. digital signage. Added support for downloading components and system updates from the server mirrors. The nearest server is determined automatically by the system. The MD5 authentication protocol is now supported in 802.1x wired networks. Added support for storage devices formatted with an exFAT filesystem. Start the X.Org session on tty1/VT1 rather than traditionally on VT7 to avoid flipping between VTs.