kiosk distrubutions

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    kiosk distrubution

    so far i know is LPS and Webconverger

    after them i find fedora/redhat linux by default most secure

    firewall enable by default

    ssh disable by default

    selinux enable by default

    comment please
     
  2. NormanF

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    ChromeOS can be considered a kiosk distribution. Nothing runs on it except a browser and "in the cloud" applications.
     
  3. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    where can i download google chrome OS link please :rolleyes:
     
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    hi
    Kiosk distros are interesting for schools, libraries or internet caffee for instance.
    Even if they are often secure by default.
    LPS is a security focused distribution, not a kiosk one.
    Chrome OS, as far as i know is available only as an embeeded OS on Chromebooks http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/
    The OS turned to Chromium open source OS http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os
    As a more easy to try kiosk solution, Cr OS Linux appears more interesting
    http://getchrome.eu/
    As Linux world is a rich world, can also be mentioned Browser Linux, InstantWebkiosk or Xpud.

    http://www.browserlinux.com/
    http://www.binaryemotions.com/webkiosk-os/
    http://www.xpud.org/

    Linux kiosks are a little bit popular now in France with Linutop
    http://www.linutop.com/solutions.en.html

    And there is of course ways for each one to build his own kiosk, if we consider that Firefox for instance can be customised with specific add-ons like RKiosk https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/search/?q=kiosk&appver=&platform=

    But if the goal is to reach a high level of security, then this requires more than a simple kiosk...

    Rgds
     
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    mack_guy911, are you just looking in general or after a specific configuration ?

    Its very easy to configure most distros to launch one specific app as the xsession, auto login, disable extra tty etc.

    You could have /home mounted read only or if you want a functioning general purpose desktop then you could do what livecds do and configure the system to utilise tmpfs and mount /home to it so that nothing from the user is written to disk.

    Cheers, Nick
     
  6. mack_guy911

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    i am looking for something safe for using on public computers something like LPS

    not for anonymity just safe surfing for old people :)
     
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