bill - 8:08 am on Aug 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
A local pub asked me for help setting up a PC for them. This is a machine that sits on the bar and is used by patrons.
Windows is one option, but I wondered if there might also be a good Linux alternative.
They don't want patrons altering the machine, installing software, or otherwise irreparably messing it up. It's really just a web surfing box. Also, it's got to be easy enough for them to maintain and keep reasonably updated without requiring an IT person. The more automated the better.
Years ago I would have simply suggested Windows SteadyState, which was great for internet cafes, libraries, etc. That's no longer supported so I'm forced to look elsewhere.
One idea was to simply run a Linux boot disk as the OS and tape the CD-ROM drive shut. That would eliminate tampering to a degree, but would probably be slow.
Any tamper-proof Linux suggestions?