Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm a web developer and I'm looking for the best stripped-down linux experience that provides a full-screen experience for touch screens. I'll be looking for:

  • a robust experience that stops people loading up porn or logging out
  • booting from USB, CD, HDD or all three if possible
  • remote admin (probably via VPN)
  • complete screensaver and power-save control
  • the ability to hide cursors
  • an onscreen keyboard, usually web-based for the customer but a native version for admin
  • the ability to autorun 3D fullscreen apps such as Blender games
  • possibly multi-touch functionality in the future but this isn't a deal-breaker

My favourite options at the moment are:

This kiosk project looks worth using too.

Could I get some recommendations for the best configuration please? Thanks

share|improve this question
    
A bit late, but have you looked at Arch Linux? It's about as stripped as you can get, and the killer package manager and user script repository might have things you're looking for. –  Blender Sep 30 '11 at 3:43
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

You might be interested in JWZ's kiosk hack - at the very least, it's an interesting read.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks. Looks very interesting. I'll have a read. –  rstage May 7 '11 at 10:58
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.