OS and UI for a kiosk?

John D Jones III unixgeek1972 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 21:13:09 MDT 2013

On 09/18/13 20:08, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I've been asked to help a company that wants to upgrade their kiosk
> network.  They're currently running Windows XP but they've also created a
> Web Based UI.
> Ideally we just want to present the customer with a fullscreen interface
> and not allow any ability to exit the application without opening the box.
> I'm thinking something along the lines of Android or Chrome would be
> suitable for this, I hesitate to recommend any flavor of windows since
> these kiosks are cash accepting and used to load payment cards.
> Any recommendations?
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I imagine any Linux with selinux enabled or Open/FreeBSD would be a good 
choice. OpenBSD has some killer security settings out of the box and is 
easy to setup and work with; so far my experience with selinux is it's 
difficult to make work, but I'm far from an expert with regard.
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John D Jones III
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