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Old 09. May 2010, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Free and dependable Kiosk software needed


Hello;
I am looking for a free, dependable kiosk software that can be run on a single free standing PC.
My searching so far had no success.
Any suggestions are welcome; TIA.
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Old 09. May 2010, 04:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What will be the purpose of you kiosk? There are some open source kiosk linux based softwares.

1. http://openkiosk.sourceforge.net/
2. http://kiosk.mozdev.org/
3. http://webconverger.com/ (This one is free if you can customize it yourself)

Here are some articles on building kiosk OS from linux distributions.

1. http://www.ehartwell.com/InfoDabble/...Create_a_boot-
from-CD_browser_kiosk_with_Firefox_and_Linux
2. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7718
3. http://www.kerkness.ca/creating-a-to...-and-blackbox/
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As was mentioned in another thread, Microsoft offers a solution that works with most versions of their OS called Steady State. You have to download and install some software from MS first, then create some settings and users, but for all your efforts you are rewarded with a rock solid Windows OS environment. The best part of Steady State is that all you do is reboot and you are back to a clean slate. Check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...s/default.mspx
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@Ritho:
Thanks a lot for your suggestions although Linux is the route I have to avoid for this project.
I apologize for the late reply; somehow I didn't get a notification when you replied.
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@Freedog:
I apologize for the late reply; somehow I didn't get a notification when you replied.

Just downloaded SteadyState. If it does only 60% of what MS promises it is what I looked for. Thanks for the tip.
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