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Linux.com: Linux-Based LiveKiosk Offers Low-Cost Browsing

Oct 01, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"What connects bikers thousands of miles away from home, customers waiting for a tire change, and technology conference attendees? All of them can check their email and surf the 'Net for free, with the help of Linux-based LiveKiosk.com.

"LiveKiosk produces a thin client Linux distribution and administrative interface, called EZWebPC, with a locked-down browser. Clients boot off the CD-ROM, eliminating the need for a local operating system or hard drive. It loads the browser with a custom configuration that will highlight a single site or allow the user access to the entire Internet, as long as a broadband connection is available. Because the system runs from the network and a CD-ROM, no local operating system or hard drive is required..."

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