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dot.KDE.org: KDE Kiosk Mode HOWTO

Aug 14, 2001, 18:26 (1 Talkback[s])


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"After two years of working with KDE, we think it is now time to share the results of our efforts to create a restricted KDE as part of our Linux-based thin client project that is now nearing completion. A write-up of our design and strategy is available as well as the patches that we used to customize KDE to our needs.

In a restricted desktop (kiosk-mode), the goal is to prevent the user from:

  • opening a shell,
  • running arbitrary commands,
  • modifying files directly, or,
  • having a view to the filesystem.

the user can:

  • run applications provided by the administrators, and,
  • configure the desktop to a certain degree."

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