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"It is always interesting to see how and where Linux is used within the wider community, especially where the general public are concerned. Indeed, it is quite often the case for public libraries to use a batch of computer terminals to offer a portal via their own intranet so that they can do searches for books, renew overdue books, etc.

"However, ensuring that those terminals only provide that specific service can be something of a challenge. Because they're public-facing terminals, their functionality is likely to be limited to a specific subset of the available applications. Ensuring that these applications are the only ones the user of the terminal sees, along with making sure that no other application is accessible unless it's explicitly needed in such a way that it doesn't break the system can be an interesting task, to say the least..."

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