"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
"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
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