from the limited-use-for-people dept.
"The idea of setting up browser-only kiosks on i386 PCs has at least entered the minds of some IT people I know at my institution. The idea is to have machines that boot to a browser session without requiring any login, and respawn this session when rebooted or reset (by zapping an X session or closing the browser). Of course it would be nice if such machines were as secure as possible, with the Windows PCs that currently provide these services leaving some room for improvement in this respect.
The idea has not yet been *seriously* floated, so it seemed like a good time to pick the brains of deadly readers and see if someone already has the detailed solution to this problem worked out. I think a 'proof of concept' demo machine might at least help advance the idea beyond 'wild suggestion' to 'take under consideration'."