[GRLUG] single use computer

Chad Gross chadg at uncleyaya.net
Thu Jan 1 16:46:01 EST 2015

Have you considered a Chromebase? Depending on your time/budget it might be an option since they are pretty easy to lock down.

On Jan 1, 2015, at 3:29 PM, Benjamin Flanders <flanderb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Short version:
> I need a really locked down computer. Like only three websites.  How would I create it.
> Long version:
> Once the company I work for go to paperless paychecks, I will be tasked to get a computer in the lunch room that will only do a few things.  I immediately thought of Linux(of course) but how would I go about locking it down.
> By locked down, I mean it needs to be able to go the payroll website, the 401k website, and the company's google e-mail.  Just those three sites.
> I'm thinking maybe running a browser in private mode only with an inactive timeout(can this be done), with a (most likely) heavily customized distro running from the cdrom.  I have some old xp desktops that this would be perfect for.  I could remove the harddrive add as much memory as they can take and I'd have spare parts if something dies.
> Is this doable?
> Share and Enjoy
> Ben
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