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bot
15-05-2011, 02:15 PM
At our school, we want to use our old computers as internet-only computers. Now, is there a way I can make a custom "build" of, say puppy, with just Firefox that launches on startup? I have a GParted disc which launches GParted on startup. I want something like that, as it also has a shutdown menu.

icow
15-05-2011, 02:51 PM
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/need-fullscreen-firefox-on-startup-388526/

http://forums.devshed.com/linux-help-33/launch-firefox-on-boot-315378.html

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/07/ubuntu-open-applications-automatically-during-system-startup/

The Error Guy
15-05-2011, 04:34 PM
what about a build of chrome OS? HexxeH's builds are pretty good from memory

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

mzee
15-05-2011, 05:47 PM
At our school, we want to use our old computers as internet-only computers. Now, is there a way I can make a custom "build" of, say puppy, with just Firefox that launches on startup? I have a GParted disc which launches GParted on startup. I want something like that, as it also has a shutdown menu.

I recommend Puppy Linux. Also contains GParted, Firefox and Thunderbird. Open Office also runs on it.

Puppy can be run from a CD, USB drive or installed on the hard drive. Any PC will do.

Cato
15-05-2011, 05:51 PM
Perhaps one would want to have a play with Suse Studio?

And build something to their EXACT specification, rather than going for something else.

Edit: If you look in Suse Studio's Gallery, you will likely find something that you want. I found this: http://susegallery.com/a/p13UPG/kioskos

No doubt there are many more.

johnd
15-05-2011, 09:56 PM
Like this (http://www.ehartwell.com/InfoDabble/HowTo:_Create_a_boot-from-CD_browser_kiosk_with_Firefox_and_Linux) for example!