Porteus Kiosk is a free-to-use, lightweight Linux operating system restricted to using the web browser.
Furthermore, the browser has been locked down to prevent users from tampering with settings or downloading and installing software. When the kiosk boots, it automatically opens Firefox or Google Chrome browser to your chosen home page. The history is not kept, no passwords are saved, and many menu items have been disabled for total security. When the browser is restarted, all caches are cleared, and it reopens automatically with a clean session to ensure no trace of history is left.
Porteus Kiosk is a full operating system that replaces Windows or any other OS during the installation. While evaluating our product, we recommend the installation on removable devices or in a virtual environment. When our system goes into production, we strongly advise installing it on a PC hard drive.
Our system can be used as an internet kiosk or another publicly available web terminal in schools, libraries, cafes, hotels, offices, tourist centers, and the like. Another possibility is to use Porteus Kiosk for displaying information, advertisements, pictures, or streaming videos to digital signage deployments. It can also act as a diskless (if booted over a network) workstation in companies that use browsers as their main working tool, such as customer support centers.