I have to disagree with the comment below that GNOME is the right
choice because GNOME also lacks a decent lockdown policy. You can
lockdown GNOME (with sabayon and pessulus ) but because GNOME consists
of a bunch of not integrated apps the lockdown will not apply to every
setting (you cannot eg lock down Nautilus so users cannot browse
directories on a per-user-basis).
The kde kiosk way is still the way to go.
> Hello Tolga,
> the kiosk-list and the kiosk project seems to be almost dead. Altough the
> kiosk framework is implemented in KDE4.4 in the text based config files,
> but no GUI tool to configure it.
> Kiosk Admin Tool made for KDE 3.x years ago, it is not for KDE 4.x
> The lack of a usable KIOSK (lock down and policy) framework is an absolut
> "show stopper" in the enterprise environment, but I think this topic is
> completely out of the scope of the leading developers. More eye candy, more
> social networking, more desktop search, more and more theme; but nothing in
> the area of a manageable, enterprise ready desktop.
> We sholud have ignore KDE 4.x as a viable alternative in a large desktop
> project (3000 + desktop) due to the lack of a clean, usable lock down -
> policy - remote manageamble framework.
> It is sad to say, but GNOME is the right choice in the enterprise desktop I
> think (lock down, policies and remote acces thanks to gconfd...). KDE 4.x
> is for the home user (eye candy), for the adventurous (like me in an
> enterprise environment) and for netbook users. Maybe it would be enterprise
> ready in the future, but it is not at the moment.
> I recommend to you for reading a blog entry from A. J. Seigo which is
> completely disappointing for me as a BackOffice Services & Desktop
> Management engineer ("we still dont have a KDE4 GUI config frontend for
> " key quest: deployability
> Deployability. Is that even a word? :) I love it for how ambiguous it is,
> even though it's pretty obvious what it probably refers to. So what exactly
> was I thinking about when I put "Deployability" on my list?
> It is a potentially big topic. We could end up discussing user/group profile
> management and how we still don't have a KDE4 GUI configuration front end
> for Kiosk, like that KDE3 KioskTool, to make setting up such systems easier.
> (Side note: good news on the Plasma Desktop front! In KDE SC 4.4 will
> support all the Kiosk keys that KDesktop/Kicker used to respect.) While we
> certainly need something in this category (and had at least one good start
> to it), that isn't what this blog entry is about. "
> Very promising ...
> Have a nice day: Balázs NÉMETH
> Hungary, Budapest
> On 2010-03-04 10:14, Tolga wrote:
> I've just inherited the upgrade our kiosk terminals and so I did. I also
> installed kiosk admin tool, did all the settings, but can't find how to
> apply these settings to the user. Anybody can help?
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