froscon2009 - 1.0

Free and Open Source Software Conference

Geerd-Dietger Hoffmann
Tag Day 2 (2009-08-23)
Raum HS3
Beginn 15:15
Dauer 01:00
ID 369
Veranstaltungstyp Vortrag
Track Operating Systems
Sprache der Veranstaltung englisch

Centos as a kiosk

An overview of the different possibilities

The different possibilities how to make CentOS kiosk systems, a short look at the hardware. The different ways are presented and compared which is better for wich situation.

CentOS as a kiosk operating system. Many ways lead to success. An overview of three possibilities will be explained looking at the hardware requirements and the software, each with their advantages and disadvantages.

Termininal login with a thinclient, however this method requires specialized hardware, specialized software and high investment costs, it is still used in larger enterprises, but not necessary the best solution.

A remote disk solution using gPXE, requiring no hard disk on the client side, an advantage is central administration, a very big disadvantage is the need to invest in high performance networking.

A ramdisk with the home directory using simple scripts, requires no special hardware and each kiosk runs on it's own and can be customized. For large solutions this can be too difficult to maintain.