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What OS to use, or build myself, to just show a browser after starting up?

What OS to use, or build myself, to just show a browser after starting up?

I was reading about Linux and found out that you can apparently custom build your own operating system.

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Guest [Entry]

"You want Google's Chrome OS once it comes out.

But you can do that with most Linux distributions... it's called Kiosk mode. You'll have to be careful about hardware."
Guest [Entry]

"There have been a number of projects and ""howto""s that I've seen over the years that have this aim. http://kiosk.mozdevdotorg/ is the first Google hit for ""linux kiosk"" that looks up-to-date at first glance (Firefox 3.6 gets a mention in the Wiki) so that might be a good place to start.

Rolling your own Linux distro would be an interesting learning experience, and creating a browser based kiosk setup is a good example to try (as it'll be less complicated than creating a full desktop setup), though this is certainly not something I would recommend you do for a real use until you done it ""to play"" a couple of times - there is a lot to take in first time if your technical Linux experience is currently low so getting it right could take quite some time+effort."