How can I lock down an Ubunto 12.04 workstation to use as a kiosk?

Eric_Price
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I have a client with very little money and very old machines, needing to set up some kiosk machines so his employees can access one (and only one) website. I suggested it might be possible to use Unbunto Linux and be able to put something together for him. I downloaded the latest distro of Ubunto with the Unity interface, and began trying to remove all the things we didnt need. Im at a loss on how to further restrict the permissions of the standard kiosk user account I created though. There are some guidelines on the net back when we had Gnome, but what about with Unity?
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERP
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Does this sound like what you are looking for?

http://users.telenet.be/mydotcom/howto/linuxkiosk/ubuntu01.htm

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Yes, though I found that already. It seems to be based on Gnome (which I dont MIND using) but its just a little short on details, and felt like might not be as complete as I was hoping for. Guess if no one else responds we'll just give it a try and and find out.

The instructions are for an older version, and things I use to remember seeing when I toyed around before SEEM to be gone from 12.04. There is no "server" installation, the system is default loaded with a ton of junk (which Id like some guidance on WHAT I can uninstall without breaking the OS), and most importantly the user permissions menu described in the article doesnt SEEM to exist.
How about
http://askubuntu.com/questions/132262/booting-in-kiosk-mode

Though I believe that KSU reference means you need to install KDE.

I think I dislike GNOME3 and Unity about equally at this point. :-)

Also, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/r-kiosk/ should lockdown Firefox for you.

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Those are some great first starts, and I suppose that may be all I get at this point. I'll close this ticket in a couple of days if I dont get an more input. Thanks to both of you

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