Instant WebKiosk/UB, alias Unrestricted Browsing flavour, is a free operating system designed for web kiosks and multi-user web workstations (cafès, offices, schools, hotels, hospitals, libraries) on standard (even diskless) PC hardware.
It is a “live” (no installation required because it boots from USB keys), browser-only (only the browser interface will show up) distribution of Linux Debian.
Instant WebKiosk/UB is a fully customizable operating system for Internet browsing purposes, which protects privacy: users can modify its settings runtime but after a reset the operating system defaults to original values (except for persistent settings: network, localization and sound configurations persist across reboots) and users’ informations are completely destroyed. Closing browser window also resets system – in a less secure but quicker manner.
It makes use of Google Chromium as default Internet browser and it features audio support, video files support, Adobe Flash support, PDF and images viewing, office files and compressed files support; it features full “i18n” (internationalization) including CJ input methods.
Instant WebKiosk/UB supports printing (plug&print for most common USB printers – network printers need to be manually set) and both wired (with DHCP or static IP) and wireless networks in order to access the Internet. Network parameters, as well as any other system configuration, can be set using an user-friendly web interface.
Supported file types in detail: Instant WebKiosk/UB can read txt, html, xml, gif, jpeg, png, psd, mpeg, mp3, mp4, avi, wmv, wma, asf, mov, 3gp, ogg, ogm, mkv, rm, wav, dts, aac, flc, flv, midi, pdf, csv, doc, xls, ppt, rtf, odt, ods, odp, and zip files. Most common unsupported file types are filtered in order to avoid confusion.
Please note that doc, xls, ppt, rtf, odt, ods, odp and some multimedia files (the ones played by VLC) are available only in the donors’ version.
See download page for free download.