April 5, 2006
Following this information
it is quite easy to replace the windows explorer.exe with for example a kiosk.bat from which you could start Firefox or whatever tools you want to be running in ‘kiosk mode’.
Some additional reg hacks make sure the taskmanager is disabled. Setting some file permissions makes sure the file system can’t be tampered with.
Obviously this is still a very insecure system. But it fits my needs for setting up a laptop in kiosk mode for a small espresso bar around the corner.. The bar, btw, is highly recommended: www.trescabezas.de If you should ever be in the east part of Berlin, drop by. I’ll probably be around.. :)