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Default OS to run in a public computer?

So, my uncle is running a new hotel, and he wanted to make a few public computers available for guest to use, just surf the web and stuff...

I asked if he merely want a strip down system that doesn't let you do anything but just surfing the web... he said that's perfect! Like, no installing program, virus or what not.

What I had in mind is an OS like OpenBSD, just install X and Firefox on it, and of course the guest would have to run a non-root user but it should automatically log in and just fire up FireFox.

And maybe mount the whole /home folder on a memory file system, so any FireFox cookies and things would just get flushed every the system is being rebooted...

And maybe a cron job to shutdown the computer every few hours...

OS that I am considering so far are Open/Dragonfly/Free/Net BSD's, ArchLinux, Slackware, Debian... but of course that would depends on the hardware support.

I also have thought of using one of those OpenBSD Live CD made by another fellow member here! But if the guest just takes it out of the CDROM it wouldn't be very fun to burn them all over again... not that it is a bad thing that they wanted the CD, just that it would be annoying.

That's what I am thinking anyway, any opinions, suggestions?
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