Usually you buy a computer, then you usually pay for a Windows OS and you put the program on this system.
What's wrong with that?
- You pay for a computer probably too powerfull for your needs.
- You pay for an OS you probably you will not use for real
- Maybe you must pay for some software to lock windows options to have a better security.
We can use Linux! Linux is free, well supported, and you can control everything you want! And with this method you don't need a powerful computer. A 10year old computer could be powerful enough.
How can we use Linux?
That's my solution! (The solution on the youtube video is good, my way is only different!)
I used ubuntu x64 11.04
Like you I used only basic system then i installed (with all dependencies):
- Xorg is the graphics environment you need to start every GUI programs, there are other programs but I barely know that one so I used this.
- Chromium-browser is the program I want to run, it's a version of Chrome browser, but you can use Firefox, or a special program like a python program you made.
- Slim is a desktop-independent graphical login manager for X11
PS: my username is "media"
#Path, X server and arguments (if needed) # Note: -xauth $authfile is automatically appended default_path /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games default_xserver /usr/bin/X11/X xserver_arguments -nolisten tcp # Commands for halt, login, etc. halt_cmd /sbin/shutdown -h now reboot_cmd /sbin/shutdown -r now console_cmd /usr/bin/xterm -C -fg white -bg black +sb -T "Console login" -e /bin/sh -c "/bin/cat /etc/issue.net; exec /bin/login" #suspend_cmd /usr/sbin/suspend # Full path to the xauth binary xauth_path /usr/bin/X11/xauth # Xauth file for server authfile /var/run/slim.auth # Activate numlock when slim starts. Valid values: on|off # numlock on # Hide the mouse cursor (note: does not work with some WMs). # Valid values: true|false # hidecursor false # This command is executed after a succesful login. # you can place the %session and %theme variables # to handle launching of specific commands in .xinitrc # depending of chosen session and slim theme # # NOTE: if your system does not have bash you need # to adjust the command according to your preferred shell, # i.e. for freebsd use: # login_cmd exec /bin/sh - ~/.xinitrc %session [b]login_cmd exec /bin/bash -login /etc/X11/Xsession chromium-browser[/b] # Commands executed when starting and exiting a session. # They can be used for registering a X11 session with # sessreg. You can use the %user variable # # sessionstart_cmd some command # sessionstop_cmd some command # Start in daemon mode. Valid values: yes | no # Note that this can be overriden by the command line # options "-d" and "-nodaemon" # daemon yes # Available sessions (first one is the default). # The current chosen session name is replaced in the login_cmd # above, so your login command can handle different sessions. # see the xinitrc.sample file shipped with slim sources sessions default,startxfce4,openbox,ion3,icewm,wmaker,blackbox,awesome # Executed when pressing F11 (requires imagemagick) screenshot_cmd scrot /root/slim.png # welcome message. Available variables: %host, %domain welcome_msg Welcome to %host # Session message. Prepended to the session name when pressing F1 # session_msg Session: # shutdown / reboot messages shutdown_msg The system is halting... reboot_msg The system is rebooting... # default user, leave blank or remove this line # for avoid pre-loading the username. [b]default_user media[/b] # Focus the password field on start when default_user is set # Set to "yes" to enable this feature #focus_password no # Automatically login the default user (without entering # the password. Set to "yes" to enable this feature [b]auto_login yes[/b] # current theme, use comma separated list to specify a set to # randomly choose from current_theme debian-spacefun # Lock file lockfile /var/run/slim.lock # Log file logfile /var/log/slim.log
# NOTE: if your system does not have bash you need
# to adjust the command according to your preferred shell,
# i.e. for freebsd use:
# login_cmd exec /bin/sh - ~/.xinitrc %session
login_cmd exec /bin/bash -login /etc/X11/Xsession chromium-browser
# default user, leave blank or remove this line
# for avoid pre-loading the username.
# Automatically login the default user (without entering
# the password. Set to "yes" to enable this feature
You can leave %session on login_cmd if you change the possible sessions in sessions.
And it works not bad at all, maybe i have to fix some stuff with mouse and size of the windows, and last if I close the last tab it goes back to login page, but i don't need openbox!