Sorry for the cross-posting, but I wasn't exactly sure which of the many
linux newsgroups this question belonged to.
I'm writing a java (swing) application for data entry. The users that will
be using the application are not that technical, plus I really don't want to
give them access to anything else in the computer (I know, this sounds
fascists, but believe me, if I were to tell you what the application is it
would make perfect sense to you as well, but think of a kiosk or an embedded
Basically I want to make it so that when they log in the application starts,
fills the WHOLE screen, and makes sure that it stays there until they decide
to log out (from within the application, of course). I want to make sure
that they can't ctrl-z, or anything else.
What do you think is the best way to approach this? What are the sequence of
How secure will the resulting environment be from tampering?
Thanks a lot for the help!!!!
P.S. Some additional information: I was planning to use Redhat 7.1 (it's
just the distro I'm most familiar with), latest jdk (1.3 as of this moment),
swing. Since the application is written in swing I don't think I need gnome
or kde running at all, but tell me if you think otherwise. The resulting
application also needs access to selected hardware connected to the machine,
and network access will only be by a dedicated lan which won't be available
from the outside.