Default Ubuntu applications

Jan Claeys lists at
Sat Mar 6 19:51:59 GMT 2010

Op woensdag 03-03-2010 om 19:36 uur [tijdzone +0800], schreef Chan Chung
Hang Christopher:
> Jan Claeys wrote:
> > Op woensdag 03-03-2010 om 09:39 uur [tijdzone +0800], schreef
> > Christopher Chan:
> >> GNOME and KDE4 have nothing near what you can get with KDE3 +
> >> kiosktool. 
> > 
> > We've been having fun with some people here in ubuntu-be to find methods
> > around kiosktool restrictions lately...  ;)
> If them grade school kiddies are that smart, I'll be toast. :-O

Actually, if they know a little bit of python, they can get around a lot
of kiosktool restrictions (e.g. lots of applications allow you to use
python to extend them, and it's quite simple to start whatever
application from inside python).

> > 
> > It's certainly a useful tool, but there is no way it replaces an admin
> > who monitors everything & updates desktop security policies if needed.
> ???
> I am not sure that we are on the same page here...
> Different links, different menus and so on...not necessarily lockdown 
> you know... 

Different links & some limited lockdown can be done with some of the
GNOME tools like sabayon & pessulus and/or with custom scripts, but I
guess maybe kiosktool has a nicer GUI for that?

Jan Claeys

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