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+ - OS upgrades powered by Git->

Submitted by JamieKitson
JamieKitson writes: The latest Webconverger 15 release is the first Linux distribution to be automagically updatable from a Github repository. The chroot of the OS is kept natively in git's format and fuse mounted with git-fs. Webconverger fulfills the Web kiosk use case, using Firefox and competes indirectly with Google Chrome OS. Chrome OS also has an autoupdate feature, however not as powerful, unified & transparent as when simply using git. bod
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Comment: Webconverger with Java (Score 1) 387

by DraQ (#38299946) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Ubuntu Lockdown Options?

Webconverger is a locked down Debian, that only allows access to a Web browser. Conceivably the Java testing app could be deployed through the browser via their Java browser plugin.

By default Webconverger does not ship with Java, though you can order a customised version from with it included.

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