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by iCouldaSwore / January 12, 2013 7:10 PM PST

I know this is real simple, but Its kicking my butt.
Can someone please tell me HOW I can restrict a laptop to just ONE website? Would prefer to even take out the Hard drive and just have a CD in it!

Was thinking maybe even a bootable CD - Id even be open to LINUX if someone can help me out.


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Keep in mind this was asked before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2013 11:32 PM PST

I see prior discussions on google. About the Linux angle. There are many web pages on making your own CD with custom versions but again, I have yet to find anyone write a step by step in a forum. It appears that you go get the web page on how to do that and them dive in.

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(NT) PS. Research KIOSK MODE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2013 8:59 AM PST
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I'm Not Sure it Will Work, but...
by RoseMakh / January 13, 2013 5:11 AM PST

I'm not a computer genius and apparently what you want is very difficult to do, judging from replies to similar questions online.

My best guess from what I found is to create a bootable image of Linux on a bootable CD, then boot from that in your harddrive-free laptop.

Here's a video of a guy doing that with Ubuntu Linux. The comments below the page tell you how to create the bootable image and CD.

On the bootable image, you should have Google Chrome installed, with the Whitelist extention installed and set up the way you want it. Whitelist blocks every website except for the one(s) you "whitelist". I don't know if it's a free extension or not, but it's the first solution I came across, so there you go.

Whitelist link from Chrome store:

Like I mentioned before, I'm not a computer genius, and I can't guarantee that a savvy user would be 100% restricted from cracking their way through this setup and into the "I Can Haz Cheezburger" network, but it's the best solution I could find.

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