I am looking for feedback and ultimately a solution that can deliver the following.
A Bootable CD that has a version of Linux as the OS.
Can be Fedora, Ubuntu, perhaps PuppyLinux ? whatever gives the "best" user experience. The end users will be generally very basic computer users so the process must be very easy/friendly.
In additional to this will be a web browser (preferably proprietary so it can be modified with graphics etc) so the user can access certain commercial web sites.
The CD startup will need to be branded with a splash screen with graphics I provide. As part of the startup, a small application will check a file on the cd for a serial number, and go to a server to check if it is active. If so, it will run, elsewise it will terminate. I presume this app would be written in C++ ?
All of the above should be provided.
a) boot cd
c) web browser functionality
b) remote serial checking app
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
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