I am running xubuntu on my laptop. i want to block certain programs such as the settings manager and the home directory for the non admin account that i created. i also want to block that desktop user from typing in certain commands like rmdir
i can't find a gui version in xubuntu to do what i am asking. does anyone know if that is possible in xubuntu or how to make that possible in xubuntu? the reason why i am asking is because i want the non admin account to only be used for the absolute basics like surfing the internet, listening to music, watching videos and doing office work. i even want to block the terminal from the non admin account
do you know what distribution of linux i can use instead that is easy for someone use who is not tech savvy and/or idiot proof? i'm starting to think that i am putting in way to much time in to making my system idiot proof. what distribution of linux do you use?
I agree, but if that's what the OP wants to do.... But he needs to be aware that blocking certain commands may break others. If he wants to be really secure he could set up a chroot environment for the user that contained only the allowed commands; but I'm guessing this wouldn't fit within his comfort level.