I am toying with the idea of building an online banking USB stick for friends and family (all of them Windows users) which they can use to boot a save environment before making their transactions:
- Simple UI (XFCE)
- No applications other than a reasonably locked down browser (Firefox + uBlock Origin) with home banking page pre-configured
- Read only USB stick / RAM only OS (Ramroot)
- BIOS and EFI boot capable
- Nouveau graphic drivers only
- Network Manager to easily setup Wifi or LAN
Now, there are systems like the Debian based Slax Unix already, but when thinking about this some more I was wondering if Endeavour wouldn’t be equally suited?
The usual argument for Debian is that it’s stable, only security updates in-between major releases.
But for my use case the update policy doesn’t really matter because the moment the USB stick is created it doesn’t matter if the updates following the system freeze are security updates or functional updates. The sticks will have to be updated/rotated whenever security demands in either case. So the base OS could as well be a rolling release, a regular Endeavour update instead of just security patches.
Benefit would be that more current hardware will be supported, and the fact that I know Arch better than Debian based, and full control over what’s happening.
What do you think? Am I missing something?