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Dashboards Made Easy

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If you work at an agile shop you probably have seen something like this: You also find a lot about how people create those nice dash boards as a web page, but you almost never find out how to actually build the system that runs the dash board. Basically this is a task for digital signage, but "standard" solutions like Xibo seem heavily oversized for running an internal dash board. All we need is a Linux box running a browser and the screen staying on. As my team also wanted to have a dashboard, I  recently hat to build one and decided to put my effort into an Ubuntu package named  kiosk-browser  that can be found on the ImmobilienScout24 github page. The package turns a regular Ubuntu installation into a web-based dashboard. Now the effort to setup a new dashboard system has been reduced to these steps: Install a computer with Ubuntu. Build or download and install the kiosk-browser package.  Log on as a user and run this command: sudo tee /etc/default/kiosk