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I am looking for a way to boot Linux directly into my Adobe Air desktop application. I don't want the machine to be able to do anything else beside running my application, except for being able to shutdown and restart the machine.

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there probably isn't such distribution but you can costumize one that will do just that. –  blogger Dec 29 '12 at 5:29
If you have a good tutorial about how to do it, it would be really nice! –  Ali Syed Dec 29 '12 at 11:30

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From scratch, this is one approach:

  1. Go for a distribution like Gentoo, which is all about customization.

  2. Install the X server, alongside Adobe Air (will require some Googling).

  3. Enable the "xdm" init script (rc-update add xdm default).

  4. Update the ~/.xinitrc file and place your Adobe Air application into it.

If you want to spare yourself out some time, you could look into how to change your current distro to do what you want; it'll involve changing your upstart / openrc / systemd to not boot into a DM or TTY but instead boot into an X session, how to do that depends on which one you use...

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I have a computer with no operation system. I am going to start fresh and install Linux on it. I want this computer to be only used for my AIE Application. I am thinking something like ClearOS, which boots directly in a web front end –  Ali Syed Dec 29 '12 at 11:26

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