Linux: The public version of Lightweight Portable Security (LPS-Public) was designed so that government employees can access data from a public computer without worrying about security violations.
Booting from a CD-ROM and executing from system RAM, the lightweight Linux distro should be safe from spyware or viruses, and since the LPS-Public does not mount to the hard drive of the host computer no trace of work activity is logged.
LPS-Public includes features designed to allow productive use of the Internet and CAC- or PIV-restricted Government websites from home or while travelling. LPS-Public comes preconfigured with a smart card-enabled Firefox web browser with Java and Flash support, Encryption Wizard-Public, a PDF viewer, a file browser, remote desktop software (Citrix, Microsoft or VMware View), SSH client, and the ability to use USB flash drives. This build does not contain any FOUO material or any customised software.
LPS-Public Deluxe adds OpenOffice software, which is a Microsoft Office-compatible suite of office applications, and Adobe Reader, which allows PDF files to be digitally signed.
LPS-Public and LPS-Public Deluxe are free downloads from the US Department of Defense.