Kiosk mode in Internet Explorer can be tweaked and set up better with the IEAK, (Internet Explorer Administration Kit). The thing is, it takes more than a quick browser tweak to get a real kiosk mode app to work correctly. Why can't someone just force-quit iCab, as stated above? (Macs can write an INIT that catches force-quit, i think). Why not just press Ctrl-Alt-Delete on IE or Windows Netscape (Windows programs running without special privledges can NEVER catch these keystrokes; they go directly to winlogon).

To put something really in Kiosk Mode, you need to tweak the OS to be in a locked down, stripped down mode (set your shell to be something different, override the finder, etc). Powerpoint has a similar kiosk mode, but again, it's not meant for people to mess with it. To create a real Internet Kiosk, it takes work in the OS (and i mean ANY OS). Even the revered Linux would need to know to restart Netscape when it dies, a feature that doesn't currently have in the browser.

To call kiosk mode a "joke" is quite naive. There is more to setting up an internet terminal than just turning on your browser and letting it run. The fact that it removes the menu bars and the like is what it is supposed to do. Everything else you can configure. That's one of the great parts of IE. On top of it all it's a COM object, making it the friendliest Internet Kiosk choice (as you can have total control over the browser object), letting you place it in any window you choose, with any constraints (Alladvantage, and other stand-alone banner systems use IE controls).