Updated 05/24/2011: Click here for the newest kiosk build based on Ubuntu 10.04.1.
Updated 04/08/2010: I have posted the new version of a kiosk build based on Ubuntu 9.10 here.
Updated 03/16/2010: I am working on a kiosk build using 9.10. This should be posted soon.
One of my projects at my current employer was to use Ubuntu as a public kiosk after our Windows kiosks started prompting users for credit card information. After building the image up on a test machine, I used the excellent remastersys project to build an image to use for future maintenance. I am making this image available here.
This is a live CD that is currently built on Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS and has most of the extra software removed, such as the games and unnecessary utilities, and is suitable for both wired and wireless kiosks. Please read on for notes and implementation.