Originally posted by davecs
I like Knoppix, it's a great rescue system for both Linux and Windows, but last night I tried PClinuxOS and it is stunning as a Live CD, so I have voted for it.
Still a problem installing it, so I cannot yet endorse that aspect of it ...
Sad git, quoting myself, but I will anyway:
The PClinuxOS CD I burned was faulty, for some reason it would load as a live CD but would not install properly. No I can't work it out either.
I burned a fresh CD and installed this distro in my experimental partition. Wow!
This has to be the best binary-based distro ever. It's easier to setup than Mandrake, it detects hardware both as a live CD and to install with the minimum of fuss (no changing colours and rotating lines like Knoppix) it looks cool where Knoppix's wallpaper is intrusive, its menus are easily understood and logically laid out, it runs glxgears on my computer as quickly as Gentoo and a little faster than Mandrake, it loads OpenOffice (when installed) from cold in 6 seconds, and subsequently in 4, OK there are one or two little quirks but hey this is still in development, and they don't get in the way.
There are reasons that I will keep Gentoo as my main distro of choice, but this is great! I would recommend it to anyone for the first time.