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Sidux here. They did a very good job with customizing the Debian Sid.
I agree, plus in my experience is does better on hardware detection than Knoppix. Also installs a full functioning and upgradeable(unlike Knoppix) Debian system much faster than the Debian install disks.
No matter what I try to put my VER 2.17 on it has worked while many other Linux have failed. First example boards with i810 chip. Many linux dont like that chip. Last example a updated Mac SE running a IBM type mother board with a M0935 B/W SVGA in the case. Even some WINDOWS
will not run this monitor without help from pstrip but PUPPY came up just fine.
I really liked Wolvix, it was the only live cd to configure all of my hardware out of the box so I didn't have to monkey with a thing. Based on Slackware with XFCE so it is snappy with a good selection of multi media apps. It's not so great installed on your hdd, in fact it's installer is rather lame. Definitely worth a look as a strictly portable os to pack with you on a thumb drive though.
Since this is for the best of 2007, I'd have to go with Pardus-Calisan. I wouldn't vote for it as an install, but as a live CD (that means no apps from a repository) this distro meets all my needs on every desktop and laptop I've used it on. Too bad it's not on your list, it really is the best of this year.
I voted for Wolvix having tried Wolvix Hunter last week. It's very very fast to boot and use and light enough to actually be practical running from CD on my 1.6 GHz pentium-m laptop and also has pretty much the same application set I'd choose for a desktop which makes life easy. Hardware detection seems to be 1st class. I also found I could easily install the Zenwalk Wicd package in the live environment and have great WPA and WEP support via the gui. I'd agree with the earlier poster who says it's not so great installed to HDD but I guess this isn't really the intended use.
Slax (Kill Bill Edition. I have used it more than a few times at work to help me rescue a PC. Easily finds and connects with our Win2K3 server (Samba) and seems to work with our wide range of machines. Dell laptops seem to give me problems but other than that its great.