English version? I just grabbed a version - I think from a Virginia site - some of the docs are German; some English. Enter a flag at boot and it gives you an English keyboard and the menus of the gui are mostly English and all.
I'd call it 90% internationalized. Is there a pure English version?
I used a CD-RW with no problem - a "music" CD-RW, even, because it was the only one I had that was 700 MB.
What are you trying to boot with it? If it's that 450MHz w/30MB RAM, that's probably not going to work. Not sure how much RAM DKnight had. You need 80-128 megs of RAM at least, according to the docs or you're going to have to pass a CLI-only option (I think there is one). I booted a 1.1 GHz Athlon which, at the moment, has 256 MB of memory and it didn't exactly smoke. And some game I clicked on brought the system to a crawl and it wouldn't even respond to 'kill' so I just rebooted Slack. Sweet *looking* and makes me wish *all* distros had similar hardware detection, but it's basically just a demo unless you move it to HD.