The PCLinuxOS Team, Texstar, has announced today the relase of a new Live CD based on PCLinuxOS, at the request of those who have been asking for a minimal live CD / hard disk install. It's called "MiniME" and has a minimal set of packages to install and runs with kernel 2.6.15 and KDE as a desktop environment.
Here is the official release announcement:
"PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME is available for download and testing. This release is for those who have been asking for a minimum livecd/hd install allowing for full personalization. This release includes 2.6.15-oci3 kernel, Basic KDE 3.5.2 desktop (kdebase and kdelibs only), PCLOS Control Center, the Synaptic Software Installer and a customized xorg server from Thac to provide additional 3D support for many graphic cards. Full Version of PCLinuxOS 0.93 is currently being worked up and should be available soon."
Well, I have tested this 286 MB Live CD on an AMD64 3000+ Sempron processor, with a Nvidia 6600 graphics card and a 19" PHILIPS monitor. The CD boots fine, but it looks like it has a problem with the resolution and the desktop looks very ugly, but if you go to the PCLinuxOS's Control Panel, you can set up the display as you want and everything looks good. Except this little problem, I encountered other one, I didn't have any application to make screenshots, Ksnapshot was not present, neither "import" command-line from ImageMagick package, so I opened Synaptic Software Installer and installed The GIMP easily in a couple of minutes.
Please enjoy some screenshots of PCLinuxOS MiniME:Softpedia.
A distro with personality!