The latest release of PCLinuxOS is a "Mini-Me" version, aimed at users who are prepared to install a pared-down version of Linux then add software from the repositories. A lot of work has been going on re hardware compatibility, and anyone trying this is asked to report any problems to the site: http://www.pclinuxos.com
This new version contains "ndiswrapper" and a number of shortcuts to enable you to get certain awkward wireless cards working.
This is in a Utilities folder which also contains shortcuts to add ATi/Nvidia drivers, ALSA setup, Make Live CD, Make Live USB stick, and Redo MBR (if Windows ate your master boot record and broke access to installed Linux). Also to setup your Clock.
This means that ONLY the keyboard selection pops up when booting the live CD.
Another major change is that you are not prompted for root and user passwords during installation of the Live CD, this is done on first bootup instead. There is no longer an option not to have a root password.
What I would recommend to users in the UK is that you run Synaptic once you have got your internet connection working, and change the default repository using "Settings > Repositories" to a European one, Belnet, nl.freebsd or Heanet especially, you will get faster download speeds that way. Default is ibiblio which can be slow from the UK.
Anyway you can find the iso here:
http://ftp.nl.freebsd.org/os/Linux/dist ... h/preview/