The new beta for PCLINUX OS 2010 is now out. I downloaded the ISO image and burned a DVD (next time I will burn a CD so that all the machines at home can use it). The prior versions had a problem with my Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, but, this time the machine booted up without a problem. I am running off the live CD and it seems to be rock solid at this time even though it is a beta version.
I launched Firefox and went over to Runescape to see how it works. The Java runtime was not installed by default, but, after adding it via Synaptic the site loaded and I could run the game without a problem. I have not really tried the HD mode as I don't know if the video card driver from ATI is loaded. Using safe mode runs and I don't have any lagg issues.
I will be trying this out for the week and if I don't encounter any problems I will be backing up the three desktops and install this. I prefer using this distro as it is fairly solid and it is easier to support the machines with one distro rather than with the two I am running now (Mandriva is on the Dell as that works).
I launced the scanner software (XSANE) without any problems and it auto-detected the scanner. I didn't load DIGIKAM, but, it is on the list of programs that can be installed. Like all other distros it has a problem with my TV card, but, that is not a major issue for me as I very rarely watch TV while on the machine.