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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I was drawn to Wolvix by a review of an earlier version on [some other site], where the reviewer raved about its multimedia capabilities. As installing codecs and plugins has always been one of my least favourite admin tasks, I thought I'd try Wolvix Hunter 1.0.5, which claimed to come with all the usual suspects pre-installed.
Wolvix Hunter is a live CD running on a 2.6.16 kernel and is a remarkable piece of work.
It uses the Xfce desktop environment, like its close cousin Zenwalk (both are Slackware based, although Wolvix draws mostly from the SLAX live CD).
Unlike Zenwalk, Wolvix includes the stable, but less well endowed Xfce 4.2, which lacks some configuration options (there's Fluxbox available too, but I'm not a fan).
Even so, in a live CD environment Wolvix married to Xfce provides a lightning fast working environment.