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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Is a minimal version of PCLinuxOS that comes with just the bare bones, allowing you to install exactly what you need; the liveCD is a very fast boot, and true to its Mandriva roots is extremely easy to configure through the Control Centre.
I downloaded this 279MB distribution at a netcafe, burned the iso file and connected to the hotspot there in a matter of moments, all without installing a thing–were it not for some files that needed backing up on my installed system, I would have installed it right then and there.
There is really no tougher test for a Linux distribution then starting it cold from an outside wireless hotspot and configuring it via liveCD mode.