-Will PCLinuxOS run on the Raspberry-PI?
But it should be noted that the Pi is really not suited to running a 'full' OS.
The Model B is limited and the Model A even more so.
It is very suited to use as a media centre front end ....... stream files from a backend server and push them out to a display (TV) over HDMI.
It won't handle mpeg-2 files unless a codec licence is purchased ... it does handle mpeg-4 OK.
There is a version of wheezy for the Pi .... but I honestly found it frustrating ..... maybe more familiarity with that distro family would have helped ......
Openelec with XBMC runs very well on it.
It cannot do any 'heavy lifting' though.
It will easily stream and display video in 1080 res, provided the video format is acceptable.
I had a brief look at the educational end of it ...... and although initially I was somewhat impressed, I suspect it would become a little frustrating after some time.
I think it is too underpowered for interactive use ..... particularly by kids who are very used to high powered (relative to the Pi) phones these days.
To my way of thinking it is very suitable as a front end for various uses such as streaming video/liveTV/audio/webcam or security cam etc etc.
On the other hand it is a great toy .... and knowing its limitations it is well worth the cost for playing with, or to set up as a dedicated front end.
Remember .... the cost of the board does not include a PSU or storage card (need a fast card) for the OS and settings data, nor a case which would be needed in a lot of situations.
For about twice the finished
cost one could buy a mini PC which would be many times as powerful as the Pi and much more flexible.
... just one opinion ...