After spending a lot of time considering three PCLOS desktops, Phoenix is now my first choice. It works well from the LiveCD except that I cannot setup my printer. With KDE and LXDE, the LiveCD asks if I want to have "Printerdrake" set up my printer. Phoenix doesn't. This seems like an odd thing to leave out. The MD5 sum for the download matches in k3b and everything else on the LiveCD that I've tried (except for downloads like OOo) appear to work.
After I've installed Phoenix, I trust that I'll find that the devs have made sure that the PCLinux wrench and whatever icon (it's really tiny on my screen) will present with the facility to install my PRINTER and scanner. Since I do not have a scanner, that's irrelevant. The LiveCD only provides the option of installing a scanner.
I'm sure the printer installation magically appears with a full install. However, verification of this would be appreciated so I don't spend anywhere from ten minutes to an hour (whatever time frame is required) and end up without a printer installation.