nightcap, thanks for your compliments. Now to your suggests questions and wishes:
Googleearth is in the repos. Look I do have it:
$ rpm -qil googleearth
Name : googleearth Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 18.104.22.1684 Vendor: (none)
Release : 1pclos2011 Build Date: lun. 11 avril 2011 11:37:59 CEST
You can have the menus without icons. Very easy ! Just change in the file /home/user/.config/openbox/menus.xml :
line number 3:
<menu id="desktop-app" label="Applications" execute="openbox-menu -g -t 'sakura -e'" />
add a "-i" switch:
<menu id="desktop-app" label="Applications" execute="openbox-menu -i -g -t 'sakura -e'" />
for more, look at the output of "openbox-menu --help".
About the choice of applications : I find Gnomebaker more complete than Brasero, Sylpheed more reliable, light and stable than Claws, and for the other ones I don't know...
As said by djohnston, try to do your own. Fast howto:
install on one partition only, create a user you name "guest", a root password you name "root", update, remove/add applications, remove all files from /usr/share/doc except the HTML directory, then use Bleachbit-root and Bleachbit normal, (already configured at the best possible in Openbox versions), clean the distro, then go to / and type as root find . -name "*.old"
remove old unneeded files found by the find command line, repeat to look for eventuel "*.rpmsave" and "*.rpmnew" files, then look in your user directory for unneeded files (such as .xsession-errors, and personal config files that you don't need to keep, such as the geany folder in /home/user/.config ... )
To keep the changes (ie : if you install plugins or else to Firefox : save the config files to /etc/skel, be careful that all files there belong to root.root).
Whatever changes you keep : if you add any plugin to Firefox or other web browser, you must ensure that the license of the plugin allows you to do so, and you must also get sure that if you redistribute the modified PCLinuxOS, the way you do it complies with Texstar's rules of distribution here mentioned: Can I distribute a remastered version of PCLinuxOS?
Now to do the ISO : quit X, (allows saving the resources of the machine for the remastering process), login to a tty as root, be in the /root directory, then type: "umount -a", then type "mylivecd mynew-openbox-to-my-taste.iso" (without the quotes). Go prepare your dinner, have dinner, come back : your ISO should be ready.