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PCLinuxOS 2009.1
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3 19059 09-18-2009
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0



Description: This is a big improvement over 2008. If you like KDE, this may very well be the flavor for you.

Installs easily. Runs fairly smoothly at all times.

I prefer the gnome edition.
Keywords: easy KDE works


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Old 05-26-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
XenaneX
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Distribution: Mageia 4 formerly PCLOS
Posts: 131

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: A big improvement over PCLinux2007
Cons: The forums/people



The OS works well and looks good. It's not perfect and some other KDE based distros have surpassed it in looks. I was elated to find my printer works now and it works well. Wifi setup is easy if you have some familiarity with setting one up. If you're a newbie, you can get it set up with just a little effort.

After reading some criticisms of their forums, I realized why I threw my hands up and quit posting on them. Using search is a decent way to find help but the ratio of off topic posts is overbearing. I've gone so far as searching the Ubuntu forums for help with issues that sprang up in my PCLOS system.

They're going to be hurting for a while since many of their more professional devs got fed up and left.

Still, I recommend PCLinux0S 2009 and it will be my favorite distro until something better comes along.
 
Old 06-20-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
Absent Minded
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 74

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: GUI configurable, New User Friendly. Works great.
Cons: The only short coming I can see is they should swap to use debs instead of RPMs'


PCLinux is a great system for beginners and seasoned pros alike that prefer to configure their linux systems with GUI tools. I recomend it to nearly all new users as it is a good enviroment to discover Linux in.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
engless
 
Registered: May 2009
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: The video works on my notebook, unlike Mandriva.
Cons: Abiword crashes.


Now, leaving Mandriva for PCLinuxOS.
 




  



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