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Old 06-11-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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PCLinuxOS


Ok, I've used FC1/2, SuSE 9.0/1, RH 9, Mandrake9.2/10, and let me tell you none come even close to this little gem I found today, PCLinuxOS, this is the best and easiest distro I have ever used! I would recomend this to anyone new to Linux or for somone who has outgrown Linspire. I recomend you guys go and download the LiveCD and try this baby out! It has all the features u could possibly want! synaptic, dvd playback, u name it its there! I'm getting rid of all my other partitions to and installing it tonight!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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yeah my friend wanted to try linux out so i gave him pclinuxos preview 7 and all i can say is ,
he installed it on his hd

i comes equiped with everything : nvidia drivers , apollon , bittorent , mplayer , ....

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Old 06-11-2004, 09:35 PM   #3
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I know, I love it! I'm burning copies to give out to my friends and family! lol.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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Does it come with Gnome Desktop?
 
Old 06-13-2004, 04:59 PM   #5
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no but u can get it and install it with the synaptic program already installed
 
Old 06-13-2004, 05:59 PM   #6
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Whoa, I saw this thread and tried to go to PCLinuxOS's website by going to pclinuxos.com, much to my surprise it's a porn site! You have to go to pclinuxonline.com to get to the real site.

Has anyone tried the Sun Java Desktop, and compare it to PCLinuxOS? I have the Sun Java Desktop (basically a SuSE installation with Sun's StarOffice suite, and a GUI that looks just like Windows) on an extra computer at work and like it quite a bit. It is really easy to use and install also, but probably it doesn't have the driver support that PCLinuxOS does.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 06:23 PM   #7
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lol thats funny that its a porn site, how exactly is the name related to porn? anyways, ive seen the Java desktop but have never used it. did u try PCLinuxOS? did u like it?

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Old 06-13-2004, 07:38 PM   #8
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OK, I can't download all of Gnome because I'm on dialup and long downloads just never work. I buy Linux distros on pre-burned CDs and download only small additional apps.
I would love to try this distro, but my husband likes some of the Gnome games. I saw some Gnome packages in the package list for Preview 7. Is there a way to get just the basics of Gnome- enough to run the games?
Does anyone know if it comes with the kernel source headers, too?

Siri Amrit
 
Old 06-14-2004, 03:16 AM   #9
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If you just want a desktop that works without any hassle, PCLinux is hard to beat.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 07:08 PM   #10
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sure it works...

But it is using the 2.4.22-tex kernel...

I would like to see it go 2.6


I downloaded it and ran it for a day.
I like some parts of it - - but others were iffy.

X was unstable after I configured it to my exact card. I don't know why.
It lists a Radeon card in it's video card config tool as fglrx, but when set, it still uses the radeon driver. I have gotten used to proper memory management in the 2.6 kernel so I was disappointed when I saw how the kernel was using my memory under 2.4.22.

Other then that it is a nice desktop OS.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 11:45 PM   #11
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you have to remeber though, its not the final version, its on beta version 7, im not exactly when the final version will come out, but yes i would like to see the 2.6.x kernel also.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 11:33 PM   #12
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Once I found out it's a bootable cd image, like Knoppix, I was onboard. I'm not in the mood to install a new Linux distro on one of my computers but heck, a bootable cd is a piece of cake to test out. Am using it right now, it's pretty slick. It doesn't detect my USB 3com NIC correctly though, and I can't seem to get Samba to open my network shares. But it does come with a lot of cool software, including my favorite browser, Mozilla Firefox.

It's certainly off to a good start though!
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:05 AM   #13
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lol for some reason i couldnt log in as root to try the other features out, but i got it, hopefully your 3com card will be able to be detected in the final version, and im not really sure what samba is anyone wanna help me with that?
 
Old 06-17-2004, 10:58 AM   #14
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As I recall, the root password was set at "root".

It's a bit weird, it detected that I had a USB NIC (which I'm using because my on-board NIC was giving me problems) but it detected it as an nVidia brand, not a 3com. The motherboard chipset is nVidia, so it seems a bit confused.

By Samba I'm talking about the package that gives me access to my Windows Server 2003 shared folders. When I tried it on a pc with a NIC that *was* detected, it didn't find the Windows domain. I'm sure I could go in and manually configure it but I've become so spoiled with SuSE, which detected my Windows domains automatically! But it is still a beta...
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:30 PM   #15
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SUSE was the first Linux Distro i ever tried, its not bad, i think it still needs some tweaking also what class is a 586 processor is it a p3?

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