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PCLinuxOS 2013.02
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2 18607 03-25-2013
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50% of reviewers $25.00 5.0

Description: "PCLinuxOS KDE and KDE-MiniME 2013.02 are now available for download. These are 32-bit quarterly update ISO images which can also be installed on 64-bit computers. With respect to the previous KDE editions these ISO images have the following changes and additions: KDE 4.9.5, Linux kernel 3.2.1; latest full set of NVIDIA drivers; Konsole with additional root profile. KDE 2013.02 has all the additions from MiniME above and was built to provide a general purpose KDE desktop computing environment. The DVD includes popular tools for office, audio, video, graphics, and Internet applications (LibreOffice, GIMP, Skype, TeamViewer, Dropbox, VirtualBox, etc.), as well as additional drivers and tools to set up your hardware."
Keywords: Mandriva-based kernel 3.2.1 KDE

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2012
Distribution: PCLinuxOS, Suse, Mint, Puppy.
Posts: 73

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Easy to install, leaves the desision as to su or not to the user.
Cons: not the best for sound card support.

A stable OS with good support (via forum)requires regular updates (weekly or fortnightly) but is very simple to do.
As PcLinuxOs is continuously updated it is always bang up to-date.
Software not in the repository (it is huge) seems easy to install as rpm.
I have not marked this as excellent as in all OS.s there is always room for improvement but it sure comes the top for me.
I attempt to try most distributions over time, if they crash on first install I consider them as not worth trying again until a new version comes out.
Strangely enough I have as yet to get a straight UBUNTU to work first time! but have many of the derivatives.
My system has 10 hard disks, 2 optical drives two sound cards, dual cpu's (Intel), gforce 9500GT video card, two mice and two keyboards, as well as trust wp8060 tablet.
Works as a server in the background, desktop development in the foreground.
All works well accept sound, fiddly to get working at times.
Old 03-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: MX, Xubuntu, Zorin. BOYCOTTING: Vector, Beatrix, BLAG, Slackware. Life banned from: Facebook, Yahoo!
Posts: 186

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: $25.00 | Rating: 1

Pros: speed, great nvidia support
Cons: frequently dies, corrupts other distros, vile leadership, stalker fanboys

too dangerous to use (seems to hunt & corrupt other distros on hard drive), not worth the forum abuse. They censor bug reports, ban, wipe posts and harass you on other bug reporting sites.


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