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PCLinuxOS 2013.07 "KDE MiniMe", "LXDE", "MATE"
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1 9382 10-09-2013
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0

Description: "Maintenance release - PCLinuxOS, Linux kernel 3.4.52, PulseAudio enabled by default. All of the MATE desktop applications plus Firefox, Thunderbird, Pidgin...."
Keywords: Mandriva-based kernel-3.4.52 KDE-MiniMe LXDE MATE

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Old 10-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: A great distro now has a great desktop

I shanít repeat what I said in my last review of PCLinuxOS 13.04: Iíll just look at the Mate version.

I usually say that itís best to stick to the default desktop (try Xfce on Fedora or SUSE to see why) but this is a really successful respin. The software selection is small (but stable): Firefox (with Flash), Pidgin, Thunderbird, Skype, Clementine, VLC (with codecs), and Great Little Radio Player (great fun). For office software you have to get the complete LibreOffice from the Document Foundation (PCLOS doesnít keep it in the repository) but a special tool is provided. This requires you to update the system first: updating (251 packages!), installing LibreOffice, and then getting Hunspell and a dictionary took three times longer that installing the distro had, but there were no problems.


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