[sf-lug] PCLinux OS release

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 10 23:28:18 PDT 2013

Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com):

> For anyone who may have been waiting for the 64bit version:
> (pclinuxos64-kde-2013.04.iso).  The RC1 worked very well in live
> mode on my old notebook and it impressed me no end that it
> came with the nVidia drivers for my graphics chip set.
> 	It comes with Kernel 3.2.18 and KDE 4.10.1.
> http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=1867

I think you're going to likke it.  I've been monitoring the PCLinuxOS 
2013 release process.  It's been a little slow to propagate to the
mirrors, but I gather that it must have made it out now.

It's a Mandriva fork, so it'll be generally familiar to you.

> And that didn't take long.  I booted up with it and it is
> good.  No stutter when I messed severely with the panel
> arrangement on the desktop.  (Many distros when I pull
> my little tricks have to shut down momentarily). This one
> just shrugged and removed the original panel. That is in
> live CD mode.

I'm guessing you went for the GNOME variant?

PCLinuxOS is actually best known for its KDE4 setup, but they also fully
support Enlightenment, Floxbox, IceWM, GNOME3, LXDE, Openbox, and Xfce.

If you get tired of the bloat in GNOME3's GNOME Shell and the removal of
'Fallback Mode' (traditional GNOME Panel), don't forget you can use
distros that furnish either MATE or Cinnamon, including but not limited
to Linux Mint.

>      Mageia by the way seems to have problems getting out their
> next release.

No they don't.

They do one release per year.  Seems like they're on track for a May
release, same as last year.

What you might mean is 'They didn't release when I wanted them to',
which is perfectly fine logic for you if you don't care to try Mageia 3
Beta 4, but doesn't support your stated conclusion.

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