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PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - A lovely distro

Mar 25, 2009, 10:32 (3 Talkback[s])

"At least, that was my impression the last time I tested PCLinuxOS, version 2007 in the back then days. The distro was soft and sweet and forgiving to the newbie, well made when it came to looks and usability, and loaded with a lot of goodies. Hindered by no ill memories, I downloaded PCLinuxOS and gave it a big try.

"I first wanted to test the KDE version, but then a fellow member at one of the forums asked me to try the Gnome version instead. So I decided to something else entirely and try them both! Still, considering my last review was about the KDE version, this review is mostly about the Gnome edition. But KDE users, despair not! At the end of this article, you will find a short sub-review of the KDE version.

"What are we going to do?

"Everything! The usual share of tests - and then some: Check everything from multimedia codecs via Wireless, Web cameras, and Flash to Compiz, desktop recording and digital cameras. We will also review the range of unique applications that PCLinuxOS ships with, including stuff like remastering, iPod support, Master Boot Record (MBR) restore, Checkgmail, Bleachbit, and many others. We will also install PCLinuxOS. Then, let us not forget the uber-friendly Configuration Center, Samba sharing, proxy usage, and a whole load more.

"After me!"

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