Spotlight on Linux: PCLinuxOS 2010
May 12, 2010, 14:32 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)
"The long anticipated release of PCLinuxOS 2010 finally arrived
a few weeks ago and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Even
with the new crew and new features, it's still very much PCLOS.
Easy-to-use, lots of features, and stability are its hallmarks, but
this release adds high performance to that list.
"By using the BFS, PCLOS is reported to perform faster than
ever. BFS is a low latency desktop scheduler designed for high
performance. The foundation of this release is Linux 220.127.116.11,
Xorg X Server 1.6.5, GCC 4.4.1, and KDE 4.4.2.
"Another interesting trait of PCLinuxOS is its use of
alternative applications. It comes with the standards, Firefox,
GIMP, and OpenOffice.org (in the form of an install script), but it
also adds some handy extras that other distros leave to the user to
install. But that doesn't mean PCLinuxOS doesn't have a very
extensive online software repository. In fact, it's probably one of
the most complete of the independent community distributions."