"In 2003, a new distribution forked from Mandrake Linux 9.2. Its
creator was a packager called Texstar who was also maintaining a
website called 'PCLinuxOnline.' He named his distribution
'PCLinuxOS' and worked closely with 'The Live CD Project' to make a
Live CD distribution based on Mandrake but which would use its own
packages and the APT package manager.
"PCLinuxOS also differs from the now called Mandriva in the fact
that it's totally free and doesn't restrict access to new releases
to club members..."
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