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Seopher: PCLinuxOS--Perfect Halfway House

Nov 20, 2006, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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I've never hidden my distaste for Vista which was marred by an entirely underwhelming Release Candidate and unforgivable resource usage and while I'm almost certain that I'll end up on it eventually I'm determined to look at the alternatives. I've had my plays with Ubuntu (having dappled with Breezy, Dapper and Edgy) with varying levels of success but some readers of this website passed on good words about PCLinuxOS (referred to hereafter as PCL) so I decided to give it a try.

"As with all things like this it's important to test the water before jumping in--more than anything else I find myself blessed with an overpowering apathy that makes me want to avoid burning a CD and restarting. So a brief mounting of the ISO in Daemon Tools later and I'm running the LiveCD--initial impressions were so good that it got installed immediately and I shall explain why..."

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