"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.