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PCLinuxOS 2009.2 fits like an old pair of jeans

Jul 20, 2009, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])


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"This is most apparent in web browsing which suffers of notable slowdowns on web pages that have higher than average complexity - it feels almost like using a Vista! So what happens when you throw in a distribution that comes with out-of-date kernel, Xorg, and desktop environment? The damn thing works like a charm again. The PCLinux 2009.2 is like going back to the 2007 again.

"The PCLinuxOS is an interesting story altogether. The Mandriva forked distribution came up with a excellent out-of-the-box experience few years back, and started gaining a notable hype even in it's preview versions. The final stable release 2007 really hit the jackpot being the most desktop ready and "Windows user friendly" Linux distribution at the time. In 2008 they released equally excellent 2008 MiniMe edition of the operating system, but then things started going rapidly downhill. Updates were less frequent, no new major stable release was achieved, main developer was off duty for quite some time, and all kinds of personal drama was stirring in the community. The 2009.1 release was more like a "2007.1″ release and didn't impress anyone."

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