PCLinuxOS 2010 Review
Apr 23, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In the last couple of years I have tested many Linux distros. I
was never a diehard fan of any of them, kept an open mind and was
willing to simply use the one that best fit my needs. Fedora,
Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and others have been
put to the test at some point or another. PCLinuxOS was one of the
few popular ones I had not tested. Being based off Mandriva, I was
assuming it would be similar to the Linux Mint - Ubuntu case, so no
surprises expected. After all, I had tested several Mandriva
releases, so what could be that interesting about PCLinuxOS? Now,
let me tell you... boy, was I wrong!
"Not since I tested Ubuntu for the first time have I been so
excited and pleased with any Linux distro release. That says a lot,
because back then I was using Linux for the first time after years
of using Windows almost exclusively, so there was a lot of being in
awe due to being a "first timer". After then, no matter what distro
I tried, I always felt there was something missing and that kept
pulling me back to Ubuntu, which was best balanced in my opinion.
After a couple days using PCLinuxOS 2010 I must say that such 1st
place in the ranking may change."