Is PCLinuxOS on the Ropes?

“PCLinuxOS has suffered from its share of issues over the years.
With difficulties ranging from personnel shake-ups to hosting
problems, it seems developing and managing a Linux distribution can
be challenging work. Perhaps sometimes it’s more trouble than it’s

“PCLinuxOS is a popular distribution, at one time wildly so and
rivaled Ubuntu for the top spot on Distrowatch.com’s Page Hit
Ranking. It has fiercely loyal users that stand ready to defend it
all across the Linux landscape. And even though it has suffered
major issues over the years, it still remains popular and firmly
entrenched in the top 10 of Distrowatch PHR.

“A labor of love is how lead developer Bill “Texstar” Reynolds
once described his work on PCLinuxOS. Commonly heard phrases
included “for fun” and “for my users.” But a recent exclamation by
Reynolds could lead one to speculate PCLOS may be on the ropes. In
response to repository hosting issues of the last two weeks,
Reynolds said this morning, “This distro is becoming a major pain
in the ass.”


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