PCLinuxOS

My hard disk crashed three days ago. Bought a new one and now PCLinuxOS is in it. I wouldn’t say that this is the perfect distro to use. But this is definitely worth looking at. With many hardware supported out of the box, this is the second best distro to look at for hardware support after Ubuntu. Even though the graphics is not as pleasing as Linux Mint, but it does have several active designers working to improve on that.

The fact that I really like about PCLinuxOS is its small community with great connection between one another. I can always reach to its developers easily. I know who is working on the distro that you are using. This is a great advantages for me to learn about Linux and grow to love it. I learned about packaging even though I seldom practice it.

I will stay with PCLinuxOS if there isn’t any tasks that couldn’t be completed with Linux. This is even true for a college student like me which is requested by the syllabus to use softwares that are only available in Microsoft Windows. But I guess I will do that with a VM inside my PCLinuxOS onward. That’s all for now.

To try PCLinuxOS, go here to download the image and run the LiveCD.

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4 Comments on “PCLinuxOS”

  1. KenP says:

    Beg to differ on one point: PCLinuxOS has better hardware support out of the box as compared to Ubuntu.

    • JohanSJA says:

      OK, I think that this point is arguable. As of my experience, Ubuntu has slightly better hardware support but PCLinuxOS is always catching up fast. Thanks for your comment, KenP.

  2. sid says:

    PClinuxos is so cool that I can’t find any problem with it. To me it has support for Nvidia card and Broadcom wifi cards out of the box, which is slightly better than Ubuntu. If you don’t have wired connection, you can go online to fetch the proprietary drivers. I don’t blame Ubuntu for this, its their policy. But I mean its more convenient with PCLinuxOS.

    Too bad, we all have to depend on MS OS for something or the other which is essential.

    • JohanSJA says:

      sid, totally agree on your late statement. This is especially true as I am still a student who is occasionally required by the college to use software that are only available under Microsoft Windows. Thanks for your comment.


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