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PCLOS Gnome Project

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This is just a note that a fairly new project is in the works at MyPCLinuxOS to offer PC Linux OS Gnome 2.18. I am only a tester and our team has not yet released an official test .iso featuring Gnome 2.18. Our Dev's will not be officially releasing anything until the system is as bug free as is possible - in line with the main PCLOS and Texstars philosophy.

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