Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I used to be one of PCLinuxOS' fans and I especially enjoyed the GNOME flavor so hearing that the team was ready to finally launch a new version sparkled a lot of interest in me. And what better way to express that interest than sharing my first impressions on this popular distribution?
Being a GNOME person I went straight to the PCLOS GNOME page and got the 2009.1 ISO from there. 694 MegaBytes later and I was ready to dive into this new experience. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm was a little slowed down by our test machine, which refused to complete the boot-up process and hanged right after the "Starting udev" line appeared in the verbose mode. I couldn't put my finger on what exactly generated that issue, but before I gave up I tried the "Safeboot" option in the Live CD menu. A wise decision, as I found out a minute later, when I was greeted with the slick black GNOME desktop.