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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
PCLinuxOS has a lot to offer desktop Linux users, despite the fact that it suffers from an "incredibly boring name," suggests a newly published review at ExtremeTech. "It's a shame that so much utility has to be obscured by a bland name," reviewer Jim Lynch writes.
"But hopefully the developers will decide to rebrand this distribution under a catchy name," Lynch adds.
PCLinuxOS, a three-year-old distribution that originated as a fork of Mandrake, comes in three versions -- Big Daddy (the full-scale distribution); Junior (a live CD that includes a good range of applications); and MiniMe (a slimmed-down live CD that provides a very basic desktop). Lynch reviews Big Daddy.