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PCLinuxOS 2007 — simple and elegant

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PCLinuxOS (PCLOS) is one of many GNU/Linux systems belonging to the family of Desktop distributions. Its aim is to be a friendly and simple to use operating system. It was forked from Mandrake Linux (Mandriva at present) in 2003. It’s now a fully independent distro, although it does take advantage of a few of Mandriva’s technologies.

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PCLinuxOS is distributed in LiveCD form but can also be installed to your hard disk drive (HDD). Thanks to these options one can get familiarized with the system without any interference to one’s existing systems. PCLinuxOS is available in an English only version at present, but a DVD release with multilingual support is being planned. The CD comprises nearly 2 GB of compressed software, including among others the KDE graphical environment, the OpenOffice.org suite, Firefox web browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, K3B CD/DVD burner application, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok audio player, Digikam photo manager, Flash, Java, Beryl 3D, and a lot of other software. Fortunately PCLOS is not overloaded with superfluous applications. A sound rule was adopted: that for one task there should be only one application.

One piece of information may be of more value to Polish (and also French) users, PCLinuxOS LiveCD contains Sagem800 drivers for E2T version. So there should be no problems putting the modem into operation with ADSL telecom services that use this modem.

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