Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

A Subjective Look at PCLinuxOS

Filed under
PCLOS

Lobby4Linux.com is devoted to the proliferation of Linux on the desktop. Distro after distro has been tested and evaluated for the ease of use with the New Linux User in mind. We have concluded that PCLinuxOS is without a doubt, the best Linux distribution available today for the first-time Linux user. The best part is that it does so without straying from its “Linux roots”.

I have started and stopped this “review” about 5 times now. My problem was simple. I was not saying something that had not already been said a dozen or so times before. I finally came to understand that, while technical nuts-and-bolts reviews are valuable, they are not what the new Linux User is looking for. At least not the two dozen I have helped in the recent past. What I want to do here is simply explain why PCLinuxOS is, hands down, the best New User Linux distribution available at this time.

Let’s get one thing out of the way, and that is the sure-to-come cries of “fanboi” and “Troll”. In a bit over 2 years, I have used, to one extent or another, 164 Linux distro’s. Many of them came close to being the New-User friendly OS I was looking for, but none of them filled the criteria I sought. That criteria is:

*Ease of installation *Strong and friendly support forums *Complete support for multimedia/streaming and Java applications.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a Go

In today's Linux news OMG!Ubuntu! is reporting that Netflix is coming to Linux, this time natively. Jack Germain reviews Opera 12.16. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols talks to Theodore Ts'o about systemd. A preview of new Kmail show radical redesign. And finally today, Fedora 21 Alpha was approved for release! Read more

Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December. The Ubuntu for Phones team at the Canonical’s Ubuntu Project announced the arrival of the first image from the Ubuntu-rtm (release to manufacturing) distribution for phones. The announcement followed last week’s tease from Meizu, saying a version of the Android-based Meizu MX4 was on schedule for shipping with Ubuntu in December. Read more

Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer

Hard on the heels of increased security measures in Apple's newly released iOS 8, Google this week confirmed that encryption will be turned on by default in the next release of Android. Android has offered encryption for more than three years, and keys are not stored off the device, so they can't be shared with law enforcement, Google said. In the next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default. Read more

WHAT THE GNOME RELEASE TEAM IS DOING

At the release team BoF at this years Guadec, I said I would write a blog post about the whats and hows and ifs of release team work. I’m a little late with this, but here it is: a glimpse into the life of a GNOME release team member. We are in the end phase of the development cycle, when the release team work is really kicking into high gear. Read more