Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

PCLinuxOS Mini ME 2008 - A Joy To Use

Filed under
PCLOS

If you need a very easy to install, feature complete Linux distribution, do not look any further than PCLinuxOS. This gem of a distribution is an absolute joy to use.

Many eons ago when Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva Linux) was the king of Linux distributions, a certain person called Texstar, used to prepare RPM packages to improve Mandriva Linux. Texstar, then forked Mandriva Linux and this fork became PCLinuxOS. Texstar’s experience, devotion, and perfection to his task, shines through even today in PCLinuxOS.

PCLinuxOS Mini ME is a scaled down version of PCLinuxOS. It comes with KDE 3.5.9 with a very basic set of programs. It is meant for users who want to install a very scaled down distro and then install everything else they need, rather than installing the whole kitchen sink as many other distributions do.

Installation

PCLinuxOS boots from a Live CD to a fully usable KDE desktop. To install on to the hard disk, login as root, with the password root and then click the Install icon on the desktop. The installer is fully graphical and is very easy to follow. Like Ubuntu, the PCLinuxOS installer does not allow package selection. The installer detected all my hardware and installed in about 15 mins.

Post installation

On reboot, PCLinuxOS started with a graphical boot up.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

SUSE Leftovers

Red Hat and Fedora

Leftovers: Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives

  • Debian contributions and World History
  • UbuCon Summit at SCALE 15x Call for Papers
  • UbuCon Summit at SCALE 15x to Take Place March 2-3 in Pasadena, California
    Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines is announcing that the next UbuCon Summit conference takes place this spring, between March 2 and March 3, in Pasadena, California, USA, during the SCALE 15x event. SCALE is a renowned annual Linux Expo held in southern California. It's also the biggest Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) showcase event run by various members of the Linux community in North America. SCALE 15x is the fifteenth installation of the conference.
  • Changes to Cinnamon Spices
    The Cinnamon desktop can be themed and its features can be extended by adding applets, desklets and extensions. In Cinnamon lingo, all these addons are referred to as “spices”. The goal is to let you spice up your Cinnamon experience so you can enjoy your desktop environment, feel even more at home with it and benefit from niche features and look and feel which go beyond what is developed by the Linux Mint and Cinnamon teams.
  • Vinux 5.1 released
    Vinux is distribution which mainly focus on blind and partially sighted people. Vinux is based on Ubuntu. Latest version of Vinux is 5.1 and it is based on Ubuntu 14.05.5 which is Long Term Support. Vinux uses Unity, Gnome or MATE as desktop environment. New release includes lots of updated packages and other fixes.

Android Leftovers