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PCLinuxOS Mini ME 2008 - A Joy To Use

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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.

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