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PCLinuxOS 2010 review

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I was very excited about this release of PCLOS and have been waiting for it to hit for a while now. PCLinuxOS (PCLOS for short) was my second Linux distro I ever used and I really liked it. The only reason I moved on from it was the fact that I never really got used to the KDE desktop, finding it a bit too remniscent of Windoze for my liking. However, I was willing to overlook that detail and give this version another whirl. So here we go.

The Live CD booted up nice and smooth, to a splash screen featuring the new ‘logo’ which is a bull, where the name PCLinuxOS used to sit. There was a second of scary looking verbosity that made me wonder what was screwed up, but it lasted a mere second and went right to the keyboard language popup and from there goes to the homescreen. For brand new testers, a nice change is that it skips the whole unnecessary login screen and has info on the desktop that says what user and root names and passwords are for the purpose of logging out/in after making changes.

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