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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I used to be an avid PCLOS user. 2007 to 2008 I swore by it. It was THE distro for installing on PC’s. It supported codecs out of the box, worked when Ubuntu would not, and was quicker. It wooed me away from Mandriva back then. Ubuntu improved a lot though. It became more polished, and eventually between Linux Mint and Gutsy, I became an ubuntuphile. I decided to take a look at the newest release of PCLOS this week, here’s what I found.
No 64Bit support. Yep, scanning through the download repo’s I couldn’t find a 64bit build of PCLOS. If there is one out there and I am so lucky to be read by the PCLinuxOS community, won’t you guys point me towards it?
It is pretty. PCLOS has always had a blue-ish theme. A little dark for my liking, but pretty nonetheless. It is also nippy. Not as fast out of the blocks as Lucid is by a long shot, but once you are in your desktop you know you are dealing with a quick distro. Very nice.