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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
PCLinuxOS, again. I did a review not so long ago, but now I need to do another one, the reason being the summer edition of 2011 is out. Why does it matter, you ask? Well, for the first time, PCLinuxOS comes with a 64-bit version. That's a revolution right there.
Let's take a look at PCLinuxOS releases in the past two years, as seen and tested on Dedoimedo. Version 2009, with Gnome, superb. Version 2010 spring, with KDE, superb no less, probably the best release so far. Version 2010 autumn, Gnome, tested just a few weeks back, well not quite as good. So what do you think will happen when I take the latest KDE edition for a spin? Me is intrigued.
Live and let session
PCLinuxOS booted just fine, so forget ancient woes with T42 I had once, long time ago. You only answer a single question before you login, and that's the keyboard type. However, the resolution was set to 1024x768px, which is a surprise. I've never seen a Linux distro set an inadequate, non-native resolution before, especially since all other instances of PCLinuxOS worked just fine. After hitting the Control Center, things sorted out fine. This is strange, because the distro did detect the right graphics card type.