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In my Inbox today was a multi-recipient "call to boycott PCLinuxOS." I figured it was the usual complaints about the strict forum rules or persons feeling ostracized by developers and managers, but no. I'm still in a bit of shock as to what I read next. PCLinuxOS is being accused of allowing a criminal hacker to infiltrate its development ranks and inserting spyware and trojans into the distro.
"One of the most transformative platforms for innovation is open source. The solution to helping solve problems in the world not just technology problems but social and political problems can and should benefit from open source." That comes from Mark Hinkle, senior director of open source solutions at Citrix, in his "Open Source: A Platform for Innovation" post on Wired.com. Hinkle is no stranger to inspiring the open source masses. Earlier this year he wooed OSCON attendees with a keynote, saying: "Open source has won, let's look to the future." Read his Wired.com column for a spoonful of open source inspiration.
If you prefer the do-it-your way experience, opt for the KDE MiniMe version. You will get a basic KDE desktop to configure your way. This version is intended for advanced users who know how to fine-tune their system. It is a much smaller ISO file that lacks printer drivers. You add what drivers you need as well as whatever other elements you want beyond the bare-bones KDE installation.
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2012 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.
ostatic.com: There have been quite a few announcements to come out of the Linux world recently. Ubuntu and Mageia got a developmental release while openSUSE and Arch announced their newest versions. The PCLinuxOS team released their "KDE FullMonty" update and a new Slackware derivative popped up on the scene.
mylinuxexplore.blogspot: I have used Ubuntu mostly in last 2 year or so and I could never successfully update Ubuntu - I had to do fresh install every time! PCLinuxOS is actually the first Linux OS which I could upgrade without breaking anything.
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the August 2012 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.
fossforce.com: The bull doesn’t seem to be part of PCLinuxOS anymore, as it was in 2010 when I first started using it. The distro changes its look with each new release and nowdays the logo is something akin to a CPU usage graph. Other than that, I can’t tell you a thing about the greatest and latest version of PCLOS.
karimlalani.blogspot: We have 5 computers in our household. My mom and my wife use Kubuntu on their computers, while my dad and I have ArchLinux/KDE. I figured it was time to give another more beginner friendly Linux distribution a try.
mylinuxexplore.blogspot: I have heard a lot of good things of PCLinuxOS and yesterday, finally I decided to try it out. I downloaded the stable version 2012.2 (KDE) from the PCLinux FTP.
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2012 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the July 2012 issue: * Graphics Tutorials: Gimp, Part 1; * KompoZer: Let’s Get Acquainted; and * Linux Financial Apps: GnuCash.
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the June 2012 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.
dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Yesterday, I was surfing the web in my room as usual, when I unplugged my laptop from the wall outlet, forgetting that I had also removed the battery. Whoops.
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the May 2012 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the May issue: Gnome 2.32 Tips, Tricks & Tweaks, Customizing Firefox, and Linux Financial App MoneyManagerEX.