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The New PCLinuxOS Magazine September 2009 Issue

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is happy to announce the release of the September, 2009 issue.

Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 16th – Aug 22nd)

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pclinuxonline.com: Another exciting week has past already! Can you believe it? Well here’s the latest updates to the PCLinuxOS repository over the past week.

Early PCLinuxOS KDE 4 Test Run

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terminalvariant.co.cc: A friend of mine asked me to give him a Linux distribution as soon as possible, so I decided to see if PCLinuxOS was fine for him right now. I also decided to test their early implementation of KDE 4.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Minime Review

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Mini-Me is my personal favorite! Why? Because it's the best, the smallest and the most perfect distribution. It gives a bloat-free linux experience.

Mini Review: PCLinuxOS 2009.2

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raiden.net: One of the distros I have the pleasure of working with quite often is PcLinuxOS. It was the very first distribution we reviewed, and it's still one of our top recommended distributions.

PCLinuxOS LXDE (PCLXDE) 2009 Review

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greentechgirl.com: Fortunately, the PCLOS community has come out with a new flavor based on the LXDE desktop, so I can stop worrying about a forced KDE 4 upgrade. I opted for the LXDE install. I’d never tried it, much less heard of it, but the screenshots looked nice enough.

PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Review

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osrevolution.com: What separates PCLinuxOS from the rest, however, is how well all of the features are packaged, combined with the sleek desktop look. The overall performance doesn't disappoint either.

REVIEW: PCLinuxOS 2009.2

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openbytes.wordpress: This might actually be the very best distro available for new users, and has features that make it a great distro for the rest of us as well. The polish and attention to detail in this distro is the best I have ever seen.

PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Review

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After running into Problems with Mandriva 2009.1 with my sound cutting out and making static sounds and sometimes not working at all I decided to give PCLinuxOS a try.

Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 1st – Aug 8th 2009)

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pclinuxonline.com: There were a lot of updates to the PCLinuxOS repository last week. Here is a list of interesting updates and new packages.

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