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PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - A lovely distro

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PCLOS PCLinuxOS is dubbed the "distro hopper-stopper" by its fans. Not without a good reason, I must say, because PCLinuxOS aims and succeeds at being radically simple [sic], friendly to new users as well as Linux geeks, easy to configure and manage, and packaging all you might need from your computer.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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My Latest Linux Experiment

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PCLOS As I mentioned last week, I was going to give Linux another try to see what some of the latest new distributions have to offer.

Review: PcLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS In 2007 as one of our first Linux distro reviews, we took a peak at PcLinuxOS 2007 (aka PCLOS) and found it at the time to be a stellar product for it's time, stable, clean, easy to use and enjoyable. Will 2009 still retain it's former glory, or has the new version ended up as a fizzling dud?

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - a worthy successor

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wamukota.blogspot: As one might expect from PCLinuxOS, the LiveCD allows an easy HD install and within a matter of minutes, you have PCLinux2009.1 running.

The Ill-Fated PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Experiment

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: PCLinuxOS 2009.1 was running beautifully. The installation from the live CD had retained the settings and I had completed all my usual post-install multimedia checks. So why, by all that's holy, did I think that switching on Compiz's 3D effects might be A Good Thing To Try?

PCLinuxOS: Radically simple and a bit boring for geeks

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osgeex.blogspot: Today I gave the new PCLinuxOS 2009.1 a spin and planned to write a review. The "Problem" with PCLinuxOS is: it actually is radically simple.

First Look: PCLinuxOS 2009.1 GNOME

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PCLOS I used to be one of PCLinuxOS' fans and I especially enjoyed the GNOME flavor so hearing that the team was ready to finally launch a new version sparkled a lot of interest in me.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Walkthrough and Impressions

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PCLOS Based on the brief but thorough period of using PCLinuxOS 2009, I can honestly say that it’s another outstanding release for the PCLOS team.

celettu.wordpress: I was planning to install this on the old test-pc, but PCLinuxOS is very impressive. I think I’ll use it to replace the Windows 7 beta that’s on my main system.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Final Officially Released

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PCLOS The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the final public ISO release of PCLinuxOS 2009.1. This release features kernel, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 3.0, Firefox 3.0.7, Thunderbird, Ktorrent, Frostwire, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz-Fusion 3D and much more.

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    Welcome to the age of Google Hardware. Apparently tired of letting third-party Android OEMs serve as the stewards of Android handsets, Google has become a hardware company. (Again). Earlier this year Google, launched a hardware division with former Motorola President Rick Osterloh at the helm. With the high-ranking title of "Senior Vice President," Osterloh doesn't oversee a side project—his group is on even footing with Android, Search, YouTube, and Ads. The hardware group is so powerful inside Google that it was able to merge Nexus, Pixel, Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP, and Glass into a single business unit. The group's coming out party was October 4, 2016, where it announced Google Home, Google Wifi, a 4K Chromecast, the Daydream VR headset, and the pair of phones we're looking at today: the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The arrival of the Pixel phones marks the apparent death of the Nexus line; Google says that it has "no plans" for future Nexus devices. With the new branding comes a change in strategy, too. The Pixel brand is about making devices that are 100 percent Google, so despite Google's position as the developer of Android, get ready for Google-designed hardware combined with exclusive Google software.
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