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PCe17OS, The Second

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pclinuxosuser.blogspot: I've always like the first release of PCe17OS although at first, I had a slight problem with changing to my user login. It was beautiful and it was beautiful. However, I can't truly say the same for the second.

Five-O for PCLinuxOS

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pclinuxosuser.blogspot: I have a group of friends who visited me in campus, and Marvin S. Tan brought his elegant ASUS laptop with him. Whatever for? To install PCLinuxOS, of course.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009

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PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009 (Issue 28) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, KDE 4, and PCLOS on HP 2133 mini-note.

PCLinuxOS 2009: My Experience

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kzimm.wordpress: Okay, technically, the 2009 iso isn’t out yet. But the repositories have been unfrozen, and the “Big Update” was pushed to all the mirrors. I updated a couple of weeks ago. So how is it going?

PCLinuxOS-N1PTT-TR6 Finally Released

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pclinuxos.com: The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the first public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. This beta iso features kernel 2.6.26.8.tex3, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 3.0, and Firefox 3.0.5.

PCLOS - Big Update Coming

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pclinuxos.com: Well, it's almost time for the BIG UPDATE! The Rippers have been working for months on this to make it as trouble free as humanly possible. We're hoping there won't be too many problems.

Two years with PCLinuxOS as main OS

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wamukota.blogspot: My first contact with PCLinuxOS was two years ago in January when the 2007 Test Releases were being rolled out. Although I was a happy Suse, then openSUSE user, I lost the connection. I went looking for another distro.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 Thoughts and Screenshots

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benkevan.com/blog: With all the ranting and raving of PCLinuxOS 2007 I decided to give PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 a shot. I started by downloading and launching the Live CD in a virtual machine.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 Released

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The second public beta release of PCLinuxOS 2009 is out and ready for testing: "The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the second public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. This beta features Linux kernel 2.6.26.8, KDE 3.5.10, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, Firefox 3.0.4, Thunderbird 2.0.0.17, Frostwire, KTorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz Fusion 3D and much more.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008

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PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008 (Issue 27) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, PCLOSonUSB, and Brighten the Puter.

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