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The time is drawing near. The highly anticipated release of the all new PCLOS is right around the corner. Tex and the gang are uploading a beta to mirrors for public testing, but this lucky gal has been running an early beta on my new laptop for a coupla weeks now. I know, I can feel it in my bones, that this release will cause quite a stir. PCLOS already has one of the most loyal fan-bases in the game, but this release will bring more users than ever. I even think some larger distros will be feeling a bit of dread as announcements go out. Not only is the all new PCLOS the most beautiful yet, but it is updated to include some of the latest and greatest software available - all on top of an all new modern code base. Development has been long and hard, but the results will soon be known far and wide. Here's a bit of a sneak peek for those interested.
As some of you know, I own and operate mypclinuxos.com, which is a community projects website for PCLinuxOS. What some of you may not know is that PCLinuxOS held an official contest earlier last summer to select a new logo.
The 5th Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine is online and ready to consume. This month's topics include: Creating an Update CD or DVD, Linux Users Owe Microsoft, Guide to Installing Diablo II LOD, Desktop Changes, and Partition Tables Explained.
The long awaited update to pclos .93a has been a long time in the making, but today Texstar posted a bit of information to whet your appetite. Originally projected to be released around Christmas, no hint of a release date was given, but many components are in place and others are being worked on.
It's been quite the dilemma over recent months as to which Linux distro is the best choice for users moving away from XP (or "windoze" as it's affectionately labelled by some in the community). Instinctively the majority of users looked to Ubuntu and the user-friendliness of the gnome environment but it was brought to my attention that there's another major player in this exchange, a plucky little distro called PCLinuxOS, and here are my thoughts on it.
It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the November 2006 issue is available for download!
PCLinuxOS is a bit of an unknown quantity to me. It appears to be pretty popular, sitting at number six on Distrowatch at the time of writing, yet I rarely hear anything about it except for the odd release. So, seeing as I know next to nothing about PCLinuxOS, it's about time that I went and saw what the fuss was about.
There's been quite a few postings and articles on new users and Linux flourishing during the past year. The reason I believe this to be is that desktop Linux is approaching or has arrived at the tipping point where it can gain mainstream adoption. People are seeing Linux as a viable alternative to Microsoft.
If you're like me, you change things constantly in your linux desktop. I'm always entering in and tweaking .conf files. I hosed my xorg.conf file which is where all the Xsession settings are stored. This might be daunting for some new users in Linux so I figured I'd write up this little how-to that would get them back on their feet.
Also: PCLinuxOS: A Windows User's Delight
PCLinuxOS Magazine Lite...for those bandwidth challenged users...
It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the October 2006 issue is available for download!
PCLinuxOS has a lot to offer desktop Linux users, despite the fact that it suffers from an "incredibly boring name," suggests a newly published review at ExtremeTech. "It's a shame that so much utility has to be obscured by a bland name," reviewer Jim Lynch writes.
Plenty of Linux distributions are out there to play with, and sometimes one of the good ones slips by. I haven't paid too much attention to PCLinuxOS in the past, and it turns out I was quite remiss in not doing so.
The PCLinuxOS 0.93a Full Edition was quietly released yesterday and is the equivalent of PCLinuxOS releases of the past several years. They have recently been releasing scaled down versions to accomodate other tastes and desires, but many folks were looking and waiting for the fully loaded edition. Weighing in at 685 MB, Texstar referred it as the "Full Monty." Its code name has been "Big Daddy." Whatever the name, I think you'll call it home.