PCLinuxOS 2012.08 review - A thing of the past

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Here's a short, sad review of PCLinuxOS 2012.08 32-bit KDE edition tested on a laptop with SSD and Intel graphics card, covering only live session with look & feel, Wireless, Samba, and multimedia playback - MP3 and Flash, plus the unsuccessful installation in a quadruple-boot configuration, with no post-install usage due to a kernel panic on boot.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/pclinuxos-2012-08.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    Pc-Linux used to be awesome distro but due to health reasons its main fonder and developer left and now its comunity base distro
     
  3. My mind was made up on PCLOS a while ago, when I discovered that it clobbers the user's custom KDE configurations whenever KDE is upgraded. I haven't touched it I figured that one out.
     
  4. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    I liked it way back years ago in the 0.93a days... I actually had KDE, Gnome, and I think Xfce all installed at once so I could choose at login which one I wanted. I think I ran it for about 6 months.. that's my all time record for sticking with any one distro.. :)
     
  5. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    KDE is still maintained by Texstar's followers but the rest of it have become community distros. Its shown its age but back in the day it was a great "little" distro.
     
  6. arsenaloyal

    arsenaloyal Registered Member

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    I am actually trying PCLinuxOs Full Monty in a VMware workstation 9, i get the error message saying "an error occured Not enough space availble (10GB availble while 10GB are needed)!!?.

    I have given it 50gb free space and 2 gb ram and also 2 processors.

    What am I missning here?

    Its the 2012.09 version i am trying to install.
     
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