Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jul 2007 11:12 UTC, submitted by michuk
Linux PolishLinux reviews PCLinuxOS 2007. "I must admit I am impressed by PCLinuxOS. And according to the distro slogan, which includes the two words 'radically simple', installation and configuration of the system is really easy, and the system is very friendly in everyday usage. Some of this 'radical simplicity' should be credited to hammered out details, and the system's elegant appearance (although this is a matter of individual taste). Regular users will find in PCLinuxOS everything they need 'out of the box'. Thanks to the consistency and the possibilities to configure the system with graphical tools (e.g. PCLinuxOS Control Center) this distro is close to ideal for those starting their adventure with Linux systems and migrating from Microsoft Windows systems."
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by shiva on Fri 20th Jul 2007 22:23 UTC
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I really want to know what the advantages and differences of PCLinuxOS to Mandriva Linux:

1- Both have MCC (Mandriva Control Center)

2- Both have livecds (Mandriva has MandrivaOne) and Mandriva has also a friendly and complete traditional installer

3- Mandriva already is multilanguage, including its livecd (MandrivaOne)

4- Mandriva is made by a company and also have free versions (Mandriva Free Edition and mandrivaOne), using the same repositories of the paid versions (Powerpack and Powerpack+)

5- Mandriva Linux also have apt and synaptic (and smart, better than apt) but urpmi is the default package tool.

I don't know why Mandriva Linux is not very popular in USA. In my opinion it is better and more user friendly than *buntu and it has all (and more) the features of PCLinuxOS.

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