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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RE[2]: PCLinux?
by Colonel Panic on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:58 UTC in reply to "RE: PCLinux?"
Colonel Panic
Member since:
2005-07-28

Why should they when you can get a better distro without all the failings? I know you're a Mandrake/Mandriva contrib dev from the mailinglist so I really did expect you to chirp up on this subject. Face it, when you had a chance to have Tex be a contrib you all gave him the short shrift and he went on to create what the USERS wanted, i.e. updated KDE and other rpms in a timely manner. So when PClinuxOS does better than Mandriva it seems to me that the users have spoken and they don't need to try something else-they are "doing it with their feet".

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RE[3]: PCLinux?
by AdamW on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 09:11 in reply to "RE[2]: PCLinux?"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

I work for Mandriva, I'm not a contributor. I thought everyone here knew that by now. I mention it all the time.

I'm not going to go into the history of Tex and MDK. It's water under the bridge and both sides have changed completely.

I will only say that you shouldn't make statements like "Why should they when you can get a better distro without all the failings?" if you haven't actually tried the latest versions of both distributions. Have you?

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RE[4]: PCLinux?
by k.g.stoyanov on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 10:24 in reply to "RE[3]: PCLinux?"
k.g.stoyanov Member since:
2005-07-12

when pclinuxos was 0.92, and mandrake was i can`t remember what version, i tried them both - pclos was better - now i`m with pclos.

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RE[4]: PCLinux?
by Colonel Panic on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 16:01 in reply to "RE[3]: PCLinux?"
Colonel Panic Member since:
2005-07-28

I don't have to install Mandriva to know about the failings, I can read about them on the web. Just to be honest, I have and will continue to try PClinuxOS although I am a Gentoo user. It (PCLOS) fits my needs on some of my machines and also is a great LiveCD for others to try. One of my Windows Sysadmin friends tried it and loved it because it worked as HE wanted it. I personally disagree with many of Mandriva's way of doing things and their way of selling their product so I will probably not use it on that basis.
The point of my original post was to wonder why you had to chirp up when this didn't have anything to do with Mandriva and why any mention of PCLOS usually of brings up these posts.

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