Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 18th Feb 2011 05:00 UTC, submitted by Kroc
Linux "PCLinuxOS is a great distro for individuals who favor rolling updates, performance, and a dedicated community. If you're a first-time Linux user or if you favor aesthetics over technological prowess, better choices are available."
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Aesthetics...
by Vijayanandham on Fri 18th Feb 2011 06:57 UTC
Vijayanandham
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2010-01-19

I agree with the reviewer on the lack of unified apps and aesthetics across PClinuxOs but the distro makes up for that in other ways (Best Kde distro :-), out of box support for variety of media codecs, Proprietary drivers for my ATI video card ,quick updates for my fav apps and a superb remastering tool)

Edited 2011-02-18 07:04 UTC

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RE: Aesthetics...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 18th Feb 2011 10:32 in reply to "Aesthetics..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I agree with the reviewer on the lack of unified apps and aesthetics across PClinuxOs but the distro makes up for that in other ways (Best Kde distro :-), out of box support for variety of media codecs, Proprietary drivers for my ATI video card ,quick updates for my fav apps and a superb remastering tool)

The only thing I can really argue is "best KDE Distro," but that's purely subjective. And it's not something I could have argued several months back... many of the KDE-supporting distros have really improved their KDE4 integration, and while PCLOS wasn't the first to upgrade, they were the first to get a lot of things right. They purposely held onto KDE3 until they felt that KDE4 was damn well ready, and it paid off.

What I will say about PCLOS' own specific implementation of KDE is that it is easily the most unique, full of tweaks to make you forget you're using KDE4, and think you're actually using KDE3. That's not a bad thing, either: KDE3 was very nice, and PCLOS' tweaks seem to keep what made it so great while adding new KDE4 features and improvements (ie. the KDE settings menus, new window management features inspired by Windows 7, etc.).

I have a 64-bit machine though, and unfortunately there is no native 64-bit version of this distro, so it was not an option for the system I'm on. I'm almost tempted to install it temporarily anyway to play around with it for a little while; I'll be distro hopping soon anyway, since Debian Squeeze makes it such a pain in the ass to install nVidia drivers (following the instructions on their site, I always end up with a totally f***ed and unusable system with a flashing cursor/display, no usable command prompt).

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RE[2]: Aesthetics...
by Laurence on Fri 18th Feb 2011 13:52 in reply to "RE: Aesthetics..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

ArchLinux has 64bit binaries and is my personal favourite KDE4-compatible distro.

I say "compatible" because it doesn't ship with a KDE desktop from ISO - you install it from the repositories. However if you've had any exposure to Arch this should all be fairly obvious to you.

If you want a KDE4-out-of-the-box distro, then Chakra is based upon Arch: http://chakra-project.org/

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RE[2]: Aesthetics...
by Vijayanandham on Sat 19th Feb 2011 00:36 in reply to "RE: Aesthetics..."
Vijayanandham Member since:
2010-01-19

I still remember how i held on to my KDE3 installation of PCLOS.It was so good.I believe PCLOS switched to KDE4 when KDE 4.3 came out and i started using KDE from 4.4.I used Arch long back and it needs too much tinkering.

Edited 2011-02-19 00:42 UTC

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