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PCLinuxOS

Last Update: 2017-03-29 13:20 UTC


PCLinuxOS is a user-friendly Linux distribution with out-of-the-box support for many popular graphics and sound cards, as well as other peripheral devices. The bootable live DVD provides an easy-to-use graphical installer and the distribution sports a wide range of popular applications for the typical desktop user, including browser plugins and full multimedia playback. The intuitive system configuration tools include Synaptic for package management, Addlocale to add support to many languages and Mylivecd to create a customised live CD.

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Average visitor rating: 8.21/10 from 14 review(s).


PCLinuxOS Summary
Distribution PCLinuxOS
Home Page http://www.pclinuxos.com/
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User Forums http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
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Download Mirrors http://pclinuxos.com/?page_id=10LinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-03-03: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2017.03
 • 2014-12-24: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.12
 • 2014-08-18: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.08
 • 2013-12-07: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.12
 • 2013-10-12: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.10
 • 2013-07-16: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.07 "KDE MiniMe", "LXDE", "MATE"
 • 2013-06-22: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.06 "LXDE", "Full Monty"
 • 2013-04-08: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.04
 • 2013-01-31: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.02
 • 2012-09-08: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2012.09 "KDE FullMonty"
 • 2012-08-22: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2012.08
 • 2012-02-20: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2012-02 "Phoenix Xfce"
 • More PCLinuxOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-03-24 Uplos32 is a 32-bit fork of PCLinuxOS
 •2017-01-16 PCLinuxOS cleaning house
 •2016-05-12 PCLinuxOS dropped 32-bit support
 •2016-04-13 PCLinuxOS website off-line
 •2016-03-30 PCLinuxOS experiments with Plasma 5
 • More PCLinuxOS headlines...

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Feature apt 2017.03 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Feature
Release Date 2017-03-29 2017-03-01 2016-03-07 2014-12-24 2013-10-11 2012-08-22 2011-09-24 2010-12-17 2010-07-08 2010-05-05 2009-06-30 2009-03-11 2007-05-21 2006-08-21 2005-11-21 Release Date
End Of Life                               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs -- 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma, MATE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) Package Management
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice -- GOffice GOffice GOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List apt 2017.03 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Full Package List
Package apt 2017.03 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.18 1.0.14rc4 1.0.11 1.0.9 1.0.8 alsa-lib (1.1.3)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- 12.104 8.961 8.861 8.801 8.732 8.723 8.12 -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.05b bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.0-P3) 9.10.4-P6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.0-P3)
chromium (57.0.2987.133) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (57.0.2987.133)
cups (2.2.3) 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.5 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.3.7 1.2.4 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 cups (2.2.3)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.3-P1 4.3.3-P1 4.3.3-P1 4.3.1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.1-P1 4.2.1-P1 4.2.0 4.1.1 4.1.0p1 3.0.7 3.0.4 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.1 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.1 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.11 1.42.8 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.9 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.37 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (52.0.2) 52.0.2 51.0.1 44.0.2 34.0.5 24.0 14.0.1 5.0 3.6.13 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.0.7 2.0.0.3 1.5.0.6 1.0.7 1.0.4 firefox (52.0.2)
freetype (2.7.1) 2.7.1 2.7.1 2.5.4 2.5.4 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.3.7 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.9 freetype (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.5.2 4.5.2 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.1.1 4.1.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 gcc (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.20 -- 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.9 2.6.8 2.6.4 2.3.16 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.8 gimp (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.16 2.16 2.13 2.12.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.4 2.4 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.0)
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.34 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.10.12 1.10.7 1.10.0 -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.00) 2.02 2.02beta 2.02beta 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 -- -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.22.11) 3.22.11 3.22.9 3.14.14 3.12.2 3.6.4 2.24.5 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1 2.20.0 2.14.7 2.10.6 2.8.9 2.6.8 2.6.4 gtk+ (3.22.11)
httpd (2.4.25) 2.2.31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 -- 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (2.0.3a) 2.10.0 -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 2.0.0 1.91.0rc2 1.0.5 1.0.1 0.12.16 0.12.7 0.12.2 k3b (2.0.3a)
kmod (24) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.30.0 2.24.1 2.16.0 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.1) -- 5.3.0 5.1.1 4.3.5 4.1.2 3.6.0 -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.2.0 2.0.3 -- 1.1.4 libreoffice (5.3.1)
linux (4.10.6) 4.9.18 4.9.13 4.4.4 3.18.1 3.4.64 3.2.18 2.6.38.8 2.6.33.7 2.6.33.5 2.6.32.12 2.6.26.8 2.6.18.8 2.6.16.27 2.6.12 2.6.11.12 linux (4.10.6)
Package apt 2017.03 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.0 0.4.2 0.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.1.22) 10.1.21 10.1.21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.2) 17.0.2 17.0.0 11.1.2 10.4.0 9.2.0 7.11.2 7.11 7.5.2 7.5.2 7.5.2 7.0.2 7.0.2 6.5 5.0.2 5.0.2 mesa (17.0.2)
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- 5.1.73 5.1.73 5.1.55 5.1.55 5.1.55 5.1.42 5.1.42 5.1.42 -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.17)
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.30.1 2.30.0 -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.0)
NVIDIA (378.13) 375.39 375.26 352.63 340.65 319.49 302.17 275.09.07 260.19.29 195.36.31 195.36.24 180.22 -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.1 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u121) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u121)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.3p1 7.3p1 7.1p2 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.8p2 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.3p1 4.5p1 4.5p1 4.3p1 3.9p1 3.9p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2k 1.0.2k 1.0.2g 1.0.0i 1.0.0j 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 1.0.0c 0.9.8n 0.9.8n 0.9.8e 0.9.8b 0.9.7g 0.9.7g 0.9.7g openssl (1.1.0e)
perl (5.24.1) 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.12.3 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.5 5.8.5 perl (5.24.1)
php (7.1.3) 5.6.29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.3)
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) 5.8.6 5.8.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.4)
postfix (3.2.0) 2.10.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.3.4 2.3.4 Python (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) 0.0.1 5.6.2 4.8.7 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.2 4.7.3 4.7.1 4.6.3 4.6.2 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 qt (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.1) 3.5.14 -- 3.5.14 3.5.14 3.5.14 3.5.14 3.5.6 3.5.6 3.4.3 3.4.3 3.0.33 3.0.23b 3.0.21 3.0.14a 3.0.11 samba (4.6.1)
systemd (233) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (45.8.0) 45.8.0 45.7.1 38.6.0 31.3.0 24.0 14.0 3.1.11 3.1.7 3.0.5 3.0.4 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.0 1.5.0.4 1.0.7 1.0.2 thunderbird (45.8.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.1.5 2.0.8 1.1.13 1.1.10 1.1.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.8.2 -- vlc (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.2 4.6.2 4.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.14.6 1.10.4 1.10.4 1.10.2 1.6.5 1.6.5 1.6.5 1.4.0.90 1.1.1 -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 2017.03
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-03-29
Votes: 0


Best rolling distro in the world,period...Fast,stable,easy...


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Version: 2017.03
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-28
Votes: 0


I have PCLinuxOS installed on several computers and have been using it since version 9.1. I have tried many distros and PCLOS is for my hardware the most complete with all the needed drivers. As far as keeping it up to date, it is the easiest and quickest distro I have used. It beats any version of Windows hands down.


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Version: 2017.03
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-20
Votes: 0


I've done a LOT of distro hopping, actually still do, only now it's in Virtualbox on top of PCLOS. I haven't found another OS to be so complete. The sayings "Radically Simple" & "It Just Works" are true. And with KDE 4 you can customize pretty much everything in GUI mode.
If you ever have a problem head over to their forum, the people in there are GREAT!!! The few problems I've had were resolved in no time. Most of the time I'd find that the solution was already in there before I could even post my problem.
The only con I can find is that being a rolling relese KDE is moving to 5 which so far has dropped so of the accessories I REALLY like(Wobbly Windows) and added a bunch of icons that are flat and boring. Looks more like retro Windows 95 icons.
So any one thinking of ditching that other OS and switching to Linux should defiantly give PCLOS a try. Yes there will be things you need to learn, but if you're going from Win 7 to Win 8, 8.1 of 10 you are going to have some learning to do anyway, so give it a try!!!


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