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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: 8.92/10 from 152 review(s).

PCLinuxOS Summary
Distribution PCLinuxOS
Home Page http://www.pclinuxos.com/
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User Forums http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum
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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"
 • More PCLinuxOS releases...

 •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
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kde-workspace" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature apt 2018.06 2017.11
Release Date 2018-06-20 2018-06-06 2017-11-12
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)   1300-1700 1300-1700
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop   KDE Plasma, MATE KDE Plasma, MATE
Package Management RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT)
Release Model Rolling Semi Semi
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64 x86_64 i586
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List apt 2018.06 2017.11
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.6
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.1) 9.10.4-P8 -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.87) -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.6 2.2.6 1.4.6
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3-P1
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.44.2 1.44.2 1.43.1
firefox (60.0.2) 60.0.2 60.0.1 56.0.2
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 1.3.1 2.8.1
gcc (8.1.0) 7.3.0 7.3.0 7.2.1
gimp (2.10.2) 2.10.2 2.10.2 2.8.22
glibc (2.27) 2.26 2.26 2.26
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.1-1) 3.1 -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) 1.12.41 -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02.0 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 -- 3.22.26
httpd (2.4.33) 2.2.31 -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 -- --
k3b (18.04.2) 18.04.1 -- --
kmod (25) -- -- --
krita (4.0.4) -- --  
libreoffice (6.0.4) -- -- 5.4.3
linux (4.17.2) 4.16.16 4.16.13 4.12.14
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- --
mariadb (10.3.7) 10.1.26 -- 10.1.26
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 -- 1.18.0
mesa (18.1.2) 18.1.2 18.1.1 17.2.4
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) 390.67 -- 384.98
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2m 1.0.2m 1.0.2m
perl (5.26.2) 5.22.3 5.22.3 5.22.3
php (7.2.6) 5.6.29 -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) 5.12.5 5.12.5 5.11.3
postfix (3.3.1) 3.2.2 -- --
postgresql (10.4) 9.6.4 -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.11.1) 5.10.0 -- 5.9.2
samba (4.8.2) 3.5.22 -- --
systemd (238) -- -- --
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.8.0 52.8.0 52.4.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 -- 8.0
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.3 3.0.3 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.6 -- 1.19.5

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Version: 2018.06
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-16
Votes: 8

Der Slogan "Keep it simple" passt genau. Wenn mich jemand fragen würde, wenn dieser Linux zum erstenmal ausprobieren möchte, dann würde ich PCLinuxOS empfehlen. Die Vorteile gegenüber den anderen hier vorgestellten Haupt- Distributionen, ist das einfache händling. Ich habe die Community- Xfce- Variante von anfang an als bequem ermpfunden.
Die Distributionen, die hier im Klick-Ranking unter den Top 5 sind, können PCLinuxOsS nicht das Wasser reichen.
Die Installation ist für jmd mit Linuxerfahrung kein Problem. Für Anfänger empfielt sich die Distri ersteinmal in einer virtuellen Umgebung anzutesten wenn es um die wirkliche Funktionsweise geht die Neugier zu sättigen. Der Live-Installer ist für einen schnelles temporäres (ohne Installation) Erkunden perfekt. Deutsche (oder auch Andere) Sprachpakete können mit den Lokalisierungs-Manager super einfach nachinstalliert werden. Ist für mich kein Con sondern ein +. Auch Libreoffice wird durch einen Manager verwaltet. Aktuelle Kernel oder Software werden mit Synaptic ohne Probleme eingespielt.
Ich benutze PCLinuxOS nun schon seit einigen Jahren und durch das rolling hatte ich noch nie Probleme. Alles läuft stabil und rund. Alls grosses Plus sehe ich auch, das diese Distribution auch ohne systemd zügig hoch und herunter fährt. Viele kleine Helferlein(auch unter der Haube) sind von Hause aus von Anfang an gleich mitinstalliert, so das es für ein Durchschnitt-User eigentlich kaum etwas nachinstalliert werden müsste. Kommt natürlich auf den Anspruch an die Distri an.
Viel Spaß mit PCLinuxOS.

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Version: 2018.06
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-13
Votes: 13

This is a fantastic all-round OSand has been designed with the home user in mind. By that I mean that's it's rock-solid in reliability and includes meany handy utilities to help you do things. It's also the only Linux ditro I've come across that plays a login sound by default and it's the only distro running KDE where after sleeping my laptop trackpad still works.

It's a rolling release which means you won't have to erase and re-install the OS everytime an major upgrade is released.

It's system-d free which means it does things the Linux way and is therefore more secure. System-d is not only very complex and monolitihc but it potentially renders your system less-secure in that a hacker just needs to target a flaw in system-d and they basically can bring the entire system down, whereas in a system like PCLinuxOS which uses individual programmes to control system components and services, it makes it a lot harder to hack.

PCLinux puts an emphasis on using a GUI to find and install software, which is nice as it doesn't force you to use the command line. You can still download any rpm from the internet and manaully install it, and there is even a GUI available to do that in the repo, or you can use the command line.

You can tell the developer is a veteran and knows his stuff. In my opinion this is how all Linux distros should be because you're grandmother could use this, it's so easy. It basically gets out of the way and provides you with a solid, fast, easy-to-use operating system.

I find most other distros eventally either become unrelaible after a while or get stuck on old software whereas PCLiuxOS stays relaible but also gets app updates. Of course they don't update the apps every 5 minutes like Arch, but also not only every 5 years like other LTS ditros. They have a nice balance.

Highly recommended for home users who want no-nonsense reliable computing.

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Version: 2018.06
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-12
Votes: 8

PC Linux OS is a really surprising distro. Having tried some others like Manjaro, Mint and Puppy on old computers, it really runs fast and is super stable! I could say it's even more beginner-friendly than Mint, because it contains in one package source everything you need, while in the Ubuntu family you must make some fine-tuning, taking care about some not so stable (or even unsafe) sources.
Even if in their (creepy) website they say you need a minimum of 2 gb of RAM for running their official flavors (Plasma and Mate), you can download a community build (it's what I did), like XFCE, which runs on older PCs.
The folks in the discussion forums are more eagerly to help then what I experienced with Mint or Manjaro.
For me, the best distro, even for beginners and old machines. And without systemd!

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