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PCLinuxOS

Last Update: 2019-02-20 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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 22 (381), 6 months: 27 (355), 3 months: 27 (355), 4 weeks: 27 (387), 1 week: 14 (545)

Average visitor rating: 8.91/10 from 172 review(s).


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Distribution PCLinuxOS
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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 2018.06 2017.11 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 2019-02-20 2018-06-06 2017-11-12 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   1200-1300 1300-1700                           Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs ISO 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 Graphical Installation
Default Desktop   KDE Plasma, MATE KDE Plasma, MATE 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) RPM (APT) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice 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 x86_64 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
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, 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 2018.06 2017.11 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 2018.06 2017.11 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 (1.1.8) 1.1.8 1.1.6 1.1.4.1 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 (1.1.8)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- 12.104 8.961 8.861 8.801 8.732 8.723 8.12 -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.4 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 (5.0)
bind (9.13.6) 9.10.8-P1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.6)
chromium (72.0.3626.109) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (72.0.3626.109)
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.6 2.2.6 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 (2.2.10)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 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 (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.5 1.44.2 1.43.1 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 (1.44.5)
firefox (65.0.1) 65.0.1 60.0.1 56.0.2 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 (65.0.1)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 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 (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 7.3.0 7.2.1 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 (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.10.2 2.8.22 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 (2.10.8)
glibc (2.29) 2.26 2.26 2.26 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 (2.29)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.4) 3.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.4)
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.12.44 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.10.12 1.10.7 1.10.0 -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02 2.02 2.02beta 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.24.4 3.22.30 3.22.26 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+ (3.24.5)
httpd (2.4.38) 2.2.31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.38)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 -- -- 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (18.12.2) 18.12.2 -- -- 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 (18.12.2)
kmod (26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.3.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.7)
libreoffice (6.2.0) -- 6.0.4 5.4.3 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 (6.2.0)
linux (4.20.11) 4.20.10 4.16.13 4.12.14 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 (4.20.11)
Package apt 2018.06 2017.11 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
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.8 0.5.6 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.12) 10.1.26 -- 10.1.26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.12)
mate-desktop (1.20.4) 1.20.4 1.20.3 1.18.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.4)
mesa (18.3.4) 18.3.4 18.1.1 17.2.4 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 (18.3.4)
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- 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 (8.0.15)
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.30.1 2.30.0 -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.5)
NVIDIA (415.27) 390.87 390.59 384.98 352.63 340.65 319.49 302.17 275.09.07 260.19.29 195.36.31 195.36.24 180.22 -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (415.27)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.1 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (11.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (11.0.1)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.6p1 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 (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0j 1.0.2m 1.0.2m 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 (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.1) 5.22.3 5.22.3 5.22.3 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 (5.28.1)
php (7.3.2) 5.6.29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.2)
plasma-desktop (5.15.1) 5.15.1 5.12.5 5.11.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.15.1)
postfix (3.3.2) 3.2.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.2)
postgresql (11.2) 9.6.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.2)
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.9 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 (3.7.2)
qt (5.12.1) 5.12.1 -- 5.9.2 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 (5.12.1)
samba (4.9.4) 3.5.22 -- -- 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 (4.9.4)
systemd (241) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (241)
thunderbird (60.5.1) 60.5.1 52.8.0 52.4.0 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 (60.5.1)
vim (8.1) 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 (8.1)
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 3.0.3 2.2.6 2.2.2 2.1.5 2.0.8 1.1.13 1.1.10 1.1.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.8.2 -- vlc (3.0.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.2 4.6.2 4.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.19.5 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 (1.20.3)

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Version: apt
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-09
Votes: 19


Annoyed by outdated packages and new installations after a few months? Deterred by gigabytes of updates that end in black screens or system freezes in some of the rolling release distros? You want a system that simply works and lets the user do his work without fiddling around? Out of the box experience? Security? An OS that serves your need is this one. Really well done, PCLinuxOS.


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Version: apt
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-04
Votes: 18


Review for the Xfce-version:

A few years ago I tried PCLinuxOS as a newbie, but without the necessary consequence to learn something about it and this produced some issues. Now, a few years later and more experienced in the Linux Universe I have tried PCLOS again and I am really happy. I would not praise the installation as to be optimal, but it is not too complicated. There are few tools to make the start quite user-friendly (Addlocale, Libreoffice Manager), but I can easily imagine to make it better.

Once installed PCLOS shines in everyday life. This OS is pretty lean and reliable. Great hardware support ootb. Good forum, good documentation. Via Synaptic and the change to the repository in the home country all updates are fast, really fast. Good amount of software. The Control Center is fine and the security setup (especially the firewall) offers a good feeling of security.The latest release of firejail is in the repos. It looks like that no system-wide "sudo" and no "systemd" are right now a good choice to avoid the problems which are discussed right now (though I am sure that all the smart guys working on "sudo" and "systemd" will fix the existing problems). I can not praise enough how speedy the latest stable kernel release is added to the repo. It looks like that the developers know what they are doing - regular updates but not every hour, and not the tsunami updates I know from other rolling release distros. In other words: fast bleeding edge if it is necessary, waiting if it is adviseable. This philosophy results in great stability. But the user has to be willing to learn a little bit, but this is not difficult (even I did it!).

Last but not least it has to be said that the main developer called "Texstar" (Bill Reynolds) is a true genius. All the best to PCLinusOS!






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Version: 2018.06
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-03
Votes: 5


The one and only with my absolutely need of: SysV, Apt, Mate, rolling AND WITH FUNCTIONAL "GAMBAS3" for install .. it can not be better .. thanks PcLinusOS


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