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Why Is PCLinuxOS 2007 Better Than Ubuntu ?

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Why Is PCLinuxOS 2007 Better Than Ubuntu ?
(Ubuntu feisty vs PCLinuxOS 2007)

I am one of Linux enthusiast like you people, and have used almost all major Linux distros in past.

Currently I triple boot Windows XP/ Ubuntu Feisty /PCLinuxOS 2007.

I am very impressed with PCLOS 2k7, even more than i was with Ubuntu. So i though why not write something which may help other people....

So here it goes as if why PCLOS 2k7 is better than Ubuntu :

1. First reason, PCLOS is based on KDE, while Ubuntu is based on GNOME.

2. PCLOS has far more stability than Ubuntu. Reasons for that :

3. PCLOS comes pre-installed with most of commonly used multimedia formats(except real player, quick time, and mpg), while Ubuntu doesn't.

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Geesh! The best distro is the one that works with your hardware, has good community support and appeals the most to you.

re: BS?

I agree with his numbers 3 and 5. And another thing I like better about pclos is the vast amount of software available upon install. I don't understand why Ubuntu comes with so little in comparison. I don't care how easy software is to install, nothing is easier than having to do nothing. Big Grin

Speaking of having to do nothing, pclos does do better with my hardware as well. My wireless just doesn't work at all with Ubuntu. (I haven't tried the unstable developmental version).


But, if you're primarily a KDE user, he is largely correct (I won't discuss his claim that KDE is better than Gnome--that's a claim best left to people who love endless and useless arguments). The Kubuntu folks mangle KDE to make it less flexible.

If you're primarily a Gnome user and don't mind sudo, then Ubuntu could be the way to go.

"Mangle" is just the half of it

Kubuntu's developers worked hard to make KDE as "simple" as GNOME. For example, "Kubuntu comes with a simplified Konqueror profile to make things more use friendly compared to default KDE." It also has no desktop trash icon (it's stuck onto the kicker panel, like it is in their version of GNOME), and you won't find an entry for the KDE Control Center in its menu. It's almost as if the developers think users are too dumb to figure things out.

(Never mind that its default light purple theme is flat ugly.)

Worse yet, it's fragile. Want to break it? Install Kubuntu, and then pull up Synaptic and start installing your favorite GNOME apps, instead of installing the "ubuntu-desktop" meta-package first. Or install Ubuntu, then pull up Synaptic and start installing KDE apps, instead of installing the "kubuntu-desktop" meta-package first. Chances are good that, the next time you log into gdm or kdm, the screen will blank, and you'll be returned to gdm or kdm. That's happened to me twice now.

So why use it at all? Because, for better or worse, it's the most popular Linux distro out there.

Doesn't know history.

Texstar was a primary packager for Mandrake. PCLinuxOS did not come out of thin air but certainly is a tribute to him.

He's done really well but I have a hard job dissing openSuSE for PCLinuxOS. Texstar has simply created a friendly competition in English.

Everything the author is complaining about is available in Ubuntu, Kubuntu, openSuSE 10.3 (for sure) mostly in 10.2.

I have the "bad" wifi cards and openSuSE 10.2 dealt with them and the rest of my two primary HP Laptops two with ATI R200 and one with Nvidia GO6150. Yes and one is running fusion, Firefox etc. The build service wiki's and people in SuSE land respond too.

Assta le Vista Baby!

re: Doesn't know history.


Texstar was a primary packager for Mandrake.

That isn't true either. He never had one package included in Mandrake. He packaged them independently and provided third party downloads. He became popular because his packages worked at a time when Mandrake was struggling with stability and usability.


Everything the author is complaining about is available in Ubuntu, Kubuntu, openSuSE 10.3 (for sure) mostly in 10.2.

Or any other Linux distribution if you'd like to get technical, but not without lots of effort.

I would use PCLinuxOS as a

I would use PCLinuxOS as a main system, except that 915resolution doesn't work properly, so the screen turns off permanently whenever I close the lid of my laptop.

apples and oranges

The best distro is the one that works for YOU.

Claiming that distro A is better than distro B is like
claiming "my dad is stronger than your dad..." in kindergarden.

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