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Software Review - PCLinuxOS 2007

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So, being a “Windows” guy as I’ve been called I have been trying to expand my knowledge base into Linux and Macintosh. The people at Linux Magazine included a Distribution called PCLinuxOS 2007 and it proclaims itself “Radically Simple”. For my first Linux review here, I am going to test that claim!

My hardware…

3.3 Ghz Celeron machine with 1gig ram.

When installing PCLinuxOS 2007 the initial screen was distorted and unreadable, I was already worried about hardware support. Shortly afterward though I have a comfortable boot loaded which was easy enough for most users to understand. I started the process by selecting the first option.

I was highly disappointed at the unfriendly Linux command line boot. It was packed full of archaic and user intimidating text flying by the screen. Even if it wasn’t shooting by, it was incomprehensible techno speak. I really think this sort of user unfriendliness is still holding Linux back from wide acceptance and I am shocked that I have not seen a Linux flavor yet, that has rid us of this Windows 3.1 era feel to the boot process.

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