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PCLinuxOS 2007

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I was extremely happy with Arch, and it convinced me that Ubuntu was too bloated, and that GNOME hurts my eyes. Arch randomly crashed, and I was in a distro-hopping mood, so I decided to try PCLOS.

I have to say, it is wonderful, but I prefer Arch Plain Face It detected everything off-bat, and configured it well. It was “sexy” to say the least, and it was faster than any other KDE distro I’ve tried. It fussed royally when I tried openbox, so I didn’t bother. It runs KDE 3, and I needless to say disliked it.

Installation:

Installation was pretty starightforward.

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what is that?

What is that little smiley face at the beginning of the second paragraph ? when my cursor passed over it a progress dialog popped up saying reinstalling. And when i went back to it nothing happened. Is this a malicious website? What was being reinstalled by that website? Weirded me out thats for sure.

re: what is that?

I think, or thought, it was just that site's emoticons. Many of his articles have them. I didn't notice them doing anything. I tried moving my cursor over it and google doesn't report the site as compromised. I hope someone else knows.

Didn't do anything for me

Didn't do anything for me with XP & FF3.

Well it is only a gif.

Well it is only a gif.

re: gifs

gifs have been known to hide malicious stuff.

I certainly hope your right.

I certainly hope your right. Its just that Im running PCLinux and have never before had an installation dialog pop up out of nowhere before. And it just seems strange that the gif seemed to act as a link the first time my cursor hit it but now seems just an image. If no one else sees this Ill just assume it was a random fluke on my system. Everything seems to be working as normal.

Ooooo Scary

Actually not so much. Of course the code could have been changed between when the "problem" was first reported and now, currently it's nothing more then a simple graphic. So there is no way just that would launch a installer?

but I prefer Arch <img src='http://ldp.ifroog.com/wordpress/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_neutral.gif' alt=':|' class='wp-smiley' /> It detected everything off-bat,

Maybe it's the Ghost of Distro's past trying to say something!

re:what is that?

You may have something there. I was able to launch a script:

http://196.32.220.3/25/2/getfile.php?f=vispdf

one time only by hovering the mouse over the smiley. This was on the first load of the page. Subsequent loads of the page don't show a link over the smiley. vispdf - load a .pdf into memory?

malware site

Google labels "http://196.32.220.3" as a malware site.

re: malware site

augh shit!

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