Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

PCLinuxOS 2010.1 KDE4

Filed under
PCLOS

It's been a few weeks now that PCLinuxOS 2010.1 has been available. I have it installed on my 'old' laptop - a HP Compaq nx6325 - and this is my experience up to now.

A shock!

So, in went the CD and a few seconds later, the new PCLinuxOS boot screen came up, only to drop to a black screen after a few seconds. Gosh... this is odd. The download was fine, the checksum OK, burned at the lowest possible speed. I went to my desktop, popped the CD in and there everything was OK.

Back to the laptop. Try number 2. Again the same black frozen screen. Even after waiting several minutes, nothing moved. This was really a first. Never since I hopped over to PCLinuxOS (2007 TR1) had I encountered any problems of this kind on the laptop.

Happy Ending Here




More in Tux Machines

Linux Foundation and Linux

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Git 2.11, Xfce 4.12.3, FFmpeg 3.2.1 & Mesa 13.0.2

openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio reports on the latest Open Source and GNU/Linux technologies that landed in the repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system. Read more

What Is A VPN Connection? Why To Use VPN?

We all have heard about VPN sometime. Most of us normal users of internet use it. To bypass the region based restrictions of services like Netflix or Youtube ( Yes, youtube has geo- restrictions too). In fact, VPN is actually mostly used for this purpose only. ​ Read
more

The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source and to avoid closed software the company has added an Atheros Wi-Fi dongle with open source drivers rather than use the built-in Wi-Fi chip. Read more