From time to time a Linux distribution comes along that just works. Often review writers call them “Windows Killers!” While true Linux lovers would love to see “Windows Killers” take over the world, the truth is these are the distributions that should be the face of Linux and while not killing Windows, might put a big dent in its fenders.
Yesterday, I received an E-mail from one of the fine folks at LOBBY4LINUX.COM discussing our sites. When I visited their site, I found a logo for a Linux distribution that was unfamiliar. The distro, PCLinuxOS could be downloaded and was being highly touted as the ultimate Linux distribution. You know how I work...off to the download site and a quick burn and decision time. Which distro on which machine would be sacrificed?
I booted to the live disk and was greeted with a slick, user friendly distro. Oh well, lets install and see what it will do. Clicking on the Icon on the desktop for installation, I was greeted by a Penguin on a CD or was it a DVD...at any rate, three or four questions later, the partitioning was underway and within a short time, I was booting into a new and exciting distro.
PCLinuxOS version .92 test 2 is one of those special, English only, distros that can make an old Windows user into a new Linux user.
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