In the quest to find the perfect Linux distribution, we often hit an obstacle that makes the grass look greener on another distro's lawn. When we reach that point, the first instinct is to turn to another distribution and hope that something fresh will also be something better. This time around, I decided to see if PCLinuxOS was indeed greener.
Time and time again, I have learned that something new is not always something better. Take Ubuntu's switch to a new desktop shell with Unity in Ubuntu 11.04. This switch has left a number of Ubuntu users pondering other distributions in search of more familiar territory.
One user-friendly distro that's popular is PCLinuxOS, and they have just come out with a new release. But what does it have that other distros do not? That's my goal, to explore PCLinuxOS and see what you can expect that you won't find elsewhere. And, with that said, let's dig in.