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PCLinuxOS Progresses Undeterred

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: If computer is your hobby, you will, sooner or later, run into Linux. Most often sticking to linux depends on hitting a good no-nonsense distribution (like PCLinuxOS, Mint or Mepis) at the first chance. IMO, PCLinuxOS tops the list.

PCLinuxOS 2010.7 - Hello, Old Friend

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: PCLinuxOS 2010.7 Final release has been out for a couple of months, and I have finally gotten around to loading it up again. It is, as the title of this entry says, like seeing an old friend again after a long time.

PCLinuxOS - Rolling on a river

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itpro.co.uk: The best ideas are just as likely to spring from the users and developers of Debian, Gentoo, Arch or PCLinuxOS, who are contributing for fun, to 'scratch an itch', or just because they can -

PCLOS Mag KDE 4 SC Special Edition

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the KDE 4 SC Special Edition issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. The KDE 4 SC Special Edition contains a collection of all of the KDE 4 articles we have ran over the past year, and can serve as a reference source for those who are transitioning to KDE 4. Included are:

PCLinuxOS

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thedeepvoid.blogspot: PCLinuxOS or PCLOS is based on Mandrake. The Gnome version comes equipped with an ugly gray colored background. I attribute this to the fact that most PCLOS users are KDE desktoppers and don't really care what color Gnome is.

September 2010 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the September 2010 issue: LXDE: An Overview, Alternate OS: Syllable, Part 1, and Game Zone: Battle For Wesnoth.

A Good Reason to Use PCLinuxOS 2010

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bargincomputing.com: The search for the perfect kernel scheduler is like searching for the Holy Grail. Linux 2.6 started with the O(1) scheduler, which solved a lot of issues for real-time processes. However, it didn’t scale to large NUMA (non-uniform memory access) machines.

Exploring PCLinuxOS Xfce

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bargincomputing.com: Since the HP laptop used for this test only has a 30 gigabyte disk, I split the space used by Fedora 13 between PCLinuxOS Xfce and PCLinuxOS LXDE. With only 512 megabytes of memory, lighter weight desktops are a plus.

Linux light - PCLinuxOS 2010.7 Openbox

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all-things-linux.blogspot: Ok, there are smaller, leaner distributions out there like Tiny Core or these two if you prefer a system that's in many ways similar, but PCLinuxOS Openbox is pretty good while still providing a full set of applications for the consumer desktop, incl. flash, multimedia codecs, wireless.

Community Simple – PCLinuxOS in Action

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venagozar.com: I volunteer at a community center (two now), where my main function is keeping their Laptops up and running. When I started at the community center last December the Laptops were in a sad state.

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Leftovers: OSS

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