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PCLinuxOS 2009.2 fits like an old pair of jeans

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bitburners.com: Something has gone south in the recent developments of the Linux operating system. My old linux rig IBM Think T41 is experiencing significant slow downs with very latest revisions of Ubuntu, and other major distributions.

PCLinuxOS Phoenix Test Run

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synergenerator.blogspot: Still looking for a more complete workstation for my laptop. I think GNOME and KDE might still be a little sluggish with only 512MB RAM. I have tried PCLinuxOS in the past and found it quite user-friendly so I thought I would give it a go with one of it's derivatives: Phoenix (PCLOS Xfce).

PCLinuxOS Minime 09.1 on my Thinkpad T61

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temporaryland.wordpress: For the last few months my Thinkpad has been, and still is, the host of several wonderful Linux distributions, all of them based on the new KDE 4 desktop environment. So, today, in mid summer 2009, is there still a reason to run a KDE 3 desktop? Well, if it wasn’t for PCLinuxOS I would have to say no.

PCLinuxOS and the Parents

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randomrandy.com: My mother and father are still using PCLinuxOS as I'm typing this post. Now I'm going to answer a few questions that I have been asked by friends and other family members.

PCLinuxOS Quarterly ISO updates available

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The New PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2009 Issue

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mypclinuxos.com: The New PCLinuxOS Magazine, which comprises volunteers from the PCLinuxOS community is proud to announce the release of it's July 2009 edition.

PCLinuxOS! Everything Works!

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oneclicklinux.com: One of the most biggest challenges with some Linux distributions is getting all the multimedia to work. It's a real disappointment to not have Quicktime movies or Flash video play from popular websites like Apple.com movie trailers or YouTube.com.

What Took You So Long?

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oneclicklinux.com: In my last blog post an anonymous reader asked a friendly question in the comments area, "What took you so long? PCLinuxOS isn't exactly a well kept secret..."

PCLinuxOS! Wow!

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oneclicklinux.com: I get excited about Linux and, day after day, shout to the world through this blog about how terrific it is! I've also been running PCLinuxOS 2009.1!

Good-Bye Ubuntu, Hello PCLinuxOS

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linuxplanet.com: After almost two years of relying on Kubuntu and Ubuntu, your editor has had enough. Farewell faithful *buntus, hello and welcome PCLinuxOS. Will PCLinuxOS work out better?

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