PCLinuxOS is a live Linux distribution that you can pop into your CD drive and run directly from the disk and then install it permanantly if you wish. It uses a form of on disk compression so can store up to 2GB of data and includes software such as the KDE desktop manager, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, Firefox and much more. It is also possible to install PCLinuxOS to your computer using an easy to use installer once you have started it up.
PCLinuxOS is based on a fork of Mandrake Linux 9.2 and is still mostly binary compatible with current Mandrake/Mandriva RPM packages. PCLinuxOS maintains its own repository of software packages and the system, once installed, can be updated with the Synaptic interface to the APT package management tool.
PCLinuxOS 0.92 features:
• Linux kernel 2.6.12
• Xorg.cvs, KDE 3.4.3, Koffice
• Approx 400 package update brings PCLinuxOS 0.92 up to date with the latest open source applications
• Hotplug has been moved to udev to provide faster boot times
• Mklivecd features many improvements such as preloading sata modules
• Hwdetect has been reworked and provides many new routines for hardware detection
• The livecd installer has also been updated
• Usbkey support has been enhanced with an updated configuration utility and boot up discovery
• Better wireless detection and configuration
• wacom tablet support along with additional hardware detection
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