Friday, July 18, 2008
PCLinuxOS : The Best Desktop GNU/Linux
While reading the tuxmachines.org " today's leftovers " I came across two interesting posts :
1: Top Tip: What Linux version for a newcomer to Linux?
2: What version of linux seems to be the least buggiest ?
These both posts point towards two basic and very important factors which play a role in the selection of any GNU/Linux distribution by a newcomer or a home user.
There are many Desktop Linux distributions out there today but the PCLinuxOS by Texstar is one of well known distribution which fulfills both of these criteria. It works both for newcomers and seasoned Linux users and along with its user friendliness it offers the stability and bug free computing environment .
The excellent hardware support , availability of huge number of stable packages at the repositories and pleasant to eyes graphics make PCLinuxOS stand out high of the huge number of currently available Linux distributions.
I have created numerous successful remaster copies of my custom installed PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime and I regularly distribute the copies to my friends and colleagues. There are two amazing facts which come into my observation with my distributed copies of my PCLinuxOS DVD.
1: I have always seen yet another "satisfied" Linux user once they install and use PCLinuxOS.
2: I have yet to see a person out of all of them who reports any issues with PCLinuxOS.
PCLinxOS 2008 final version is pending and impending . I think they will start releasing Test Releases
( TR ) the way they did in case of PCLinuxOS 2007. I am also interested to know if they will continue with KDE 3.5 series in the final release or will adopt KDE 4.1 when it is released.
I have no reservations or doubts of any kind to recommend PCLinxOS to a newcomer or a home user with a reassurance that this distribution will rarely fail upon you. Just go and spin the PCLinuxOS CD and see what wonders it brings for you.