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[News] Another Comprehensive Review of PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Review

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| PCLinuxOS is a Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux. The most recent 
| update, and the first since the last update in 2007, was released last week. 
| This review will be the very first review of PCLinuxOS on this site.  
| [...]
| What we like about PCLinuxOS Using PCLinuxOS is like using Mandriva Linux 
| Powerpack without paying for it. The main thing missing is that LVM 
| configuration is not supported. Also disk encryption is limited.  
| What needs to improve Not a whole lot, but there are key features I think 
| should be supported especially when those features are supported on Mandriva, 
| its parent distro. Here’s a short list:  
|     * A regular release schedule. PCLinuxOS 2009.1 is the first release since 
|     2007. That wont cut it in the free software operating system arena. 
|     * LVM configuration. Contrary to the opinions of a few mis-informed 
|     people, Linux Logical Volume Manager is important, even on the desktop. 
|     * The firewall must be enabled by default. There is no good reason to 
|     disable the firewall on a networked computer. 
|     * During the installation and just before the packages are installed, 
|     give users one last opportunity to tweak their settings. That the way it 
|     is on Mandriva.  



After two years, a new PCLinuxOS ships!

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| Two years after its last major release, the interesting PCLinuxOS project has
| quietly posted a major new release. The "pclinuxos-2009.1" download features
| a kernel, KDE 3.5.10, and a host of other updates. It is
| currently difficult to get, however, possibly due to high demand.

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