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PCLinuxOS

Last Update: 2019-11-13 20:57 UTC


PCLinuxOS is a user-friendly Linux distribution with out-of-the-box support for many popular graphics and sound cards, as well as other peripheral devices. The bootable live DVD provides an easy-to-use graphical installer and the distribution sports a wide range of popular applications for the typical desktop user, including browser plugins and full multimedia playback. The intuitive system configuration tools include Synaptic for package management, Addlocale to add support to many languages and Mylivecd to create a customised live CD.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 18 (530), 6 months: 16 (639), 3 months: 17 (637), 4 weeks: 17 (632), 1 week: 25 (540)

Average visitor rating: 8.85/10 from 225 review(s).


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Distribution PCLinuxOS
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-09-17: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2019.09
 • 2019-06-17: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2019.06
 • 2017-03-03: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2017.03
 • 2014-12-24: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.12
 • 2014-08-18: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.08
 • 2013-12-07: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.12
 • 2013-10-12: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.10
 • 2013-07-16: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.07 "KDE MiniMe", "LXDE", "MATE"
 • 2013-06-22: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.06 "LXDE", "Full Monty"
 • 2013-04-08: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.04
 • 2013-01-31: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2013.02
 • 2012-09-08: Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2012.09 "KDE FullMonty"
 • More PCLinuxOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-03-24 Uplos32 is a 32-bit fork of PCLinuxOS
 •2017-01-16 PCLinuxOS cleaning house
 •2016-05-12 PCLinuxOS dropped 32-bit support
 •2016-04-13 PCLinuxOS website off-line
 •2016-03-30 PCLinuxOS experiments with Plasma 5
 • More PCLinuxOS headlines...

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Feature apt 2019.11 2018.06 2017.11 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Feature
Release Date 2019-11-13 2019-11-13 2018-06-06 2017-11-12 2016-03-07 2014-12-24 2013-10-11 2012-08-22 2011-09-24 2010-12-17 2010-07-08 2010-05-05 2009-06-30 2009-03-11 2007-05-21 2006-08-21 2005-11-21 Release Date
End Of Life                                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   1800-1900 1200-1300 1300-1700                           Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop   KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce KDE Plasma, MATE KDE Plasma, MATE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Semi Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice -- GOffice GOffice GOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i586, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4FS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List apt 2019.11 2018.06 2017.11 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Full Package List
Package apt 2019.11 2018.06 2017.11 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.9 1.1.6 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.18 1.0.14rc4 1.0.11 1.0.9 1.0.8 alsa-lib (1.1.9)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.104 8.961 8.861 8.801 8.732 8.723 8.12 -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.05b bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.5) 9.10.8-P1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.15.5)
chromium (78.0.3904.97) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (78.0.3904.97)
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.6 2.2.6 2.2.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.5 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.3.7 1.2.4 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3-P1 4.3.3-P1 4.3.1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.1-P1 4.2.1-P1 4.2.0 4.1.1 4.1.0p1 3.0.7 3.0.4 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.1 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.45.4 1.45.4 1.44.2 1.43.1 1.42.13 1.42.11 1.42.8 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.9 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.37 e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (70.0.1) 70.0.1 70.0.1 60.0.1 56.0.2 44.0.2 34.0.5 24.0 14.0.1 5.0 3.6.13 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.0.7 2.0.0.3 1.5.0.6 1.0.7 1.0.4 firefox (70.0.1)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 1.3.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.5.4 2.5.4 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.3.11 2.3.11 2.3.7 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.9 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 9.2.0 9.2.0 7.3.0 7.2.1 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.5.2 4.5.2 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.1.1 4.1.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.3.1 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.14 2.10.12 2.10.2 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.9 2.6.8 2.6.4 2.3.16 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.8 gimp (2.10.14)
glibc (2.30) 2.30 2.30 2.26 2.26 2.20 2.16 2.16 2.13 2.12.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.4 2.4 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.1)
gnucash (3.7) 3.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.46) 1.12.46 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.10.12 1.10.7 1.10.0 -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.46)
grub (2.04) 2.02.0 2.02.0 2.02 2.02 2.02beta 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 -- -- grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.12 2.24.32 3.22.30 3.22.26 3.14.14 3.12.2 3.6.4 2.24.5 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1 2.20.0 2.14.7 2.10.6 2.8.9 2.6.8 2.6.4 gtk (3.24.12)
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 -- -- -- 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.3) 19.08.3 -- -- -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 2.0.0 1.91.0rc2 1.0.5 1.0.1 0.12.16 0.12.7 0.12.2 k3b (19.08.3)
kmod (26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.7.1) 4.2.7.1 4.2.7.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.3.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.2.7.1)
libreoffice (6.3.3) -- 6.3.1 6.0.4 5.4.3 5.1.1 4.3.5 4.1.2 3.6.0 -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 2.2.0 2.0.3 -- 1.1.4 libreoffice (6.3.3)
linux (5.3.11) 5.3.10 5.3.10 4.16.13 4.12.14 4.4.4 3.18.1 3.4.64 3.2.18 2.6.38.8 2.6.33.7 2.6.33.5 2.6.32.12 2.6.26.8 2.6.18.8 2.6.16.27 2.6.12 2.6.11.12 linux (5.3.11)
Package apt 2019.11 2018.06 2017.11 2016.03 2014.12 2013.10 2012.08 2011.09 2010.12 2010.07 2010.1 2009.2 2009.1 2007 0.92 0.91 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.8 0.5.6 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.10) 10.1.42 10.1.39 -- 10.1.26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.10)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.22.2 1.22.1 1.20.3 1.18.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.2.4) 19.2.3 19.2.3 18.1.1 17.2.4 11.1.2 10.4.0 9.2.0 7.11.2 7.11 7.5.2 7.5.2 7.5.2 7.0.2 7.0.2 6.5 5.0.2 5.0.2 mesa (19.2.4)
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- 5.1.73 5.1.73 5.1.55 5.1.55 5.1.55 5.1.42 5.1.42 5.1.42 -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.30.1 2.30.0 -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.34.1)
NVIDIA (440.31) 430.64 430.50 390.59 384.98 352.63 340.65 319.49 302.17 275.09.07 260.19.29 195.36.31 195.36.24 180.22 -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (440.31)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.1 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (13)
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.3p1 7.1p2 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.8p2 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.3p1 4.5p1 4.5p1 4.3p1 3.9p1 3.9p1 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0k 1.1.0k 1.0.2m 1.0.2m 1.0.2g 1.0.0i 1.0.0j 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 1.0.0c 0.9.8n 0.9.8n 0.9.8e 0.9.8b 0.9.7g 0.9.7g 0.9.7g openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.1) 5.22.3 5.22.3 5.22.3 5.22.3 5.12.3 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.5 5.8.5 perl (5.30.1)
php (7.3.11) 7.3.11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.11)
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) 5.17.3 5.17.3 5.12.5 5.11.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.17.3)
postfix (3.4.7) 3.2.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.7)
postgresql (12.0) 9.6.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (12.0)
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.3.4 2.3.4 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.13.2) 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.10.0 5.9.2 4.8.7 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.2 4.7.3 4.7.1 4.6.3 4.6.2 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 qt (5.13.2)
samba (4.11.2) 4.10.8 4.10.8 -- -- 3.5.14 3.5.14 3.5.14 3.5.14 3.5.6 3.5.6 3.4.3 3.4.3 3.0.33 3.0.23b 3.0.21 3.0.14a 3.0.11 samba (4.11.2)
systemd (243) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.2.2) 68.2.2 68.2.2 52.8.0 52.4.0 38.6.0 31.3.0 24.0 14.0 3.1.11 3.1.7 3.0.5 3.0.4 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.0 1.5.0.4 1.0.7 1.0.2 thunderbird (68.2.2)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.8 3.0.3 2.2.6 2.2.2 2.1.5 2.0.8 1.1.13 1.1.10 1.1.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.8.2 -- vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.14.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.2 4.6.2 4.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.5 1.19.6 1.19.5 1.17.4 1.14.6 1.10.4 1.10.4 1.10.2 1.6.5 1.6.5 1.6.5 1.4.0.90 1.1.1 -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: 2019.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-08
Votes: 21


One of the most trouble free linux distributions available. it is rock solid and performs flawlessly as long as you follow the recommended method of installing packages and updating the system. Install once and keep using it as it is a semi rolling distribution.
A vast selection of variety of software (open source or otherwise) is available in their repository.


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Version: 2019.10
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-10-27
Votes: 3


After using for about 2 hours, I have decided to move on. I can't get past the fact that they have grouped a "set" of programs together with the installation of a desktop environment. You can't simply have a vanilla LXQt desktop install. You have to use (the only one available) task-lxqt which will install a whole mess of bloat. You can't even remove a component of the "task-lxqt" such as the default sound/video player w/o it also removing the task-lxqt (removing the entire desktop environment as well.) They have botched up the menu for lxqt as well managing to have the same items appear on mulitple tiers of the menu. Everything (almost) worked out of the box, including my wifi. I don't own anything nvidia, and it compiled and inserted nvidia items and they were marked active. This distro may be geared towards someone who has never owned or used a computer before, but when you make things this automatic you end up with so many things that are not needed. There are easer, lighter, better distros out there that don't try to "fix" things that are not broken. I would not recommend this in it's current state to anyone for any purpose. The positives: The o/s was easy to install, and the programs that I added installed and ran properly. It seems fairly responsive as well. The negatives: Can't install vanilla desktop environments, the update caused me to have 2x volume icons (one active / one inactive) for two different sound servers (this was easy enough to fix, but a new user may have trouble trying ot figure this out.) Very bloated for the "mini" iso. Had too much additional unwanted programs included.


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Version: 2019.10
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-10-23
Votes: 1


Probably would be nice, but does not come with drivers for wifi!


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