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Pclinuxos-icon PCLinuxOS
PCLinux OS 2014.12 (KDE)
2003 (edit)
Version: 2011.6 (edit)
Release Date: June 27, 2011 (edit)
Next Release: Rolling Release (edit)
Platform(s): i586 (edit)
Packaging: RPM (custom) (edit)
Interface(s): KDE (default), GNOME, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, LXDE, Openbox, Xfce (edit)
Derivative of: Mandriva (edit)
Home Page: (edit)

PCLinuxOS, often abbreviated as PCLOS, is a desktop Linux distribution. It is a free operating system for personal computers aimed at ease of use.

PCLinuxOS is an English only live CD initially based on Mandrake Linux that runs entirely from a bootable CD. Data on the CD is decompressed on the fly, allowing up to 2GB of programs on one CD including a complete X server, KDE desktop, and many more applications all ready to use. In addition to the live CD, you can also install PCLinuxOS to your hard drive with an easy-to-use livecd-installer. Additional applications can be added or removed from your hard drive using a friendly apt-get front end via Synaptic.

The new version features a new look, and built-in 3D effects. Both Beryl and Compiz come pre-installed, and can be configured with the PCLOS Control Center. A new logo has also been designed for the new version, and is incorporated in the boot screen. A new login screen has been designed, entitled "Dark". PCLinuxOS 2007 final version was released on 2007-05-21.

PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD, which can also be installed to a local hard disk drive. When used as a LiveCD, it can work with a USB flash drive, where the user's configuration and personal data are saved. Once locally installed on a PC's hard drive, the user of PCLinuxOS can add, remove or update packages by utilising the Advanced Packaging Tool (or APT), a package management system (originally from the Debian distribution), together with Synaptic Package Manager, a GUI frontend to APT.

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