LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of PCLinuxOS
Quick Overview PCLinuxOS
It was once based on Mandriva Linux, but since 2010, it has used its own codebase (indeed, distrowatch.com lists PCLinuxOS as being “Independent” in the “Based On” field). Like any rolling-release distros, however, I would recommend updating as often as possible to reduce the risk of things breaking on you too much. However, I digress. PCLinuxOS was the first distro that I used full-time instead of Windows (which, like many other poor souls, would only be kept for certain games and other software that wouldn’t run on Wine properly). It was, and still is, a no-frills distribution, it just did the job.
I noticed that the time was incorrect on the VM, so I attempted to correct it before I installed the system to disk. However, it didn’t give me the option to authenticate as it should have, and it gave me an error.
I tried to install GRUB2, but it crashed with a Perl error.
The bootloader installed! I was now able to run PCLinuxOS.
Starting the System
Configuring the System
Installing Software & Updating the system
I keep it updated from time to time to keep up with releases, and to avoid any major problems breaking my system down the track if ever I needed to upgrade.
The only major thing that occurred was not being able to enter the password when installing the bootloader. Minor issues did present themselves, but nothing that would greatly impact the overall experience with the system. So, PCLinuxOS isn’t perfect (well, what is?), but quite a solid distribution worth trying.