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What is PCLinuxOS?

PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for desktops or laptops.

PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD, and can also be installed to your computer. Easy to follow instructions are included on the LiveCD. The LiveCD mode lets you try PCLInuxOS without making any changes to your computer. If you like it, you can install the operating system to your hard drive. Locally installed versions of PCLinuxOS utilize the Advanced Packaging Tool (or APT), a package management system (originally from the Debian distribution), together with Synaptic, a GUI frontend to APT for easy software installation. PCLinuxOS has over 12,000 rpm software packages available from our software repository.

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PCLinuxOS Features

  1.  Rolling ReleasePCLinuxOS supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.

PCLinuxOS information

  • Developed byTexstar
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives173 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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PCLinuxOS was added to AlternativeTo by Valentin on and this page was last updated . PCLinuxOS is sometimes referred to as PCLinux, PCLOS.

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Great with updates!

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  • live-cd
  • mandriva

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