A new release of the popular PCLinuxOS disto is now available. They were one of the early distro to put their installer on a LiveCD.
Texstar and the Ripper Gang are pleased to announce the final release of PCLinuxOS 2007. Featuring kernel 188.8.131.52, KDE 3.5.6, Open Office 2.2.0, Firefox 184.108.40.206, Thunderbird 2.0, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Beryl 3D and much much more. Almost 2 gigs of software compressed on a single self bootable livecd that can be installed to your hard drive provided it is compatible with your system and you like the distribution. Over 5000 additional packages available after hard drive install through our Synaptic Software Manager.
LinuxQuestions.org has screenshots of PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 1. The theme looks great, and it looks like they changed almost every aspect of it since PCLinuxOS 0.93.
DistroWatch Weekly is packed full of LiveCD news today. First up is news of a gaming LiveDVD by Mandriva, along with a LiveCD showcasing a unique 3D desktop called Metisse. Below that is news of updates to Live versions of PCLinuxOS, gNewSense, Fedora Unity, BOSS GNU/Linux, and a new rescue LiveCD by the T2 project.
Really Linux has an overview of PCLinuxOS.
PCLinuxOS offers the flexibility of being both a Live-cd, and including all necessary components for a full installation. As a Live-cd version it can boot directly from a CD drive without any installation to the hard disk. But more importantly, it includes an easy to use installer that allows you to fully install Linux when you are ready. Of course, as with many major distributions, there are excellent guides on the website for helping use the installer.
DesktopLinux is reporting on a review of PCLinuxOS done by ExtremeTech which we completely missed last week.
Although it suffers from an incredibly boring name, PCLinuxOS has a lot to offer desktop Linux users. It’s a shame that so much utility has to be obscured by a bland name—but hopefully the developers will decide to rebrand this distribution under a catchy name.
I never had a problem with the name, but then, it is quite different than Beernix.
One of the first Linux distros to make its primary installation method a GUI app on a LiveCD, PCLinuxOS, now has an online magazine.
The Linux Newbie compares 11 different LiveCDs in this article. One interesting piece of information included is boot times for each of the LiveCDs.
TuxMachines has a thorough review of PCLinuxOS 0.93a. Included are lots of screenshots.
Capnkirby.com has a review of PCLinuxOS MiniMe 0.93. The review moves from LiveCD to hard drive distro after the installation step.
NewsForge has another installment of My desktop OS up, this time covering PCLinuxOS 0.92. While it is mostly tailored to the hard drive install, it does give some information about the LiveCD aspect of the distro.
DistroWatch has announced PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME, a lightweight, PCLinuxOS based LiveCD. OSDir brings the eye candy with screenshots. With PCLinuxOS releasing a lightweight version, and Damn Small Linux recently coming out with a heavier version, is the future of Linux LiveCDs two-disc, heavy and lightweight releases? GoblinX, GRML, Knoppix, Mepis/MepisLite, SLAX SE/SLAX Popcorn, and Ubuntu/Xubuntu are a few others who already separate release versions into the two camps.
Gnuman.com has a review of PCLinuxOS 0.92 written for people looking to try out Linux.
One boring evening I was surfing around and jumped to PCLinuxOS web-site. Hmm, they have a live-cd and a statement saying that it works ‘out of the box’ on the most computers, and will not touch hard drive.
MozillaQuest Magazine takes an in-depth look at PCLinuxOS .92.