Yeah. PCLinuxOS is a very nice little distro (I'm have the Xfce mini edition on my desktop.). Just bear in mind that it is a rolling-release distro, so if the graphics problems are coming from upstream, then they may filter down to PCLOS at some point, although I don't think that Texstar would abandon the basic nv driver (which should work with anything NVidia, albeit without 3D effects) until nouveau is stable enough for daily usage on most machines.exploder wrote:I have been very interested in the PCLinuxOS mini editions lately. I was at the point of loading Windows 7 on one of my machines just to have something that would stay running because the nvidea drivers keep breaking on me in just about every new Linux distribution. PCLinuxOS has never failed me as far as graphics drivers are concerned. I loaded the KDE mini in Virtualbox, updated it and slowly added all of the applications and codecs I wanted. I used the "mylivecd" application to build the iso and tested out my shiny new system from the Live CD. Everything worked great so I went ahead and installed PCLinuxOS to my hard drive.
I had never realized the value of mini editions until I gave it a shot. My system is made up of exactly the applications I use everyday and my system is always current as far as application updates are concerned. I like the speed PCLinuxOS has and the task scripts provided in Synaptic made quick work of installing quite a few things. It's nice to know that installing an update is not going to trash my system and thanks to the "mylivecd" tool I always have a good backup and I can even give friends and family the same experience.
Something else I really liked was the selection of kernels PCLinuxOS offers. The bfs kernels seem to give a nice performance boost. If you are ever interested in rolling your own system, I highly recommend giving the PCLinuxOS mini editions a try, it's pretty easy and you will enjoy your finished product.
As you can see, there is a leaning towards rolling-release and Debian-based distributions. It's my personal preference. What I would really like to see as a distro similar to Arch, with its back-to-basics approach and sensible (IE: not including software that is pre-beta despite being declared stable and ensuring that all software supports all other software without dependency conflicts at all times) rolling-release cycle, but with the package signing that Arch lacks.
thouartsimple wrote:My desktop has been set up for distrohopping, so I am downloading PCLinuxOS Enlightenment =D I am doing the full edition though, not the mini... I think it looks pretty interesting! Right now I have Katya, Julia KDE, and Ubuntu 11.04 on there, but I plan on adding Xubuntu 11.04, Julia LXDE, maybe Mint XFCE (latest), and PCLinuxOS Enlightenment. PCLinuxOS will be my first non-Ubuntu/Debian distro... woohoo! This is great =D
Thanks enforcer for the PCLinuxOS recommendation! I'll let y'all know what I think.
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