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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

By Preston St. Pierre on December 05, 2008 (9:00:00 AM)

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PC/OS aims to be an easy-to-use Linux distribution right out of the box. Being Ubuntu-based, it has a head start on being user-friendly, but PC/OS goes above and beyond Ubuntu's measures to ensure ease of use by having common third-party non-GPL software included in the install.

The PC/OS distribution comes in several different flavors: OpenServer, OpenWorkstation, and OpenDesktop, all of which weigh in at around 700MB and fit on one CD. Included with the server edition are Webmin and other GUI utilities to make various server operations easier. The workstation edition includes multimedia production tools, software development tools, and office tools. I tested the desktop edition, which focuses on everyday use.

Like many distributions, PC/OS boots into a live CD which you can use without installation, or you can install it to your hard drive at boot time. The install is simple. It asks you which user name and password to use. You can choose manual disk partitioning, or let PC/OS handle that automatically. All of the software on the CD is automatically installed without user selection required. Near the end of the install you are given the option of importing users from other Linux installs on the same system; I chose not to. The install took about 25 minutes on my AMD Sempron 2800+ with 512MB of RAM, and when I rebooted I found it had properly detected all my hardware as well as providing a pop-up which installed the Nvidia drivers.

The PC/OS OpenDesktop CD image comes with several programs for completing various tasks under an Xfce desktop. Abiword and Gnumeric are the only included office applications, but there is a link in the Office section of the menu to Google Docs. You get the Firefox browser, Thunderbird for email, Pidgin for IM, Skype for VoIP, Transmission for BitTorrent, and Gnome PPP for the dial-up users. Asunder provides CD ripping, and Brasero CD burning. Exaile will play your music and VLC will play your videos. The GIMP stands alone as the only image editing software included, but when it comes to games, you can take your pick from among card games such as Solitaire, FreeCell, and BlackJack, as well as chess, mahjongg, Mines, Gnometris, and more. Wine is available to run Windows applications. Synaptic lets you add programs that aren't included in the default install, with the default sources including the Ubuntu Hardy repository as well as various other smaller repos.

PC/OS notably includes the Java Runtime Environment, Adobe Flash Player, and proprietary multimedia codecs. Many self-proclaimed user-friendly distributions fail to include these due to philosophical or legal issues, but their lack can result in massive headaches for mom-and-pop users who don't know how to manually install them.

PC/OS Open Desktop lives up to its claims of being user-friendly. While it isn't perfect, somebody who is unfamiliar with computer systems could install and use it without outside help. I don't believe that you can say the same thing about the latest Windows operating system. On top of that, it also fits on one CD, unlike many distributions which have switched to DVDs in their effort to include more software. PC/OS has stripped its distribution down to programs that cover users' essential needs; its simplicity is a sound principle when designing user-friendly software.

PC/OS just plain worked for me. There were no hitches, no problems, and no additional configuration or software installation required to perform what the daily tasks of Web browsing, instant messaging, word processing, and playing multimedia. While no trouble arose for me, there are forums available for you to ask any questions you might have about the distribution.

PC/OS may not include any remarkable new software, but that is not its goal. Instead, it provides an excellent starting point for people who have never used Linux and want to see what it is like. It will show them exactly how easy it can be to use Linux.

Preston St. Pierre is a computer information systems student at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada.

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 10.5.87.222] on December 05, 2008 12:40 PM
Wow. Impressive-looking OS. Impressive article. Thumbs up!

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 62.165.186.90] on December 07, 2008 11:11 AM

What you see on that screenshot, is not an OS.

Operating System is "under" *all* the software what you run on your machine. On Linux distributions, the OS is the monolith kernel, in official name a Linux kernel.

What you see on the screenshot is just a desktop environment with wallpaper and application icons and applications itself. None of those are part of OS.

All the Linux-distributions use same OS, the Linux. And if you change Linux to other monolith kernel, you get other OS. Or you can change Linux to other OS what can be based to microkernel structure.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 128.165.62.126] on December 10, 2008 01:21 AM
go away, troll

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 195.241.70.226] on December 05, 2008 12:47 PM
quote: "but PC/OS goes above and beyond Ubuntu's measures to ensure ease of use by having common third-party non-GPL software included in the install."

Sorry, but this is a dumb way to start your review. Not all software in your run of the mill Linux distribution uses GPL as a license. Firefox uses the Mozilla Public License.

Other that that, PC/OS is simply 'yet another one-man-job Ubuntu remaster'.

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 24.131.41.49] on December 05, 2008 02:21 PM
This sounds like the distro I've been looking for! New Linux users don't care about licensing. They care whether their data "just works." They don't want to be bothered loading MP3 codecs, divx codecs, flash, or any programs to view XLS or DOC files.

As a seasoned Linux user (I started in 1994), I like that best of breed programs are being installed instead of something close that I've never used. I must admit, I'd prefer OO instead of Abi and Gnumeric, but that's it. Any Firefox extensions preinstalled?

The "Live CD" will be used by my extended family as a failsafe OS when their Windows PC breaks beyond booting (which happens more than we like in multiple households). We were using Puppy. It's also a safe way to surf, since a reboot cleans everything up - including any nasty viruses.

Thanks for the article ... downloading ISO now... Stocking stuffers all around.

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 192.35.35.35] on December 05, 2008 02:31 PM
Have to agree that this distro is nothing but Ubuntu with a tailored desktop, which of course, anyone can do with a base Ubuntu install. This is not a real Distro in its own right, and should not be accorded even the title "Distro", because again, it is truly just a slightly tailored Ubuntu. Preston, my advice to you is that you should either stop writing reviews or start writing them with quite a bit more factual research, and some in depth experience of the distro for which you write would not hurt either. While your at it, learn about the big bad world of linux and give many different flavors a good try out so you at least have some back ground knowledge of things like what Ubuntu is, what a real "Distro" is (or what makes a flavor of Linux truly a "Distro" in its own right), the differences between the 3 or 4 major Linux factions - Source based, Red Hat based, Debian based, Slackware based. Lastly, learn about things like bash, scripting, C++, perl, java, etc.. When you have accomplished all of those things, then come write us another review ok Junior?

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 58.170.181.29] on December 05, 2008 03:31 PM
Did someone get up on the wrong side today? If you really want to be pedantic, everything is based off things that have come before, therefore your comment is meaningless. I bet you don't have the guts to tell that to the thousands who work on distros other than the three you mentioned. My advice to you is that if you want to be nasty keep it to yourself, you are not helping anyone. Also, to help yourself, it might pay you to take a holiday.

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.32.245.100] on December 06, 2008 06:28 AM
I agree. seriously Preston. Know your Linux or no your Linux.

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 128.165.62.126] on December 10, 2008 01:30 AM
Actually, you're quite wrong. There's no reason somebody can't write a review of a Linux distribution (yes, this is a Linux distribution -- it is a set of software distributed with the Linux kernel supporting packages) based on how easy it is to perform everyday tasks. Kindly take your elitism, place it firmly against your sphincter, and apply pressure. If you don't like his reviews, stop reading them, troll.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 128.165.62.126] on December 10, 2008 01:31 AM
and of course this is "Linux kernel *and* supporting packages

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 216.70.10.75] on December 05, 2008 02:39 PM
"which of course, anyone can do with a base Ubuntu install"

Wrong.

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.237.174.94] on December 05, 2008 03:24 PM
So other than KDE's wallpaper and some proprietary codecs preinstalled, how is this different from Xubuntu?

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop, after you try to set a working resolution.

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 91.153.131.106] on December 05, 2008 03:29 PM
User friendly, try to change the resolution.

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop, after you try to set a working resolution.

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.49.32.32] on December 09, 2008 11:19 PM
Settings ---> Display

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 59.183.18.35] on December 05, 2008 07:40 PM
"When you have accomplished all of those things, then come write us another review ok Junior?"
Ad Hominem, Senior!

If only someone could take away your "seniority", albeit temporarily.
Feature request to powers-that-be:
Self-appointed anti-n00b "seniors" should be debarred from IRC for 24 hours for every such act.

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 98.17.130.184] on December 05, 2008 09:58 PM
I don't think that PC/OS is based on Ubuntu. It is based on Mandriva.

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.131.183.124] on December 05, 2008 11:13 PM
You're thinking of PCLinuxOS, which is based on Mandriva. This distro apparently is something else.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 98.17.130.184] on December 05, 2008 11:51 PM
No, PCLinuxOS and PC/OS are the same. If in doubt, ask Texstar, the author of this distribution.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 91.32.210.30] on December 06, 2008 02:03 AM
Sorry, but to start a review by writing PCLinuxOS is "Ubuntu based" makes me stop reading right there.
Ubuntu is a Debian-Derivative (based on Debian Experimental) and PCLinuxOS uses RPM-Packages with apt as the Package Manager.
To say that it's based on Mandriva would be correct, since Texstar initially built Packages for the Mandriva Distribution.

If a reviewer writes about what a particular distro is based upon,
he should do a minimal amount or research which didn't happen here. These things aren't hard to find out.

So when writing a Linux review next time, please do your homework.

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 64.180.189.169] on December 06, 2008 02:23 AM
This distro is based on ubuntu, Its _NOT_ PCLinuxOS, unless PCLinuxOS has 2 different websites
http://www.pclinuxos.com/
http://www.pc-os.org/

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.180.135.177] on December 06, 2008 02:30 AM
Hey bud, before you admit you are an uninformed a-hole why don't you visit PC/OS's website and do some research of your own! Here is a couple of lines I cut and now will paste here for your information that I found on their FAQ's

1) What is PC/OS
A) PC/OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu by Canonical. PC/OS differs from Ubuntu in many ways and has come to stand on its own.

"2) How does PC/OS differ from Ubuntu and in what ways is it the same?
A) PC/OS shares much with Ubuntu, it shares the same base system as Ubuntu and shares application compatibility with Ubuntu. It differs from Ubuntu in the way its user focused. Linux in a lot of ways has the reputation of being not very user friendly and leaving out a lot in terms of compatibility with what the user has come to expect from their computing experience. PC/OS aims to change that. All multimedia codecs from Flash, MP3 and WMV support is built in and works out of box including the LiveDVD/CD, Java works out of the box, in short PC/OS meets the demands that users have come to expect from their computing experience."

As you can clearly read they are saying that PC/OS is based upon Ubuntu.

What a freaking idiot!!! do some research before you act like such and a hole

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 195.241.70.226] on December 06, 2008 05:50 AM
quote: All multimedia codecs from Flash, MP3 and WMV support is built in and works out of box including the LiveDVD/CD, Java works out of the box, in short PC/OS meets the demands that users have come to expect from their computing experience

Which is nonsense again. When was the last time you did a clean install of Windows? Why? Well, then you would have noticed that you would have had to install drivers, flash, java etcetera, provided you could get your network card to work out of the box (which isn't the case without installing the drivers).

PC/OS can be whatever it wants it to be, but please, don't call yourself better than the other distributions. And the reviewer should take off his PC/OS fanboy t-shirt.

CYA

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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 65.188.46.215] on December 06, 2008 02:23 PM
someone needs to learn how to read there's no linux in "pc/os" he never claimed PCLinuxOS was based on ubuntu. Different disrtos jack. We all know what PC Linux OS is based on. hint maybe you need glasses?

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 59.167.60.197] on December 06, 2008 10:06 AM
Hey Preston, nice smple review, I myself have just stated using this distro and found it easy to install an use and I am a Linux noob. And honestly reading some of the replies there are some bored people out there with obviously not a great deal to do and suffer from some serious fanbios themselves. I don't care what the distro is based on as long as it works and isn't a pain in the *** to install/use. And even though I am new to Linux I have had a crack at all the top 10 in Distrowatch and found this and Linux Mint to be the most user friendly.

Cheers again for the review

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 79.117.114.84] on December 06, 2008 08:32 PM
Hello everybody, instead of fighting over non-sense like this we should try to promote Linux in all it's flavors and try to help people switch away from windows. It does not matter what distro you recommend to them and it does not matter on what is based. The great thing about the Linux world is that there is a distro for everybody. And everybody should choose what seems the best option for them. For instance i use Mandriva Linux but when somebody that never used Linux asks me for help i recommend them Ubuntu because it seems easier to use for a noob. I don't think that the reviewer is a PC/OS fan boy as somebody said. And neither am i if you ask me, i've never used it.
Bottom line is stop fighting over non-sense and lets start spreading the word about this greate OS that is Linux, in all it's forms and flavours !

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.155.156.54] on December 07, 2008 04:24 AM
How many of them were there and which way
did they go?
from the nursing home
your consideration
muskrat

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 88.7.101.63] on December 07, 2008 11:00 AM
Another day, another distro.
Another day without a real world alternative to Windows.
Sigh.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 78.84.138.172] on December 07, 2008 05:57 PM
Another one....
man linuxes are spreading like rabbits....

@2 > All the Linux-distributions use same OS, the Linux
No man All the linux distros use same kernel The Linux.
The os is called GNU/Linux
Soon there will be 1 distro per user and after that 2 distros per GNU/Linux user.

If you ask me it's total waste of time.
Every i***t is creating it's own GNU/Linux distro, most of them are based on *buntu
So i ask, What's the point of all this GNU/Linux spam?

you distrocreator folks should better create god documentation, otherwise all this GNU/Linux s***t is going nowhere.
Ye, you heard me. Try making theme using gtk engines... not just changing some color,s but making real themes.
It's pain in ass for someone to start because lack of documentation (if any [readable])

Putting MyNewCoolTheme on *bunto or any other and releasing CD ain't no distro creating.


For the record: BSD user speaking

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.9.171.217] on December 07, 2008 07:11 PM
All of this bickering is ridiculous.
Every time I go online and attempt to satisfy my curiosity about Linux., I encounter a bunch of snobby geeks who take very opportunity to
flame any noob who doesn't "know" his Linux.
This is why Linux still has both feet firmly planted in geekland in spite of the efforts of more than a few to make it accessible and easy to use for the average home user.
I know it's safer and more robust than windows.
I know that there are probably millions of servers out there operating on Linux.
I know it's free, and therefore less expensive than Mac OS X, but my time is money.
I can also see that Linux still isn't ready for prime time.
Why?
Because every time I install a distro on my old pc, I run into a task that should be "point and click", but still requires working in BASH.
For example, getting a 1440x900 screen resolution.
Point and click on my 4-year-old G5 iMac.
Pain in the ass in most linux distros.
Please don't give me the " learn something about computers you idiot" line either.
I know more about computers than the average American, and the whole point of having a GUI is that you shouldn't have to know anything about computers in order to use them.
My mother doesn't want to recompile anything.
Neither does my Musician/Graphic Artist Brother, and neither of them want to know about BASH.
Perhaps my gripes should be directed more to the people behind KDE, Gnome, and whatever other desktops but I think the greatest obstacle
to widespread acceptance of Linux on the home desktop is the elitist attitudes that newbies encounter when seeking support, or even when attempting to share a pleasant Linux experience by publishing an article such as the one above.
Those of you who "know" your stuff should be welcoming this guy into your fold, and perhaps offering some constructive advice rather than flaming him.
I wouldn't be surprised if you guys have turned this kid away from Linux already.
I've seen it happen before.
Right now, I wouldn't be surprised right now if Preston St. Pierre was ripping a backup dvd in Mac the Ripper(open source) while listening to music in iTunes and simultaneously web surfing on his brand new Macbook Pro, while thinking to himself "It was a lot of money but you get what you pay for".







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Re: PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Donald Klopper on December 08, 2008 12:36 PM
If I were hiring you would be on my short-list.

> All of this bickering is ridiculous.
> Every time I go online and attempt to satisfy my curiosity about Linux.,
> I encounter a bunch of snobby geeks who take very opportunity to
> flame any noob who doesn't "know" his Linux.

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.134.100.74] on December 08, 2008 02:09 AM
PC/OS is my favorite distro, I use it for everything. Its really put together nicely and really moves closer to its goal of providing the most simple Linux user experience. Since Linspire disappeared, PC/OS and Linux Mint are really the only contenders.

As for Mr. BSD user, use the product before you open your mouth. That just shows your ignorance.

I am looking forward to this distros future releases and I think it will get better

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PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 206.192.231.187] on December 08, 2008 02:17 AM
GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exaile is finally getting some recognition from a major linux distro!!!!! Best music player out their. No competition.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.179.139.79] on December 08, 2008 08:18 PM
>Many self-proclaimed user-friendly distributions fail to include these due to philosophical or legal issues

I'm curious how do the PC/OS people deal with the legal issues?
Why can they do things that ubuntu can't or won't?
makes me a bit confused...

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Where to download

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 206.192.231.187] on December 08, 2008 08:23 PM
I tried downloading from the site and the mirrors listed their but everything is as slow as molasses in January!! Can someone show me an alternate mirror.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.58.94.239] on December 09, 2008 02:31 AM
People,
This review just states that it is a good distro. Most of them come from the major ones, with a little something different to appeal to the masses. No major re-writes, just tweaking out. The newbies need easy and complete editions while they learn. Hell, it is just an OS. And some are made for the not-so-geeky people who are sick of Windows. It is a good thing that so many people want to learn linux. Eventually, they will be the new geeks and we all benefit from fresh minds.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 208.103.16.247] on December 09, 2008 05:19 AM
I don't even know why the super Linux geeks read these articles. You aren't going to use the super easy stuff and are going to trick out whatever weird ass distro you use by the command line anyway. I am not. The farthest I have gone with Linux is using Wubi through windows. If you big mouths really want to help... would you try it out and tell me if it's easy or not. I don't care how smart you are compared to the author. He wasn't writing to you people..he was writing to me. What do I care about kerrel issues? Does it take Ubuntu and make it just a little easier? Am I one step closer to getting to youtube in the easiest way available? I WANT TO POINT AND CLICK!!!!!! I am not ever going to be an elitist about Linux. I will be happy to use it if it's easy enough. This author says this is just that... he was writing to me... not to impress you on details of this distro that is not intended for you in the the first place. I read articles like this and get heartened that maybe I should go ahead and fully cross over... and then realize that I will be married to people like you for help when I need it. I swear it's the users that keep repelling me away from Linux more than Linux itself. I read the article that says in so many words...this one is for grandpa. I look to the comments to see if someone else agrees and dumbasses pick out the word "disto" to fight about... what is the matter with you people?

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PC/OS: Insert CD/DVD, use desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 96.253.209.170] on December 09, 2008 10:31 AM
The only error Preston made was in stating that all versions of PC/OS come in at around 700 MB and fit on 1 CD. I downloaded the Workstation version and that .ISO image is at 1 GB and burned it to a DVD-RW. I also agree that all of these bickering/elitist posts are ridiculous. Also, not all distro's need to use the BASH shell to work. Some people make it sound like you have to compile and run everything from the command line for crying out loud. Heck, I use Slackware from time to time and Slackware isn't even that primal. All Linux is asking the end user to do is know how to read and follow directions. This thread is a perfect example of assumption and not reading what is written by posts thinking PC/OS was PCLinuxOS.

It's a pretty sad state of affairs when people complain and whine about reading and/or learning. As an experienced Linux user, don't assume that I "like"or even look forward to tweaking every version of Linux I touch. I use Ubuntu, Slackware, Arch and openSUSE (Fedora and OpenSolaris sometimes as well) and I appreciate the time I spend with openSUSE and Ubuntu because everything works without me ever touching the command line. Mac is only the rich man's BSD, which is also considered open source, so be thankful open source on the whole is making progress or Mac might not even exist.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.12.201.2] on December 09, 2008 02:53 PM
> Point and click on my 4-year-old G5 iMac.

LOL U UZE A MAC

PWND

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 192.35.35.35] on December 09, 2008 08:15 PM
"He wasn't writing to you people..he was writing to me. What do I care about kerrel issues? .. I WANT TO POINT AND CLICK!!!!!! I am not ever going to be an elitist about Linux. I will be happy to use it if it's easy enough. .."

mmmmk. If you are trying Linux for those things, then Linux is NOT for you! Linux is about control over your system and freedom, not "I WANT TO POINT AND CLICK!!!!!!". The distro for you my friend, is called Windows, and all you need to do to have it is give away your freedom, your brain, and your wallet, to Microsoft.

Just because an author writes a review like this one and gets flamed for it does not mean the people doing the flaming are elitist or geeks. Perhaps we are English majors, or Rocket Scientists, or something simple like that? I admit my post was a bit over the top but I think its warrented given the reviewers abject oversight of what this "distro" really is. It is - in fact - a *buntu clone that has been very slightly tweaked. It is nothing more than that and the reviewer should have pointed out the things that set this thing apart from *buntu if he can (which he can not because PC/OS = Ubuntu).

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 96.253.209.170] on December 09, 2008 10:15 PM
Every distro is based off of one another if you stop to think about it. Look at Fedora and SUSE's history, they were both based off of and forked from Slackware at one point. In fact, almost all of the distro's I can think of were either based off of either Debian or Slackware if they weren't source based such as Gentoo and SourceMage, so it's not shocking to see this trend continue. Look at how many *buntu alternatives there are out there already, we have Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Geubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Ultimate, Ubuntu Studio and gOS just to name a few. Nobody is pointing out the oversight of any of those Ubuntu-based distro's where the only difference is the desktop environment/window manager yet it seems to me that all of those distro's seemed to have earned their merits or fallbacks on their own, not because of their parent distribution.

PC/OS is what it is and if it is based off of Ubuntu, it doesn't matter to me because from my experiences using PC/OS, it is a more rounded solution than Ubuntu is off of a burned disk. Like I said before as well, whatever works and is Linux is only a good thing for everyone worldwide.

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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 66.26.91.67] on December 24, 2008 03:35 AM
PC/OS is great. Linux Mint and PC/OS are the two best Ubuntu based distributions on the market. Good job to the PC/OS team. Maybe Linux Mint and PC/OS should look at joining forces. As for the naysayers and people here complaining about PC/OS, PC/OS is a more rounded solution than Ubuntu out of box. PC/OS did save my butt at work the other day doing some data recovery.

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