Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My PClinuxOS experience

Yesterday evening i burned my downloaded iso image of PClinuxOS 2009 to cd and gave it a try.Here is my take on it.
As an avid Ubuntu fan,i just wanted to try other distros to get a feel of how things are on the other side or the river.Well,i would say on a scale of 1-10,i would give pclinux 5.And these are my reasons.
I chose to boot into the livecd with KDE desktop.It was eye candy i would admit.It looks very much polished and eye candy than Kubuntu(Ubuntu with K desktop).But thats all about it that is good.The installation process leaves much to be deisired.The partitioner failed to see my ubuntu partition.The chance to create my own partition was so limited that i just chose to to wipe out my ubuntu install to make things simple.
The installation also took quite too long to complete compared to ubuntu's.And boot up and shut down times too are very long.Unlike ubuntu that comes with a complete office suit thanks to Openoffice.org,Pclinux just comes with the weird looking Abiword and no more.Though its nice to look at,i would still recommend ubuntu to anyone who wants to try out linux.
PClinuxOS can also make a mark,but it has a long way to go to catch up to other distros.
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