How good is PCLinuxOS?

PCLinuxOS is a very stable system. I tried copying files, playing songs, watching movies on the system and all worked great. Running 6 apps together didn’t crash my system nor installing new packages. The overall system is really stable as I experienced the last 2 days.

What kernel is PCLinuxOS?


Screenshot of the PCLinuxOS KDE edition
Platforms amd64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface KDE Plasma Desktop MATE XFCE

What is PCLinuxOS based on?

The last time we reviewed PCLinuxOS was 2014. That was enough time for many distributions to have come and gone, but PCLinuxOS still has a cult status, drawing continual devotion from its users. Originally based on Mandrake back in the early 2000s, this distro keeps chugging along regardless of outside trends.

How do I update PCLinuxOS?

Updating using Synaptic

  1. By clicking on Synaptic Package Manager icon in the taskbar near the left hand lower corner of your screen.
  2. By going to PC Menu (Also called Kickoff Application Launcher) at the left hand lower corner of your screen > Applications > Software Centre > Synaptic Package Manager.

Does PCLinuxOS use systemd?

PCLinuxOS does not use systemd. Instead, it uses SysV init and “will continue to do so for the foreseeable future“. The PCLinuxOS team offers three different versions: KDE, MATE, and XFCE. The PCLinuxOS community has also created a number of community releases with more desktop options.

Is PCLinuxOS safe?

PCLinuxOS is safe and secure. You never have to worry about viruses, adware, malware or trojans infecting your computer with PCLinuxOS.

Can you run Steam on wine?

From my own experience I can confirm that Steam for Windows works great with recent versions of Wine. By this you can run many naitve Windows games available through Steam using Wine or Play On Linux. Issues and games which won’t run, or tweaks needed are best being queried from the Wine Application Database.

What is Steam playable on?

Play your Steam games on your phone, tablet, TV, or other PC. With touch control schemes newly-optimized for hundreds of top titles, you can now access and play games from your PC while on the couch, or on the go. Many Steam games are already optimized for your devices. from your favorite mobile app store.

Is Lubuntu still lightweight?

Lubuntu team has successfully made the transition to a modern, still lightweight and minimal desktop environment.

What kind of operating system does PCLinuxOS use?

PCLinuxOS is a user-friendly Linux distribution with out-of-the-box support for many popular graphics and sound cards, as well as other peripheral devices.

How to install PCLinuxOS on a netbook?

I was a bit concerned at first because one or two of my netbooks had really badly scrambled displays during the Live Boot process, but all I had to do was wait, and when the boot completed I had a good, stable desktop. To start the installation, simply click the Install PCLinuxOS icon on the Live desktop.

Which is the Apache web server in PCLinuxOS?

PCLinuxOS. The Apache web server is listed as “httpd” and the Linux kernel is listed as “linux”. The KDE desktop is represented by the “plasma-desktop” package and the Xfce desktop by the “xfdesktop” package. Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version.

Can you use PCLinuxOS with UEFI firmware?

For the first time (to my knowledge), this PCLinuxOS release supports UEFI firmware/boot (but only with Secure Boot disabled) and GPT disk partitioning. This is a huge step forward, I have really had to struggle with previous releases to get them installed and working on UEFI firmware systems.