PCLinuxOS o distribuţie user-friendly, bazată pe Mandriva Linux cu suport out-of-the-box pentru grafică şi sunet, precum şi a altor dispozitive periferice. CD-ul bootabil vă oferă un mediu placut si uşor de utilizat, cu instalare grafică şi sport. O gamă largă de aplicatii populare pentru desktop user, inclusiv plugin-uri pentru browser şi playere de redare multimedia.
Unelte instrumente de configurare ale sistemului includ managementul de pachete Synaptic, Addlocale pentru a adăuga suport pentru mai multe limbi, Getopenoffice pentru a instala cele mai recente pachete OpenOffice şi Mylivecd pentru a crea un live CD personalizat.
Developer: PCLinuxOS Project
Platforms: Intel compatible
I'm a beginner Linux user and was lonikog for a source that would introduce me to Linux as well as would turn me into a confident beginning Linux operator. This book doesn't meet that simple criterion. It is one big puzzle from the start. And even though one might be inclined to say that this is a well though-out approach as to make the reader learn more I don't think so. I have read many computer books before and it doesn't have to be this way. Examples of frustrating encounters are chapters in which the author uses concepts that have yet to be introduced. It is confusing as you, as the reader, don't really know whether or not you missed something. But in every case, it turns out that the subject is being discussed further down the road. This made me then skip some chapters and start reading the Running Commands From The Shell chapter. But even in that chapter, I felt left in the dark as simple concepts as downloading and installing a package was not even described. In fact, you can find that particular topic in chapter one, where a few very narrow examples are given. I don't know Mr. Negus and haven't read anything prior from him. But I feel he really let me down in starting my initial Linux experience. The reason I feel confident to write this review is that I have purchased another book which really has made the Linux experience a good one. For those who are interested . if you're new to Linux and would like to get a kickstart consider A Practical Guide to Linux by Mark Sobell.