Booting from the PCLinuxOS media brings up a menu asking if we would like to try the graphical live environment, boot into a safe mode version of the graphical environment or boot into a text console. The second part of the installation process comes when we boot into PCLinuxOS for the first time. Shortly after logging in a message dialog appeared suggesting that it is a good idea to perform package upgrades about once every two weeks.
Following the advice of the information box, I decided to launch Synaptic, the distribution's package manager and default tool for software updates. Looking in the application menu we find software has been arranged a little differently than we might expect.
Some of that software includes Firefox for web browsing, the Filezilla FTP client and Dropbox for backups and sharing. Moving on, we find the LibreOffice suite is installed for us as are the GNU Image Manipulation Program, Inkscape and the KolourPaint app. Both KDE-specific and PCLinuxOS documentation are available as are the KRename file renamer, the Midnight Commander file manager and the KInfoCentre for helping us explore our hardware.
The distribution supports UPS devices and these can be handled through the Control Centre too. After playing with this latest release of PCLinuxOS I want to say that it contains perhaps the best implementation of KDE I have seen to date.
I welcomed this approach as it meant I could install the distribution and get straight to work.
There were a few small issues I ran into while using PCLinuxOS, such as the video resolution mentioned above.
In the absence of more interesting distro news, the spotlight was once again on Ubuntu and its latest controversial feature: the integration of Amazon search results with the Unity desktop. Did you know that Ubuntu was partially responsible for the birth of openSUSE, a community Linux distribution launched after the acquisition of SUSE Linux by Novell in 2003? As a relatively new distribution, SolusOS seems to have found an excellent middle way between stability and cutting-edge features. It wasn't that long ago that the only time we heard the term "cloud" in reference to computers was on network diagrams. Of course, a side effect of syncing private files with cloud storage is that the files are no longer private (unless they are first encrypted).
One implementation of a private cloud is ownCloud, a project designed to let us synchronize our files, contacts, photos and calendar through a small server.
The nice thing about installing ownCloud, at least on Ubuntu, is that it's very straightforward. Pointing my web browser at the server brought up a page where I was asked to create a user account and point ownCloud to the local database which had just been created. Something I immediately appreciated about ownCloud's file browser is that it acts a lot like a trimmed down local file browser. Getting back to the web interface for a moment, I found the simple music player to be nicely laid out and straight forward. One of the more useful aspects of cloud storage is the ability to share files with other people. I have to say my first impressions of ownCloud have been good, mostly because of how easy it is to get installed and running. Lars Torben Kremer has announced the release of Snowlinux 3 "E17" edition, a Debian-based distribution featuring the latest Enlightenment 17 desktop: "The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 3 E17. Just few months away I moved away from Ubuntu tto PCLinuxOS (jumping on some other distros in between) and I absolutely love PCLinuxOS and KDE desktop.
In my opinion, the best way to support multiple installs is to have good documentation for your bootloaders and a configuration method which is simple (as in KISS) and understandable.
Personally, I hate KDE, but if I had to use it, currently PCLinuxOS would be my choice too. Jesse said,"However, the system does not appear to have any way to notify the user when updates become available."Install the update-notifier package.
I noticed just yesterday that when you do a distro page hit, the distribution info page now tells you the number of page hits and the ranking in the different timed intervals being tracked.
We can't be more than a few months out from the release of Desktop Android, now that Google is stabilizing multi-user support. Getting Started with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Second Edition)This FREE 141-page guide provides step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, allowing you to discover the potential of your new Ubuntu system. Vim Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat SheetFamiliarity with Vim will help every Linux user a€” from an experienced system administrator to a newbie Raspberry Pi user.
Recently I had to cope with some appointment collisions due to the fact that I’m using several devices (notebooks, handsets). The calendar is an add-on the user can install directly via the add-on manager of thunderbird. In case you are using ownCloud as the calendar server, it provides the required URLs via its web interface.
Install CardDAV-Sync free beta or CardDAV-Sync beta (in case you want to use the extra features) by Marten Gajda. What I’m still missing is the synchronisation of other data, like bookmarks or RSS feeds.
Microsoft has just announced a new update for the Mail and Calendar app on Windows 10 preview builds, delivering a new set of features that are not available yet for users on the stable OS. Specifically, Mail and Calendar now supports drag and drop in email messages, so you can easily attach files to your new mails. At the same time, insiders are allowed to turn off the message preview text in the message list and get rid of junk email with a simple right click thanks to the new Move to Junk option. Microsoft hasn’t yet provided any information as to when stable users could get the update, but it did say that the rollout should start sometime soon. As usual, the new updates are shipped to Windows 10 computers via the integrated store, and if the default configuration is still active, they might already be there.
Nokia has already confirmed that the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 operating system would be loaded on its existing Lumia devices, although it did not offer a specific date for when that should happen.
The photos, which are said to be real, show the new homescreen with resizable tiles, as well as various theme colors that users will be able to enjoy.
Some women pay a very high price for their quest for long, thicker and more beautiful hair, especially if they turn to using hair extensions on a regular basis. The Daily Mail has a batch of recent photos of Serena sporting what looks like a huge balding spot right on the crown of her head. Since the hairless patch looks like what we've already seen on other female celebrities, like Naomi Campbell and Victoria Beckham, the only possible explanation is that Serena too has been damaging her mane with extensions. Indeed, pictures show Selena with curly hair that cascades around her face and down to her shoulders, in a marked contrast to what's going on on the top of her hair, where a very large chunk is missing. The Mail says this can only be the result of wearing hair extensions, which are known to make the hair thinner until it eventually breaks.
Britney's problems stemming from hair extensions are well documented, with the paparazzi often photographing her with her hair a mess and with bald patches noticeable from a distance.
In fact, word in the blogosphere has it, if there's one celebrity who would be perfectly suited to tell women from all corners of the world that extensions are a bad idea, Britney is it. PCLinuxOS has long been a favourite distribution among users seeking a familiar desktop environment and out-of-the box support for popular hardware, media formats and browser plugins. The project, originally based on the Mandriva distribution, is now an independent project with its own base, its own packages and its own vision. One is the full sized edition with a wide range of software and there is a "MiniMe" edition of the KDE spin with less software. From the live media we are able to launch the first part which walks us through partitioning. A graphical configuration wizard appears and walks us through a number of steps, including selecting our time zone and either setting the system clock or using a network time server.
Detailed instructions are provided on where to find the graphical package manager (Synaptic) and which buttons to push to make sure the system is brought up to date.
The distribution had not been out for long when I began my trial and I faced a mere 31 available updates, totaling 71MB in size. The application menu in KDE is often arranged into categories such as Multimedia, Internet, Office, etc.
The Okular document viewer is in the default install along with the digiKam camera utility. The VirtualBox virtual machine is installed for us as are the usual small apps for editing text files, managing archives and crunching numbers. This collection of tools gives the user control over nearly every aspect of their operating system.
We can set up the firewall, enable (or disable) auto-login for our account and tweak the display manager. I ran the distribution on my HP laptop (dual-core 2GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, Intel video and Intel wireless cards).
That is not to say it is the best overall KDE distribution available, there are several strong distributions in this camp, but if we narrow our focus to just examining how the desktop is set up, I think PCLinuxOS probably has the best approach at the moment. I hardly had to tweak, disable or change anything in order to feel at home and I appreciate that. The result was predictable - another online boxing match between the distribution's hard-core supporters and the switching-to-mint-this-instant folks. Based on Debian's stable but (now) fairly outdated branch, the distro has been able to attract users by integrating newer version of key software packages with its parent's rock-solid base system. The "cloud" was that vague, undefined area outside of the local network, the technological equivalent to "here be monsters".
Plus, relying on cloud services run by corporations means putting a certain amount of trust in those entities, taking a leap of faith that our account will still be there tomorrow.


The ownCloud server software has fairly light requirements and should be able to run on any Linux distribution or BSD operating system which can host the Apache web browser and a database. I simply installed the "owncloud" package on my server, it gathered together its dependencies, including the Apache web browser and MySQL and the necessary services were automatically started.
We can drag and drop files into folders, hover the mouse over the files to get clearly defined options, such as enabling sharing, deleting and downloading the file to our computer. The display shows available tracks down the right side of the window and the current play list down the left. Using the ownCloud file browser we can click on an item and opt to share it with other users.
The process is pretty much a case of install the package, create a name and password for the admin account and ownCloud takes care of the rest.
One was that when I opted to share files with a group of users, new users coming into that group would not be able to see the file. GeeXboX 3.0 is a major upgrade that integrates XBMC 11 'Eden' and adds the long-requested PVR functionality. It's an Ubuntu 12.04-based live DVD that turns a common computer into a full multimedia production studio. Unity Dark is a respin of Zorin Linux with a new wallpaper collection, extra applications, tons of new icons and window themes, all pre-loaded and ready out of the box.
Whonix is an anonymous general-purpose operating system based on Virtual Box, Ubuntu and Tor. I'm getting ready to download it, just thought I'd be pedantic and mention that "dual-boot" is not spelled "duel-boot". I had some trouble with the Windows client though and there a few rough edges that need to be worked out of the web interface.
Two extra points are the forum a€” helpful people who actually know what they're talking about! Few distros review hardware detected during boot and do much "thinking" about the best fit. One other thing I implemented last weekend - the search page now sorts distribution according to "popularity" (i.e.
I only want to use my fax modem yesterday, I remembered it was works well with hsfmodem with Ubuntu and it was available via dell support. Apple’s address book can create such a file by selecting all contacts and exporting it as vCard. Marten Gajda thus wrote an extra piece of code called »JB Workaround CalDAV-Sync« to circumvent the issues. You can also have a look at the upcoming platform release via the video embedded above, coming from the same website.
Recently the project founder's health issues have slowed down the development of the distro, but the community seems strong enough to carry on in the absence of their great leader.
The project provides a rolling release distro which tries to balance being modern with being stable. There are community spins too, providing LXDE and Xfce desktops, but I decided to focus on the main KDE edition. We are asked to create a password for the root account and then set up a regular user account.
I think this set of instructions is a good idea, especially in light of the fact that PCLinuxOS does not appear to have any form of automated update notification.
Konqueror is available as a second web browser and the Kopete instant messenger is included. In the multimedia sections of the menu we find the Clementine music player, an audio converter and a CD player. For configuring the look and feel of the desktop environment the KDE System Settings panel is included.
The Control Centre is presented via an attractive graphical interface where users can browse through categories of tools and pick clearly labeled utilities.
There is an advanced, fine-grained security tool, similar to Fedora's SELinux manager, though I find PCLinuxOS makes setting up security rules a little easier than most other distributions.
Audio worked out of the box, wireless networks were picked up automatically and connecting to them was made easy. PCLinuxOS is a rolling release distribution and, as such, it is likely to receive frequent updates. Jaeger, who is in Orlando to attend the annual SUSECON, told ITWire that the aim of setting up openSUSE was to engage the community in the development process. Strange then that the term for those undefined, uncontrolled "other" parts has become such a buzz word in recent years. To combat the loss of privacy and control a new, paradoxical term has arisen: private cloud.
I decided to give ownCloud a try and chose to install it in a virtual machine running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS.
Down the left side of the screen are tabs for changing our view to ownCloud's music library, photo gallery and calendar. Client software exists for Linux, OS X and Windows (plus source code is available) and I found that there are pre-built packages for several Linux distributions.
Clicking on a song in the library adds it to the play list, clicking the little "x" next to a song in the play list removes it.
The Linux desktop client is a bit rough, it works well enough, but I noticed little things that seem to be missing. I had to either manually add that specific user or un-share the file and re-share it to the group again.
It features an integrated management system for central administration of servers, Microsoft Active Directory-compatible domain services, and functions for parallel operation of virtualised server and desktop operating systems. It includes crime investigation, analysis and monitoring tools, specially developed for crime investigators and law enforcement organisations. But if you bought a 64-bit PC in the last year, than you can guess what my only complaint is. Grub2 does not fit by these parameters if you ask me.I have set lots of multi-boot environments, for me and for friends with specific needs, and that includes scenarios like "WindowsXp + Homemade Knoppix Multimedia Appliance" or, "Windows Vista + Debian + Modified Knoppix for Handling Secret Data". Any client capable of using those protocols can be used to access the data of your ownCloud installation. Then choose the calendar pane, add a new calendar, choose network, choose CalDav and enter the URL. Additionally I have access from any place where a web browser and an internet connection is available. Jesse Smith takes a look at latest of the quarterly PCLinuxOS updates and the project's KDE desktop implementation in this week's feature story. There are also icons for bringing up the login information for the root account and the default user account.
It offers both guided and manual partitioning options and the manual partitioning is quite easy.
When I closed the information dialog a web page opened providing more details on how to use Synaptic, a handy guide for people unfamiliar with the venerable package manager. PCLinuxOS comes with a good deal of software out of the box, so there were not many items I wished to install through Synaptic.
To get us on-line the KPPP dial-up client is included and we can also get on-line using the Network Centre (also known as draknetcenter). Through the Control Centre we are able to manage network services such as secure shell, FTP and a web server. The distro comes with some excellent configuration tools and this extends to network management.
For people who want to build up from a smaller base, there is the MiniMe edition, but for someone who wants to have everything installed and ready to go, the main edition is excellent.
The graphical environment is polished, the system installer is very friendly, the full-sized edition comes with lots of useful software and the OS ran like a scared rabbit. The feature comes a day after news that Ubuntu were adding Amazon and Ubuntu One Music web-apps as default items on Unity launcher," writes Joey Sneddon for OMG! Reacting to murmurs about possible dramatic changes in the upcoming release, SolusOS founder Ikey Doherty has published a a word from the boss post where he hints at some interesting transformations: SolusOS 2 will no longer be using straight-up Debian as the base of the distribution. People are falling over themselves to get their data and applications into the cloud and out of their hands.
It seems people no longer want to set up boring old file servers in their homes to backup and synchronize their data, they want their own "cloud". Installing the software might be a little more complex on other platforms and there is a nice guide which should be helpful to users putting together the pieces themselves. For example the system tray icon isn't always visible and the status panel doesn't tell us when files are being synchronized. Not a big deal in a very small office or in a home, but with several users and a lot of files it would cause problems. In addition to our usual x86 ISO images, this release is also available for several embedded platforms, with working Full HD video and graphics acceleration for most of them. Univention Corporate Server is a commercial product, except for the limited "Personal Use" edition.
Makers of Linux distros need to sort out the issue of co-existence and how best to manage multiple installs and not assume they will be the only distro installed. One of my favorites is "WindowsXP + Knoppix Installed in a Mobile Phone Which is Loaded by the Grub of the Laptop".
Everyone should come together and start working to improve the OS just the way the work is done on the kernel. Will they fall in line and use Android as the default DE, and try to find specialized niches to survive?


I have tried just about every Distro from Distrowatch and now have a spare bedroom full of failed Distro's from Arch (which was useless to try to access it's packages via scripts written on WVDIAL) down to Zorin and have finally found a winner.(Zorin and Descent OS) The frustration of having to test all those Distro's to sort out if they would work to the real world has taken it's toll on me.
This was painful, but I used the occasion to purge my calendar so it was worth the effort :) . Finally, and perhaps most unusually, PCLinuxOS uses RPM software packages, but manages them with the APT package management utilities. Two additional icons exist for opening the operating system's Network Centre (useful for getting us on-line) and a Help document which takes us through installing PCLinuxOS step by step. Users are provided with a visual representation of their disk and we can create, resize or remove partitions using a simple point-n-click interface.
Signing in to our newly created account brings us back to the same KDE desktop with its traditional layout.
The KTorrent BitTorrent client is available to us as are Skype, the Thunderbird e-mail client and the XChat IRC software.
The OpenSSH secure shell service is running and I was pleased to discover it blocks attempts to login as the root user by default.
We can set up Samba shares, change the system time, make adjustments to our network connections and authentication methods. I didn't run into any serious problems, making 2012.08 my favourite release of PCLinuxOS to date. There are a number of employees of SUSE who are involved in the openSUSE project; there are also many outsiders who play a vital role. I believe, personally, that it is in the best interest of the project if we're in control of every aspect of the distribution, which means controlling the flood gates.
Companies are, likewise, lining up their on-line services and stamping the word "cloud" on the package.
A newer version of the source code is available from the ownCloud project, but has not appeared in the Ubuntu repository. The top menu helps us navigate our data and the lower menu allows us to configure ownCloud, create new user accounts and adjust our account's information and password. This means if we upload our music collection it will appear under the music tab, organized into albums and with any track information the software can find. Clicking on the tray icon will let us set up a connection to the ownCloud server, see the status of our connection and add connections to additional ownCloud instances. This is handy if we are in a small office and want to share a file with the Designer team, but not with anyone else. On the server side the user interface is quite good, it's easy to use and the way ownCloud automatically detects music and images and links them to their respective categories is nice.
The other issue was some features, like the sharing screen, did not work properly in Opera, but did in Firefox. Also in this issue, a quick look at ownCloud, one of the growing numbers of online storage services providing universal file access through a web-based interface.
KDE is laid out in the classic style with the application menu sitting in the lower-left corner of the screen.
A wide range of file systems are supported by PCLinuxOS, including ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, JFS and XFS. I was pleased to find desktop effects and file indexing are turned off by default, resulting in a very responsive environment. These sub-categories are necessary in order to organize all of the software which comes pre-installed as a default installation holds about 5GB of software.
Team Viewer is included as well, providing us with collaboration and remote desktop control software. We can use the Control Centre to create, edit and destroy user accounts, configure the video card, manage printers and scanners and adjust our keyboard layout. The KDE desktop can be heavy, but PCLinuxOS' configuration allows for a responsive interface. This is okay, but I think most people would benefit from a subtle reminder so that updates are not forgotten. Jaeger says the project has a six-member board plus a chairman, with the latter being appointed by SUSE. The intention is to move to the PiSi package management system (as seen in Pardus) and establish a new clean base.
The rest of the screen is dedicated to displaying specific files, settings and other bits of data depending on which menu item we have selected. Setting up a connection is quite straight forward and it results in a folder being created under our home directory called "ownCloud". The only draw back I found to ownCloud's sharing controls is that if I share a file with the group "Team" and a new user account is created and made part of "Team", the new person cannot see the shared file. The basic functionality of viewing files, listening to music and managing the calendar all worked well for me.
All this and more, including the usual sections, in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly. A few quick-launch buttons are arrayed along the bottom of the display next to the task switcher. The software categories used for filtering search results are nicely laid out and the Synaptic front-end makes managing both software and repositories easy. Luckily, not only is the application menu finely divided, but most launchers in the menu include the name of the application to be loaded and a brief description, making finding the right tool easier for newcomers.
A handful of small KDE games are included in the distribution and we also find the Marble desktop globe, KMyMoney and the k3b disc burning software. When logging in and sitting idle at the desktop the operating system used approximately 240MB of RAM.
Widgets, effects, activities and desktop indexing are just a few clicks away, but PCLinuxOS wisely leaves them off by default. On a similar note, the Synaptic package manager is reliable and fast, but it looks a bit dated next to more modern package managers.
From here I was able to create a new, non-admin account with a few clicks, login as that user and upload a couple of files. Any files copied into this location are automatically uploaded to the server for us and any files on the server are automatically downloaded to our local drive. To have a nice login interface I wanted to add a transparent black background to the login area.
This guy is also on goggle plus all day long asking for and receiving input on major changes. The application menu itself is also displayed in the classic style rather than KDE's more recent Application Launcher layout.
Experienced users have the option of triggering the partitioner's Expert mode for more options, including the ability to mount and format specific partitions. Speaking of the repositories, those used by PCLinuxOS may be slightly smaller than those of other major distributions, but they have all the big-name titles one would expect to find in a Linux distribution. One of the few complaints I had was with my screen resolution, PCLinuxOS set up my screen with a medium resolution. It's light on memory, it's easy to configure, it works quickly and makes both sharing and organizing files easy.
Once we have finished dividing up the disk, the installer copies its files to our hard drive. This wasn't hard to correct, a quick trip to the KDE settings panel increased the resolution and the issue was fixed. This is to enable you to hit 'Super' and then ask for anything you like, and over time, with all of the fantastic search scopes that people are creating, we should be able to give you the right answer. However, given the sensitive needs for our particular packages, it would seem best that we could use a package system most appropriate to our needs.
It's a good, straight forward solution for home users who want to share files between family and friends. I am really happy with the result and I hope you like the new LXDM Manjaro theme." Read the release announcement for a list of enhancements in this version. Next we are asked which boot loader we would like to install and we are able to select between GRUB (graphical mode), GRUB (text mode) and LILO. The other minor issue I ran into was that when running from the live media PCLinuxOS wouldn't power down completely, stopping just short of powering off the laptop. These are not ads because they are not paid placement, they are straightforward Amazon search results for your search." More interesting reactions by Jono Bacon, Benjamin Kerensa, Martin Owens and Philip Newborough, as well as discussions on Slashdot and OSNews.
I was pleasantly surprised to find PCLinuxOS uses GRUB Legacy rather than the more complex GRUB 2. When the distribution was installed on the local hard drive this problem with shutting down no longer presented itself. Once a boot loader has been selected and our boot menu choices have been confirmed we are prompted to reboot.
I can now recommend to people locally that Zorin and Descent OS actually work via the Internet using a 3G usb modem dongle whereas before I would not have recommended any Linux Distro of any type because of the communications issues.
What a pleasure it is to be able to use a Linux Operating system fully and be freed from using terminal and WVDIAL and checking scripts. I just tried Linux Mint 13 KDE and it's Network Manager (Unknown applet type) failed to connect so once again another Frizzby for the spare bedroom.
Puppy Linux had the right ideas about internet access with Barry Kauler providing the guidance. I have recommended it to numerous work mates who wanted to learn about other alternatives to windows etc.



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