Ramblings of a Professional Computer Geek

March 18, 2009

How To Upgrade PCLinuxOS 2007 or Minime 2008

Filed under: Linux,PCLinuxOS — Padma @ 11:23 am
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I have put together this list of (nearly) fail-proof steps from doing my own updates, as well as the experiences of others on the PCLinuxOS forums. (Especially maddogf16: thanks, guy!)  These steps have not failed yet on a clean 2007/2008 install.  If you are working from a remaster, and/or have done a lot of system tweaking, including adding/removing packages, it might screw you.  I don’t really think it will, but you need to be aware of the possibility. (more…)

March 17, 2009

… then they fight you …

Filed under: Linux — Padma @ 1:44 pm
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I got involved in a “Happy Birthday, Linux” thread over at Civfanatics.  I had to stop myself before I got too long-winded and argumentative.  All because one of the posters asked a simple question, “why should I switch to Linux?”  I guess that made me a little extra sensitive to the subject, because I have noticed today a couple of items about switching to Linux, and MS “fighting back”. (more…)

March 11, 2009

PCLinuxOS 2009 Is Out!

Filed under: Linux,PCLinuxOS — Padma @ 4:10 pm
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PCLinux2009.1 hit the mirrors today.  (The .1 because there was a wifi bug that Tex fixed last night.) There has not yet been an official announcement.

Update: The announcement has been made!

The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the final public ISO release of PCLinuxOS 2009.1.

This release features kernel 2.6.26.8.tex3, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 3.0, Firefox 3.0.7, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14, Ktorrent, Frostwire, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz-Fusion 3D and much more. We decided to use kde3-5-10 as our default desktop as the we could not achieve a similar functionality from kde4. We will however offer kde4 as an alternative desktop environment available from the repo once we stabilize it.

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