To summarise his conclusions with some of his words quoted:
Ladies and Gentlemen!
All is working fine and out of the box with PCLinuxOS.
But... the installer...
I was warned twice
about an eventual "ruining any existing data".
That's not good. That's BAD!
"The steps needed to commit the distro to your hard disks without ruining any existing data are not trivial" for a beginner. Yeah...
And "if you toggle the expert mode, then you will have to manually setup mount points and the filesystems, each time clicking on a different button
What ended my review of PCLinuxOS 2012.08 is the fact that Oobuntu grubloader couldn't load PCLOS...
"Now, you may argue GRUB-GRUB2 combination, another distro being at fault
and all that," (like this
) "the simple fact is" this is PCLOS's fault! Sic!
"Now it won't even boot" on me. "Reasons notwithstanding".
So I am sad to conclude, Ladies and Gentlemen: because of these fatal issues PCLinuxOS is a distro you'd best skip.