It's that time of year again... Texstar's Birthday!
Happy Birthday Texstar!!!
In honor of this occasion, we proudly present the first public Release Candidate of the first 64 bit PCLinuxOS ever.
The 64 bit version of PCLinuxOS was started by Texstar himself and was what he was working on when forced to take a leave of absence. Lacking the Master's touch, we poor mortals have had to struggle on, learning as we go, to try to produce a finished 64 bit version worthy of the high standards set by Texstar. We think we are very close to that goal; close enough to present this 64 bit RC for the community, as a whole, to install, and help shake out any remaining bugs.
If you have a 64 bit computer, we invite you to install the RC and run it as if it were your main system. The RC will be fully supported, just as the present official 32 bit releases are, and we invite all constructive feed back, both positive and negative, so that we can polish everything up for the official release.
Download locations are available on the official PCLinuxOS KDE 64 download page
Release Date: 02-02-2013
KDE Full Version (pclinuxos64-kde-RC1.iso)
Size: 1430 MB
Produced by: Pinoc
User Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Analogous to the 32bit edition this DVD was built to provide a general purpose KDE desktop computing environment. The DVD includes popular tools for office, audio, video, graphics, and Internet applications (LibreOffice, Gimp, Skype, TeamViewer, Dropbox, VirtualBox, etc.) as well as additional drivers and tools to setup your hardware (graphic card, network, printer, scanner, etc.). Internationalisation support is provided for than 60 languages via addlocale.
Requirements: 64bit Intel or AMD processor; 1GB RAM or more; 10GB or more hard disk space; 3D desktop support requires a 3D instructions set compatible graphic card (NVidia/ATI/Intel); sound card, DVD-drive.
Grub boot screen:
- we ask all 64bit users to start fresh with this RC1 iso
- Packages not currently available:
DigiKam, some themes, kamerka, kamoso
Language support not currently available: arabic, finnish, indian, chinese, greek, japanese, korean, turkish, vietnameseEdit:
- DigiKam 3.0.0 and related applications now working
- localisation is now available for all languages, independent of the Desktop Environment
the PCLinuxOS team
PS: please report any issues in the dedicated thread here