Sep 26

PCLinuxOS Progresses Undeterred

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If computer is your hobby, you will, sooner or later, run into Linux. No surprise, many hobbyists come, wander in the linux world, but a few really stick with it, rest go. Cos? Not all the distributions are polished, stable, easy and powerful. Most often sticking to linux depends on hitting a good no-nonsense distribution (like PCLinuxOS, Mint or Mepis) at the first chance. IMO, PCLinuxOS tops the list of distros that care for new-converts.

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Sep 26

PCLinuxOS 2010.7 – Hello, Old Friend

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PCLinuxOS 2010.7 Final release has been out for a couple of months, and I have finally gotten around to loading it up again. It is, as the title of this entry says, like seeing an old friend again after a long time.

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Sep 16

PCLinuxOS Magazine: KDE 4 SC Special Edition Released

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the KDE 4 SC Special Edition issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.

The KDE 4 SC Special Edition contains a collection of all of the KDE 4 articles we have ran over the past year, and can serve as a reference source for those who are transitioning to KDE 4. Included are:

  • KDE 4.3 and Windows 7 Comparison
  • A User’s KDE 4.3 Experience on PCLinuxOS
  • Top 7 Reasons To Use PCLinuxOS Over Windows 7
  • KDE 4: Dolphin or Konqueror?
  • KDE 4: A Brief Look At Configuring Dolphin
  • KDE 4: Panel Keeps Pace & Place
  • KDE 4: Introducing Plasma
  • KDE 4: Plasma FAQ
  • KDE 4: Widgets Galore
  • KDE 4: Widget Dashboard
  • KDE 4: KRunner Grows Up
  • KDE 4: The Notebook Interface
  • KDE 4: KWin’s Desktop Effects A Winner
  • KDE 4: Okular Does More Than Just PDFs
  • KDE 4: KSystemLog Reveals Log Files
  • Configuring PCLinuxOS for Exterior USB Speakers

The cover for the KDE 4 SC Special Edition was created by Chief Editor Paul Arnote, and depicts changes in the KDE logo over its history.

Download the PDF (13.1 MB)

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Sep 04

September 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community. The magazine is lead by Paul Arnote, Chief Editor, and Assistant Editors Andrew Strick and Meemaw. The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license, and some rights are reserved.

In the September 2010 issue:

LXDE: An Overview
LXDE: The Control Center
LXDE: Autostart Apps With .desktop Files
Installing PCLinuxOS-LXDE On An IBM Thinkpad 600e
Does Linux Market Share Matter? What Matters?
OpenOffice 3.2, Part 4: Impress
Command Line Interface Intro: Part 12
Ms_Meme’s Nook: Download The Distro
Forum Foibles: User Names
Computer Languages A to Z: Octave
Alternate OS: Syllable, Part 1
Ladies Of PCLinuxOS: Meemaw
Educational Linux!
Game Zone: Battle For Wesnoth
Repo Spotlight: Repository Speed Test
and much, much more!

This month’s cover features artwork from Meemaw, and celebrates the annual fall ritual of the start of school.

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Sep 01

KDE 4 has been updated to 4.5.1 and should appear shortly in your Synaptic Software manager.  In addition all 3rd party KDE applications have been updated and rebuilt against updated qt/kdelibs which should fix application relocate memory errors when launching various 3rd party KDE 4 applications.

KDE SC 4.5.1 brings a number of improvements:

* Stability issues in some of the platform components have been fixed, notably in the new shared data cache, in KHTML and in KNewStuff.
* Improvements to the ergonomics of moving applets inside Plasma panels.
* Listing of UPnP devices in the network:/ KIO slave has been fixed.
* KWin, the window and compositing manager has a regression fixed that would prevent desktop effects from being used.
* The weather and news applet now correctly update their data when the network connection comes back.

Full changelog located here.

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