Over the last few days I have been downloading and installing different Linux distributions to try them out. My Linux journey started over ten years ago but didn’t take off full time until a few years ago when I installed Ubuntu. Shortly after using Ubuntu I felt it was too commercialized for my tastes, it started to remind me of Microsoft. My journey carried me over to the Debian world, and I have been using that since then.
Having some extra free time I have been able to try out other Linux distros. PCLinuxOS is one of them. My first impressions of the operating system compared to the others two I already reviewed (Puppy Linux and Linux Mint) is that it’s like the Windows XP of Linux operating systems. It has a very basic and bland appearance. It reminds me of a bare-bones tank. It’s strong, stable, secure, and without thrills. (more…)