PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for x86_64 desktops or laptops.
PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD/DVD/USB ISO image and installed on your computer. The LiveCD/DVD/USB mode lets you try PCLInuxOS without making any changes to your computer. If you like it, you can install the operating system on your hard drive. Locally installed PCLinuxOS versions utilize the Advanced Packaging Tool (or APT), a package management system (originally from the Debian distribution), together with Synaptic, a GUI frontend to APT for easy software installation. PCLinuxOS has over 12,000 rpm software packages available from our software repository.
PCLinuxOS has a script called mylivecd, which allows the user to take a â€˜snapshotâ€™ of their current hard drive installation (all settings, applications, documents, etc.) and compress it ISO CD/DVD/USB image. This allows easy backup of a userâ€™s data and makes it easy to create your own custom liveCD/DVD/USB.
PCLinuxOS has additional support for over 85 languages through our simple Addlocale interface.
PCLinuxOS is safe and secure. You never have to worry about viruses, adware, malware, or trojans infecting your computer with PCLinuxOS.
PCLinuxOS is available with the KDE Plasma Desktop, MATE, and XFCE as default interfaces. You need to choose from one of three Desktops, followed by one of three versions.
XFCE: The most lightweight and the most stable MATE: A more stable and faster desktop KDE: The most modern, innovative, and full-featured desktop
Mini version (Darkstar) Normal version (KDE) Mega version (Magnum)