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PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 for 32 and 64 bits computers is now available for download. A 64 bit only release will be available in the coming weeks. PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 features the following updates.
Kernel – The kernel was updated to version 18.104.22.168. Additional kernels are available from our repositories such as a PAE kernel for computers with more than 4 gigs of memory. A BFS kernel for maximum desktop performance and a standard kernel with group scheduling enabled.
Xorg - Xorg server was updated to version 1.10.2. Mesa updated to 7.10.3 and libdrm to version 2.4.26. This update brings enhancements to the PCLinuxOS desktop including speed, 3D desktop support for most Intel, Nvidia and AMD/ATi video cards, better font rendering, black screen fixes for most Nvidia cards, better Flash playback and more. The most recent versions of Nvidia and AMD/ATi video drivers are included on the LiveCD and automatically configured for you. The bad news is users with older legacy video cards included in most dated computers may not function properly due to many depreciated xorg video drivers.
Toolchain – Gcc software compiler was updated to version 4.5.2 and glibc updated to 2.10.1. Locales were updated to version 2.12.1.
Package Manager – RPM was updated to version 4.8.1. apt-get and the Synaptic Package Manager were also updated to work with the updated rpm packages. yum and yumex will be available in the coming weeks as an alternative package manager.
Theme Update – The 2011 release received a full makeover. PCLinuxOS features a new brush metal theme including updates to grub, plymouth, kdm, kdesplash and application splash screens. Additional themes are available as well as our previous theme from our software repository.
Theme screenshots located here: http://goo.gl/il3CG
Remastering Tools – mylivecd was updated to work with the latest release. mylivecd added the ability to install PCLinuxOS from the boot menu without having to go to the desktop first. There are 3 compression schemes available now for remastering your installation. xz maximum compression, xz normal compression and gzip for fast compression. xz max takes longer to generate the LiveCD but produces the most compressed image where as gzip will create a LiveCD fairly quick but the compressed image will be larger. mylivecd can also generate a LiveDVD with up to 4 gigs of compressed data. Usually a 10-12 gig installation will compress into a 4 gig DVD.
Software – PCLinuxOS 2011 LiveCD come with the latest versions of most popular programs such as KDE 4.6.4, Firefox 5.0, Thunderbird 3.1.11, Pidgin 2.9.0, VLC 1.10.0 and Clementine 0.7.1 just to name a few. OpenOffice Manager has been replaced with LibreOffice Manager. Due to the limited size of the LiveCD the office suite is not included but can be installed through the LibreOffice Manager either in LiveCD mode (3 gigs memory required) or preferably after hard drive installation. Addlocale has updated translations and can convert a PCLinuxOS installation into over 70 different languages. The software included on the LiveCD was based on community feedback as to what the PCLinuxOS users wanted to be included by default.
A complete package list of what is available on the LiveCD can be found here.
PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 iso is available through the following torrent link from our wonderful friends at ibiblio.org.
And available on the following mirrors:
md5sum: 59e1ba0b355b60c755f034433fc43f73 pclinuxos-kde-2011.6.iso
*Please note existing PCLinuxOS users who have been keeping up with their Synaptic Package Manager updates do not need to download and install this release as you are already updated unless of course you just prefer to start with a clean installation. *
PCLinuxOS is released under the following license: Apache, Artistic, BSD, GFDL, GPL, GPL-2, GPL-3, LGPL, LGPL-2.1, LGPL-3, MPL, Nvidia, AMD/ATi and Adobe Flash. PCLinuxOS is copyrighted 2003-2011 all rights reserved and trademarked through the Linux Mark Institute. Linux is trademarked by Linux Torvalds.
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the June 2011 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.
In the June 2011 issue:
* WindowMaker On PCLinuxOS: WindowMaker Internals, Part 1
* Using Scribus, Part 6: Templates & Master Pages
* Backup Basics, Part 2: Using Clonezilla Live
* FOSSCOMM 2011: Patras, Greece
* Video: Part 7 – DVD2Xvid
* Video: Part 8 – AcidRip
* Xbindkeys: Stopping, Editing & Restarting With wbar
* Firefox Add-ons: Image Zoom
* The Linux Landscape: A Sea of Confusion?
* Using PCLinuxOS on Older Hardware
* Photo Viewers Galore, Part 2
* Alternate OS: Icaros, Part 4
* And much more!
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the May 2011 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. The 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 PCLinuxOS Magazine is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license, and some rights are reserved.
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2011 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.
In the April 2011 issue:
* e17: Create Your Own Custom Themes
* e17: Tips & Tricks
* e17: Running Ecomorph, Part 2 – Settings
* Using Scribus, Part 4: Layers
* Video: Part 3 – Converting Files With MyMencoder
* Video: Part 4 – MyMencoderDVD
* Remove Video Logos With Avidemux
* Burning CDs Over The Internet With Or Without ISO Image
* Learning rtmpdump By Examples
* Game Zone: Pipewalker
* Rudge’s Rain: PCLinuxOS Makes Music
* Firefox Add-ons: Video DownloadHelper
* WindowMaker On PCLinuxOS: Working With Icons
* Alternate OS: Icaros, Part 2
* And much more!