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"The place where you learn about PCLinuxOS"

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     PCLinuxOS is about freedom, not just the free you get when you don't have to pay for something, but the kind of freedom to do what you will with it, and to use it in any manner or fashion that best fits your needs and intentions. PCLinuxOS is truly by the people, of the people, for the people.
     The Philosophy of PCLinuxOS is :
• It is done when it is done • Use the best software available for the task, does not matter if it is Qt, GTK etc • Be focused on the desktop.

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  • Jul 07, 2014 - PCLinuxOS is entirely funded by donations which are quite low at the moment. If you would like to know more please visit this thread http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,127189.0.html. In order to donate go here http://www.pclinuxos.com/donations.
  • Apr 10, 2014 - PCLinuxOS 32 and 64 KDE and MiniMe 2014.04 RELEASE :
    • PCLinuxOS 2014.04 32 and 64 bit KDE and MiniMe Maintenance Release ISO's are now available for download here. Details and discussion at the forum.
  • Apr 10, 2014 - PCLinuxOS 32 and 64 LXDE 2014.04 RELEASE :
    • PCLinuxOS 2014.04 32 and 64 bit LXDE Maintenanace ISOs are now available for download here. Details and discussion at the forum.
  • Apr 10, 2014 - PCLinuxOS 32 and 64 KDE MiniMe 2013.07 RELEASE :
    • PCLinuxOS 32 and 64 bit KDE MiniMe is now available for download here. Details and discussion at the forum.
  • Apr 10, 2014 - PCLinuxOS 2014.04 32 and 64 MATE RELEASE :
    • PCLinuxOS 2014.04 32 and 64 bit MATE Maintenance Release ISO's are now available for download here.
  • Apr 10, 2014 - PCLinuxOS 2014.04 32 and 64 KDE FullMonty RELEASE :
    • PCLinuxOS 2014.04 32 and 64 bit KDE FullMonty Maintenance Release ISOs are now available for download here. Details and discussion at the [1].
  • Jan 04, 2013 - For installations older than 2013.02 vintage :
    • WARNING - PCLinuxOS mirros have moved. Details over at the forum - http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,112036.0.html

Table of contents

PCLinuxOS (abbreviated pclos) is a Linux distribution written from bottom to top with you, the new Linux user, in mind.

Introduction

Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS

PCLinuxOS and Hardware

Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS

Customize PCLinuxOS

Software

The Software section.

HowTo pages

The HowTo section contains many pointed and in-detail articles addressing a single issue. For example :

Errors and solutions

The Errors and solutions section lists many common and uncommon errors you might come across in your day to day usage. It explains the cause where known and lists the possible solution(s).

Miscellaneous

Advanced

This Advanced section lists pages that require slightly advanced knowledge of Linux beyond point and click ability. You may often be found deep in the command line while following pages listed here. Also not following instructions correctly might result in severe damage to your PCLinuxOS installation.

Contribute / Develop

Contributions for the development of PCLinuxOS are accepted in various ways including but not limited to :

Editing the Wiki

You need to have an account with us and logged in before you can edit this wiki. Checkout PCLinuxOS wiki syntax before editing this wiki. Feel free to add to this wiki, however, keep the content appropriate and useful. This is not the place to report bugs or to request help. You can try the wiki syntax in the Sandbox, the test page.

In case you still find it difficult to understand and follow the syntax, do not fear. We have a special Content dump page where you can just enter the content you know will be useful without worrying about formatting. Someone will come along and do the job for you later.

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