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News and announcements</h2>
 
News and announcements</h2>
  
* ''2020 Jan 14'' :  
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* ''Feb 21, 2021'' : The '''''PCLinuxOS Project''''' has announced the release of updated installation media for the KDE desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS. <br> The new media carries the version number <font color=brown>2021.0215</font> and has been updated with Kernel 5.10.17 LTS. KDE Plasma desktop 5.21.0 and the latest Nvidia 460.39 driver along with the normal package updates from the software repository. <br><br> Download link: [https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/ https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/] <br> Torrent Links: [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI] <br><br>
The '''''PCLinuxOS Project''''' has announced the release of updated installation media for PCLinuxOS.
 
The new media carries the version number 2020.01 and contains a fully updated system as of January 13, 2020.
 
It is not required to do a clean installation each month since PCLinuxOS is a rolling release.
 
These ISOs are being provided so new users don't have a large update to perform after installation from a dated
 
ISO. Please note if you plan on booting and/or installing PCLinuxOS 2020.01 in Virtualbox then please use
 
Virtualbox 6.1.0 or better as it has support for the 5.4.x kernels.
 
 
 
 
 
Download link: [http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/ http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/]
 
 
 
Torrent Links: [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI]
 
 
 
 
 
Major changes: The kernel has been updated to 5.4.11. KDE has been updated: Frameworks 5.66, Plasma Desktop 5.17>
 
and Applications 19.12.1. XFCE desktop updated to 4.14.2. XFCE now has Undercover Mode available from the
 
software repository to flip your desktop to look like Windows. A fun way to fool your Window friends.
 
The MATE desktop received many package updates. BT mouse and keyboards should pair and work better in this
 
release. Some font corruption affecting a very small number of Intel systems has been mostly resolved. Many
 
udev rules were found scattered in various places have now been consolidated into the proper folders.
 
 
 
 
 
The KDE ISOs now come in 3 sizes.
 
 
 
*  '''The mininalistic Darkstar''' (1 gb) features the basic Plasma desktop to allow the power user to fill it out with their preferred desktop applications from the software repository
 
*  '''KDE basic''' (2 gb) provides the Plasma desktop with a set of the most common applications for Internet, Multimedia and Graphics.
 
*  '''KDE Magnum''' (3.6 gb) contains a large assortment of applications with a little more of everything because frankly you deserve it. A great way to showcase what is available in Linux to people who are curious about the operating system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It should be noted that users of PCLinuxOS have the following services available:
 
 
 
*  25GB Cloud storage
 
*  Email
 
*  Graphic Image Hosting
 
*  Chat messenger
 
 
 
Forum members can sign up at: [https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php]
 
 
 
  
That is it for this month! Have fun and thank you for using PCLinuxOS.
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* ''Feb 7, 2021'' : The '''''PCLinuxOS Project''''' has announced the release of updated installation media for all desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS. <br> The new media carries the version number <font color=brown>2021.02</font> and contains a fully updated system as of February 7, 2021. <br><br> Download link: [https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/ https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/] <br> Torrent Links: [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI] <br><br>
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** Existing users do not '''need''' to do a clean installation each time new ISOs are released because PCLinuxOS is rolling release. These ISOs are being provided so new users don't have a large update to perform after installation from a dated ISO.
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** If you plan on booting and/or installing PCLinuxOS in VirtualBox then please use VirtualBox 6.1.0 or better as it has support for the latest kernels.
  
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It should be noted that users of PCLinuxOS have the following services available: <br>
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- 25GB Cloud storage <br>
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- Email <br>
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- Graphic Image Hosting <br>
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- Chat messenger <br>
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Forum members can sign up at: [https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php]
 
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
* [[Ways to get PCLinuxOS]] • [[About bittorrent]] • [[Md5sum checking]] • [[Burning_a_.iso_file|Burning PCLinuxOS disc]] • [[Live CD faq]] • [[Installing PCLinuxOS]] • [[PCLinuxOS KDE post Installation tips|Things to do after installation]] •  
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* [[Ways to get PCLinuxOS]] • [[About bittorrent]] • [[Frequently Asked Questions]] • [[Installing PCLinuxOS]] •  
  
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>PCLinuxOS and Hardware</i> </h2>
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>PCLinuxOS and Hardware</i> </h2>
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
* [[Update Your PCLinuxOS|Update PCLinuxOS]] • [[Respository and Section and Mirrors]] • [[Synaptic and the Repositories]] • [[Choosing the Right Repository]] • [[Installing Software without Synaptic]] • [[Kernel|Kernel Updates]] • [[Root Password]] • [[Passwords]] • [[LiveCD, Create your own]] • [[Backup your 'just right' PCLinuxOS]] • [[Cron jobs]] • [[Disk Space Checking]] • [[Disk Usage Checking]] • [[R.E.I.S.U.B. reboot your system]] •  
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* [[Synaptic and the Repositories]] • [[Update Your PCLinuxOS|Update PCLinuxOS]] • [[Installing Software]] • [[Kernel|Kernel Updates]] • [[Root Password]] • [[Passwords]] • [[LiveCD, Create your own]] • [[Timeshift|Backup/Restore using Timeshift]] • [[Backup your 'just right' PCLinuxOS]] • [[Cron jobs]] • [[Disk Space Checking]] • [[Disk Usage Checking]] • [[R.E.I.S.U.B. reboot your system]] •  
  
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Customize PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Customize PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Software</i> </h2>
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Software</i> </h2>
* [[Applications equivalences]] • [[PCLinuxOS Specific Software]] • [[Tar_%26_tar.gz|Tar &amp; tar.gz]] • [[Package_Requests|Requesting New or Updated Packages]] •
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* [[Applications equivalences]] • [[PCLinuxOS Specific Software]] • [[Tar_%26_tar.gz|Tar &amp; tar.gz]] •  
  
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>HowTo pages</i> </h2>
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>HowTo pages</i> </h2>
 
<p>The [[:Category:HowTo|HowTo]] section contains many pointed and in-detail articles addressing a single issue. For example&nbsp;:
 
<p>The [[:Category:HowTo|HowTo]] section contains many pointed and in-detail articles addressing a single issue. For example&nbsp;:
 
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* HowTo do [[Bluetooth Dial Up Networking (DUN)|Bluetooth Dial Up Networking with PCLinuxOS]] • HowTo Properly [[Update Your PCLinuxOS]] •  
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* HowTo do [[Bluetooth Dial Up Networking (DUN)|Bluetooth Dial Up Networking with PCLinuxOS]] • HowTo Properly [[Update Your PCLinuxOS]] • Howto [[RestoreGrub2]] bootloader • [[VPN_(Virtual_Private_Network)|Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN)]]
  
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Errors and solutions</i> </h2>
 
<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Errors and solutions</i> </h2>
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<p>This [[:Category:Advanced|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 <b>not</b> following instructions correctly might result in severe damage to your PCLinuxOS installation.
 
<p>This [[:Category:Advanced|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 <b>not</b> following instructions correctly might result in severe damage to your PCLinuxOS installation.
 
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* [[Compiling drivers for Realtek card reader]] &bull; [[CLI-commands]] • [[Configuration Files]] &bull;
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* [[Compiling drivers for Realtek card reader]] [[CLI-commands]] • [[Configuration Files]] • [[RestoreGrub2|Restore GRUB2 bootloader]] • [[UEFI Boot manager rEFInd| rEFInd Boot Manager]]
  
 
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<i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Download via HTTP or FTP&nbsp;: </i>
 
<i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Download via HTTP or FTP&nbsp;: </i>
  
* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180 KDE]
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* KDE, Now comes in 3 flavors.
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** [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180 DarkStar mininalistic]
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** [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180 KDE Basic]
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** [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180 KDE Magnum]
 
* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=184 MATE]
 
* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=184 MATE]
 
* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=3836 XFCE]
 
* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=3836 XFCE]
  
<i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Download via [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/About_bittorrent BitTorrent]&nbsp;: </i>
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<i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Download via [https://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/About_bittorrent BitTorrent]&nbsp;: </i>
  
 
* All torrents can be downloaded from [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI torrents]
 
* All torrents can be downloaded from [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI torrents]
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<i> &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://pclosusers.com/communityiso Collection]&nbsp;: </i>
 
<i> &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://pclosusers.com/communityiso Collection]&nbsp;: </i>
  
<!-- * [http://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-2018.10.iso XFCE 2018.10] &bull; [http://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-2018.10.iso.md5sum md5sum] -->
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<!-- * [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-2018.10.iso XFCE 2018.10] &bull; [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-2018.10.iso.md5sum md5sum] -->
<!-- * [http://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-Base-2018.10.iso XFCE Base 2018.10] &bull; [http://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-Base-2018.10.iso.md5sum md5sum] -->
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<!-- * [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-Base-2018.10.iso XFCE Base 2018.10] &bull; [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-Base-2018.10.iso.md5sum md5sum] -->
 
<!-- * [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/LXDE/community-pclinuxos64-lxde-2018.01.iso LXDE 2018.01] &bull; [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/LXDE/community-pclinuxos64-lxde-2018.01.md5sum md5sum] -->
 
<!-- * [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/LXDE/community-pclinuxos64-lxde-2018.01.iso LXDE 2018.01] &bull; [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/LXDE/community-pclinuxos64-lxde-2018.01.md5sum md5sum] -->
 
* [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Trinity/ Trinity]
 
* [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Trinity/ Trinity]
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* [http://www.pclinuxos.com Official website]
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com Official website]
* [http://twitter.com/iluvpclinuxos PCLinuxOS Twitter account]
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* [https://twitter.com/iluvpclinuxos PCLinuxOS Twitter account]
* [http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum Forums] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/Where_to_start Where to start] <br/>
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/forum Forums] • [[Where_to_start| Where to start]] <br/>
* [http://www.pclosmag.com Magazine] <br/>
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* [https://www.pclosmag.com Magazine] <br/>
<!-- * [http://mypics/findmoore.net PCLinuxOS GraphicStor Image Hosting] <br/> -->
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* IRC Live chat at Freenode&nbsp;: <br/>• [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos-support PCLinuxOS Support]  
 
* IRC Live chat at Freenode&nbsp;: <br/>• [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos-support PCLinuxOS Support]  
 
* [https://pclostalk.pclosusers.com/ PCLOS-Chat Instant Messaging Sevice]  
 
* [https://pclostalk.pclosusers.com/ PCLOS-Chat Instant Messaging Sevice]  
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* [[Packaging for PCLinuxOS]]
 
* [[Packaging for PCLinuxOS]]
 
* Patches and code contributions
 
* Patches and code contributions
* Providing community support in [http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum forum] / [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos-support IRC]
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* Providing community support in [https://www.pclinuxos.com/forum forum] / [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos-support IRC]
 
* [[PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base Wiki|Writing and maintaining documentation]]
 
* [[PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base Wiki|Writing and maintaining documentation]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:23, 24 February 2021


Welcome to

PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base

"The place where you learn PCLinuxOS"

At present there are 306 pages and 22 articles here.

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. It 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.

News and announcements

  • Feb 21, 2021 : The PCLinuxOS Project has announced the release of updated installation media for the KDE desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS.
    The new media carries the version number 2021.0215 and has been updated with Kernel 5.10.17 LTS. KDE Plasma desktop 5.21.0 and the latest Nvidia 460.39 driver along with the normal package updates from the software repository.

    Download link: https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/
    Torrent Links: https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI

  • Feb 7, 2021 : The PCLinuxOS Project has announced the release of updated installation media for all desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS.
    The new media carries the version number 2021.02 and contains a fully updated system as of February 7, 2021.

    Download link: https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/
    Torrent Links: https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI

    • Existing users do not need to do a clean installation each time new ISOs are released because PCLinuxOS is rolling release. These ISOs are being provided so new users don't have a large update to perform after installation from a dated ISO.
    • If you plan on booting and/or installing PCLinuxOS in VirtualBox then please use VirtualBox 6.1.0 or better as it has support for the latest kernels.

It should be noted that users of PCLinuxOS have the following services available:
- 25GB Cloud storage
- Email
- Graphic Image Hosting
- Chat messenger
Forum members can sign up at: https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php

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

  • Hwinfo can be used to get details about your hardware • Learning about your hardware • Resolution size

Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS

Customize PCLinuxOS

Software

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.

Get PCLinuxOS

Official releases
  Download via HTTP or FTP :

  Download via BitTorrent :

  • All torrents can be downloaded from torrents

  Preloaded Discs :

  • None at present

Community releases
  Collection :

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.