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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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  • Feb 11, 2017
KDE Plasma 5 Released

The KDE Plasma 5 iso provides a standard KDE desktop with many popular applications and out-of-the-box driver support for generic desktop computing.

Info: The KDE Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer and a great Windows OS replacement. KDE’s focus is ease of use, stability, and first-class internationalization and accessibility support. KDE is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, web browsing, file management, multimedia, and games.

KDE Plasma 5 features

  • kernel 4.9.8
  • KDE Plasma 5 Desktop (5.8.5/5.30.0/16.12.1)
  • uefi/gpt installation support
  • NvME installation is not yet supported
  • systemd free
  • grub2 by default (legacy grub also available for non uefi/gpt systems)
  • La Capitaine is the default icon set
  • Event Calendar Clock is the default Calendar/Clock on the panel
  • Baloo search is not enabled by default
  • kwallet is not enabled by default
  • Firefox is the default browser
  • Thunderbird is the default email client

Note: If you plan on booting the ISO in VirtualBox then with the down arrow please select Video Safe Mode -VESA. Xorg settings can be reconfigured to use the vboxvideo driver after installed as a guest and guest additions added.

Known issues: Net Applet icon on the panel only shows network status up/down and no additional configuration is available.

konsole ->Settings ->Edit Profile needs /bin/bash -l (that is a lowercase L) or .bash_profile does not get sourced when opening a terminal konsole.

Download your copy of KDE Plasma5

Download KDE Plasma5 via Bit Torrent

Table of contents

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


Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS

PCLinuxOS and Hardware

Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS

Customize PCLinuxOS


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).



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

Download via HTTP or FTP :

  • The FullMonty ISO has been discontinued.

Download PCLinuxOS ISO's via BitTorrent :

Get Xfce Community Remaster

Get Trinity Desktop

Download via HTTP or FTP :

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Preloaded Discs :

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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