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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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  • last updated: November, 2017
KDE Plasma 5

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 4.12.14
  • xorg 1.19.3
  • KDE Plasma 5 Desktop (5.11.3)
  • KDE Frameworks (5.40.0)
  • KDE Applications (17.08.3)
  • Qt5 (5.9.2)
  • BIOS/MBR & UEFI/GPT installation support
  • NvME installation is not yet supported
  • NVIDIA proprietary drivers pre-installed
  • systemd free
  • grub2 by default (legacy grub also available for non uefi/gpt systems)
  • updated administration tools
  • mylivecd can now create isos greater then 4 gigs
  • 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

Download your copy of KDE Plasma5

Download KDE Plasma5 via Bit Torrent

Hardware requirements

Processor : 64bit Modern Intel or AMD processor. Memory & storage

RAM : 2 GB, or more (recommended 4 GB+).

Hard disk : 15-20 GB or more recommended if you plan to install additional software from our repository.

Video card : nVidia, ATI HD 4000 or better, Intel

3D desktop support : requires a 3D instructions set compatible card.

Sound card : Any Sound Blaster, AC97 or HDA compatible card.


CD/DVD drive required for burned liveCD/DVD image, or USB flash drive larger than 4 GB for liveUSB image conversion.

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 HTTPS or FTP :

  • The FullMonty ISO has been discontinued.

Download PCLinuxOS ISO's via BitTorrent :

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Get DarkStar

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Get Xfce Community Remaster

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Get Trinity Desktop

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Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Other Community Made ISO's

Community releases are PCLinuxOS ISOs created by the community for the community and are available in various default desktops. Community released ISOs are designated with the prefix community-.

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

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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