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'''YOU ARE HERE :: [[Main Page]] > [[Main Page#Table of contents|Table of contents]] > Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS''' > ''Ways to get PCLinuxOS ''
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This page will explain about different methods for getting a copy of PCLinuxOS for you to install and use.
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== Introduction ==
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PCLinuxOS is free software. You only need to get a copy of it in either electronic form or physically as a CD/DVD. You may either
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* Download over the network/internet
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* Buy a CD/DVD
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== Download over the network/internet ==
  
=== Download ===
 
 
==== Advantages ====
 
==== Advantages ====
  
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* There are extra steps to check and burn your download.  
 
* There are extra steps to check and burn your download.  
  
=== Buy a live CD ===
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== Buy a CD/DVD ==
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==== Advantages ====
 
==== Advantages ====
  
 
* Perfect for dialup users.
 
* Perfect for dialup users.
 
* You get a professionally-burned CD.
 
* You get a professionally-burned CD.
* A portion of the purchases from [on-disk] are donated to the PCLinuxOS project.
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* <s>A portion of the purchases from [on-disk] are donated to the PCLinuxOS project.</s> '''''This is presently not working'''''.
 
* Save the hassle of downloading, checking and burning a CD.  
 
* Save the hassle of downloading, checking and burning a CD.  
  
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* This costs a little money.
 
* This costs a little money.
 
* Shipping the CD still takes some time.  
 
* Shipping the CD still takes some time.  
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== Download sources ==
  
 
There are several different ways in which you can download PCLinuxOS.
 
There are several different ways in which you can download PCLinuxOS.
  
* [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/Download_PCLinuxOS_ISO's Download PCLinuxOS ISO's] via FTP or WWW
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos Download PCLinuxOS ISO's] via FTP or WWW
* Download via [http://terasaur.org/doc/191/torrents BitTorrent]
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* Download via [http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents&search=pclinuxos&category=0&active=1 BitTorrent]
* Download via rsync  
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* Download via rsync
  
The method is essentially: download a .iso image of the PCLinuxOS system, burn it to a CD and then boot your computer from the latter. Use the links above to find out how to download via the different methods.
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The method is essentially - Download a ''.iso'' image of the PCLinuxOS system, burn it to a CD or write to a flashdrive and then boot your computer from the latter. Use the links above to find out how to download via the different methods.
  
Advantages
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'''Advantages'''
  
 
* Very easy to do.
 
* Very easy to do.
 
* Usually quite fast.  
 
* Usually quite fast.  
  
Disadvantages
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'''Disadvantages'''
  
 
* If you have an unreliable Internet connection, your download can stop in the middle. Sometimes you have to start the download all over again.
 
* If you have an unreliable Internet connection, your download can stop in the middle. Sometimes you have to start the download all over again.
 
* This is an error-prone method, and the file must be checked after downloading it.  
 
* This is an error-prone method, and the file must be checked after downloading it.  
  
Due to individual mirror Bandwidth capacity and the number of people allowed to download from that mirror, a site that is geographically close to you may not be the fastest for you. For example, if you are in the USA, sometimes you may find an International mirror to be faster for you than one in the USA.
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== NOTE ==
 
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* Due to individual mirror bandwidth capacity and the number of people allowed to download from that mirror, a site that is geographically close to you may not be the fastest for you. For example, if you are in the USA, sometimes you may find an International mirror to be faster for you than one in the USA.
NOTE Remember to get both the .iso file and the small .md5sum file with the same name. You'll need the md5sum to check that your download worked ok.
 
Due to individual mirror Bandwidth capacity and the number of people allowed to download from that mirror, a site that is geographically close to you may not be the fastest for you. For example, if you are in the USA, sometimes you may find an International mirror to be faster for you than one in the USA.
 
 
 
NOTE Remember to get both the .iso file and the small .md5sum file with the same name. You'll need the [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Md5sum_checking md5sum] to check that your download worked ok.
 
 
 
 
 
  
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* Remember to get both the ''.iso'' file and the small ''.md5sum'' file with the same name. You'll need the ''md5sum'' to check that your download worked OK.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:09, 12 August 2018

  • Relevant to all editions PCLinuxOS.

YOU ARE HERE :: Main Page > Table of contents > Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS > Ways to get PCLinuxOS

This page will explain about different methods for getting a copy of PCLinuxOS for you to install and use.

Introduction

PCLinuxOS is free software. You only need to get a copy of it in either electronic form or physically as a CD/DVD. You may either

  • Download over the network/internet

OR

  • Buy a CD/DVD

Download over the network/internet

Advantages

  • The download is free of charge.

Disadvantages

  • You need the hard drive space to download one large file.
  • You must provide your own writable CD or DVD.
  • There are extra steps to check and burn your download.

Buy a CD/DVD

Advantages

  • Perfect for dialup users.
  • You get a professionally-burned CD.
  • A portion of the purchases from [on-disk] are donated to the PCLinuxOS project. This is presently not working.
  • Save the hassle of downloading, checking and burning a CD.

Disadvantages

  • This costs a little money.
  • Shipping the CD still takes some time.

Download sources

There are several different ways in which you can download PCLinuxOS.

The method is essentially - Download a .iso image of the PCLinuxOS system, burn it to a CD or write to a flashdrive and then boot your computer from the latter. Use the links above to find out how to download via the different methods.

Advantages

  • Very easy to do.
  • Usually quite fast.

Disadvantages

  • If you have an unreliable Internet connection, your download can stop in the middle. Sometimes you have to start the download all over again.
  • This is an error-prone method, and the file must be checked after downloading it.

NOTE

  • Due to individual mirror bandwidth capacity and the number of people allowed to download from that mirror, a site that is geographically close to you may not be the fastest for you. For example, if you are in the USA, sometimes you may find an International mirror to be faster for you than one in the USA.
  • Remember to get both the .iso file and the small .md5sum file with the same name. You'll need the md5sum to check that your download worked OK.