January 9, 2008
First Look at PCLinuxOS 2008 â€˜MiniMeâ€™ Edition
PCLinuxOS is a Linux distribution originally based on Mandriva (Mandrake) and itÃ¢â¬â¢s distributed as a LiveCD. As it evolved, PCLinuxOS took advantage of tools, patches and bug fixes from other distributions as well, such as Gentoo, OpenSuse, Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu. It has the Control Center and install tool from Mandriva, the RPM package system from Fedora, the apt-get and Synaptic package managers from Debian/Ubuntu. I think itÃ¢â¬â¢s safe to say that PCLinuxOS is a combination of the best parts from popular distributions, making it sort of Ã¢â¬Ëthe best of the bestÃ¢â¬â¢. Or at least thatÃ¢â¬â¢s what it tries to be.