PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for x86_64 desktops or laptops.
PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD/DVD/USB ISO image, and can also be installed to your computer. The LiveCD/DVD/USB mode lets you try PCLInuxOS without making any changes to your computer. If you like it, you can install the operating system to your hard drive. Locally installed versions of PCLinuxOS utilize the Advanced Packaging Tool (or APT), a package management system (originally from the Debian distribution), together with Synaptic, a GUI frontend to APT for easy software installation. PCLinuxOS has over 12,000 rpm software packages available from our software repository.
PCLinuxOS has a script called mylivecd, which allows the user to take a ‘snapshot’ of their current hard drive installation (all settings, applications, documents, etc.) and compress it into an ISO CD/DVD/USB image. This allows easy backup of a user’s data and also makes it easy to create your own custom liveCD/DVD/USB.
PCLinuxOS has additional support for over 85 language through our simple Addlocale interface.
PCLinuxOS is safe and secure. You never have to worry about viruses, adware, malware or trojans infecting your computer with PCLinuxOS.
The PCLinuxOS distribution was founded October 24, 2003 by Bill Reynolds aka Texstar and headquarters are located in Houston, TX USA.
Everything you do with that other OS you can do with PCLinuxOS.
Internet tools : PCLinuxOS comes with a complete internet suite for surfing the net, sending and receiving email, instant messaging , blogging , tweeting and watching online video.
Photos: Edit photographs, upload and mange your photo collections with GIMP and Picasa software applications.
Music and Video: Listen, organize and stream mp3 music from your desktop. Sync your mp3 player with your music collection. Listen to streaming internet radio. Watch Youtube videos. Watch TV shows and movies online as well as DVDs. Design DVD slide shows and more. PCLinuxOS is a full multimedia operating system.
Productivity: LibreOffice allows you to edit documents, create presentations, work on spreadsheets, graphics and is available in many languages. Installation is easy through our LibreOffice Manager utility.