Exploring PCLinuxOS Xfce
Posted on: 08/30/2010 07:48 PM

Low Cost Computing explore the feature set of PCLinuxOS Xfce

Exploring PCLinuxOS Xfce

Since the HP laptop used for this test only has a 30 gigabyte disk, I split the space used by Fedora 13 between PCLinuxOS Xfce and PCLinuxOS LXDE. With only 512 megabytes of memory, lighter weight desktops are a plus. Besides, this was a chance to compare Xfce and LXDE from one Linux community. This is my first round with PCLinuxOS, so my comments do not reference any previous versions.

I installed version 2010.07 of PCLinuxOS Xfce from a Live/Install CD. The install script provides very few configuration options outside of configuring the disk and creating a root password. It does use Legacy Grub. To avoid wiping out my Grub2 on the MBR, I installed the Legacy Grub on the root partition for the distro. When I rebooted the system, I went into Linux Mint 9 and ran update-grub2. It found PSLinuxOS and created a new menu.

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