Friday, January 19, 2007

PCLinuxOS

My initial thoughts on the latest release (Big Daddy 0.93a) was a bit mixed...

I installed it on the previous test machine only to be greeted by a Nvidia error, the "nv" driver that was selected by the setup did not work at all!

I had to manually choose "vesa" to get the Live CD to work and after the installation I had to manually configure /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get X to function.

For a user with a little knowledge this is no biggie, but it is a far cry from the ease of use of the previous versions I tried!

That prompted me to try it on the laptop to see if there are similar errors on the SiS graphics, and here it worked flawlessly! I liked it so much that I sacrificed Gentoo on the laptop for PCLinuxOS. Just goes to show how much I like it...

The installation has changed little from previous versions, but I'll try and get a very nice review done on this (as before).

So, set the dice rolling, will PCLinuxOS stay on the laptop or will I eventually revert back to Gentoo... I think it has a pretty good chance to stay right where it is!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Not gone, just bussy...

The past month has been one hectic month and as you know and can see there has been no real update on the blog, but brace yourself, there is TWO reviews to follow very shortly.

For a long time I put off even looking at something remotely Fedora/Red Hat related, but finally got over my prejudice and installed the latest version of Fedora on the laptop... just to have a look. All I can say is, I'm surprised...

Next on to my all time n00b friendly favourite, PCLinuxOS, and the latest release on that. There was some unexpected hiccups, but boy oh boy...

Stay tuned for more exciting news in the next few days as I will give in depth reviews on both and add some random babbling of my own here and there...

Enjoy some videos after reading the blog!

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