June 2008 PCLinuxOS Magazine Available

The June 2008 PCLinuxOS Magazine is now available for download. PCLinuxOS is one of the better distribution available and is highly recommended for new users. In this months issue are the following:

PCLinuxOS Magazine, June 2008 (Issue 22) is available to download. You can find it at the PCLinuxOS Magazine website. If you’d like to be informed immediately about our releases, please signup for the Magazine-Announce mailing list .


As we always do, the HTML version is simultaneously being published for low bandwidth users. The HTML Site is W3C standards compliant for easy browsing.

Some highlights include:

  1. What is root?
  2. Configuring a 5 Button Mouse
  3. Burn an ISO Disk
  4. Google Goodies
  5. And more…

Please note that the magazine is released under the Creative Commons Atribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 license
unless otherwise stated on the articles themselves. By downloading this magazine you acknowledge and accept this license agreement.

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PDF Version June 2008 (Issue 22)

HTML Version June 2008 (Issue 22)

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I have been writing for Lockergnome for eight years.

  • Ryan

    I tried PCLinuxOS on my laptop last year and it was a fairly horrific experience, other users must more or less agree with me because PCLinuxOS briefly passed Ubuntu in month to month popularity, but has since sunk back to number 4, the problems I see with it are.

    1. Encourages Root instead of Sudo, think of using Root as using a sledgehammer to get the job done when what you needed was a rock hammer, Sudo.

    2. No x86-64 option, x86-64 is important, and encouraging users to become dependent on x86 (32-bit) is a bad idea, x86 is pretty much on a stay of execution because Microsoft is dragging their feet on Windows, but x86-64 has been quite viable on the desktop for the average user since mid-2006 in Ubuntu and such.

    3. “Texstar”, originally forked Mandrake Linux 9, proved unable to keep the fork going, and ended up having to refork Mandriva Linux a few years later, which is another reason that…

    4. “One man worship me distro” is never a good idea, because what do you do if the one or two people that maintain it quit, or walk out into the street and get hit by a bus?

    Debian continued without Ian Murdock, Ubuntu would continue without Mark Shuttleworth, there needs to be a foundation or corporation backing the distro in order to provide the piece of mind that it will still be there later.

    5. If he was going to use APT and Synaptic, why did he go with RPM? DEB packages are much less complicated or error prone.

    6. Lack of choice, I prefer GNOME, PCLinuxOS doesn’t let you do that, the GNOME edition is entirely unofficial and not treated as a first class citizen like it is in Debian/Ubuntu/Mandriva/Opensuse.

    7. It looks like Windows Vista, I know you can change this, but if I liked Vista I would go use that.

    8 All of your advanced settings configuration has been removed or well hidden.

    As for the Magazine:

    I already touched on Root being a bad idea, especially for new users, a malicious script or something knows there is definitely a “root” account, but not what your account is called, Ubuntu ships with root in a disabled state by default.

    Ubuntu and GNOME already configure a 5 button mouse for you.

    3, Burning an ISO disc is built into Nautilus, the file manager in GNOME, there are also tools to burn and rip music CD’s, in a variety of formats, and it’s easy to get every codec you ever need as part of the Restricted Extras metapackage.

    Furthermore, it’s easy to use NRG, MDF/MDS/, and Bin/CUE images by converting them to ISO9660 with binchunker and nrg2iso, without having to buy Nero Linux. (pfft!)

    4: Google Earth, Picasa, and Desktop are all available as DEB packages, including 64-bit ones, that integrate well with GNOME.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hello Ryan,
    Thanks for the information. Have you given any thought to being a guest writer here? Let me know.

  • Ryan

    Yes Ron, I would like to be a guest writer.

    By the way, I am commenting here because I can’t find any other contact information, please excuse the mailinator address I was using, but one can never be too careful about throwing their email around and I had no idea whether it would be hidden or out in the open for spam spiders to harvest, but contact me at the address I’m posting this with if you would like.