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PCLinuxOS is a free, easy-to-use operating system for the home that dates back to 2003. It was forked off of Mandriva Linux which was, in turn, derived from the Red Hat/RPM branch of Linux. But PCLinuxOS is somewhat of a hybrid in that it utilizes the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT), a package management system borrowed from the Debian Linux distribution, together with Synaptic, a graphical front end to APT.

Although the KDE desktop GUI gives it a similar "look and feel" to Mandriva Linux, PCLinuxOS has diverged significantly. It distinguishes itself by having carefully selected features from distributions other than Mandriva, and numerous distro-independent projects.

PCLinuxOS places specific emphasis on desktop computing, concentrating its efforts for home or small business environments, hence paying less attention to other more traditional uses, such as servers (although packages for most server tasks are available).

Its popularity skyrocketed in 2007, and it is now one of the most popular Linux distributions of all. Computer Buzz is pleased to recommend it.

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- PCLinuxOS
- Mandriva
- Debian
- Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Edubuntu
- Linux Mint
- Slackware/SLS
- Gentoo
- Sabayon
- Solaris
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- DesktopBSD
- Syllable OS
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