Announcement: PCLinuxOS 2007 Test Release Out!

Texstar announced the release of PCLinuxOS 2007 Test Release 1 on January 21, 2007.

Disclaimer - This is experimental software. Use at your own risk. PCLinuxOS cannot be held liable under any circumstances for damage to hardware or software, lost data, or other direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of this software. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you are not permitted to use or further distribute this software.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Test Release 1 is now available for download. Please note this is not the final release. PCLinuxOS 2007 Final will be released at the end of the month.

Features include:

  • Kernel
  • KDE 3.5.6
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Flash 9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Open Office 2.1.0
  • Xorg 7.1
  • Beryl, Compiz, Aixgl and Xgl for 3D graphics support
  • Gcc 4.1.1 and updated glibc
  • Updated bootsplash, icons, and more from the beautification project
  • Xdg Menu system
  • Rebuild and update of our entire repository against new gcc and glibc
  • Simplified Livecd boot options

Livecd boot options:

  • Livecd - Default boot options
  • Frambuffer - Boot using generic video drivers (Proprietary drivers available after install)
  • Safe - Turns off most hardware probing
  • Mediacheck - Test the media to determine a good burn to cdr
  • Memtest - Test your computer memory

Installation is done through the root account. Login with root as the username and root as the password then click on Install PCLinuxOS to start the installer. Help with installation is also available on the dekstop. PASS users will get a new email on or about February 15th for access to our premium server. 4-5 public software mirrors are currently available for this test release.

Known Issues:

  • Alsa sometimes gives harmless warning at shutdown (fixed with kdebase update from Synaptic)
  • Synatpic doesn't allow one to re-install already installed software
  • Missing some wireless firmware for various wirelss cards.
  • 3D support is still experimental and doesn't work with all video cards yet.
  • Missing a lot of applications in the repository. We will be adding more as time allows.
  • Menu editor gets wonky from time to time.

The iso you want to get is called livecd.iso.

Download Mirrors:

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