PCLinuxOS Takes Center Stage

by Paul Arnote (parnote)

Move over Microsoft. We don't need no stinking "launch parties." It's time to be shown how it's done right.

At least, that's how it was in The Hague, Netherlands on September 18, 2010, at the Digital Den Computer Club. Traditionally, the club has pretty much restricted itself to exclusively showcasing Microsoft products, but PCLinuxOS user DeBaas has been regularly showcasing the various flavors of PCLinuxOS since 2007. The 50 or so members of the club meet monthly to discuss their computers and operating systems.

Since he has began showcasing PCLinuxOS, along with other popular versions of Linux, he now has members coming from Amsterdam, Leiden, Maassluis, Vlaardingen and Hoek van Holland. The goal is to spread the word about Linux, and to show off its capabilities. They meet to help one another with any problems they may encounter, as well as offer to install Linux (mostly as a dual boot with Microsoft Windows) on all types of computer hardware, from netbooks to notebooks to desktop systems.

At the meeting on September 18, 2010, the "Linux wall" of seven computers featured PCLinuxOS, in one flavor or another, on four of the computers. In the image, from left to right, were computers running Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS Gnome, PCLinuxOS-LXDE, PCLinuxOS 2010-7 (KDE 4), PCLinuxOS Full Monty, Linux Mint KDE, and Suse. Club member Chris Duijndam took the photo after the meeting.