Time For PCLinuxOS-Mania In Greece


by Efstathios Iosifidis (diamond_gr)


As Greece gets mired in its terrible financial crisis, maybe it is time to let Linux grow! As far as I know, many people have been using PCLinuxOS as a “second” distro.

We PCLinuxOS lovers in Greece started grouping and organizing ourselves. Our goal is to form an “official” local community. Here what we've achieved so far:

1. We've setup our page-blog under http://www.pclinuxos.gr

2. We have our mailing list (https://groups.google.com/group/pclinuxos-el), Twitter (pclinuxos_el), identi.ca (pclinuxosgr), a Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/utFOw3) and Google Plus page (http://bit.ly/ruwflT).

3. We added our site at http://planet.ellak.gr (check the above – we have a banner). For those of you who don't know, Planet is the place where every FOSS projects show their work.

4. I created an Android application that gets the RSS from our page so you can read our site on your mobile. You can download it from Android market (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.pclinuxos.gr)

5. George created an education remix of PCLiinuxOS


6. I created a medical version based on PCLinuxOS. You can discover more about it at http://pclosgr.blogspot.com/2011/11/pclinuxos-medical-201111.html, or at the forum by visiting http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,99092.0.html.

Both remixes were “published” to many forums and blogs and many people were interested. The only Greek Linux magazine (Linux Inside http://www.linuxinside.gr/) asked me to write an article about medical version and promised one or both ISO files will be included in the DVD distributed with the magazine.

The only thing that we lack right now seems to be a single Greek PCLinuxOS forum where people can ask for help and get it. Currently, we now use three different ones and, maybe have an IRC channel!

I would like to thank Meemaw and George for the logos they created for us. Tell us your opinion and comments, so we can use them to help guide future growth. You can reach us by sending email to pclinuxosgr@gmail.com, or by using our mailing list.