PCLinuxOS 2011.6 Released

by Susan Linton - Jun. 27, 2011Comments (5)

PCLinuxOS developers released an update to their popular Linux distribution today. PCLinuxOS 2011.6 is now available for download. This release got a brand new look and lots of desirable updates.

Today's releases come in an LXDE, LXDE Mini, and KDE versions for 32-bit architectures. A Full Monty DVD was released back in April and was apparently another tidbit of news that I missed. A 64-bit version should be available in the coming weeks according to the release announcement. Other versions with the different desktops will likely begin appearing on mirrors as well.



What's new this release?

* PCLinuxOS 2011.6 got a kernel upgrade to The announcement said that PAE (high memory) and BFS (high performance) versions are also available in repositories.

* Xorg X Server was updated to version 1.10.2. Per the announcement, "This update brings enhancements to the PCLinuxOS desktop including speed, 3D desktop support for most Intel, Nvidia and AMD/ATi video cards, better font rendering, black screen fixes for most Nvidia cards, better Flash playback and more." Proprietary graphic NVIDIA and ATi/AMD drivers are also included in PCLOS, but may need to be set up by user in the control center.

* Other updates include GCC 4.5.2, RPM 4.8.1, Firefox 5.0, Pidgin 2.9.0, VLC 1.10.0, and LibreOffice 3.4.0 (by install script).



As usual, this release of PCLinuxOS functions really well and is at the top of the list for ease-of-use. See the release announcement for download options.

Update: Here's a few tips from the man himself.

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It is freaking awesome! I love it. Texstar hits another home run! Oh yeh...Proprietary graphic NVIDIA and ATi/AMD drivers are also included in PCLOS, and automatically set up for you!

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as previous releases, this one has the same security hole: when pushing the power button, the machine don't stop

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Only authorized people are allowed to push the power button.

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Almost worked for me - so I replaced it with Linux-Mint-Debian-Edition. All is well now.

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I read on Twitter this morning about the huge number of packages being built in preparation of the x64 release and I just had to say thanks. It takes a lot of very hard work to make the x64 release happen but I am certain it will be just one more reason to choose PCLinuxOS. There are a big choice of desktop environments and window managers around here now and they just get better and better with each new release. I appreciate all of the work that goes into the making of all these editions and the quality of the releases. I have to admit that I am anxious to try out the x64 version when it comes out. I see how quick and resource friendly the 32 bit version of PCLinuxOS is and a x64 edition is really going to be fun to try! Anyway, I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all of the hard work and efforts to make a x64 release possible. Texstar you have to be the hardest working developer on the planet! Thank you!

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