"Macs are for those who don't want to know why their computer works. PCLinuxOS is for those who want to know why their computer works."
PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for x86 desktops or laptops. PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD, and can also be installed to your computer. The LiveCD mode lets you try PCLInuxOS without making any changes to your computer. If you like it, you can install the operating system to your hard drive.
PCLinuxOS has a script called mylivecd, which allows the user to take a ‘snapshot’ of their current hard drive installation (all settings, applications, documents, etc.) and compress it into an ISO CD/DVD image. This allows easy backup of a user’s data and also makes it easy to create your own custom live CD/DVD.
Advantages of PCLinuxOS: additional support for over 85 language through our simple Addlocale interface. PCLinuxOS is safe and secure. You never have to worry about viruses, adware, malware or trojans infecting your computer with PCLinuxOS. Wide variety of the best applications and useful tools pre-installed.