Recientemente the new version of the Linux distribution PCLinuxOS 2019.06 was released, which came merely as an update to the system components. This is so that new users do not have to download a large number of additional packages despite having already downloaded the system image.
PCLinuxOS It is a Linux distribution which previously took the basis of Mandriva Linux, but later branched out into a separate project.
PCLinuxOS differs in using the Debian GNU / Linux APT package management toolkit in combination with the RPM package manager, which belongs to the class of mobile distributions where package updates are constantly released and the user can Access the latest versions of software without waiting.
The PCLinuxOS repository has around 14,000 packages.
Besides it PCLinuxOS has a script called mylivecd, which allows the user to take a 'snapshot' of their installation current system (all settings, applications, documents, etc.) and compress it into a CD, DVD or USB ISO image.
This allows the user to perform a backup easy of a user data and also makes it easy to create your own custom LiveCD, DVD or USB.
An advanced memory diagnostic tool is also integrated into the boot menu, allowing advanced users to change kernel parameters, drivers, and use safe graphics mode in case their video card is not supported.
Although in PCLinuxOS We can find that KDE is the desktop environment of the system, there is also another alternative which is Mate. So new users can choose whether to download the system image with KDE or Mate.
Additionally, if you do not like these environments, you should know that separately, the community that exists of this Linux distribution develops versions with other desktop environments. Community-created builds are based on the Xfce, MATE, LXQt, LXDE, and Trinity desktops.
What's new in PCLinuxOS 2019.06?
With the release of this new version of PCLinuxOS 2019.06 As we mentioned at the beginning, the updated versions of many of the system packages arrive.
From this we can highlight the new version of the Linux kernel 5.1 which adds various optimizations and above all support for more components for the system.
On the other hand, the applications that were updated, we can find new versions of the system desktop environment KDE 19.04.2, KDE Frameworks 5.59.0, and KDE Plasma 5.16.0.
The basic package includes applications such as Timeshift Backup Utility, Bitwarden Password Manager, Darktable Photo Processing System, GIMP Image Editor, Digikam Image Collection Management System, Megasync Cloud Data Synchronization Utility, Teamviewer remote access control system, Rambox application management system, Simplenotes note-taking software, Kodi media center, Caliber e-book reader interface, Skrooge financial package, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email client, Strawberry Spruce music player and VLC video player.
Download and get PCLinuxOS 2019.06
If you are not a user of the distribution and want to use it on your computer or test it in a virtual machine.
You can get the system image, You only have to go to the official website of the project where you can find the links in its download section.
The images of the system you will find are designed for use in live mode, but it also supports installation on a hard disk.
The full (1.8 GB) and reduced (916 MB) versions of the distribution based on the KDE desktop environment are ready for download.
The system image can be recorded on a USB device with the help of Etcher which is a multiplatform tool or you can also choose unetbootin.