The PCLinuxOS developers announced a few minutes ago, August 22nd, the immediate availability for download of the PCLinuxOS KDE 2012.08 Linux operating system.
PCLinuxOS KDE 2012.08 comes in two flavors, one with a full version of the KDE desktop environment, and another one with a minimal installation of KDE.
It includes lots of applications, such as BleachBit, Clementine, digiKam, Dropbox, Mozilla Firefox, The GIMP, K3b, KTorrent, Mozilla Thunderbird, Pidgin, Shorewall, SMB4K, Synaptic Package Manager, TvTime, VLC and Xchat.
"13,500 additional programs available from our Synaptic Software Manager after installation to your computer."
"In additon to the full KDE version there is also a MiniMe version with just the desktop and void of extra applications for those advanced users who wish to trick out their desktop with only the applications they want to install and use." - was stated in the official announcement.
Highlights of PCLinuxOS 2012.08:
· Linux kernel 18.104.22.168 (with BFS for maximum desktop performance);
· KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3;
· Support for Nvidia and AMD/ATI graphics cards;
· Out-of-the-box support for multimedia playback;
· Support for wireless networks;
· Support for many local and network printers;
· Added addlocale to easily convert PCLinuxOS in over 60 languages;
· Added LibreOffice Manager to install the popular LibreOffice suite in over 100 languages;
· Users can easily take a LiveCD/DVD snapshot of their PCLinuxOS installations with MyLiveCD;
· PCLinuxOS can be easily installed on an USB flash drive with the PCLinuxOS-liveusb tool;
· ...and much more!
PCLinuxOS was founded six years ago, in October of 2003, by a company called Texstar, located in Houston, Texas. The PCLinuxOS distribution comes in the form of a Live CD/DVD, but it can also be permanently installed on a hard disk drive.
PCLinuxOS uses the APT package manager and its Synaptic GUI (Graphical User Interface) frontend. At the moment, PCLinuxOS 2010 is available only for 32-bit machines!
Download PCLinuxOS 2012.08 KDE4 Edition right now from Softpedia.