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I have read that PCLinuxOS is a fork of Mandrake. I used to have Mandriva08 booted and am curious of how it compared to Mandriva and if PCLinuxOS used DrakeTools ...
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    I have read that PCLinuxOS is a fork of Mandrake. I used to have Mandriva08 booted and am curious of how it compared to Mandriva and if PCLinuxOS used DrakeTools , if they had something like MCC (Madriva Control Center) and so on. I like the direction of Mandriva and not so much that of Ubuntu although I believe both can make great products. Is there any info or comparisons that you could share?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Yes it uses drak tools. It has the PCC which operates almost exactly like the MCC you mentioned. All packages are installed thru Synaptic
    The Forum is friendly and its a very easy distro to use. It's perfect if you're someone that knows little to nothing about linux, or for some one who knows a lot about linux but doesn't want to do do as much work to get it going.

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    Thanks for the Reply!

    I read a little about it some where that PCLinuxOS was inspired because of the bureaucracy of the other distros. Personally I think the bureaucracy is between the users of the same distros. I had the most initial success with Mandriva 08 and was very disappointed with Mandriva 10 so I was looking for a solution that was a fork of Mandriva or something. Fedora has filled the gap but it is great to know that there is a Mandriva like distro to recommend to beginners.

    Thanks again for the Reply!

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    You're welcome,
    One more thing about PCLOS it's put together by private people in their spare time despite this it still has an overall professional look & feel.
    There doesn't seem to be a bureaucracy to it because the main man of the distro Texstar & the ripper gang are regulars in the forum, as are other regular software contributors.

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