PCLinuxOS FullMonty 2014.08

A free and complete Linux-based operating system that uses the KDE4 desktop environment
PCLinuxOS FullMonty is an open source distribution of Linux based on the deprecated Mandriva Linux operating system. It uses the KDE Plasma Workspaces and Applications project as its default desktop environment.

The main edition of PCLinuxOS also features the KDE desktop environment, so many of you might ask what exactly is this KDE FullMonty flavor. Therefore, we can report that it’s a regular PCLinuxOS KDE edition that features special desktop layouts and a huge collection of applications and drivers.

It is distributed as two Live DVD ISO-hybrid images that can be written to either USB thumb drives or blank/RW DVD discs. Both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms are supported at this time.

From the boot prompt, users can start the live environment with default settings, without boot splash, in safe graphics mode, or using failsafe mode. In addition, you will be able to copy the entire Live DVD to RAM (over 4GB of system memory is recommended) and install the distribution without testing it (not recommended).

Recommended system requirements include a modern Intel or AMD 64-bit/32-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 20GB free disk space, a Intel, Nvidia or ATI Radeon 4000 or better graphics card, any Intel HDA, Sound Blaster or AC97 compatible sound card, as well as a CD/DVD-ROM device.

The desktop session features six different setups, including Internet (default one), Office, Games, Multimedia, Graphics, and System. Each one is carefully designed to please its target audience.

Default applications include the Google Chrome, Rekonq and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, FileZilla file transfer client, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Transmission and KTorrent torrent downloader, Skype VoIP client, Google Earth, and many more others.

Summing up, PCLinuxOS FullMonty is a Linux distribution targeted at beginner, Intermediate and advanced users. It provides a modern and open source desktop environment that will make your Windows XP friends jealous.

Reviewed by on March 25th, 2014


last updated on:
August 18th, 2014, 13:09 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
PCLinuxOS Team
homepage:
www.pclinuxos.com
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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What's New in This Release:
  • kernel 3.15.9, Full KDE 4.13.3 Desktop
  • added many apps, and fully updated
  • all kind of drivers/applications to deal with any kind of external hardware like cell-phones, scanner, printer, webcam, TV, Bluetooth, IPod, radio, etc.
  • 6 activity-focused virtual desktop layout, each with task-related desktop launchers of popular applications. Independent of the selected virtual desktop, any application can be accessed from the PCmenu.
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PCLinuxOS FullMonty is an open source and freely distributed Live DVD initially based on Mandriva Linux and designed t...

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