PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 3 Released

Posted by jun auza On 2/07/2009
Don't count out PCLinuxOS just yet. The Ripper Gang announced today the release of the third public beta of PCLinuxOS 2009. According to them, the series of beta ISOs are released under the name of N1PTT to honor the loss of Robert Green, a long time friend of PCLOS community who recently died of cancer.

"This beta features kernel, KDE 3.5.10, OpenOffice.org 3.0, Firefox 3.0.5, Thunderbird, KTorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz Fusion 3D and much more. We request that only our more experienced PCLinuxOS users test this beta release and report any issues with it in the forum provided specially for it. Testers are advised to install this beta into a separate partition for temporary use only. This and any subsequent betas are considered static installs and will not be upgradeable to the 2009 Final, so please don't install this with the idea of using it long-term as a work station."

Also from the announcement, Texstar (PCLOS lead developer) is still taking a leave of absence due to personal problems but promised to be back soon.

So now we know that there will be no more PCLinuxOS 2008. They did however release a mini edition of PCLOS last year. It's also worth noting that PCLinuxOS 2009 will probably not utilize KDE 4 contrary to what was expected. But, things could change. Anyway, all I’m hoping right now is to finally see a latest and greatest version of PCLinuxOS yet.

You can read the full release announcement HERE.

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