So, I have spouted off about a distro before (I know some of you checked
it out) and it was not as good as I hoped it would be! :(
Trust me...THIS is not the case this time!!!
Announcing PClinuxOS (PCLOS for short)
This is based on Mandrake but minus the bloat! One ISO built as a
LiveCD! You can boot it and not install...no commitment unless you want
to. The install is simple as can be and fast. KDE 3.4, Fluxbox, Gnome,
etc. The distro was started by Texstar who used to build packages for
Mandrake a few years ago.
So, whats that got to do with Music?? Just this; Thac has decided to
start packaging for PCLOS just as he has with Mandrake. For those not
familiar with his work...
I have relied on Thac's RPMS for audio since I started Linux audio work.
He keeps his packages updated and has about everything worth having in
his repositories. They have been invaluable to me.
As recently as yesterday, Thac has started his own 3rd party Apt
repository for PCLOS and as I write I am downloading the first of his
packages and new mm kernel, etc. We are chatting on the Pclinuxos IRC
chat room and ironing out a few minor bugs. It will be a few days before
he has all of his packages done.
Texstar suggested that we might make a liveCD with the key audio apps
and a R/T kernel for easy usage and evaluation. Obviously some time is
needed to work the bugs out but this is very likely in the not too
distant future! I should think those of you working with MDK right now
would see this as an easy step....others...well, the proof will be in