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Old 22. Aug 2012, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of Monica's colleagues has been bugging me for ages about Linux and a few weeks ago I gave a pile of discarded live images to keep them quiet. Can you believe the only one they like and want is PCLinuxOS 2010 Gnome. Came round here today with their laptop so of course MC obliged with the install only to be met (should have thought first) by a string of 404's trying to update. Is there any way to get stuff into this? They only have simple needs but videos won't play, except in red and blue so I guess restricted extras/codecs of some sort at least are needed.
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Old 22. Aug 2012, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hm i cant remember accruately, been a while since i heard of pclinuxos lol

but i somewhat remember them and puppylinux sharing same roots, puppy may have installers for those things you are looking for, that or just see if they happen to like puppylinux

is there a reason they like that old version? I mean instead of the newer pclinuxos/other?
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is there a reason they like that old version?
You mean beside the fact he's a walking nightmare and tries my patience every time he opens his mouth? I didn't ask, or dared not more like it. PCL is actually based on Mandrake (Mandriva) so I guess it needs RPM's somehow from somewhere.
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