Category Archives: PCLinuxFullMonty


PCLinuxFullMonty has done an excellent update.
Thanks Guys and girls for including Calibre, the E-book organizer which is an excellent package.
Only thing missing is Cloud Computer readiness but dropbox is there for the taking but I prefer something like Ubuntu One or JoliCloud with lot of little application.
In the alternative PCLinux can work on that as a separate Cloud Project with all inclusive Light weight CD and a Browser of Debian style compatible with cloud.
In any case FullMonte is going to be my work horse for many years to come.
I am still waiting for the 64 bit version that was promised sometime back.
They layout for FM is now placed separately and installer is placed as an option in the start up splash which is a good thing, since when on Live it takes a lot of RAM and freezes a bit, if one does not have minimum of 1 GiB RAM.
I still call it dearly as the Gorilla of a distribution.
It’s stand out feature is the FM layout for me. 
My work is always well organized even if I am following cricket BBC live (commentaries).
Thank again for inclusion of Calibre.

That name fits in well since it has almost everything in one DVD.

PCLinuxFullMonty-2011 has come to town for Dinner-Would you like to join him?

PCLinuxfullMonty is going to be one of the most feared Apes in the town by the Microsoft Fans.

Yes it a monster of a distribution with all the utilities one needs arranged in what is called the FM Setup Layout and very well organized.

PCLinux was the Gold Standard of my Live CD /DVD version.

This is my Gold Standard of the Desktop.

Simply, the  FM Layout stand out above all other distributions.
It is heavy and needs at least 1 GiB of RAM for install and even on my laptop  of 4GiB it froze once or twice while I was testing.

Because it has so many things loaded at boot time it takes almost all the RAM but does not use SWAP effectively in installation time.

So do not do any search for other things while it is being installed.

The version I have now had problem with making Live USB and it seems it has rectified that problem.

What I really love is it has LibreOffice and support for 60 localities which was lacking in PCLinux.

Thanks guys and Girls for your efforts.
I will give a feedback no sooner I install it.

I was trying to find the FM Setup package in synaptic and I hope you make it available both at torrent and direct point to point download.

When I was trying to install PCLinux with UNetBootIn (not FullMonty) to a Live USB I encountered many problems and I have already posted how I got round it.

I am one who loves customized desktop and I hope they incorporate FM Setup with next PCLinux KDE.
Till then I hope they will have the FM setup  package available at synaptic for download.