Linux News Today: PCLinuxOS 64 2016.07 MATE Edition Lands with Linux Kernel 4.6.3 and MATE 1.14.1
PCLinuxOS developer Texstar has had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of July’s respin ISO image for the PCLinuxOS 64 MATE Edition operating system, version 2016.07.
PCLinuxOS 64 2016.07 MATE comes exactly one month after the debut of June’s update of the distribution built around the customizable and lightweight MATE desktop environment, and it looks like it’s full of goodies. For example, the distro is now powered by the latest and most advanced kernel, Linux 4.6.3.
Moreover, the latest MATE 1.14.1 desktop environment is available as well in the PCLinuxOS 64 2016.07 MATE release, along with pre-installed drivers for out-of-the-box support for Nvidia graphics cards, as well as support for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) computers and GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitions.
GRUB2 is the default bootloader for this edition, but GRUB Legacy is available as well for systems that don’t support UEFI or GPT technologies, most of the pre-installed administration tools have been updated, the MyLiveCD utility has been updated to support the creation of ISO images bigger than 4 GB, and Compiz/Emerald is enabled for wobbly effects.
Another systemd-free operating system
PCLinuxOS 64 2016.07 MATE ships today with some of the most popular open-source applications, among which we can mention Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, VLC Media Player, LibreOffice, Master PDF Editor, GIMP, qBittorrent, and many more. For those of you who don’t like the systemd init system, you should know that PCLinuxOS 64 2016.07 MATE comes without it.
Out-of-the-box printer support for HP printers is available via the System Config Printer utility, and it looks like PCLinuxOS 64 2016.07 MATE also ships with the Dropbox file sharing client. Other than that, the desktop theme has been revamped a little. You can download the PCLinuxOS 64 2016.07 MATE Live ISO image right now, which you can write on a USB flash drive with the dd command.