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PCLinuxOS is designed around stability.
Pro Can remaster the boot DVD
PCLinuxOS has built in tools for remastering bootable DVD into a copy of current install.
Pro Rolling release
The distribution is continually updated, so there's no need to install OS upgrades by hand.
Pro Multiple desktops available
Mate, LXDE, and KDE desktops are available.
Pro Excellent hardware compatibility
Comes with nVidia drivers out of the box. Important if the PC has an nVidia chipset. Most Debian based distros don't have nVidia drivers available at install time.
LXDE version works well with older hardware.
Con Uses RPM packaging system
Uses the RPM packaging system with APT, rather than the more popular DEB packages.