When comparing PCLinuxOS vs Anarchy Linux, the Slant community recommends Anarchy Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best rolling release Linux distributions?” Anarchy Linux is ranked 4th while PCLinuxOS is ranked 12th.
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PCLinuxOS is designed around stability.
Pro Multiple desktops available
Mate, LXDE, and KDE desktops are available.
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 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.
Pro The end result is a well configured standard Archlinux system
Pro Full access to Arch repositories as well as Aur
Pro Saves a lot of time to set up an Archlinux system
Once you had your experience to set up an Archlinux system manually from scratch this distro saves a lot of setup time.
Pro Many preconfigured Desktop environments supported
Pro Everything you need in a small and fast Arch distro
Pro Looks good by default
Pro Low setup time
Even a person without prior knowledge will figure out how to set it up quite quickly.
Pro Good for gaming
Smooth and cool. Easy to get going.
Con Uses RPM packaging system
Uses the RPM packaging system with APT, rather than the more popular DEB packages.
Con Website looks archaic; limited download options
The website looks archaic and although that may be intentional it does not imbue a sense of professionalism and reliability. That might, of course, be very fitting for a distribution called "Anarchy", but it is worth noting. It also does not help that bug reports have to be made to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
There are limited download options. The Anarchy Live GUI, a major pro for this distro, is only available to download directly from Google Drive. There are no torrent options for that one.
Con Limited Community Support
Support for bugs and errors are limited