From this post on Diaspora, a rant from a former PCLinuxOS user and fan:
#PCLinuxOS has really pissed me off
I figured the messed-up fonts would get fixed in a future update but after 3 months, same unsolvable issue. So what, I could live with that. But then…
In the Forum’s “Sandbox” section, only visible to forum members who are logged in, there was a thread about #Rush #Limbaugh, filled with hateful, nasty crap celebrating his death and berating his life and his followers. I stood up for Rush, said I was a fan, and that they should at least wait until he assumed room temperature before attacking his memory. Two other forum members agreed. But Tex, the lead developer, among others, resorted to an insulting barrage of hate against Rush, and I logged out, never to return.
I don’t care whether your #Linux distro is left or right politically, but when you use the distro’s official forum to launch a tirade of cruel and venomous hostility toward a public figure for his or her #political views, then you’re just an asshole and you’ve made the distro political as well. I would link to the thread, but the “Sandbox” (kind of a chatty, off-topic subforum) is not visible except to forum members who are logged in.
Once you make an #operating-system political, you’ve crossed a line I can’t abide. Time for a new distro, just because I won’t pollute my #computer with crap from a hostile #Leftist asshole who has made his distro political by posting such vitriol in the official forums.
“His vile ass is dead.” This from the main developer. Y’know, once you post political crap in the official forums of the distro, you have politicized the distro. A few members spoke up in defense of me and of Rush, but there’s two more pages of hostility that I won’t publish here. The thread is not visible to anyone not logged into the forums, which is probably a good thing. But it’s enough for me to know that the guy I sent money to to support his work is a bitter, hostile Leftist. No more donations to a hateful serpent like that, and because he has politicized the distro, I’m looking for another. Gotta be systemd-free, and rock-stable. Revisiting SalixOS today.
Linux Mint learned a lesson after “the Great Linux Mint Political Train Wreck” that Tex should have learned. But perhaps someday he will. In the meantime, I think the Xfce version, although far more bloated than I would prefer, has been fun and easy to use. Next best thing to Xubuntu, but free of systemd which I really want.
Thanks for the backup, Knot2Smart and Old-Polack. Goodbye.