It all started at the beginning of July 2010, after a request to make a core version was published on the community projects forum « ». After this request, a member of the PCLinuxOS community, known as « etjr », created a minimal ISO, a core version without a gui, built with the PCLinuxOS rpms from the repository.

I stumbled upon this chance, to create a tiny PCLinuxOS Openbox version. This kept numerous days busy, for myself and several willing testers at the forum. We now have a minimalist version of PCLinuxOS Openbox in English, and one localized in French, with the code name « bonsai ». This smallest version of PCLinuxOS has a gui and is installable.