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[News] Review of a Working Operating System (MEPIS), Quick Look at a Broken One (Windows)

  • Subject: [News] Review of a Working Operating System (MEPIS), Quick Look at a Broken One (Windows)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 08:12:22 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Another Day Another Distro - Part 8 - SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 6

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| This time around I decided to try out another distribution I'd never used 
| before in the shape of MEPIS. I started off with simplyMEPIS 6.5 which seemed 
| a bit dated but luckily it was pointed out to me that 7.0 is due out very 
| soon. I noticed simplyMEPIS 7.0 AntiX had been released recently but it's a 
| lightweight distribution for older hardware and it's probably not fair to 
| compare that to the larger distros directly. I might look at lightweight 
| distros in their own right in future.       


The Windows Desktop Bug 

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| Because of this, sometimes I have a problem with my Windows Desktop. After 
| using my computer for a long period of time, it hangs, some parts of the 
| screen goes black and the toolbar disappears.  


That can't be true. Weren't we taught that Windows "just works"?


MEPIS 7.0 Beta5: Improvements and OpenOffice 2.3

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| Good news for MEPIS users! The MEPIS documentation team has released a new 
| MEPIS User's manual under a Creative Commons License. With over 60 pages, the 
| manual covers many questions from installation, to network configuration, to 
| using applications.   


KDE 4.0 Beta 1 w/ MEPIS

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| The first beta of KDE 4.0 was released earlier this month and Warren Woodford 
| of the MEPIS project has now built a version of SimplyMEPIS 7 that is based 
| upon Debian Etch with the 32-bit and 64-bit KDE 4.0 Beta 1 packages.  


MEPIS releases KDE 4 Beta 1 Live DVDs

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| In a statement, Jos Poortvliet of the KDE Project said, "The KDE project is 
| happy to see MEPIS Linux leading the way in bringing the next-generation 
| desktop technology to their users. This decision of early adoption of KDE 4 
| by the MEPIS developers will ensure a premier KDE experience for the users. 
| We hope KDE 4 will be appreciated, and we look forward to the constructive 
| comments from the MEPIS community."     


SimplyMEPIS 6.5 - A Review

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| I have been very impressed by the entire SimplyMEPIS 6.5 operating 
| system. It was probably the best install experience I have ever had,
|  offers great response, and has an enjoyable interface. Personally, 
| I feel that this has been my best KDE experience thus far, even with 
| my previous use of PCLinuxOS 2007. You may not hear too much about 
| MEPIS when it comes to Linux news sites, but there is definitely a 
| good reason why there are so many users.


A first look at SimplyMEPIS 6.5

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| The final of SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is now out. You can either buy a
| subscription to the distribution from the SimplyMEPIS store or
| download a copy from one of the MEPIS mirrors.


SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Release Candidate 2 [screenshots]

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| The second release candidate for SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is now
| available. SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2 replaces QtParted with
| GParted, improvements to the MEPIS Xconfig assistant,
| and a fair amount of other changes beyond the original
| release candidate. SimplyMEPIS is another Ubuntu-based
| distribution.


SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC3 adds Beryl 0.2.0 Final and Installer Translations

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| SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC3 has been uploaded to the MEPIS subscribers
| pool and propagated to the public mirrors.


Review: SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC1

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| SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is definitely the coolest distribution I have
| reviewed so far. The eye candy is very sweet indeed, but more over
| it is put together well and simply works. I also like the fact
| it uses KDE instead of GNOME, but mainly for personal preference.


MEPIS founder clarifies MEPIS/Ubuntu relationship

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| Woodford [MEPIS]: Again it's a matter of what you mean by those words.
| Mark [Shuttleworth] and I talked it over before I switched to Ubuntu.
| He's clear that MEPIS is an independent distro. And yet, it is fair
| to say on the Ubuntu site that MEPIS is a derivative of Ubuntu,
| from the point of view that we use the Ubuntu packages. And we
| use them by choice, because they meet our needs and they're
| the best available. That reference at the Ubuntu site says
| that we endorse Ubuntu, and we do. 


MEPIS 7.0 Beta6: The Final Round of Updates

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| The first RC is scheduled to be released around Nov 10 and a second RC around 
| the 17th. Final is tentatively scheduled for Nov 24. 


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