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[News] Distributions Are Similar, Quite Consistent; SimplyMEPIS Inherits Broadcom Support

  • Subject: [News] Distributions Are Similar, Quite Consistent; SimplyMEPIS Inherits Broadcom Support
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:20:17 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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How Different Are Linux Distributions from One Another?

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| While different Linux systems will add different logos, choose some different 
| software components to include, and have different ways of installing and 
| configuring Linux, most people who become used to Linux can move pretty 
| easily from one Linux to another.   


SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 4 Adds New Broadcom Support

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| Morgantown, WV, Oct 27, 2008 -- ISO files of the fourth beta of SimplyMEPIS 
| 8.0 are available for 32 and 64 bit processors as  
| SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.91-beta4_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.91-beta4_64.iso. 



Simply Mepis Linux and My Office

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| What I’ve described is a sample of tasks I get done using OOo and Linux.
| There’s much more to tell, but it will have to wait for another time. I am no
| expert on Linux, MySQL or OOo, but use them to take care of part of what I do
| in ministry. If you use Linux, you know it to be a safe and solid operating
| system. It’s nice to get my work done and not have to be concerned with all
| the headaches associated with Windows maintenance.


Second MEPIS 8.0 Beta Uploaded For Testing

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| Warren has uploaded a second 8.0 beta, MEPIS 7.9.80-beta. MEPIS 8.0 offers
| up-to-date user applications delivered on top of a Debian Lenny core.


Simply Mepis 8 is Looking Good

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| You should give Linux a try. If you are currently using MS Windows, you
| should download the .iso image, burn it to a CD, stick it in your optical
| drive and reboot the computer. You won’t have to install right away, unless
| you want. This way you can look at Linux and see what it’s all about. There’s
| more information here. Give it a shot and you’ll probably like what you see.


MEPIS Linux 8.0 nears release

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| A new version of MEPIS Linux, one of my favorite KDE-based distributions, is
| nearing final release. Roughly a year after the arrival of version 7.0,
| distribution founder and maintainer Warren Woodford has just issued MEPIS 8.0
| beta 2, based on a Debian Lenny core.
| I last tested MEPIS at version 6.0 two years ago, and found it to be a nearly
| perfect Linux desktop. That version was based on Ubuntu packages, whereas
| version 7.0, which emerged late last year, marked a move back to a Debian
| core.


MEPIS is coming back

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| I’m pleased to report that one of my favorite desktop Linux distributions,
| MEPIS, is returning. The beta of the next version, MEPIS 8, is now available.


Review: SimplyMepis 7.0  

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| Overall, SimplyMepis 7 is a very good distribution for new users. Aside from
| the few problems I listed above, I'd consider it a top pick distribution for
| new users and will join other greats such as PcLinuxOS and Mint on my list of
| recommended distributions. It still has a few chinks in the armor that the
| developers still need to work out, but I think that's true to some degree
| with every distribution, but some have bigger flaws than others. There are
| some things that need to be fixed which I feel are important to resolve in
| order for SimplyMepis to rise to the top of all distributions for new users.
| But aside from that, it gets my vote as one of my recommended distributions.        



Distros Don’t Drive Development

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| Lots of press and people focus on Linux distributions when they check out 
| what happens in Linux land. This and that distro come in new releases and 
| they offer this and that brand new feature. This is also true of the many 
| linux podcasts. They give credit to distros for new things that pop up.   


SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is a keeper

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| SimplyMEPIS has always been and remains one of my favorite Linux
| distributions because of its no-nonsense approach to the user desktop. It
| contains virtually all the things I desire in a desktop and does so in a
| logical and easy-to-use manner. Its selection of included software is
| well-rounded and intuitive without a lot of overlap. It is one of the rare
| systems that is equally appropriate for new users and the experienced. I
| always keep a version of SimplyMEPIS installed so that no matter what else I
| do to my laptop, I will always have at least one system that will work when I
| need it.        
| SimplyMEPIS continues to be at the top of the short list of systems I
| recommend when asked which Linux distro to try. It is one of the best
| distributions available today. It is SimplyWONDERFUL.  


SimplyMEPIS-7.0 - Beyond Dapper!

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| In conclusion, the more attractive SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is lightning fast even
| though its graphical interface is powered by KDE 3.5.8. As a matter of fact,
| it feels faster and more stable than SimplyMEPIS 6.5. Setting  up SimplyMEPIS
| 7.0 was super easy, as usual!  I could easily surf the shared directory of
| SimplyMEPIS 7.0 from Windows XP once the installation was over,  and I could
| also easily surf the shared directory of Windows XP from SimplyMEPIS 7.0.
| Almost zero effort was needed to make this work! Should you need a KDE
| desktop which can be easily set up within a few minutes,  there no doubt that
| SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is the right choice.        


ReviewLinux.Com: First Look SimplyMEPIS 7.0

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| Just in time for the holidays.  SimplyMEPIS 7.0 final release has arrived and
| we thought we would do a quick first look at this new Linux OS.  
| Installation went smoothly and we had no problems installing it to our test
| system.
| Below are some images of SimplyMEPIS 7.0:


SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Screenshots


A Holiday Present for Everybody: MEPIS 7.0 is Released

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| MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The isos for the 32 and 64 versions are
| in the released directory at the MEPIS subscriber site and public mirrors.
| MEPIS 7.0 offers up to date user applications delivered on top of a Debian
| stable core.  


MEPIS 7.0-rc2: See Fedora

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| I tried MEPIS 6.0 and 6.5 a while back because it seemed like a good
| distribution. The best of Ubuntu, Debian, and Knoppix all rolled into one
| with some extra goodies a la Mint- who wouldn't want it? It turned out to be
| a decent distribution, but a solid one at best.  
| All this is (hopefully- it's the last RC, but it's still just an RC) going to
| change with version 7.0.


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.      


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."    


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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