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[News] SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Approaches Final Release

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SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2: On the Home Stretch

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| Warren has uploaded ISO files for RC2 of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 to the MEPIS pools. 
| The files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.95-rc2_32.iso 
| and SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.95-rc2_64.iso.  



Kubuntu 8.10 vs Mepis 7.9.94 vs Puppy 4.1.2

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| Okay, how about a smack down between 3 of my favorite distros?  Okay, Kubuntu
| is not my favorite as this is the first time I’ve tried it, but it is a
| biggy.  I have ragged and ragged on Ubuntu even though I have tried to like
| it.  I do prefer KDE, so I’m going to give that an honest look and see if
| that warms me up to the Ubuntu brand.  I’m pitting this distro giant against
| Mepis which has been a fav of mine since discovering Linux and is responsible
| for me falling for KDE.  The release I’m running is 7.9.94 which is the RC1
| of 8.0.  Not quite as stable or developed so the advantage goes here to
| Kubuntu before we even start.  Puppy has been my light weight fav for a long
| time and is an odd one out in this little comparison.  But we’ll see how well
| this little distro measures up.  Since I’m running totally off of live CD’s,
| Puppy actually gets an advantage as it runs totally in RAM.


SimplyMEPIS 8.0 - Review

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| If you're a Linux enthusiast, you have probably heard of SimplyMEPIS. It is a
| Debian-based distribution, aiming at being simple and usable out of the box.
| Currently, version 7.0 is available to the users, with advanced betas of
| version 8.0 getting ever more ready toward the release.
| [...]
| SimplyMEPIS is a nice distro. It's neither spectacular nor catastrophic. It
| sits somewhere in the middle between very simple and very un-simple distros.
| Compared to Ubuntu or SUSE, it does lag somewhat behind.
| The greatest disappointment are the bleak live session and the clumsy network
| support, which could have been so easily avoided. On the other hand, it does
| come with lots of goodies pre-baked, like Flash or MP3 codecs. When it comes
| to configurations, the layout of menus and the wording used are not very
| intuitive. Yet, it is fast and good-looking.

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