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SimplyMEPIS 6.5 - Simply Easy

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MEPIS was introduced to me originally by a fellow I met completely randomly in a book store. I liked it a lot back then, and subsequent versions have been solid, if not necessarily noteworthy.

A few versions ago, MEPIS changed its underlying system from one based on vanilla Debian to one based on Ubuntu. I was wary of this at first, but it hasn't changed what MEPIS represented to me: a relatively easy to install, solid and fully-customizable Debian/Ubuntu based distribution.

Install:

The install hasn't really changed much since the last time I used it (or the first time I used it, for that matter). It's a Next->Next->Finish affair done through a LiveCD environment.

I was happy to notice that although they still had KWeather in the taskbar by default, that pointless aquarium applet was gone. Perhaps they heard my screams.

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Also: Minix 3.1.3



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