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First Glance at SimplyMEPIS 8.5

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All Linux users have their own vision of the ideal distribution. Some people crave stability, others want new and exciting features, some people are very security focused and others are concerned about licensing. Warren Woodford has his own vision and he's made it accessible to the world via MEPIS. This week he was willing to take a few minutes to talk about his creation.

OSNews: MEPIS has previously used Debian as its base. But, as I recall, a while back you decided to switch to Ubuntu and then switched back. Could you please tell us what platform MEPIS uses now and why?

WW: MEPIS is mostly based on Debian Stable. We believe the Debian team produces the most thoroughly tested and reliable Linux source code on the planet. At Mark Shuttleworth's urging I tried to base MEPIS on Ubuntu a few years ago and it resulted in a big mess. So I returned to Debian and have been happy with my decision ever since.

MEPIS has a unique build strategy. We try to accommodate the desire of users for the latest versions of applications while maintaining the most stable foundation possible.

Our most stable build, in a release cycle, has a foundation based on the latest Debian Stable.




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