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SimplyMEPIS 11.0 review - Spartan, but ok

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SimplyMEPIS is quite easy to overlook. A distribution designed to complete with Mandriva and openSUSE back in early 2000s, it has seen little shift in its general strategy, even thought the Linux market has been eclipsed by Ubuntu's rise. That does not mean Mepis has no place in the modern world. And with a new version freshly released, a second look is in order.

Indeed, I tested MEPIS 8.0 about two years back. The distribution was reasonable, neither too good nor bad, comparable to most others, with some noticeable drawbacks, like the convoluted networking setup and the bland live CD session. However, I did say I was looking to see the next release, so here we are. What can MEPIS do for you?

Live session - Balanced

Truth to be told, I struggled getting Mepis downloaded. At first, the site was down, then the download tricked slowly. The torrent had no seeds, so only after three or four attempts did I finally manage to get the ISO. That's a bit disappointing.

rest here




Just a covert flame of mepis

Blah blah blah, Mepis is ok, but Ubuntu/Kubuntu is better.
Seems all the author did was pick apart every difference between Mepis and Ubuntu, then pronounce that because Mepis made different choices (generally superior choices in my opinion) that Mepis was inferior.
If you love ubuntu, just write about how great you think it is, don't camoflage it as a review of another distro.

Mepis is better than ok...way better!

Greg Callahan wrote:
Blah blah blah, Mepis is ok, but Ubuntu/Kubuntu is better.
Seems all the author did was pick apart every difference between Mepis and Ubuntu, then pronounce that because Mepis made different choices (generally superior choices in my opinion) that Mepis was inferior.
If you love ubuntu, just write about how great you think it is, don't camoflage it as a review of another distro.

Right on brother. Mepis is way better than ok and way better than Ubuntu. I have never had nary a problem with Mepis. These Ubuntu marketing shills have just about got on my last nerve.

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