Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
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.