LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2008, 05:50 AM   #1
frenchn00b
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: E.U., Mountains :-)
Distribution: Debian, Etch, the greatest
Posts: 2,546

Rep: Reputation: 51
MEPIS Is greatest Distro for windows users and no hardware struggles


Hello,

I was looking for a distro that is great move for microsoft windows users for my dad.

I found MEPIS:
This distro has advantage that it is easier than windows, since all drivers for any kind of hardware are in!!

Nothing to install since all drivers are embedded. To install a printer, you dont even need to struggle with Root and password. The user just kcontrol and the usb printer is found, and really working ! That's amazing.

Programs are not crashing, very stable, and this is very different to Ubuntu where you are on the cutting-bugging-edge where nothing is working.

I tried all kind of webcam, and they also work!! Detected. pendrives are appearing and it is so easy to unplug them/release. It has also ktorrent. A dictionary corrects your english in Firefox, even. !! Amazing!

MEPIS development is very serious, at any sights. Congratulations to the development teams.

The livecd has even Skype and detects all type of cards. Wifi is also working on any machines. Livecd has also xara, kopete, ... amazing job on a single 700mb cdrom. In the boot, one can select r/w 1gb and one can apt-get install programs (Debian based).

To summarize, long life to distros like MEPIS, stable and seriously developped !!!

Happy Tux, in travel

Last edited by frenchn00b; 08-04-2008 at 05:52 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
mipia
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: lake michigan
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Slackware
Posts: 457

Rep: Reputation: 35
Yes, Mepis is quite the distribution. Probably would have a larger user base had they not switched from Debain to Ubuntu to Debian again.
None the less, it is quite a system and I really enjoy using it as my main desktop system.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 08:45 PM   #3
aysiu
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu with IceWM
Posts: 1,776

Rep: Reputation: 66
I'd recommend Linux Mint for new users instead.

Mepis will always have a special place in my Linux heart, though, since that was the distro that won me over three years ago... even if I stayed with it for only a month before switching completely to Ubuntu.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 10:00 PM   #4
paulsm4
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: SusE 8.2
Posts: 5,863
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I've used - and continue to use - lots of different distros.

But if I had to recommend any one distro to a new user - I agree, it would probably be Mempis.

IMHO .. PSM
 
Old 08-24-2008, 01:56 AM   #5
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Rep: Reputation: 45
MEPIS is built off of Debian/Ubuntu, so why use MEPIS if you can just use Ubuntu?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:17 AM   #6
fair_is_fair
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 511

Rep: Reputation: 51
"Why use Mepis if you can just use Ubuntu"

For starters, for those using wireless, configuration is very easy in Mepis. Whilst Buntus do have some wireless capabilities ndiswrapper and wpa will require command line use.

Mepis is not built off Ubuntu. They had one version based on Ubuntu and the developer decided Debian was better and switched back.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 02:31 PM   #7
frenchn00b
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: E.U., Mountains :-)
Distribution: Debian, Etch, the greatest
Posts: 2,546

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by fair_is_fair View Post

Mepis is not built off Ubuntu. They had one version based on Ubuntu and the developer decided Debian was better and switched back.
that's fair nothing better than Debian, compared to -buntu.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 02:49 PM   #8
ronlau9
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: In front of my LINUX OR MAC BOX
Distribution: Mandriva 2009 X86_64 suse 11.3 X86_64 Centos X86_64 Debian X86_64 Linux MInt 86_64 OS X
Posts: 2,369

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Mepis the only distro so far I can not get it working Installed Yes booting no
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mepis on old hardware ernesto4160 Linux - Hardware 4 12-12-2007 11:46 PM
sort users begining with each letter of the alphabet from greatest to least occurence nadeemr Linux - Newbie 5 06-13-2007 07:09 AM
LXer: SLED 10 Is a Linux Distro Windows Users Can Love LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-06-2006 12:54 PM
Networking Problem in Mepis...Help from Mepis 3.4.3 users..Please depam Linux - Software 2 03-25-2006 11:12 AM
Users cannot mount or access mounted windows vfat partitions (Distro: Gentoo Linux) kamel Linux - Software 6 05-15-2004 07:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration