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Well I am looking for a Debian based distro. I have tired Redhat, Mandrake, Slack and Vidalinux (based off of gentoo) but I am really not happy with Vida. It took like 2 hours to compile Firefox when for slack it takes like 2 minutes max. So I am off to try a new distro but based off of Debian. I would use Debian but It says I need to download 7 CD's and I really would just rather use 1 or 2 CD's!
i dont think you will be disappointed with mepis, i have been using it for quite a while now currently mepis 2004.04. i found it very easy to set up, it went from live cd to installed on my hard drive in 20 minutes.
MEPIS was the easiest installation I've ever seen. I would have stuck with it, but I had a wireless card which had a custom rpm driver written for fedora core 3. I customized things to much to switch back now. I now have a classic orinoco gold card, which I am sure would be supported under just about any distribution. Oh well.....maybe when I change hardware, but I've been wanting to try the debian netinstaller.....seems to be getting pretty darn easy.