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Which distro is best?

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Kubuntu/Ubuntu
Mepis (2004.06,3.3.x)

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Old 05-31-2005, 01:35 PM   #61
CouchMaster
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Of course, if they changed the name Mepis to Memphis then it would be the King. Thank ya, thank ya very much!!!!!!!!
 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:43 PM   #62
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I never could get Mepis to install past 40%....point to (k)ubuntu
 
Old 02-22-2006, 12:57 AM   #63
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mepis is the best distro ive ever used, and ive ran through prolly 20.

ive only tried ubuntu, but ubuntu wasnt even close.

but if he really more or less converts over to ubuntu like he says hes going to, looks like ill be on the lookout for another distro.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 09:18 AM   #64
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I run both distros and the reasons are easy to figure out. I have Mepis as my main linux box for the ease of use and the ease of configuring the little rascal. With the option to log in as root the process is much easier. In Kubuntu I use it because at the time it was the only debian based system that would recognize my wireless card, so it got the vote. However in Kunbutu the problems of setting many things is a pain for the average user who might not know about terminal usage and how to navigate with it using su. I also have mepis on my laptop and that I have never had problems with in any way shape or form.

Updating with both are easy synaptic in both and I added automatix in Kubuntu to cure many of the woes that Kunbutu had,concerning audio and video.

Which one do I suggest for a noob? I say try them both and see which one best fits you and your needs. Both do the job well,both install easy one is faster yes, but both are faster than windoze to install. Myself I say Mepis is number one followed by Kunbutu and then any other version of nix, anything but Windoze for me.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 11:51 AM   #65
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Didn't vote because I've never tried k/ubuntu. I am surprised that ubuntu is recommended to newbies so often and Mepis gets ignored. Not always, but much to often.
I downloaded Simply Mepis out of curiosity, expecting to put it in the drawer with the rest of my live cds. It's to good for that kind of treatment. It is now on one of the hds with the other distros in my profile.
Could ubuntu possibly more user friendly than Mepis? My understanding is it cannot use the debian repositories. What's up with that?
 
Old 02-22-2006, 01:59 PM   #66
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Can't you people just let this thread die in peace? It was almost a whole year old till someone resurected it...
just let people use what they think is best and OBVIOUSLY in a mepis forum you will find more mepis lovers than ubuntu lovers.
linux is linux is linux, no distro is superior to all others in all ways, there are hundreds of distros for a reason.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 10:45 AM   #67
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mos
Can't you people just let this thread die in peace? It was almost a whole year old till someone resurected it...
just let people use what they think is best and OBVIOUSLY in a mepis forum you will find more mepis lovers than ubuntu lovers.
linux is linux is linux, no distro is superior to all others in all ways, there are hundreds of distros for a reason.
I agree. Every forum I go to has some distro vs distro thread. For pete's sake, use what you like.

Besides the Mepis vs Ubuntu debate may be moot anyway:

"MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian."

//os.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/02/09/159207&from=rss
 
Old 02-27-2006, 12:33 PM   #68
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IMnewbO, MEPIS is what Kubuntu wants to be. GNOME ubuntu is great, Kubuntu lacks the lsuture that GNOME offers and obviously feels cheap. MEPIS is polished and hardware detection is second to non, inlcuded the dreaded graphics cards (ATI,Nvidea) jsut work out of the box in MEPIS. But, hey, Ubuntu's 6.04 F4 is a looker and winner in my books; xserver-xorg v7 is a big advantage. Can wait to see MEPIS and Ubuntu sharing in future (according to rumours, MEPIS may use Ubuntu sources???)
 
Old 03-04-2006, 10:38 PM   #69
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Quote:
Originally Posted by muddywaters
Didn't vote because I've never tried k/ubuntu. I am surprised that ubuntu is recommended to newbies so often and Mepis gets ignored.
There's no question in my mind that Mepis is easier than Kubuntu to setup. SUSE is equally easy in my opinion, and I prefer it over Mepis. (I won't even consider any gnome-centric distro)

But both Mepis and SUSE lack one thing that (K)Ubuntu has. A rather huge active community that gathers all in one place basically; and a wiki that should be the model for ALL GNU/Linux distros.

I don't think there's any question that up-to-date, accurate information that is easy to find is severely lacking in the Linux community. It's something which often causes newbies to throw in the towel in despair. This is one place where (K)Ubuntu shines.

And don't forget the issue of price. Mepis is not ashamed to ask for money (and I don't judge a man for trying to feed his family). However Ubuntu is totally free (always will be), and is bankrolled by a billionaire who doesn't seem to care at all that the project loses money. You can make what you will of that, but the Ubuntu "philosophy" appeals to a lot of people because it more closely embodies the spirit of what OSS is all about in many people's minds.

(BTW, I don't use Kubuntu or Mepis anymore, but rather SUSE)
 
Old 03-05-2006, 03:01 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by swordwielder
I agree. Every forum I go to has some distro vs distro thread. For pete's sake, use what you like.

Besides the Mepis vs Ubuntu debate may be moot anyway:

"MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian."

//os.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/02/09/159207&from=rss
what does this mean? does it mean mepis won't have access to debian repositories?

tia...
 
Old 10-03-2009, 08:58 AM   #71
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Thumbs up mepis vs ubuntu

I have a laptop screen that ubuntu refuses to recognize. Mepis does. As they say, It just works. It doesn't matter what kinds of bells and whistles ubuntu has, if the screen doesn't work correctly it's too frustrating to fool with.
george
 
Old 10-03-2009, 10:07 AM   #72
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Exclamation Risen from the dead. Woooo!

Oops! Seems an old thread has been summoned from the dead! Mepis has been through it's Ubuntu stage and is now firmly back being based on Debian.
 
  


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