XFCE remaster of Mepis
Marcos, one of the very active Mepis users has created a small remaster of SimpleMepis 8 with XFCE 4.6.1 (from the community repos) both for 32 and 64 bits.
XFCE 's Mepis Main features:
Based on Mepis 8.0.06
XFCE 4.6.1 from the community repo
Mepis assistants integrated in the menus
Different software packages: thunderbird, twinkle, homebank, evince, liferea, pidgin, vlc, wine...
GDM with "Mepis" look&feel
Desktop environment with "Mepis" look&feel
You can find the torrent here:
To install it, you have just to click on the desktop icon as with regular Mepis.
If other members want to help me to improve the remaster they are very welcome. Also if somebody wants to create his own XFCE remaster and need advice, just let me know.
Comments, feedback, ideas are always welcome.
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64-bit version of Mepis since 2007
Time marches on, and there are newer version to enjoy!!!
MEPIS-CD-XFCE-4.6.1_090517-64 - newer version
MEPIS-CD-XFCE-4.6.1_090517-32 - newer version
I just stumbled across this thread again, & it occurs to me that this remaster might be a good choice for building a server or a VM hosting box. For me, the alternative is a Debian Stable net install. Some off the cuff comparisons ...
Some immediate plusses:
Some possible minuses:
Just my two cent, Mepis is intended to be an easy to use desktop system. In my opinion, a server shouldn't be running X (and therefore also no desktop environment), so the Debian netinstall with just the needed packages is the way to go.
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