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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
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Last Review by dping - posted: 04-06-2005 01:15 AM
I was very impressed by this distribution. It doesn't have a fancy control center like Mandrake or SUSE, but what it does have is wonderfully simple and works equally well.
Multimedia is very well supported, and Debian compatibility is good. The desktop is standard KDE, and the general application offering tends toward programs specifically written for KDE (K*), though that is not all that the cd includes.
Also, for those who aren't as inclined to look under the hood, it comes with the Clam antivirus scanner and the Spamassassin spam filter, both integrated into the Kmail email client.
Does everything I need right out of the box, which is rare. And all in an amazingly simple package.
After making the switch to Mepis I began wondering why it took the other distributions so much work to get as good as they are when Mepis seems to reach their level so simply and easily.
This distribution is very unique. It comes with programs that no other distro has, focused largely on computer crime analysis. It has programs for scanning a computer for image files, scanning email, port scanning, and much more, including virus scanners. It also has several programs for catalogueing and storing one's findings.
This distro also has a very useful "Windows mode" that it can use if inserted into the cd drive during a running windows session.
While most other security/forensics livecd's are made "by hackers for hackers," this one is not. It appears more like the kind of livecd that a policeman might want to have.
Useful for anything from scanning for viruses on an infected computer, to making sure your son hasn't been doing things he shouldn't, to analyzing a criminal's confiscated computer.