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SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15
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1 29429 02-19-2010
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0



Description: "MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. SimplyMEPIS 8.0 uses a Debian stable foundation enhanced with a long-term support kernel, key package updates, and the MEPIS Assistant applications to create an up-to-date, ready-to-use system providing a KDE 3.5 desktop. This release includes recent Debian security updates as well as MEPIS updates which include Linux kernel 2.6.27.43, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Firefox 3.5.6, and BIND 9.6.1-P2. Also available are Skype 2.1.0.47 and Mono 2.4.2.3. The MEPIS installer was updated to fix a recently discovered bug that sometimes interfered with installing MEPIS as the only operating system on a hard drive."
Keywords: Debian KDE-3.5 kernel-2.6.27.43


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Old 02-19-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
Laurens73
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Debian squeeze (Gnome) on netbooks; Debian Lenny on servers and Debian wheezy (XFCE) on new laptops
Posts: 144

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7

Pros: Fast, stable, Good looking easy to use user interface
Cons: not the latest hardware support



For people who want to have a nice, good looking desktop system with an older computer Mepis would be a very good choice. Over here I got a lot of hardware support issues with the standard settings (I got the latest hardware), and I compiled a new kernel with full support myself, but it's not recommended for people new to Linux. In my opinion KDE 3.5 is still the best window manager available for Linux. A user-friendly, simple user interface with all functionality on board.
 




  



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