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Old 06-14-2004, 04:12 AM   #1
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mepis opinion

anyone here using mepis? i sure like it, sure, its only has the kde desktop, but i never used gnome much anyhow. not saying that gnome is bad, just never took the time to use it. not sure if i like mepis or its i like the debian based operating systems and apt-get. seems like to me that debain should be more popular with the agt-get feature, not sure why debian based systems are not more popular?

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Old 06-14-2004, 07:37 AM   #2
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Debian not popular? Take a look at page hit ranking in

On the other hand, Debian is not the easiest distro around. Some system configuration has to be done from the command line. Debian also has reputation for being difficult to install for newbies. But that may change with the forthcoming Sarge release.

There are also live CDs, such as Knoppix and Mepis, that offer good hardware auto-detection and automatic X configuration and they can be used as Debian installers. Several people have complained in this forum that Knoppix is not 100 percent Debian-compatible and that this has caused problems after hd-installation. Mepis users seem to be generally happier with their choice.

BTW, once you've installed Mepis on the hard disk, you can use apt-get (or the GUI frontend to APT, called Synaptic) to install Gnome if that is your desire.
Old 06-14-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
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I really like Mepis because it is based on debian.It is because of how great debian is and all the work people have done to make debian,debian. For someone like me,less than a year on linux,mepis got me started so I could learn debian.I tried the rpm based dist. and they were a pain.Apt is IT.
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I think its the best distro, also if you dont like kde like me all you have to do is "apt-get install gnome".
Old 06-14-2004, 09:35 PM   #5
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Fluxbox works great,fun to play with and plays nice with kde apps.

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Old 06-15-2004, 01:24 PM   #6
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I routinely use MEPIS, Slackware, Mandrake, and Fedora, but MEPIS is my favorite - - and it's easy to install and use. Yep, apt-get is truly the heart of the OS.

Just my two cents...


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