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Old 04-17-2006, 01:58 AM   #31
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I like Mepis, it is easy, you can upgrade to sid packages if you wish, what's not to like?

As for easy I've tried many different ones, they are mostly like Mepis, Ubuntu, pretty simple. Arch Linux, & Gentoo, that's another story FreeBSD you can through that one in there too...... I only wish I had the technical ability to operate them.
Old 04-24-2006, 04:35 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by joshknape
I tried MEPIS, but didn't much like the interface as it appears before any user modifications. (And why would I bother making trivial settings changes on a live CD distribution, for obvious reasons.) I think it tries too hard to be cute and cuddly, especially in its having an aquarium on the toolbar and its silly logo of a dragon or something (I forgot exactly what it was) at the exit screen. (More examples upon request.) It doesn't look as blandly functional as Knoppix, which I like. I thought it was trying to go for a Macintosh feel. I don't have anything negative to say about any other aspect of MEPIS, though.

I thought it was trying to go for a Macintosh feel.
Would be simpler to just get a Mac ?
Old 04-24-2006, 07:31 AM   #33
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I thought it was trying to go for a Macintosh feel.
*rubs eyes* Wha?!
Old 05-08-2006, 01:05 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by ethyrdude
It looks as if it's the same story as before, trying to locate the correct libraries and xfree components
I think your running an old version. Mepis uses xorg now.

Also apt should handle the decencies on all Debian systems so I am not sure what libs you had to hunt down.

I do all my gaming on linux, but I only buy ID games and other vendors that port to linux.
Old 05-08-2006, 02:13 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by joshknape
And I respectfully disagree with your signature. Philosophy's primary goal is to understand the world. Certainly, it aims to understand the world *before* aiming to change it. Intellectuals used to value reflection over action, and some number of them still do. If the moderator wishes to delete this post, I understand.
I think the intent of the signature is to poo-poo philosophy as inadequate "intellectual masturbation", not to prescribe a scope or goal for it. I do not agree with such thinking, but I think you misinterpreted the statement.

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Old 05-08-2006, 04:24 PM   #36
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Ok kids, back on topic please.
Old 05-29-2006, 09:39 PM   #37
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no offence.. but.. if you dont care what the OS looks like.. then why even complain.. i mean.. if you prefer blan interface with functionality.. than non-blan interface with functionality shouldn't be something worth posting. Plus.. it's Linux.. you dont like how the OS looks, get another distro. and the aquarium you're speaking of takes no more than a right click to get rid of, something that shouldn't be an annoyance if you're willing to allow yourself to suffer through the loading of a Live-CD
Old 06-18-2006, 04:07 PM   #38
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Mepis is a vital part of my IT adventure. QT Parted, SmbK4, Mepis OS Center, network detection, Wireless, Office, K3B. Excellent Desktop configuration. Excellent hardware detection. 99.99% and better out of the box everything works, solid performer. Easy to use. Firewalled. Antivirus. Excellent when you must network with Windows and a whole lot better than most linux tools I've seen used to network with Windows. Words cannot describe how valuable this distro is when you install it onto a PC and add it to your toolbag. I know there are others out there that are good, but after comparing Mepis to other major distros, I like being able to test drive it to see what it can do without going through the trouble to install. And when I did install it, I made it look the way I wanted. I think you should take a second look. But if not, happy Linuxing.
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:25 PM   #40
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:35 PM   #41
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It may not be perfect - but its getting there!
Old 07-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #42
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Read this joshknape:
Old 07-24-2006, 06:17 PM   #43
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well allthough I dont think a defalt setup is a reason to not use an OS, I also have to agree.

I was hoping that in the 6.0 release mepis would give its distro a more professional look and feel. But judging from the screenshots, I was wrong.

As mepis is a big "try before you install" kinda distro I would have thought that they would put more emphasis on the defalt look. If they did, then mepis would probably replace Kubuntu Dapper as the distro I keep to convert win users.
Old 08-01-2006, 08:58 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by cwwilson721
Seems to be a much more common issue than most think.

I DO have SimplyMepis on cd. Will I ever install it on my HDD? No.

Why? Because of that very statement: The insults to newbies.

This is why I'll stick w/Slackware.
First, you don't get that type of crud from the Slackware forum.
Second, they actually answer your posts.
Third, and most important to me, is Slackware is MINE. I can, and do, install/compile/run anything I want. None of that 'apt' or'deb' crud. I have EVERY linux program available. If I don't like something, I get rid of it. So now it's mine.
To be honest, the only place I have ever been insulted or ignored it here, not on the MEPIS forums, even when I likley deserved it. I compile software on MEPIS install as I need it.
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