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Old 06-04-2005, 03:38 PM   #76
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why? because i said so. ive been with mepis (every version) and until lately, ubuntu has been second on my list. with the new hoary release, and added wifi support, my wifi card works out of the box, all my hardware works out of the box, boot times are faster on ubuntu while mepis starts too many server apps. application choice is better on ubuntu. not as many apps, but its everything you need. mepis has everything you need in apps, plus a whole bunch you will never use.

its all about choice. you choose.
Old 06-04-2005, 04:25 PM   #77
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its all about choice. you choose.
I cannot agree more, try all -- choose the one fits you best.
Old 10-12-2005, 06:29 PM   #78
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I went to Mepis simply because if recognised my laptop settings better than anything else I tried: installation was a breeze.

(my 2 cents worth)

Old 10-13-2005, 10:39 AM   #79
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Re: Ubuntu to Mepis, why?

Originally posted by binskipy2k5
I currently use ubuntu, and enjoy it..but ive heard SO much bout how good mepis is.. and how many have switched from ubuntu to mepis, anyone here reading this go from ubuntu to mepis? if so why and did you have ubuntu working well and besides just "working" what reason(s) did you switch??
I was on MEPIS, then tried kUbuntu and Ubuntu. All I got was blurred fonts, a terrible layout or skin and a mainly rough distro, besides being swarmed in their mailing list with problems and mostly, no video on

Wnet back to MEPIS (over Xandros) and is better off.
Old 10-14-2005, 10:40 AM   #80
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I started with "UBUNTU" and liked it a lot. The only reason I switched over to "MEPIS" is because I read it was very simple to learn and had wireless capabilities. I'm sure the other distro's have similar packages, but I found "MEPIS" to work right out of the box (so to speak). As others have replied, it's a personal preference in what distro you use but in my case (newbie), I found "MEPIS" very, very easy. I've been using the "live" version and I'm installing it once I get my USB ports working. Enjoy whichever you choose because as I have found out, there are many experienced linux people out there that are kind enough to help us.


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