Too short to be a review, the blogger at GeekLinuxTimes are very happy with his SimplyMEPIS Beta 2
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What's in store once the install in completed? Some of the latest in programs including; Firefox 18.104.22.168, GAIM 1.5.1, an updated version of GIMP, and the list goes on and on. In addition, Simply Mepis beta 2 uses Synaptic as a package manager that gives you access to the Mepis, Ubuntu and Debian repositories, so you are never limited when trying to find the program that's just right for your project.
The final version should be out around June 1st.
Based on what we've seen thus far, Warren and crew have once again produced a WINNER with Simply Mepis!