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MEPIS founder clarifies MEPIS/Ubuntu relationship

Warren Woodford began, a year ago, to migrate MEPIS from Debian to Ubuntu packages. In light of the recently announced Linspire/Ubuntu collaboration, asked Woodford to clarify the MEPIS/Ubuntu relationship.
Read it at Desktoplinux


DesktopLinux: I had the impression that you are leveraging more than the repositories, and are using the Ubuntu filesystem as a base for the MEPIS distro (with various modifications).

Woodford: Maybe it will clarify matter for me to say, MEPIS is structured the same way it was when I used the Debian pools. Some packages have changed because technologies have changed or we've made improvements, but that's all. Usually the Ubunutu tools and techniques are not well suited to MEPIS because Ubuntu gives priority to GNOME while we give priority to KDE. MEPIS and Ubuntu are philosophically very different. The unique bits that make Ubuntu different from Debian are rarely used, if at all, in MEPIS.

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