Sounds positive: “I have been very impressed by the entire SimplyMEPIS 6.5 operating system. It was probably the best install experience I have ever had, offers great response, and has an enjoyable interface.”
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The fact that SimplyMEPIS comes without the need to install many extras (yes, I do realize that this use of restricted drivers/codecs is against what many Linux users believe) makes this a great live CD. In addition to this, the operating system, including installation, is very newbie friendly, making this ideal for anyone looking to get into Linux. Do not let this friendliness deter you away from MEPIS, as the system is also extremely powerful.