This time around I decided to try out another distribution I'd never used before in the shape of MEPIS. I started off with simplyMEPIS 6.5 which seemed a bit dated but luckily it was pointed out to me that 7.0 is due out very soon.
The blogger's story is here
Overall simplyMEPIS is a good Debian-based KDE distro but it doesn't really stand out in my opinion. The inclusion of Skype, Flash, multimedia codecs and so on is all very useful but it doesn't really distinguish it from most other modern Linux distros. I had a look at the forums and found the community to be pretty strong and helpful but not quite as big as those around Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS for example. MEPIS was first released in 2003 with the aim of making an easy to use Debian distribution and it deserves credit for that, it was early to the game but I can't help thinking Ubuntu has stolen a march on it in recent years.