A new version of MEPIS Linux, one of my favorite KDE-based distributions, is nearing final release. Roughly a year after the arrival of version 7.0, distribution founder and maintainer Warren Woodford has just issued MEPIS 8.0 beta 2, based on a Debian Lenny core.
Read it here
MEPIS 8.0 beta 2 is usable as both a live CD and as a tool for permanently installing the distribution on your systems hard drive.
Below are some screenshots of how the live CD looks on my Thinkpad testbed. The system is an old model 2662-35U, featuring a 600 MHz Pentium III CPU, 192 MB SDRAM, a 20 GB hard drive, and a CD-only optical drive.