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Mepis 8

I just recently downloaded and installed Mepis again. I’ll have to say, it has really improved from previous installs I’ve tried. Before it was based on Ubuntu and had the blot inherited from such a blotted upstream distro.

Wine and World of Warcraft on SimplyMEPIS 8.0, x86_64

I had decided that once I get Wrath of the Lich King working in two different distros, I would reformat and repartition my main hard drive to do away with Windows 2000 entirely.

My Days at MEPIS

SimplyMEPIS is the name, and version 8.0 is based around Debian 5 stable, which is more than enough to sell me.

MEPIS – Simply MEPIS 8 review

One of the more popular Linux distributions, but not one that’s offering much of a threat to Ubuntu in terms of popularity, Simply MEPIS nonetheless has much to commend it. It’s the community version of the MEPIS distribution, and right from the start it glistens with commercial gloss.

Lights….A Review of SimplyMEPIS 8.0

Depressed, and almost giving up, I came across MEPIS and since I didn’t yet know how to burn an iso image to a CD, I simply mailed off $10 and MEPIS sent me a Live CD. Certainly, this cheap ten buck distro couldn’t out perform the hundred dollar super distros.

Acer Aspire One D150 running Linux

At first I was reluctant to install MEPIS but later I caved because being unable to get the speakers to work was just annoying. I downloaded, and installed it. And lo and behold, the built-in speakers work now

MEPIS 8 and Fujitsu Lifebook S7110

For a time I feared that my laptop would reach it’s end of useful life before I found a distro as excellent as MEPIS, but that’s all in the past now.

Default Appearances

No matter what artwork Linux developers use for their distros, you can bet that someone won’t like it. Mepis users have complained loudly about that distro’s default appearances, leading to a huge community effort to beautify things over the past few releases.

Oracle and PHP5 in MEPIS

This post helped me install Oracle XE/Oracle instantclient successfully! It worked for my Debian Lenny system previously, and now it’s tested to work with MEPIS 8.0 as well.

First encounters of the SimplyMepis kind

Since I already had the CD of Mepis 8, I decided to see what it would do on the old laptop. It booted just fine and everything looked great, so I made the decision to install it on the drive.

Installing Mepis 8

I am writing this tutorial because I have received feedback from people I have recommended Mepis 8 to that the step where partitioning is done or partitions are selected during the install is not clear. Also, I have seen questions about upgrading an existing Mepis installation or reinstalling to fix a broken installation. I will […]

Warren Woodford on MEPIS kernel, favourite features

Warren Woodford, founder and lead developer of MEPIS Linux, had previously complained that Debian 5.0 “Lenny” didn’t ship with a long-term support Linux kernel, and so the latest release of MEPIS breaks form with Lenny only days after its release by shipping with a newer kernel

Mepis 8.0 Desktop – A Debian Joyride

This time around I tried the daddy of many desktops, Debian Lenny, and compared it with Mepis 8.0 on my notebook. I am pleased how Debian has made itself easy to install and use – booting from netinstall.iso to a full-blown Debian Desktop was easier than ever.

Simply Mepis 8 is Finally Here

Finally, after months of betas and release candidates, the wait is over. In my opinion, the finest Linux distribution a person could possibly use is ready for download and use.

Review: Mepis 8.0

I AM a little conflicted about Mepis. It is part of the family of Debian-based Linux distributions which I tend to favour, and it is a distribution I used for quite a lengthy period in the past.

Debian Lenny Based SimplyMEPIS 8.0 is Released

MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0, the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.00-rel_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.00-rel_64.iso.

Installing SimplyMEPIS on VMware Workstation

After installing openSUSE 11.1, Debian 5.0, and OpenSolaris 2008.11 on VMware Workstation 6.5, I attempted to do the same for SimplyMEPIS 7.0

Mepis 8 Replaces 7 – A Good Plan

I wasn’t planning on making the switch quite yet, but it worked out just right, anyway. Simply Mepis (SM) has been my Linux distribution of choice for a long time now, and it’s getting closer to going gold all the time.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC3: Entering the “Waiting for Lenny” Phase

When will SimplyMEPIS be released? MEPIS developer, Warren Woodford, says, “MEPIS 8.0 is in good shape but since MEPIS is meant to have a Debian Stable core, I’d prefer to wait and declare it final when Debian Lenny is released.”

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