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It's the best Linux, in several areas...

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It's the best Linux, in several areas...

#1 Post by cookdav » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:23 pm

I've been using Linux (MEPIS) for almost 5 years now.

It is the best Linux-distro in several categories, in my opinion. :clap:

1. Best LiveCD: The support for wifi-hardware/firmware/drivers,
right out-of-the-box, right from the LiveCD before installing it,
is superb.

[No other distro seems to even attempt this...many try to claim
their hands are 'tied', by wifi-firmware distribution restrictions,
or are afraid to 'taint' their kernel with ndiswrapper or other 'blobs'. :confused: ]

And the LiveCD's recovery/repair tools, are superb! :cool:

2. Most Linux-newbie-friendly (to install/use):

Just to name a few:

Installer (fast/easy),
four MEPIS Assistants (one for configuring networking, another for adding users, etc)
Apt-notifier (to notify and apply available system-updates)

3. The MEPIS-Lovers forums: Unarguably, the best, most friendly
support forums of any Linux distro. Bar none! :welcome:

[I've come to this opinion, even after trying at least a dozen
other (competing) Linux distros and their forums. The list includes Redhat,
openSUSE, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Mint, Debian, sidux, PCLinuxOS, and Mandriva.]
Lenovo-core-i7-laptop: Mepis-12 / Win-7 / Aptosid
Lenovo-laptop(wife's): Win-7 / M11
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#2 Post by joany » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:15 am

cookdav wrote: 2. Most Linux-newbie-friendly (to install/use):

Just to name a few:

Installer (fast/easy),
four MEPIS Assistants (one for configuring networking, another for adding users, etc)
Apt-notifier (to notify and apply available system-updates)

All the options are clearly spelled out up front in an easy-to-understand GUI. Unlike some other distros, there are no "surprises" after the MEPIS installation is finished, nor any need to use cryptic "alternative" installation CDs.
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#3 Post by cage47 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:03 am

I have only been using it since this past January and 8.0 lives nicely on my laptop. I'm eagerly waiting 11 for the big box. I originally ran Mandrake 7 as my first full-time use distro back in the day. I chose Mandrake for it's ease of use and great tools. It has since strayed far away from it's strenghts and is too bloated and buggy. Mepis has filled that niche with the added bonus of being a deb-based distro as opposed to Mandy using RPM.

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#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:38 am

I started with Mandrake too, following a review in PCWorld. Then an update ruined wireless, I moved to MEPIS 3.3, and have been here ever since.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
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#5 Post by realitykid » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:56 pm

I started with Ubuntu 7.04. I couldn't keep up with the release cycle, 8.04 screwed me over when I was still using floppies, and I find Ubuntu to be slow on a machine that has just a tad less processing power than mine (of course mine has much more ram and a newer processor P4 v P3). Anyhow, running Mepis 8.5 has kept me pretty happy. But I'm still new here.
Desktop (32bit):
SimplyMEPIS 8.5
P4 2.4GHz (or 1.2GHz running with hyper-threading) - 1gb DDR-Ram - 40GB IDE HDD x2
Crappy Old Video Card from the 90s!

Laptop (64bit):
Linux Mint 10
Intel Core i3 M 350 2.27GHz (dual core and hyper-threading) - 4GB DDR 3 RAM - 320GB HDD


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#6 Post by luispa » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:16 pm

I'd add the mix between performance, stability and the Debian repos as factor which made me to install Mepis. Before that I used Arch (very nice distro but my system used to break too often when upgrading) and Sidux (far stable than Arch with a similar performance) but I wanted something more stable.

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