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Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
by fbt
Recently I resurected an old PC to finish recording my vinyl to CD/mp3 and it still has the old Mepis running. Since I'm not going online with this old box I'll leave it as is to finish this project. Thought some of you might enjoy a look back at the past.
mepis.jpg

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:33 pm
by uncle mark
fbt wrote:Recently I resurected an old PC to finish recording my vinyl to CD/mp3 and it still has the old Mepis running. Since I'm not going online with this old box I'll leave it as is to finish this project. Thought some of you might enjoy a look back at the past.
mepis.jpg

I'm still running M11. Still haven't found it necessary to change.

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:41 pm
by Earl57
I'm still running M12 on my machines, too. This one on Wheezy, my others on debian 8.x. Still has that Mepis feel.

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:49 pm
by fbt
I admire your effort to stick with an oldy buy goody. Are you able to complile newer apps? Kernels?

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:32 pm
by timkb4cq
I was running MEPIS 11 on a work computer up until June this year - partly because of kluges using newer & older versions of tesseract ocr. The older version would correctly recognize certain text that the newer version would not - and vice-versa.
Kernels were not a problem, but building new versions of many userland programs using was getting difficult or impossible by 2015.

But that didn't stop the existing programs from working and they were fine for what I needed. If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:17 pm
by uncle mark
fbt wrote:I admire your effort to stick with an oldy buy goody. Are you able to complile newer apps? Kernels?

If your asking me... nothing admirable. I'm just old and set in my ways. I want a Debian based KDE. Haven't found anything I like better than Mepis, and haven't yet found it necessary to change. Only thing that's given me problems is Flash in my outdated browser, but I'm not too concerned about it and have made do. (I stumbled into a strange workaround that makes no sense, but that's another story.)

I'm waiting on MX17, and will see if I can either learn to appreciate Xfce, or see if I can install KDE and Mepis-ize it to my satisfaction.

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:07 am
by Ogis
fbt wrote:Recently I resurected an old PC to finish recording my vinyl to CD/mp3 and it still has the old Mepis running. Since I'm not going online with this old box I'll leave it as is to finish this project. Thought some of you might enjoy a look back at the past.
mepis.jpg

Hello. What spec of this machine?

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:24 pm
by fbt
Pentium 4, 2 gig memory, ATI 9000, 2 hard drives with about a 1 terabyte of space.