Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Review: SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

SimplyMEPIS is a KDE-based, Debian-derived distro that focuses on desktop use. The previous stable release came out in May of 2005, but the newest version of SimplyMEPIS is scheduled for release today, and it looks like a great release for anyone who's interested in desktop Linux.

The SimplyMEPIS installer is a bit different from other installers you might be used to. Rather than using an Anaconda-like installer or a text-mode installer like Debian's or Ubuntu's, you install SimplyMEPIS using a custom MEPIS installer after you boot into a live CD environment.

The install is about as simple as it gets. After deciding how you'd like the disk partitioned, or letting SimplyMEPIS do it for you, the install procedure asks only if you'd like to install the boot loader to the master boot record, and prompts you to provide a username and password for a regular user, and a password for the root user.

You don't have to wade through a bunch of package options when installing SimplyMEPIS; the software installs a predefined one-size-fits-all desktop bundle that includes multimedia and productivity applications.

Full Review.

More in Tux Machines

Linux Foundation and Linux

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Git 2.11, Xfce 4.12.3, FFmpeg 3.2.1 & Mesa 13.0.2

openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio reports on the latest Open Source and GNU/Linux technologies that landed in the repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system. Read more

What Is A VPN Connection? Why To Use VPN?

We all have heard about VPN sometime. Most of us normal users of internet use it. To bypass the region based restrictions of services like Netflix or Youtube ( Yes, youtube has geo- restrictions too). In fact, VPN is actually mostly used for this purpose only. ​ Read
more

The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source and to avoid closed software the company has added an Atheros Wi-Fi dongle with open source drivers rather than use the built-in Wi-Fi chip. Read more