first post when running linux

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by destroy the orcs, May 31, 2005.

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  1. I know this is an absolutly useless post to make but, I thought id let you guys know that as of now I am a Mepis Linux user. What do you guy think of it if you have used it. I think its really good. Even from the live cd it runs perfect unlike the suse live cd where i had no end of problems. It also seems to include more apps by default then suse.

    How do other people find it?

    Michael :)
     
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    See Sig :)

    Consider yourself a security geek now :ninja:
     
  3. I was wondering how do I isntall new software for mepis. Im running simplymepis 3.3.1 i think. I downloaded the release version. It says about installing software through the symnoptis manger thing which installs them from the cd, off of sites it has listed. I only downloaded it as a 750 iso or sumit so will this have all the extras on t install or do you need to buy the retails version for these. Also with it being debain based does that mean I can install software compiled for debian on it or will I have to compile the source code my self, because all the rp,'s i see either debian,suse or mandrake and occasiaonly it has a few other distrobutions.

    Michael
     
  4. AnthonyG

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    How does this compare with Mandriva 10.2. Especially for easy of use.

    Also is this free or retail linux.
     
  5. Close_Hauled

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    You can find links to reviews of Mepis, Mandriva, and other distros on DistroWatch.com.

    Info on Mepis:
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mepis

    Info on Mandriva:
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mandrake

    Some of the distros, like Knoppix and Ubuntu have "live CD" versions that you can download for trial if you do not want to install onto your computer. Just boot from the "live CD" and you are using full blown verions of Linux, with software and all.

    BTW: You might want to check out Ubuntu. I haven't used it yet, but I hear a lot of good things about it.
     
  6. Linux fan

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    First off welcome to Linux. I hope you enjoy using it as much as me. As far as Mepis is concerned I really don't remember a great deal about it as it has been since 2003 since I tried it but here is a couple of links that may help with your questions.

    Installing/removing software in Mepis:
    http://www.mepislovers-wiki.org/index.php?title=Installing/Removing_Software

    Main Mepis site:
    http://www.mepis.org/

    Main Mepis forum:
    http://www.mepis.org/forum

    Alternate Mepis forums:
    http://www.mepislovers.org/modules/newbb/
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/f64
     
  7. squash

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    I tried Ubuntu Live CD, it is VERY VERY slow. It takes times to load, times to load each app. And then I tried a hard drive install, still very slow comapred to Fedora and Mandrake (now Mandriva). It is however fine, with minmal install as a server :)
     
  8. Mepis is both, you can download it from mirrors, some are release versions and some are testing. Or you can buy it. I like the way you dont have to download 2 sets of cd in order to try before you install as you do with suse.
     
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