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7th Apr, 2007

SimplyMEPIS 6.5


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This post is a couple of days late, but I'll go ahead and put it up anyway. SimplyMEPIS 6.5 was released on April 4th. LinuxTracker.org has torrents for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and they're pretty well seeded at this point — the 32-bit version shows 7719 seeds right now, and while the 64-bit version has fewer, there's not as much competition for the download. Naturally, you can also order CD's or priority FTP access directly from the MEPIS.org store, or download from various FTP or HTTP mirrors.

Now, I must admit, SimplyMEPIS isn't my first choice of OS. On the laptop, my first choice for the last couple of years has been Mac OS X, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. On the server, I strongly prefer FreeBSD. But, SimplyMEPIS is my first choice among desktop Linux distributions. It uses KDE, which I much prefer over the available alternatives, and it has the most absolutely drop-dead simple installation process of any OS I've ever encountered, Linux or otherwise. It's also a great live CD, and I use it frequently as a system rescue tool when working with other people's Windows (and occasionally Linux) machines. I highly recommend checking it out.

Stephen Vaughn-Nichols has a review at DesktopLinux.com.

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