MEPIS may be going Ubuntu
custom at freenet.de
Fri Feb 10 05:07:58 GMT 2006
Thursday, February 9, 2006, 11:46:58 PM, you wrote:
DR> "MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be
DR> moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is
DR> considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather
DR> than from Debian."
Err.. What would be the point? Or to put it differently, what would he add to Ubuntu that's not
already in Ubuntu?
Mepis was the final Linux I tried that got deleted a couple of days
later. Have been doing that for years, try one or two distributions a
year, then ending up dumping them. Ubuntu was the first Linux based OS
one that *worked* and was friendly enough to use.
Mepis got dumped because sound dind't work, then someone suggested
to run some terminal command... BUZZZZZ --sorry. If the basics of
getting it to work require typing commands ('alsaconf' I believe it
was) then it's first strike and OUT.
(Also it used KDE if I remember correctly, and installed a CPU
monitor, the Weather Channel and his mother-in-law in the task bar by
default. I don't like that either. :P )
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