Fridge: MEPIS Founder Plans Transition To Ubuntu

paul cooke paul.cooke100 at
Sat Mar 25 22:19:02 UTC 2006

On Saturday 25 March 2006 19:35, Chanchao wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 19:07 +0000, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> > >
> >
> > Interesting. I expect that this will make more people cry that Ubuntu is
> > a fork.
> They can cry themselves a river. :)
> > It seems like this reasoning should apply to SimplyMEPIS as well. Does
> > anyone know if SimplyMEPIS is binary compatibile with Debian? If it
> > isn't, then basing it on Ubuntu might actually reduce the number of
> > binary incompatible distros (and /that/ is my point).
> Well. 'Whatever'.. I honestly can't see what the point would be for
> Mepis to exist, with Ubuntu around. (But then I don't understand that
> for most distros except for perhaps a handful of them that cover
> specific niches like Puppylinux or that thing that's dedicated to being
> a MythTV box, and so on.
> People need hobbies I guess, so they take (K)Ubuntu, change the theme
> and desktop graphic and add some of their tools and call it Mepis
> instead of Mubuntu or some such. <Shrugs all around>

well, one thing they could help out in is in doing some of the grunt work in 
Universe and Multiverse...

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