SimplyMEPIS Linux 8.0 Review
Aug 25, 2009, 07:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)
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"SimplyMEPIS 7.0 discontinued the use of Ubuntu binary
packages in favor of a combination of MEPIS packaged binaries based
on Debian and Ubuntu source code, combined with a Debian Stable OS
core and extra packages from Debian package pools.
"SimplyMEPIS is a Live CD distribution so you can check it out
without having to install it. When you first boot into SimplyMEPIS
you'll see that you can log in as Root or as Demo. No passwords are
included on the login screen but if you simply use root or demo you
can login and then begin the installation. I noticed when booting
into the demo desktop that sound worked perfectly as I heard the
login music play.
"Note that when you go to do the install you'll need to type in
the root account's password (root) to begin. The install itself is
very easy and only took me about 15 minute or so. I had no problems
with it and was able to boot into my SimplyMEPIS 8.0 desktop."