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NewsForge: Spawn of Debian Faceoff: MEPIS Linux

Jan 17, 2004, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"This is the second in a series of reviews of Debian-based distributions. The first review looked at LindowsOS 4.5. This one examines a lesser-known distro called MEPIS, which is unique in many ways, including the name. The MEPIS site explains that the origin of the name may have been the city of Memphis, Egypt, which in ancient times was the largest city in the world. Of course, it's possible that someone is pulling our legs.

"What do you do if you grow tired of waiting for the leading Linux distros to produce the kind of Linux desktop you want? If you're Warren Woodford, founder of MEPIS, you simply do it yourself.

"Reviews of MEPIS are popping up on the Internet now, but I had never heard of it before NewsForge.com editor-in-chief Roblimo mentioned the name to me one day last month. That's why I contacted Warren Woodford and requested a copy for review..."

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