"Once at the desktop one can begin to get an idea if SimplyMepis
is for them. The screen resolution was set optimally per my monitor
specifications and my internet connection was ready to use.
SimplyMepis ships with KDE 3.5.10 for those, like myself, still
leery of making the leap to KDE 4. It comes with a
professional-grade background and an attractive panel. The menu is
based on the KDE original for easy navigation and SimplyMepis
retains the familiar and effective KDE Control Center. Not all of
the KDE components will come with the default install, but most of
the more commonly used applications are included and the rest are
easily installed through Synpatic (the APT graphical front-end). I
haven't looked for anything that I didn't find as of yet.
"After looking around and finding the performance of SimplyMepis
to be exceptional for a live CD, I decided it was time to install
onto my harddrive. The easy-to-use wizard makes installing
worry-free even from a new user's standpoint. One nice aspect of
the installer is the detailed instructions for each step. If one
needs to partition their drive, GParted, one of the easiest
graphical partitioners, is available as well as the option for
Auto-install or install onto existing partitions. The Auto-install
will use the entire disk but it does have the option of allowing
the user to leave some free space for other purposes. The supported
filesystems include Ext3 and Reiserfs."