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Freedom from Ubuntu with Debian Alternatives

[ Thanks to James
Maguire
for this link. ]

“Simply Mepis: Not too many years ago, I came across a new
distribution called Simply Mepis. It provided extra functionality
for handling wi-fi devices, video drivers and other issues that
tend to confuse newer Linux users. Back then, this was a big deal
since most distributions didn’t really address the needs of newer
users all that effectively.

“Today, I thought it might be interesting to explore how the
distribution has progressed and whether it might offer a good
alternative to those looking to get away from distros based on
Ubuntu. After all, Simply Mepis had a brief fling with the Ubuntu
codebase, only to return home to its true Debian roots.

“The reason for Simply Mepis to push back to a Debian base was a
simple one – stability. And by stability, I mean that Simply
Mepis offers its users an operating system based on Debian
stable.

“Those looking to jump ship away from Ubuntu could find success
with Simply Mepis. Its stability has a lot going for it. Then
again, there are some things I found that you will want to be aware
of, both good and bad.”


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