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SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 124.198.145.210] on November 21, 2008 07:45 PM
Yeah, I'm not so keen on ubuntu either. I like my desktop systems to be stable and the buntus simply don't have the level of stability I require from a desktop system. Most computer users prefer to set up once and leave it as it is, for many months or even years and some resist change of any type, so a new release every 6 months just keeps the developers busy and keeps the distro at the top of certain ratings sites, which do little to show the true reliability of a system.

As for Warrens dislike of KDE4.x, your link needs correction, I think it should be
http://practical-tech.com/operating-system/mepis-is-coming-back/#more-659

Part of Warrens statement "the shortcomings of KDE 4.0" do seem to imply he doesn't like it, but his willingness to spend a whole month on it shows he had considered it, and may do so again in the future, possibly for a future release, though I do like the idea in your first link of a fork that will give us a more reasonable desktop, built more like KDE3 but with the coding enhancements of qt4.

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