SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 22, 2008 02:18 AM
I absolutely, positively, reject ANY open source or commercial software that is developed and controlled by a ONE man show. Why? let me tell you a short story: I used Mepis in the early days, loved it, thought it was the best of breed with a Debian heritage, drop dead easy installer, and it worked well. After a couple years Warren got greedy and decided to yank out this distro from underneath the community and try to start charging for it. Without a significant amount of competition in this space (before Ubuntu days, Mandrake was a little flaky), some people decided to pay...others like me who contributed to user forums and were strong advocates of Mepis felt scorned, moved to other distros and never looked back. So I thank Warren for teaching me the dangers of puting time, efort and faith into a one-man-show piece of software. In case you're wondering, I currently run Debian on my servers and various flavors of Ubuntu on my desktops/laptops.