Re: SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried
Posted by: bilbophile
on November 22, 2008 06:34 AM
If you like Mepis, but want to upgrade often, sidux (with the smxi script) is what you need. sidux is Debian Sid with a recompiled kernel and a few scripts that give sidux stability and better configuration tools. At first sight or for a complete newbie, it may seem less user-friendly, but smxi and ceni (plus a very responsive forum and irc channel) will autmatically take care of most of your administration problems.
When Mepis went the Ubuntu way, I switched to Kanotix, which one day smxi seamlessly turned into sidux, a bleeding-edge fork to a then stagnating distro.