SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 23, 2008 01:22 PM
On the strength of this article I downloaded and installed simply Mepis on a test machine. It is by no stretch of the imagination any where near as easy (newbie friendly) as Mandriva or even Ubuntu. Just locating the correct application for setting up networking is difficult. There are no informative messages like those that pop up on Mandriva, and even Ubuntu, that let you know what the state of the network connection is, and unlike Mandriva, there is no menu option on the network icon, in the system tray, for opening the network configuration application. My newbie users are pampered using Mandriva.