SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 26, 2008 09:08 PM
I came across this distro when I was looking for something to run on an old throw-away laptop I pilfered from work on its way to the scrap heap. It didn't meet the minimum requirements for Ubuntu and I like Debian-based distros so I gave it a shot. It automatically recognized the PCMCIA 802.11 card I had installed and also that it was not supported in Linux. It installed the windows driver and wrapper automatically, so after the install it just worked, and that was a big deal a year and a half ago. The interface was clean and the software I wanted installed easily - I have to say I was impressed.