SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried
Posted by: LinuxCanuck
on November 27, 2008 12:58 AM
I have used SimplyMEPIS since its first release and it was my main distro until it switched from Debian to Ubuntu core. I tried Feisty and made Ubuntu my distro ever since. I always like MEPIS, but found that it was too much of a roller coaster ride from me. I have used MEPIS 8 and still have it installed and use it from time to time. My problem is that Ubuntu does everything that I want and more. It delivers the most of everything.
SimplyMEPIS is the best Debian distro outside of the Ubuntu family. It is more newbie friendly than Ubuntu and if you like KDE 3, it is the way to go. In the past, Ubuntu had plain looks, but now it has blossomed into a truly great looking desktop. I hope that Warren has a change of heart on KDE 4. QT4 and plasma are just too wonderful to ignore. It is faster and better looking and, now that the crashes are behind us, it is time to embrace the new KDE.