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Old 07. Aug 2012, 08:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree about the Toorox package management system. "Emerging" stuff is no where near as easy as what you can ackieve with Kpackage Kit or Apper.
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Old 07. Aug 2012, 06:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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agree about the Toorox package management system. "Emerging" stuff is no where near as easy as what you can ackieve with Kpackage Kit or Apper.
I understand certain distros have their own way of doing things but they should also work just as good.

Anyway I gave the new Kubuntu 12.04 a look and found it was pretty much like Mint 13 KDE except Mint was just a little better in every way. I guess you could liken Mint as a custom linux shop for Ubuntu distros
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Just got done taking the newest Simply Mepis distro for a test drive. Tried to install the Live CD on my USB with Unetbootin but it wouldn't work. I finally used up another DVD and burned the ISO to it. The install was uneventful and was able to place grub to the Root directory. Simply Mepis hasn't changed much outside of the KDE desktop.I found it rock solid with no quirky bugs, something I would expect from Mepis but the deal breaker was its inability to locate my game CDs for launching the games. So far this is the only KDE system to have this problem. Developers would be wise to make Linux more game friendly which will attract those migrating from Windows. From what I understand Steam is porting to Linux which should also draw people to Linux.
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Is this Mepis12? I can't see a release notcie for this yet?
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Old 08. Aug 2012, 08:36 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Oh well It is Mepis12: http://www.mepis.org/node/174
Perhaps I will try Mepis 11.0

Get it here: http://distro.ibiblio.org/mepis/released/

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Thanks. So they are describing this as an "early alpha". Think I'll wait for a while.
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Thanks. So they are describing this as an "early alpha". Think I'll wait for a while.
I agree Mepis 12 needs a little more time to mature. Mepis has always been slow to release a final version so this may take awhile.
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Just checked out Mepis 11.0. A Very stable distro but very outdated as well. I Find no good reason to choose a distro like Mepis when Mint KDE is up to date and is also solid.
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For a no-nonsense run down of what looks good in the KDE world have a look HERE: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/11/17...tions-of-2011/

I realize this is a 2011 review but I found it informative anyway

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Downloading Mageia 2 kde because it looks good and its getting good reviews. I seriously like checking out different distros
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