[News] Debian Has Mini Conference Coming, Derivative SimplyMEPIS 8.5.01 Reviewed

[News] Debian Has Mini Conference Coming, Derivative SimplyMEPIS 8.5.01 Reviewed

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 10 Apr 2010 10:10:56


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First Debian Mini Conference to be held in Germany

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| The Debian Project, the team behind the
| free Debian operating system, is pleased to
| announce that the first Debian Mini
| Conference in Germany will take place on
| the 10th and 11th of June in Berlin as a
| subconference of this year's LinuxTag.
| LinuxTag is one of the most important Open
| Source Events in Europe and takes place
| from June 9th to 12th on the Berlin
| Fairgrounds.
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http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100408

SimplyMEPIS 8.5.01 Review

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| I've tried several versions of the
| SimplyMEPIS but never really got hooked on
| the visual appearance leaving me wondering
| what beginners find so appealing in
| SimplyMEPIS. With the release of
| SimplyMEPIS 8.5.01 I decided this was the
| perfect time to give it a try and see what
| all the fuss is about.
|
| [...]
|
| Before using SimplyMEPIS this time around,
| I wasn't sure what was so exciting about
| this Debian-based distro. Now I know. Two
| reasons SimplyMEPIS 8.5.01 might make a
| great distro for newbies is it offers GUI
| configuration tools and also a huge package
| selection due to it's Debian base. The
| visual appearance is getting there and I
| think that this most recent version is an
| improvement in the overall look and feel
| but still may have some catching up to do
| when compared to other top distros.
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http://beginlinux.com/desktop_training/reviews/simplymepis-8501-review


Recent:

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Final Switches to KDE 4.3.4

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| SimplyMEPIS 8.5 is ready for the spotlight
| with all the bugs and rough edges remaining
| in the final release candidate being ironed
| out. No new features have been introduced
| since RC3, but SimplyMEPIS 8.5 has plenty
| to offer users who want a great Linux
| experience right out of the box.
| SimplyMEPIS 8.5 is based on Debian Lenny,
| the latest stable release, but also comes
| with newer packages when the developers
| believed they were stable enough or offered
| enough improvements to justify their
| inclusion. The new release also marks the
| transition from the KDE 3.5 desktop
| environment to the newer KDE 4 software
| compilation.
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/SimplyMEPIS-8-5-Final-Switches-to-KDE-4-3-4-138854.shtml


SimplyMepis 8.5 Review

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| Today marks the release of version 8.5 of
| SimplyMepis, the popular Debian based
| distribution that focuses on the K desktop
| environment. We decided to take it for a
| run and see if there have been any
| significant changes since the previous
| release.
|
| [...]
|
| Overall Impressions:
|
| Pro's:
|
| * Based on Debian which means the
| package selection is quite good.
| * Plenty of configuration utilities for
| those uncomfortable with the console.
| * System feels stable.
| * Pre-installed browser plugins for
| Firefox save users some time tracking
| them all down.
|
| Con's:
|
| * Visually unappealing.
| * Welcome screen doesn't start at first
| bootup which negates any value it might
| add.
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http://www.linuxcritic.com/simplymepis-85-review/


SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Goes Gold

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| MEPIS LLC has announced the availability of
| SimplyMEPIS 8.5 from MEPIS and public
| mirrors. The ISO files f