[News] Debian Derivative SimplyMepis 8.5 is Reviewed, Debian ftpmasters Explained

[News] Debian Derivative SimplyMepis 8.5 is Reviewed, Debian ftpmasters Explained

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 07:12:34

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SimplyMepis 8.5

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| In conclusion, while technically this was a
| minor version update, SimplyMepis 8.5
| represents a big change for developers and
| users. As the last official KDE 3 holdout
| moves on, it signals the true beginnings of
| a new era. I still get emails every once in
| a while from users complaining about being
| forced to migrate to KDE 4 and for that
| body of users, SimplyMepis 8.5 is a
| wonderful transitional release. It presents
| KDE 4 in an environment that remains very
| similar in appearance to its previous KDE 3
| desktop. For SimplyMepis users, it still
| very much like home. For new users, it
| could be a gentle introduction to KDE 4.


The role of the Debian ftpmasters

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| Linux distributions don't simply appear on
| mirrors and BitTorrent networks fully formed.
| A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes
| before a release sees the light of day. Linux
| users who aren't involved in the production of
| a Linux distribution may not fully appreciate
| all of that work. Take, for example, the work
| done by Debian's ftpmasters team.



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.


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.


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
| transit