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Ubuntu vs. Debian[edit]

The first line says that it is now based on Ubuntu, yet there is still a section comparing it with Debian that doesn't seem valid any more.--YGagarin 21:39, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

It's not yet based on Ubuntu. The stable version is based on Debian, however the Ubuntu based version is expected to be released in 1 week. I'm not sure though what to do with that section, since both Ubuntu and thus Mepis are still based on Debian. AdrianTM 22:05, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
It should say that it is based upon Ubuntu and then note that Ubuntu is based upon Debian, which is what previous versions of MEPIS have been based upon. Then I think the comparison is still valid. But if it is not currently based on Ubuntu, it shouldn't say so, but could mention that an upcoming version will be based upon it.--YGagarin 18:31, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Feel free to change that, I am just lazy, I was waiting for the end of month to become true. -- AdrianTM 18:36, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


I changed it for now. Once the current version is based on Ubuntu it should be changed, but to avoid confusion its best to mention that Ubuntu is based on Debian, so people who don't know much about Linux will know why the comparison with Debian is included.--YGagarin 22:42, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
OK, updated, removed that comparison with Debian since it's not based directly on Debian anymore, and that section is/might become just a "piss contest" with other distros. -- AdrianTM 22:08, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Mepis 6.0[edit]

Just been released - the article needs updating. 0L1 16:04, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Updated. Please feel free to update, don't wait for other people to do it. -- AdrianTM 22:08, 21 July 2006 (UTC)


Mepis features?[edit]

Maybe there are enough features listed already in the article but if Mepis is based on Ubuntu, why not just use Ubuntu/Kubuntu? In other words, what make Mepis popular? The article as it stands is a good overview already but maybe some more details are needed? Espermike 03:57, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

For one thing Mepis is older than Ubuntu, people that have been using Mepis don't see any need to switch to Ubuntu. Some people reported that they had problems with Ubuntu while Mepis worked from the first try, for me both work pretty well, however that can't be included in the article because it's either original research or plain POV, so I don't know what can be done about it. Also some people prefer KDE and feel that Kubuntu is a second-class citizen in Ubuntu world (again a point of view) other people don't like GNOME focus of Ubuntu forums and prefer the Mepis community. Again, none of these can be mentioned in article because of Wikipedia policies. -- AdrianTM 04:20, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Spell-error[edit]

The introduction says:"MEPIS Linux is a Linux distribution distributed as a LiveCD which can be installed onto a hard disk founded by Warren Woodford". Now, I am not the best typist either, but this should be fixed. You see, I am 99% sure that Warren Woodford founded MEPIS. Not my hard disk... AndersL 06:02, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

The issue disappeared since. Feel free to fix it yourself nex time though.--Chealer 10:10, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Acronym / Backronym[edit]

Shouldn't the word "Acronym" in this line:

Woodford has said that MEPIS is a multipurpose acronym that can represent, among other things, Managerial/Medical/My Educational/Entertainment and Personal/Private Information/Infrastructure Systems/Society/Security.

be replaced with the word "Backronym" as it was originally just a word he found and then later decided it could be used a an acronym?

The reason I'm not just changing it in the main article and adding here on the discussion page instead, is that, if he sepcifically said that it was a multipurpose acronym, perhaps changing to backronym in this article would be (at least almost) to quote him for something he didn't say. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.165.25.198 (talk) 12:32, 23 December 2006 (UTC).

"Open source"?[edit]

MEPIS is not 100% open-source. Not only are proprietary components included, but the founder doesn't even open-source his own work, and even spent thousands of dollars on a commercial Qt licence rather than releasing his work under the GPL. Mepis violates Part 2 of Stallman's definition of Free Software, namely : "Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to anyone anywhere. Being free to do these things means (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for permission."

I question "Source model: Open source" - perhaps "Mostly open source" or "Combination" would be more fitting. [1] [2]

: the founder doesn't even open-source his own work
If the guy doesn't open source his work, then how can anybody call his work open source? LOL!
jonathan riley (talk) 21:05, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

NeXT[edit]

In See Also[3], it references NeXT.

I'm not the sharpest person here, but what exactly does NeXT have to do with MEPIS? --Frak (talk) 04:14, 16 June 2008 (UTC) I agree. the link to NeXT is superfluous and could be deleted.Mrfebruary (talk) 10:50, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

New Linux[edit]

Shouldn't there be an updated screenshot of MEPIS, which is version 8.0?????? I already took a picture of that (a screenshot) --Tigers Fan11Talk 00:54, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I have gotten the image uploaded.

I uploaded this. Here it is.

--Tigers Fan11Talk 00:58, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Name[edit]

According to Warren Woodford, the name MEPIS is pronounced like "Memphis", with the extra letters removed. Basically, it is pronounced "MEeP-us" with a long "e" ("meepis").

How is Memphis pronounced like Meemphis? Are there two pronunciations? Does one just pick the preferred pronunciation? Does the FOSS community prefer to pronounce it the funny way? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Frenzyface (talkcontribs) 15:34, 20 June 2010 (UTC) Frenzyface (talk) 15:48, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

a customized 8.5 screenshot[edit]

a customized SimplyMEPIS 8.5

This is the dark Air wallpaper that I got from KDE Look through a Web search. I removed a couple desktop icons b/c they open in Konqueror, and I've been using the same Firefox profile for about a year. I just bookmarked both of the desktop icons which were the local manual and the MEPIS homepage. It's a 1280x1024 resolution. I've shrank the panel width and raised it until I could see the app outlines in Pager. This also makes four or more apps stack up in Task Manager. I used the Lancelot menu with the KDE icon, and I changed the KMail icon to Kontact. I changed the clock to include seconds, and in System Tray, you can see RSIBreak and Amarok, both of which I had to install. In the Task Manager, the other two apps that I installed are Emacs and Akregator. I also used the Obsidian Coast color scheme I think although now I notice an identical MEPIS85 scheme as well. Frenzyface (talk) 18:57, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Spam Block list[edit]

I was bothered enough to try and fix the broken <refs> but apparently some link on the page is to a site that is blacklisted. Wikipedia won't tell me what the url is (apparently its the closing ref tags?) so I can't be bothered to fix it now. Someone with permission can fix it instead. 75.155.62.85 (talk) 05:32, 9 May 2011 (UTC)