Mepis Goes to 11

Mepis 11 is in beta stages, which means it’s time to pop it onto some test machines and see what Warren Woodford and the gang have cooked up. Despite the Spinal Tap reference (and extreme version bump), Mepis 11 is not a disaster. Nor does it have any Stonehenges in danger of being trod on by dwarves.

New Linux users might be scratching their heads at this point. Mepis (or MEPIS to some)? Mepis is a KDE-centric distribution originally based on Debian, then Ubuntu, then Debian again due to development needs.

Mepis is not one of the best-known Linux distributions, but it does have a loyal following. Though it’s never been my distro of choice, it was a favored distribution with some of my colleagues at Linux.com circa 2005 and 2006. In fact, it was favored by a lot of users then — coming in 5th in the DistroWatch listings in 2005, and 4th in 2006. What happened? The Ubuntu/Kubuntu juggernaut, that’s what. But user base is not a clear indication of the quality of a distribution. Let’s see what Mepis 11 has to offer.

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