SimplyMEPIS 7.0 default desktop
|Company / developer||Warren Woodford|
|Source model||encumbered code|
|Latest stable release||11.0 / May 3, 2011|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
|Default user interface||KDE|
MEPIS (pronunciation: meh-pis) is a set of Linux Distributions distributed as Live CDs. The most popular of these distributions is SimplyMEPIS. MEPIS distributions are based on Debian, some of them indirectly. For example, SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is based mainly on Debian, with additional source code from Ubuntu (which is also based on Debian). MEPIS distributions are created by Warren Woodford.
MEPIS was designed as an alternative to SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, and Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrake) which, in the creator Warren Woodford's opinion, were too difficult for the average user. MEPIS's first official release was on May 10, 2003.
The most popular MEPIS distribution, SimplyMEPIS, is designed for everyday desktop and laptop computing. SimplyMEPIS 7.0 contains several new packages and features. It contains Linux 2.6.22 and OpenOffice.org 2.3.0. It was released on 2007-12-23.
- "A Holiday Present for Everybody: MEPIS 7.0 is Released". 2007-12-23. http://www.mepis.org/node/14187. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- Official site
- MEPIS Community Forum, main community site
- antiX, a fast, lightweight and easy to install Linux distribution live CD based on MEPIS