|Source model||encumbered code|
|Latest release||11.0 / May 3, 2011|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
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.
History[change | change source]
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.
Distributions[change | change source]
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.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "A Holiday Present for Everybody: MEPIS 7.0 is Released". 2007-12-23. Archived from the original on 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official site
- MEPIS Community Forum Archived 2011-01-29 at the Wayback Machine, main community site
- antiX Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine, a fast, lightweight and easy to install Linux distribution live CD based on MEPIS