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First off, I've been bitten by the Linux bug and I love GNU/Linux. I've been using Linux ever since I found out I could install Ubuntu through the Wubi downloader. ...
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    Thinking of trying Mepis 7


    First off, I've been bitten by the Linux bug and I love GNU/Linux. I've been using Linux ever since I found out I could install Ubuntu through the Wubi downloader. Windows is gone off my box since October and will not be coming back.

    I have been reading various reviews of Mepis and I like what I see.

    I wonder would it be a good distro for a Linux newby to try?

    I've been using Ubuntu and FF was great but can't say the same about GG, I've been having stability issues with it and I'm considering a switch.

    I like the look of Mepis and I'm wondering if I should hop.

    Will things work out of the box?

    Will it detect my internet setup?

    Can I run it as a live CD?

    Is Mepis too advanced for a noob?

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    OK, doing some reading, looks like Mepis will run as a live CD.
    Looks like it has a proven record of making connections to the www. as painless as possible.

    Is it the right distro for a newby though?

    I'd really appreciate some guidence here, because I know that some distros are easier for beginners than others and I'm wondering if Mepis is relatively easy to use.

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    Welcome to the forums, Riverrun!

    You shouldn't allow anyone here to talk you into it, or out of it. Mepis is a liveCD so all it costs to find out for yourself is the cost of the blank disk.

    Why not give it a try and let us know how it goes for you?

    Here's a poll for favorite distro for new users that you might want to check out, too.

    Have fun with Linux...
    oz

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    Thanks Ozar, I'll be downloading the iso before the weekend, Looking forward to it.

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    linux mint(ubuntu based)is a good one for new starters it has codecs,flash and java preinstalled

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