DesktopLinux report that the new MEPIS 6.0 beta has LiveUSB support.
As for the USB key support, the MEPIS System Assistant reportedly can now install either the 32 or 64-bit version from a CD to a USB key. According to Woodford, “it will also reformat the key so it will be properly recognized on any machine that can boot from USB key. This should only be done with a high-speed key. Unfortunately the key is incompatible with MacTel firmware, so this will only work on a PC.”
OSDir has screenshots of SimplyMEPIS 6.0 running as a LiveCD.
DesktopLinux announces the new Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS 6.0 release.
Unix Review takes a look at SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3, starting with impressions of the LiveCD.
This time around, booting MEPIS was a much better experience. The user login screen was presented quickly, I logged in, and after a few disc whirs the desktop lay before me in all of its glorious KDE beauty and splendor, with stereo sound to boot.
Tuxmachines.org continues to give us good reviews of the latest releases in Linux, they’ve already reviewed (and posted screenshots) of the latest Ubuntu-based Mepis Alpha.
Desktop Linux is reporting on a new alpha release of SimplyMepis with a base from Ubuntu. Unlike the last release, this one appears to be downloadable by anyone.
NewsForge is reporting that the first test release of MEPIS Linux based on Ubuntu packages has been released. The collaboration of two great desktop-oriented Linux distros should bring some interesting results. Currently downloads are only available to the MEPIS subscribers.
Mad Penguin has a good review up of SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3. It includes lots of screenshots and even a flash video.
The thing that sets MEPIS apart from many of the live CDs in circulation today is its graphical installer. While I see this becoming more and more common, it’s rare to see an installer as well done as this particular one.