Projects / MEPIS Linux


MEPIS Linux is a desktop Linux system that is also easy to configure as a dedicated server. It is designed for both personal and business purposes. It includes cutting-edge features such as a live/installation/recovery CD, automatic hardware configuration, NTFS partition resizing, ACPI power management, WiFi support, anti-aliased TrueType fonts, a personal firewall, KDE 3.1.2, and much more.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  06 May 2011 15:51

    Release Notes: Configured with a kernel, the KDE 4.5.1 desktop, and many apps including LibreOffice 3.3.2, Firefox 4.0.1, VLC 1.1.3, Amarok 2.4.0, Kdenlive 0.7.9, Digikam 1.9.0, GIMP 2.6.10, and Inkscape 0.48.1.

    •  28 Nov 2003 03:42

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  02 Oct 2003 22:55

        Release Notes: In this release, the contents of CD #1 and CD #2 were tweaked in response to user feedback. Now CD #2 contains 865 additional packages. This version also includes the MEPIS Installation Center, MEPIS Control Center, and MEPIS User Tweaks apps.

        •  23 Aug 2003 19:07

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          03 Aug 2008 18:38 namida12

          More than a year with Simply Mepis Distro
          Mid May 2007 I installed Mepis 6.5.2 the 64-bit

          version in a newer computer I had assembled in

          March. I had toyed with Vista on the dual core

          AMD 3600 running in a ECS GeForce 6100SM-M

          motherboard and come away very disappointed.

          Going back to Windows XP, a friend kept cajoling

          me to have a look at the Linux operating system,

          and I finally took the steps he suggested.

          Mepis 6.5.02 was a great system similar to

          windows it worked (out of the Box) after

          downloading and burning a Live CD with

          DVDDcryptor in my Windows system. In August I

          assembled another system using a AMD 4400 with

          another ESC GeForce 6100SM-M motherboard, and

          loaded the beta Mepis upgrade. I ran the two

          computer system side by side for comparison

          using the on-board graphics of the motherboard

          and when the Mepis7's Beta 3 was released in late

          October I began to see major improvements in

          the newer version of Mepis 7 over the 6.5.02 I

          was still using in the AMD 3600 system...

          In December the final version of Mepis7 went gold,

          and I was pleased with the operating system I

          was using... I had learned a great deal, and was

          seldom using the dual boot Mepis 6.5.02 system

          and decided to sell it to a neighbor. AMD released

          their Quad, and when I saw a CPU & Motherboard

          combo in my local computer store, I had them

          wrap it up for my Christmas gift... I had to wait

          until mid January to build the Quad system with 4

          gigs of 1.8 volt 6400 memory, as I needed a Power

          Supply and Video Card.

          The end of January with all the parts I needed,

          the AMD Phenom 9500 Agena 2.2GHz & the ECS

          A770M-A motherboard came alive running its 4

          gigs of memory with Mepis 7. I used the 64-bit

          version of Mepis7 and the yellow Synaptic icon in

          the Taskbar/Kicker had a number telling me it need

          to perform a few updates. I performed the

          updates and then it was time to install the ATI

          software to let the Video card display the

          1650x1050 of the wide screen monitor I had just


          I had purchased a used Diamond Viper Radeon

          X1650 Pro, and needed the official upgraded Flgrx

          drivers from the ATI website. I struggled with this

          install, and several rapid upgrades thinking it was

          the software and Mepis that was causing my video

          crashing problems. I tried other distro, but finally

          I tried my neighbors video card a newer HD 3850

          Radeon that received its power directly from the

          power supply and my video problems disappeared.

          Conclusion, I believe the power draw of the used

          Diamond Viper Radeon X1650 Pro was not being

          met, with the ECS A770M-A motherboard. It

          could be a problem with the Video card, or the

          motherboard, but using a video card with its

          power supplied directly from the Power Supply

          fixed the video display crashing.

          I was a very happy Mepis users, but wanted a

          newer version of Gimp than included in Synaptic.

          One complaint about Mepis I aways read on the

          various boards, and Linux newsgroups was the

          software was not up-to date. The stability and

          hardware recognition of mepis7 was better than

          most other Distro, but the software packaging was

          not very leading edge.

          Mepis7 using the Debian repositories moving from

          stable to testing, and venturing to experimental

          many experienced Mepis users began to back-port

          a good number of up dated software packages.

          These experienced users have shared their

          updated software available to other users in

 package sharing section of the

          forums. I was able to download and install the

          latest Gimp, Pan, Amarok and Deluge a light weight

          bit-torrent software.

          I am delighted with mepis7 running in my AMD

          Quad system, and now with the conversation in

          Mepislovers forums about the first betas for

          testing Mepis8 arriving in the near future I will

          again be running the betas, along side my main

          system until it Mepis8 goes gold. Will I build a new

          computer for the next Mepis release, I am not

          certain, since my current AMD Quad computer

          system is more processing power than I or Mepis


          After a year of using Linux or specifically Mepis7, I

          am delighted not to run Windows, and I still

          chuckle about Vista when I hear about the spam

          and virus problems that plague these systems I

          once defended. Mepis7 is a wonderful, easily

          configured, quality operating system far more

          stable & dependable than any version of Windows

          I have ever dreamed about using... I look forward

          to a KDE 4.2 interface when it arrives, because I

          know it will be rock solid in a Mepis Linux Release.

          02 Jul 2007 21:43 namida12

          6 weeks with linux
          6 weeks with Linux and I am still enjoying learning, and the

          vocabulary in not as foreign now...

          Coming from Windows it was different, not as easy as I

          presumed viewing the opening screen. Had trouble with

          Adobe Shockwave, and Flash updates, and still can not view

          youtube videos with Konqueror, but using Opera has made

          things better.

          Still not happy with any of the newsgroup reader software in

          Linux, I was spoiled using MesNews in windows... Pan is very

          stable software as supplied in Mepis, but it does not allow an

          attachment with a post, nor can I use the right mouse click to

          download a single image.

          Pan is a fine text reader, but has problems with multi-part

          binary postings. Also there is not a binary posting program

          that can be used as a point and click program with a KDE

          interface, only one I have located but it uses a command-line

          interface. Thunderbird is worse with multi-part images

          binary postings.

          But I can post a single image as an attachment in a

          newsgroup community using Thunderbird. So far my

          experience in Linux it requires two programs to participate in

          a binary newsgroup community if you want to post and

          download images. Now a days, everyone posts large images,

          before they were image were never multi-part postings.

          The upgrade to Open Office 2.2 was an easy upgrade, via

          apt-get. All in All Mepis surpasses my expectations after my

          first week toying with a new operating system.

          Inkscape, and Xara Xtreme are two graphic programs that are

          a very pleasant Linux surprise...


          31 May 2007 12:02 namida12

          New user with 6.5.02 64-bit release
          I moved from windows to Mepis on the recommendation of

          another users. I am a newbie, but learning new software and

          have not used a windows program yet. I do miss my older

          Adobe Photoshop, but I keep using the Gimp Image Editor.

          Not a programmer only a user that enjoys playing with

          images & interacting in newsgroup communities...

          28 May 2004 09:55 cblue1

          I have been a happy Mepis user for a couple months now and it just keeps getting better and better! I'm even running the latest beta of Mepis and it's so stable and easy to use.

          28 May 2004 09:39 justQ

          Excellent distro
          It can be used for everything you may need & it always behaves well. You can try it the most recent final version as well as the betas ( the betas have even more hardware support, the latest kernel versions, etc ). Ah, it can be used a live cd, before installing in the hard drive.


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