Date: 14 May 2013, 05:06 GMT
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I burnt the distro to a DVD using "brasero" , loaded it into memory and I am writing these lines under these circumstances.
"Mepis" loaded into memory fairly easily. Towards the end of loading it asks you for username and password. I started to perspire heavily, my mind started to rotate, my body started to quiver - but, thank goodness, password and username were supplied on screen.
password : demo
Should you later want to access "Synaptic" like I did, you need another
Having that one sorted out, everything else is a breeze.
There are 3 games, 2 browsers as well as audacity - to fiddle with your audio files and kdenlive - to fiddle with your video files. There is VLC-Player, Libre Office (complete), Okular to view any of your documents, digicam, GIMP, Gwenview and Scanlite.
I had sound, I had video, I had network and if you are looking for the key-board, like I did, you will find it under system settings-->hardware-->input devices-->keyboard , there you are !!
I fiddled with the printer settings and to my surprise Scanlite worked with my HP OJ 4620. All or most distros will print with this model, very few will scan. "Mepis" does both !!
A few of the "juicy" programs, the ones I like to see in any distro, are missing:
Skype, korganizer, gnome commander, krusader, disk utility, emerillion, HP printer tool box - but are mostly available from "Synaptic".
Overall Mepis seems a very good distro that does what you want. If it installs as easily as it loads into memory - I would, could and should recommend it strongly.