SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is a keeper

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| SimplyMEPIS has always been and remains one of my favorite Linux
| distributions because of its no-nonsense approach to the user desktop. It
| contains virtually all the things I desire in a desktop and does so in a
| logical and easy-to-use manner. Its selection of included software is
| well-rounded and intuitive without a lot of overlap. It is one of the rare
| systems that is equally appropriate for new users and the experienced. I
| always keep a version of SimplyMEPIS installed so that no matter what else I
| do to my laptop, I will always have at least one system that will work when I
| need it.
| SimplyMEPIS continues to be at the top of the short list of systems I
| recommend when asked which Linux distro to try. It is one of the best
| distributions available today. It is SimplyWONDERFUL.

Review: Neuros OSD

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| Need some helpful suggestions of what kind of things you can do with a Neuros
| OSD? How about getting the OSD to play nicely with Tivo? Neuros is even
| offering a cash bounty for the folks who get this done.


SimplyMEPIS-7.0 - Beyond Dapper!

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| In conclusion, the more attractive SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is lightning fast even
| though its graphical interface is powered by KDE 3.5.8. As a matter of fact,
| it feels faster and more stable than SimplyMEPIS 6.5. Setting *up SimplyMEPIS
| 7.0 was super easy, as usual! *I could easily surf the shared directory of
| SimplyMEPIS 7.0 from Windows XP once the installation was over, *and I could
| also easily surf the shared directory of Windows XP from SimplyMEPIS 7.0.
| Almost zero effort was needed to make this work! Should you need a KDE
| desktop which can be easily set up within a few minutes, *there no doubt that
| SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is the right choice. * * * *

ReviewLinux.Com: First Look SimplyMEPIS 7.0

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| Just in time for the holidays. *SimplyMEPIS 7.0 final release has arrived and
| we thought we would do a quick first look at this new Linux OS. *
| Installation went smoothly and we had no problems installing it to our test
| system.
| Below are some images of SimplyMEPIS 7.0:

SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Screenshots

A Holiday Present for Everybody: MEPIS 7.0 is Released

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| MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The isos for the 32 and 64 versions are
| in the released directory at the MEPIS subscriber site and public mirrors.
| MEPIS 7.0 offers up to date user applications delivered on top of a Debian
| stable core. *

MEPIS 7.0-rc2: See Fedora

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| I tried MEPIS 6.0 and 6.5 a while back because it seemed like a good
| distribution. The best of Ubuntu, Debian, and Knoppix all rolled into one
| with some extra goodies a la Mint- who wouldn't want it? It turned out to be
| a decent distribution, but a solid one at best. *
| All this is (hopefully- it's the last RC, but it's still just an RC) going to
| change with version 7.0.

Another Day Another Distro - Part 8 - SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 6

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| This time around I decided to try out another distribution I'd never used
| before in the shape of MEPIS. I started off with simplyMEPIS 6.5 which seemed
| a bit dated but luckily it was pointed out to me that 7.0 is due out very
| soon. I noticed simplyMEPIS 7.0 AntiX had been released recently but it's a
| lightweight distribution for older hardware and it's probably not fair to
| compare that to the larger distros directly. I might look at lightweight
| distros in their own right in future. * * *

MEPIS 7.0 Beta5: Improvements and OpenOffice 2.3

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| Good news for MEPIS users! The MEPIS documentation team has released a new
| MEPIS User's manual under a Creative Commons License. With over 60 pages, the
| manual covers many questions from installation, to network configuration, to
| using applications. *

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 w/ MEPIS

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| The first beta of KDE 4.0 was released earlier this month and Warren Woodford
| of the MEPIS project has now built a version of SimplyMEPIS 7 that is based
| upon Debian Etch with the 32-bit and 64-bit KDE 4.0 Beta 1 packages. *

MEPIS releases KDE 4 Beta 1 Live DVDs

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| In a statement, Jos Poortvliet of the KDE Project said, "The KDE project is
| happy to see MEPIS Linux leading the way in bringing the next-generation
| desktop technology to their users. This decision of early adoption of KDE 4
| by the MEPIS developers will ensure a premier KDE experience for the users.
| We hope KDE 4 will be appreciated, and we look forward to the constructive
| comments from the MEPIS community." * *

MEPIS founder clarifies MEPIS/Ubuntu relationship

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| Woodford [MEPIS]: Again it's a matter of what you mean by those words.
| Mark [Shuttleworth] and I talked it over before I switched to Ubuntu.
| He's clear that MEPIS is an independent distro. And yet, it is fair
| to say on the Ubuntu site that MEPIS is a derivative of Ubuntu,
| from the point of view that we use the Ubuntu packages. And we
| use them by choice, because they meet our needs and they're
| the best available. That reference at the Ubuntu site says
| that we endorse Ubuntu, and we do.

MEPIS 7.0 Beta6: The Final Round of Updates

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| The first RC is scheduled to be released around Nov 10 and a second RC around
| the 17th. Final is tentatively scheduled for Nov 24.

The Neuros OSD: A New Paradigm for Consumer Devices?

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| Surprisingly one of the media establishment's darling devices at the 2008
| Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is fully open, runs Linux and invites
| hacking - er, customization. The device is the Neuros OSD, a $200 video
| recorder that allows you to archive, organize and play back all of your video
| media, such as live television, DVDs, VHS tapes, etc. The acronym "OSD"
| stands for "open source device". Hot dog, this is our kind of gadget! * *

PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME Preview !

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| PCLinuxOS is an English only Live CD initially based on Mandrake Linux that
| runs entirely from a bootable CD. Data on the CD is decompressed on the fly,
| allowing up to 2GB of programs on one CD, including a complete X server, KDE
| desktop, and many more applications all ready to use. In
| addition to the Live CD, you can also install PCLinuxOS to your hard drive
| with an easy-to-use Live CD Installer. Additional applications can be added
| or removed from your hard drive using a friendly apt-get front end via
| Synaptic Package Manager. * * *

What This Gadget Can Do Is Up to You

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| The OSD has not only open hardware, but also open software: it is based on
| the Linux operating system. Neuros Technology encourages hacking of the
| device; it has contests with cash rewards for new applications for the OSD.
| One winner, for instance, designed a program that lets people use it to watch
| YouTube on their televisions. * *

ArsGeek reviews the Neuros OSD

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| The first two observations I made when I opened my Neuros OSD were that the
| unit was a lot smaller than I was expecting (about five and a half inches by
| five and a half inches in size) and that it looked nice. This was no flat
| looking boxy apparatus, nor was it a standard component. It was curved, it
| was sleek, black and more aerodynamic than any other DVR I’ve come across. * *
| I liked the size and the look immediately. Not only was this thing slick
| looking, but I could easily grab the RCA cables and the Neuros and bring it
| over to a friends house to watch whatever I’d recorded. *

Review: The Linux Powered Neuros OSD

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| The future is very bright for this little piece of open source goodness. I
| look forward to seeing how it grows and improves. *

The Linux-based Neuros OSD

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| Neuros Technology did it again: one more of their interesting media products
| hits the market, and this time it uses Linux. We used the Neuros OSD this
| past week and here's what we think about it. *
| [...]
| Overall, Neuros seems to get it. Extensibility, plus a powerful product.
| Hopefully HD abilities and failing that, S-Video out, will be available on
| the next major revision of the product. Sure, it doesn't feel as cool as an
| AppleTV, but it does so much more! *
| Rating: 8/10

Product alert: Neuros Open Source Device

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| With an Open Source basis, the potential for the developer community to make
| grand extensions to the Neuros OSD could be huge. *

YouTube on the TV with the OSD

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| Neuros is certainly not the only ones bringing net video to the TV, but we
| are probably the only CE company doing it with open source. Nowhere is the
| intersection between free software and free speech more obvious. If the
| connection between the internet and the TV falls into the hands of a
| proprietary vendor's closed solution, then the hard won free speech victory
| of he internet will fall far short of its ultimate potential. * *

Apple TV hacked already

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| Enthusiasts from Something Awful forum were annoyed by the general
| lack of third party movie support for Apple's latest product, Apple
| TV - and went on to create something useful with it. Awkward and
| Sabretooth modified Apple's little box and got it working with
| Xvid files with no problems.

Linux is running on APPLE TV

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| I've got the linux kernel booting on my Apple TV. It was not easy,
| but after reading over the information on how they got it workin on
| the mac mini, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work
| on the ATV also.
| There are sevral changes that need to be made to the lilo bootloader
| just to get it to boot the kernel. It does not boot fully into linux
| yet, but it gets pretty far before giving a kernel panic. There are
| still a lot of drivers missing that will need to be compiled in to
| get it to boot up all the way, but this is a start.

A logo program I can get behind

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| Neuros is a device manufacturer with a simple focus: it creates devices that
| let you record video from almost any source into a digital format (MPEG-4)
| that can then be played on almost any device. The trick: its devices connect
| to your video output sources (VCR, DVD player, etc.) using standard analog
| RCA cables, avoiding digital copy-protection technologies like HDCP or CSS. * *

Unlocked Open Source Anti-DRM Logo

Linux hacker bounty aims TiVo at mobile gadgets

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| A TiVo upgrade/repair specialist and a vendor of tiny Linux-based DVRs
| (digital video recorders) have partnered on a coding contest. DRVupgrade and
| Neuros will pay $3,500 for hacks enabling Neuros's gadget DVR to track TiVo
| selections, recording the same content for playback on mobile devices. *