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SimplyMEPIS, just like PCLinuxOS, once had an edge over the mainstream distros, thanks to its being geared towards desktop and ease-of-use factors. Does it still hold that edge? We take a look at the latest version 8 and find out.
The FreeBSD projects boast of the most stable operating system kernel in the world. Created from the University of Berkeley’s BSD4.4Lite sources, it’s a valid claim. And when such a kernel is blended with one of the most comfortable userlands of the world, magic happens. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you PC-BSD, a perfect fusion of BSD’s kernel and GNU’s userland—an operating system that’s aesthetic, pleasurable and complete in every aspect, and which has been designed keeping the assassination of Microsoft in mind.
First, there was Slackware. And then there was Slax. As the similarity between the names suggests, Slax is actually a size-optimised (well, from 1.9 GB worth of installation files to a 190.1MB LiveCD) version of Slackware that’s meant for use as a Live CD and LiveUSB.