Mepis Linux

It’s been a couple months since I had Linux (that’s GNU/Linux for you diehards) on the desktop and even when I did I never really used it. The time has come to do it again, this time with a real, practical purpose. I chose Mepis because it’s based on Debian which, if you’re not familiar with Linux, is a distribution (version) that makes it very easy to install new software. Mepis makes Debian easier to install and configure. It also works as a live cd (as I mentined a couple days ago).

The purpose for installing it this time is backups… lately I’ve had data-loss paranoia and Linux seems like a good way to back up both my remote server and laptop to one place. I found a tutorial I’m going to try which uses rsync.