Frequently Asked Questions - Compatibility

For SimplyMEPIS 11.0 we at least the following:

  • Intel Pentium or equivalent including Xeon, AMD or AMD64 processor
  • A bootable DVD drive
  • 4 GB available hard drive space
  • 512 MB RAM

The 64 bit versions of MEPIS will only work with a 64 processor.

If your system only meets the minumum requirements, performance may be poor and it may be necessary to manually adjust the installation configuration.

MEPIS ISO files for SimplyMEPIS 11.0 are around 1.4 GB in size. You need a DSL connection or better to download in a reasonable amount of time, but we have had reports of dedicated users successfully downloading via dialup. In one case it took over a week for the download to complete!

MEPIS works just as well on laptops as it does on dekstop computers, except that special buttons and some power management features do not work on some models.