Compatibility

System Hardware

Processor
MEPIS is compatible with Pentium and Athlon processors. Itanium and AMD64 processors will be supported with the early 2007 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.5 64-bit version.

RAM
To run from hard drive, MEPIS needs at least 128 MB RAM.
When running from CD, the performance may be very poor with only 128MB.

Drives
When installing MEPIS on a hard drive, at least 2 GB of space is required but 4 GB is preferred.

A hard drive or CDROM drive may be IDE, SATA, SCSI, or USB but when MEPIS is installed, the root partition must be on an IDE or SATA drive.

A USB drive should be connected only through a USB2 adapter. USB1 adapters are too slow for hard drives.

Chipsets
MEPIS automatically supports most of the latest chipsets including VIA and NForce.

Networking

    LAN
    MEPIS should work automatically in a LAN environment, including LAN connected Cable Modems.
    DSL
    MEPIS works with some DSL providers and not with others.
    WiFi
    MEPIS works with most WiFi cards. Some people with Broadcom chips may experience problems. The Broadcom chips are sometimes used by Apple, Belkin, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, Compaq, and Linksys
    Modems
    MEPIS includes builtin support for many modems including some popular WinModems.
    Dialup ISPs
    Dialup ISP configuration is very similar to MS-Windows.
    Linux is not compatible with ISPs that require special MS-Windows software when connecting to their network. This includes AOL and NetZero.
    MS Networking Neighborhood
    MEPIS is compatible with MS Networking and can operate as a member of a MS Workgroup, but the MS network must use TCPIP, not NetBEUI.
    Some users have reported problems logging into Win2K boxes from MEPIS. This is probably a configuration issue.
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