refers to a set of operating systems distributed as Live CDs which can be installed onto a hard disk drive. The most popular of these distributions is SimplyMEPIS. MEPIS distributions are based on Debian, some of them indirectly. For example, SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is based mainly on Debian, with additional source code from Ubuntu (which is also based on Debian). MEPIS distributions are created by Warren Woodford.
It can either be installed onto a hard drive or used as a Live CD, which
makes it a boot disc for troubleshooting many operating systems.
It includes KDE, the K Desktop Environment.