How close is Mepis to Debian stable?
I am currently using Linux Mint. I have also used Ubuntu and many other Ubuntu based Linux distros and Fedora. I also use Windows. I have read and heard a lot about Linux; that it is very stable and bug free but after using these distros I have come to the conclusion that Linux currently is not as stable as Windows as well as it has a lot of bugs. I am fed up of Ubuntu and the stuff. Some days ago a friend of mine informed me that most of the distros are testing platforms for base distros or commercial distros like Red Hat, Suse etc. which are very stable and told me to use base distros like Debian or Centos which he says are very stable. I recently read about Mepis and that it is based on Debian stable. I have also read on your website the following:
"In Version 7.0, released in December, 2007, MEPIS Linux switched its base to a combination of MEPIS packaged binaries, based on Debian and Ubuntu source code, combined with a Debian Stable OS core and extra packages from Debian package pools. As the developer explains: “By using the latest Debian and Ubuntu source code for building user applications, we can provide the best latest versions of the applications users want the most. And by building on top of a Debian Stable core, we can provide a release that has the stability and long life that users want.” "
So I wish to know how close is Mepis to Debian stable? As mentioned by you that Mepis switched its based to a combination of Mepis packaged binaries based on Debian and "Ubuntu" source code and that the developer explains that by using the latest Debian and "Ubuntu" source code we can provide the best latest versions of the applications users want the most".
So kindly inform me if Mepis still uses binaries based on "Ubuntu" source code? Even if "Ubuntu" source code is still used, the main thing is stability and if Mepis stable I would like to use it as my only Linux distro and stick to it. Kindly inform. Best regards