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MX-14 Final

"MX-14 "Symbiosis" is a special version of antiX developed in full
collaboration with the Mepis Community and using the best tools and talents
from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and
efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance
and medium-sized footprint.

The base depends on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce.
MX-14 also incorporates the independent and innovative development products
Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi."

We think you will enjoy it!

MX-14 RC2

MX-14 is a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the Mepis Community and using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

The base depends on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. MX-14 also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi.

Many bugs have been fixed since beta2 and a few applications have been updated and this RC2 is more polished.

There have been some changes in the chosen applications.

Minitube replaces smtube
update-notifier included

MEPIS 12 Beta

A new test release of MEPIS 12, version 11.9.86, is available for testing. It may take up to 24 hours for the ISOs to appear at the mirrors.

After extensive experiments, and feedback from the community, it was decided to defer the support for EFI BIOS and GPT drives support. Unfortunately each hardware vendor is implementing the "standard" differently.

This release is believed to be of Beta quality. Please report you test results at mepiscommunity.org

MEPIS 12 Second Alpha

The second test release of MEPIS 12, version 11.9.70 has been upload for distribution to the mirror sites. This is an Alpha quality release, which means that it is incomplete and may not install correctly on your hardware.

There has been an update to a 3.5.2 kernel, and the installer has been improved to work partially with EFI-GPT formatted drives. Please report your test results at the mepiscomunity.org forum.

MEPIS 12 Early Alpha

MEPIS 12 early alpha, version 11.9.60, has been uploaded. Subscribers can get it now. It should get to the public download sites within 48 hours.

New Mirrors

Thanks to Maksym at MirrorCatalogs.com, MEPIS has new ISO and package mirrors.

See: http://www.mepis.org/mirrors

LinuxFormat Praises MEPIS and Anti-MEPIS

LinuxFormat Magazine Issue 147 for August 2011, has a very complementary review of SimplyMEPIS 11.0 and AntiX 11.0, the MEPIS derivative for older hardware. The article isn't published online, so to read it you'll need to get LinuxFormat at a bookstore or news stand.

They say: "The best thing about AntiX, though, is that it doesn't feel like a compromise." And of SimplyMEPIS: "most report excellent hardware support and rock solid stability with above average performance."

How to update MEPIS signing key

The signing key for the MEPIS package pools expired Jan 22, 2011. Who knew we would be around so long?

The attached file is the new public key that you need in order to install MEPIS packages.

To install the key:

Download the key file into a directory of your choice. You may need to right click on the attachment link and select something like "Save Link As..."

In the download directory, open a terminal as root and run this command: apt-key add MEPISdev.asc

This will install the key on the apt keyring.

Then when you use apt or synaptic, the MEPIS pools should work normally.

DistroWatch Review of MEPIS 11.0: "Thoughts on Inverted Jellyfish"

Jesse Smith at DistroWatch said "My week with SimplyMEPIS may be one of the most intuitive and smooth experiences I've had when using an operating system." To read his review click here.

Nice Review at All Things Linux...

Barnaby at All Things Linux blog said "I thoroughly enjoyed my time with MEPIS 11." To read the review click here.

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