SimplyMEPIS 11.0 Production Release

May 5, 2011 -- Warren Woodford is pleased to announce the release of SimplyMEPIS 11, the latest version of the renowned SimplyMEPIS Linux operating system that is designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and easy to make your own. This production release is available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.0.00_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.0.00_64.iso.

MEPIS has always been easy to install. 8 years ago, MEPIS created the first fully functional (what you see, is what you install) live CD and graphical installer. You only need to answer a few simple questions and within minutes you'll be ready to start using your new system. It doesn't get any simpler.

antix-M11 Released by Anti

Just over a year since the release of antiX-M8.5, the antiX-team are pleased to announce that antiX MEPIS 11 'Jayaben Desai' - a fast, light, very flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on Debian Testing and SimplyMEPIS - is now available in full, base and core versions (for 686 and 486 kernel all using hybridiso). This release defaults to a fully customised icewm-Rox desktop (fluxbox, wmii and dwm are also installed) using a SimplyMEPIS 2.6.36-4 kernel, our own assistants to help configuration, and the usual range of applications for desktop use.

SimplyMEPIS RC2 Out

April 7, 2011 -- SimplyMEPIS 11.0 RC2, aka 10.9.96, has been uploaded. This is considered to be a minor update.

The primary change since RC1 is the update to a kernel that includes an experimental version of the aufs driver, which makes it possible to run the DVD with a read/write filesystem.

Automatic x configuration should work better with older nvidia cards.

Automatic fstab configuration should produce a better default entry for ntfs partitions.

The default panel configuration has been tweaked, hopefully, for the final time.

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 nears Final with RC1 Release

Mar 28, 2011 -- Warren Woodford has uploaded SimplyMEPIS 10.9.94, the first release candidate of MEPIS 11.0. This RC is available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.94_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.94_64.iso.

MEPIS 11.0 RC1 is build from a Debian Squeeze stable foundation with the following major differences: a MEPIS configured kernel, NVIDIA driver 260.19.21, KDE 4.5.1, Firefox 4.0, Libreoffice 3.3.2, and the usual MEPIS tweaks that make it ready to use out-of-the-box.

For 11.0, the MEPIS community has produced an attractive new desktop theme and an excellent updated user manual, as well as a quick start guide.

SimplyMEPIS 11.0beta3 Available

Mar 7, 2011 -- A final beta of SimplyMEPIS 11.0 has been uploaded.

Warren says: "There haven't been any major changes since beta2, but there have been quite a few minor changes, so it seemed like a good idea to test a new master disk before declaring an RC."

Please report any problems at the MEPIS forum at

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 beta2 Uploaded for Testing

Morgantown, WV, Feb 8, 2011 -- Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS 10.9.90, the second beta of MEPIS 11.0. This beta is available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.90_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.90_64.iso.

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 beta1 Release

Morgantown, WV, Jan 6, 2011 -- MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 10.9.88, the beta1 of MEPIS 11. The beta is available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.88_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.88_64.iso.

Warren Woodford reported on the progress in the 11.0 release cycle: "This beta includes a 2.6.36 kernel. We are using an early Debianized build of KDE 4.5 but we're hoping the excellent Debian KDE Team will have a newer version available in the Debian pools before MEPIS 11.0 goes final."

Warren continued: "We were fortunate that Firefox 4.0b8 became available in time to be included in the Beta. That seemed to be an important addition, so 11.0 will be more compatible with HTML5 based web content."

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 Alpha TEST 4 Uploaded for Testing

Alpha 4 is available. This is a test release not a production release. It is intended for MEPIS Testers only. The ISO files are: SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.82_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-DVD-TEST_10.9.82_64.iso

The primary change since Alpha 3 is that the pre-configuration of video has been completely structured to take advantage of the auto-configuration capability of Xorg and NVIDIA.

Also this is the first preview of a new default theme developed by MEPIS Community members.

Please give your feedback at the forum.

11.0 Alpha 3 Released to Testers on MEPIS Anniversary

Nov 21, 2010 9AM EST -- It was 8 years ago today that the MEPIS Linux project started when Warren Woodford decided to build a version of Linux that would be easy to try from CD, easy to install from the live environment, and easy for everyone to use. Over the years there have been reports of SimplyMEPIS being the first OS of one year old children, and also the first OS of 90 year old adults.

Today the third alpha-test release of SimplyMEPIS 11.0 is available in the form of SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.80_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.80_64.iso files. This test release is for use by the MEPIS Tester Community. As usual, MEPIS alpha-test releases are not expected to be backward or forward compatible with MEPIS final product releases.

SimplyMEPIS 8th Anniversary Release

Nov 19, 2010, 10AM EST -- The 8th Anniversary of the MEPIS Linux project is coming up on Sunday. In time for that event, the second Alpha release of SimplyMEPIS 11.0 has been uploaded by Warren Woodford, the founder of MEPIS.

The SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.75_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.75_64.iso files are available now for download by MEPIS subscribers. They should be available at the global ISO mirrors within 24 hours. They are about 800 MB in size and will fit on DVD or USB media.

11.0 continues to track with Debian Squeeze but with a 2.6.36 kernel. In this release, MEPIS has backported the Galbraith latency patch, which improves desktop performance.

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