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.

11.0 Alpha 3 contains changes that are hoped to fix CD boot problems that have been identified by the MEPIS Testers--or at least to provide a better test environment for identifying any remaining boot problems. It also addresses some library dependency issues that were present in Alpha 1 and 2.

If you like SimplyMEPIS, please make a donation or purchase at http://www.mepis.org/store If you would like to help test MEPIS 11.0, please join the other Testers at http://www.mepislovers.org

About SimplyMEPIS
SimplyMEPIS is a mature and ready to use desktop operating system for computers that have Intel or AMD 32 or 64 bit processors. SimplyMEPIS is designed to replace or work side by side with Win7, Vista or XP on PCs and with OSX and Windows on Apple computers. There is an unreleased version of MEPIS for ARM processors.

About MEPIS LLC
Starting in 2002, MEPIS LLC has developed and maintained MEPIS Linux as a foundation that allows MEPIS business partners to build and deploy virtualized data center, secure server and desktop solutions that integrate and provide a migration path for utilizing hardware virtualization, IPv6, IPsec and DNSsec. MEPIS also offers senior consulting services for product strategy, architecture design, business and systems analysis, and cross-platform software development.