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.

Warren reported on the progress of 11.0: "First. I'd like to congratulate the Debian team on the release of Debian Squeeze a few days ago. This MEPIS beta is primarily based on the Debian Squeeze final but with a 2.6.36.2 kernel, KDE 4.5.1, and Firefox 4.0b10."

Woodford continued: "After the release of the first beta, it became apparent that there were lingering issues related to booting the CD to a graphical login. Thanks to the investigations and recommendations of the MEPIS testers, we believe we have fixed these problems in beta2."

The MEPIS installer was improved by Chris Cole, who set up a github project for maintaining community changes to the installer. The project is at: https://github.com/mepiswireman/MEPIS-Installer

The MEPIS documentation team is also using a github project to manage the maintenance of the MEPIS Manual. This project is here: https://github.com/mepiswireman/MEPIS-User-Manual

Progress on SimplyMEPIS can be followed at http://twitter.com/mepisguy or at http://www.mepis.org OEMs, VARs and SIs interested in MEPIS security, server, workstation or desktop technology should contact sales@mepis.com

ISO images of MEPIS community releases are published to the 'released' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and at MEPIS public mirrors. To support the ongoing development of MEPIS community editions, users are encouraged to go to become MEPIS Subscribers at the MEPIS store at http://www.mepis.org and/or help out at the MEPIS community site: http://www.mepiscommunity.org.

About SimplyMEPIS
SimplyMEPIS is a mature and ready to use desktop operating system for PCs and Apple computers that have Intel or AMD 32 or 64 bit processors. It is easier than Vista and intuitive for XP and Win98 users. SimplyMEPIS includes all of the applications that most users need and want. SimplyMEPIS is designed to replace or work side by side with Win7, Vista or XP on PCs and OSX on Apple computers.

About MEPIS LLC
Founded in 2002, MEPIS LLC develops and maintains 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.