MEPIS Releases ISOs for 1GB USB Keys

Morgantown, WV, Apl 21, 2010 -- MEPIS LLC has announced the upload of SimplyMEPIS 8.5 ISOs that will fit on a 1GB USB key. The USB sized ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-USB_8.5.03-rel1_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-USB_8.5.03-rel1_64.iso respectively.

Warren Woodford explained: "This build includes the packages that are preloaded in the CD sized ISOs and in addition contains a number of extra applications and basic localization support for a few languages. As the first release of it's kind the package additions and the language support are a bit of an experiment. I imagine we will make adjustments based on feedback from users."

Warren added: "This bootable and installable image is also the basis for MEPIS DVDs and DVD images which are available at the MEPIS store and offered for download exclusively as a thank you to MEPIS subscribers."

The extra preinstalled packages on the new ISOs includes: amarok, digikam, filezilla, gimp, kmymoney2, ktorrent, luckybackup, openoffice-base, openoffice-calc, and scim. Kde-l10n is installed for Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. And fonts were installed to provide better out-of-the-box support for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

SimplyMEPIS development can be followed at or at OEMs, VARs and SIs interested in MEPIS security, server, workstation or desktop technology should contact

ISO images of MEPIS community releases are published to the 'released' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and at MEPIS public mirrors. At times, test versions may appear in the 'testing' directory.

To support the ongoing development of MEPIS community editions, users are encouraged to go to become MEPIS Subscribers at the MEPIS store at and/or help out at the MEPIS community sites: and

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 it does its best to be intuitive for Windows and OSX users. SimplyMEPIS includes all of the applications that most users need and want. It is designed to replace or work side by side with Win7, Vista or XP on PCs and OSX and Windows on Apple computers.

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, desktop, mibile, and embedded 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.
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