Press Releases

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 mepislovers.org 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.

Galbraith Latency Patch Now in MEPIS 11.0 Alpha

The Mike Galbraith latency patch, which is said to improve desktop performance by an order of magnitude, has been backported by Warren to the 2.6.36 kernel, and released for the SimplyMEPIS 11.0 alpha test cycle.

SimplyMEPIS 11.0 Goes Alpha

Nov 10, 2010, 10AM EST -- The first Alpha grade release of SimplyMEPIS 11.0 has been uploaded to the MEPIS master site. It is available for immediate download by MEPIS subscribers. The global ISO mirrors should make the files available to the general public within 24 hours.

The names of the ISOs are: SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.70_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.70_64.iso Although they are called "CD" ISOs, they are about 800 MB in size and will fit on DVD or USB media. They will not fit on CD media.

At this time, 11.0 is closely aligned with Debian Squeeze but with a 2.6.36 kernel. This release provides a KDE 4.4.5 desktop.

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