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."