We are proud to announce that Simplicity Linux 13.7 is now available. Obsidian 13.7 is available here. Desktop 13.7 is available here. For those new to Simplicity Linux, Obsidian is our extremely cut down version, which contains Firefox, a network manager, LXDE and PCManFM as a file manager. But very little else. Simplicity Linux Desktop is our full fat Linux which comes with Skype, the full LibreOffice, Firefox, VLC, and many other pieces of software.
There are many differences between Simplicity Linux 13.4 and Simplicity Linux 13.7. This is the first version of Simplicity Linux based on LXPup rather than Carolina or Saluki. We have a new, more back to basics UI. The Cairo Dock bar has gone, and now we’re using the standard dock from LXDE. Speaking of LXDE, we are moving from XFCE to LXDE because it is noticeably easier on laptop batteries, but we feel the differences between look and feel are minimal. As laptop users, we thought that anything which gives you a bit more battery life has to be a good thing! We have also put more focus on Gslapt as the package manager rather than Puppy Package Manager because we feel Apt based package managers are far better when it comes to dependencies. We also have a new version of Skype, bringing it up to version 4.2. VLC has also been updated to version 2.07 and the version of Firefox we ship with is Firefox 22.0, not 18.0 ESR as many other Puppy derivatives ship with.
We hope that you enjoy using it as much as we have enjoyed developing it. And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask us!