Simplicity Linux 14.7 Beta Released

Simplicity Linux 14.7 Beta has been released today!  You can find Desktop edition here (639.3mb).  And you can find Netbook edition here (366.9mb).  There is no X edition in our Beta release cycle because we have changed direction on it significantly recently, and there is no ISO ready yet.  It is based on Puppy Linux, and uses the excellent LXPup By SFS by PeaBee, which we get from here.

For the uninitiated, Desktop is our full fat Edition.  It has locally installed apps rather than cloud based apps, such as Dropbox, Skype, and LibreOffice.  As such it weighs in at a hefty 639.3mb.  As with all our recent releases, it uses the LXDE window environement.

There is also Netbook Edition which is a cut down version of Simplicity Linux which features a few local applications, and a browser so you can concentrate on working with cloud based applications rather than having to deal with local applications.

It should also be noted that these is a beta releases and should not be considered finished as yet.  We know there are problems with it, and we are working on them.

We hope you enjoy using them as much as we enjoyed working on them, and any feedback would be hugely appriciated in the comments section below.

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  3. Disappointed that chrome(chromium) wasnt included in the 14.7 beta. Is there any way we can go back to chromium being the default browser for the beta or permanent version of 14.7?

    Also how to you go about changing the permissions so that chromium can be run as root?

    I currently get the following message(error):
    Please start Chromium as a normal user. To run as root, you must specify an alternate –user-data-dir for storage of profile information.

    Otherwise keep up the amazing work.

    • I normally just create a shortcut to Chrome/Chromium with –user-data-dir added on the end. That seems to satisfy Chrome/Chromium.

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