Simplicity Linux 15.10 is now available to download!

We are very pleased to announce the release of Simplicity Linux 15.10. Due to some issues users were finding with the 64 bit edition of Simplicity 15.7, we’ve decided to put our 64 bit releases on hiatus until we can resolve the issue.

The two 32 bit bit editions of Simplicity 15.10 both feature the 4.1.1 Linux kernel and are based on the excellent LXPup. LXDE is used as the desktop, and wbar is used as a dock for preinstalled software and features.

Netbook is our lightweight edition, which comes with fewer local apps and more cloud based applications. It’s a good starting point for anyone who might feel intimidated by Linux or people with older hardware.

Desktop features more local software, such as LibreOffice and Thunderbird for handling office tasks and e-mail. It is the edition we personally use on our production machine as it’s more fully featured.

And for the adventurous, we have X. X this time around has an older kernel, 3.4.94, but comes with the LXQT desktop, and a host of locally installed apps including WINE. This is our experimental version which we use as a testing ground for new features. It may not be complete or fully work, but it will also give you a flavour of what to expect in the future.

Download links to the Simplicity Linux 15.10 ISO images can be found below:

Simplicity Linux 15.10 Netbook

Simplicity Linux 15.10 Desktop

Simplicity Linux 15.10 X Edition

23 Responses to “Simplicity Linux 15.10 is now available to download!”

  1. Justinian says:

    A surprise! Will test drive the X and Desktop models soon.

    • Justinian says:

      Decided to retain Desktop 15.7 installation in laptop after trial with live CDs resulted in:
      2 failures of X 15.10 to boot due to kernel panic on Kabini and Pentium M systems
      Also both systems could not get their network devices recognized by Desk 15.10.

      Touchpad also nonfunctional but this was the most attractive screen ever by Simplicity. Has Libre Office 5 but no more VLC. As mentioned this is not considered a problem since 15.7 is still there although the audio issue persists and packages like Firefox don’t install using the manager.

      Is a November or December reissue possible?

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  5. Hi,

    A release feed is added here for Simplicity Linux 15.10.

    Thanks & Regards.

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  7. Jeffrey Needle says:

    Hi. Just installed 15.10. No internet connection! Other Puppy distros have no problem connecting right away. But the internet icon in Simplicity is crossed out. I don’t have a clue as to how to fix this. Can someone help me diagnose this? Thanks.

    • simplicity says:

      If you left click on the icon it will bring up a connection manager menu, from there you can pick which network manager you want to use (we personally use the first one), then configure your internet connection from there. Hope that helps!

  8. Tony says:

    Is it possible to add an updated kodi to the quick pet ? The one that’s in there doesn’t work. And the one in 15.4 was the best. I use in 15.7. Nor does it work in 15.1.

    Great job on 15.10. Looks nice. Would love to have VLC back if possible. Right now I’m still on 15.7 mainly for kodi.

    Side note: you guys have an amazing system/OS. Love the simplicity of it and ease of use. It’s the only OS I use. Off a USB or live cd.

    Is it possible to make a cd/DVD and burn 1 saved session so that every time I run the cd my exact customized settings are there? I would love to make a custom simplicity cd/DVD with the right settings and give it to family and friends.

    • simplicity says:

      This is off the top of my head, but the save file is just a file the system looks for on boot, so if you burned an iso to the CD and added the save file to that data CD, it might be picked up on boot. We’re bringing VLC back for 16.01 Desktop and probably X too!, and I will look into Kodi as it’s not something I’ve personally used.

  9. Fred P. says:

    Is there an upgrade path from 15.7? Or do I need to do a complete re-install? (Package Manager has never updated anything since I first installed 15.7).

  10. Will says:

    Hi,

    Cannot uninstall chrome?

    • simplicity says:

      Uninstalling it through the package manager should work, if it doesn’t, the files are located in /opt/. Hope that helps!

      • Will says:

        Uninstalling through the package manager does not work, but manually does so thanks!

        Another question (linux newbie), why didnt you use Chromium instead of Chrome? Not sure why you did not pick the open source version?

        I’m trying to get flash working on FF, but even the newest getflash (1.6.7) cannot find the adobe servers. I tried to install the tar manually, which installed fine, only problem is I get “no movie loaded” when there is a flash element. Sometimes the element stays blank, sometimes it show graphical artifacts (e.g. text from elsewhere on the website). Have any suggestions?

        • simplicity says:

          We don’t use Chromium because using Chrome saves us having to bundle Flash separately, and Chromium doesn’t always work. In addition to this, I’m not sure if it’s still and issue but Netflix didn’t used to work on Chromium but it does in Chrome (something to do with HTML5 DRM) and we think Netflix is a nice feature to ship. Hope that helps.

  11. Will says:

    Other than the flash issue I’m very impressed w/ Simplicity, best usb OS I’ve tried so far! Congrats on the sourceforge thingy

  12. D says:

    Is it safe to assume there shouldn’t be any problems getting VLC through the package manager? Could you post the md5sum please?

  13. john says:

    THANK YOU!
    the best os.
    but, please, do make again
    xfce:
    x tahr
    ana x slacko are wonderful
    os!
    regards.

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