Simplicity Linux 16.01 is now available for download

It’s that time again! A new release of Simplicity Linux is available for download.  Simplicity Linux 16.01 comes in two flavours, Netbook and Desktop, both 32-bit releases.  Based on the excellent LXPup distro, we use LXDE window manager and 4.1.6 kernel.

For those Simplicity Linux virgins, Netbook Edition is our cutdown version using web based software rather than installed software which means you can keep all your data and satisfy all your computing needs in the cloud.  Cloud computing FTW!  On the other hand, we have Desktop Edition which is a lot heavier but comes pre-installed with great software like Audacity, LibreOffice and GIMP.

Both Editions come with the latest versions of Google Chrome.  To protect your privacy, in place of the TOR Browser we included in the previous version, we have installed the DotVPN plugin on Chrome.  It’s an excellent option to protect your privacy and it’s entirely free to use out of the box.  We have also included two of our favourite plugins AdBlock Plus and LastPass.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and we hope you enjoy using Simplicity Linux 16.01 as much as we’ve enjoyed working on it.

As we mentioned in our previous post this release also marks our 7th anniversary and to celebrate we are holding a little giveaway on our Facebook page to thank you for your support over the years. We are giving away 5 penguin USB keys preinstalled with Simplicity Linux Netbook or Desktop 16.01 and a storage file. It’s everything you need to run Simplicity Linux from your computer.

To enter just like this post and you could be one of the five winners. Sharing is not required to enter, but it’s hugely appreciated.

Download Links:
16.01 Netbook Edition (401mb, MD5:14b613878e3e75f6fb0da9676aedfa96)
16.01 Desktop Edition (624mb, MD5:af2f52c15b3d7b6642b82adcdf7d3454)

24 Responses to “Simplicity Linux 16.01 is now available for download”

  1. Anass Eljondy says:

    Only on FB! No G+? Too bad :/ .

    Happy 7th birthday btw 🙂

  2. Anon Ymous says:

    If you think DotVPN is a viable alternative to TOR Browser you havent researched DotVPN at all. Just reading their privacy policy is enough reason not to use their service. Also they claim to be from Hong Kong when they have servers in Germany. DotVPN will only provide the illusion of anonymity and privacy. Seriously guys you dropped the ball on this one. If you truly care about privacy you will rethink DotVPN.

    • simplicity says:

      Using DotVPN is an experiment, and we acknowledge that it isn’t perfect, but we also think that it strikes a balance between privacy, usability and keeping the distro light. But it’s also a feature which is going to be under development for a while.

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  6. anon says:

    Nice distro, horrible browser. I would have considered Simplicity but Chrome kills the deal. A developer failing to acknowledge Chrome’s history cannot be trusted to build a safe OS. Simplicity should have kept TBB or used something else.

    • simplicity says:

      Since Google are discontinuing Chrome for 32 bit, we’re switching to a different browser for the 16.04 release. Hope that helps!

      • Livio says:

        Please keep in mind many Simplicity Linux users, like me, own old 32 bit pc. if Google policy aims to newer configuration for commercial purposes this does not mean you must fallow.
        dismiss Chrome !!!

        • simplicity says:

          Don’t worry, we’re not getting rid of 32 bit anytime soon. Chrome has already been dropped for the 16.04 release and has been replaced by Firefox. Simplicity Linux will support 32 bit for as long as is possible with the software available to us. So please don’t worry about us abandoning 32 bit users.

  7. Justinian says:

    Will have this in reserve for future installation to underpowered PCs. Worked well before on PentiumIV, Centrino-Dothan, Llano, Kabini and Sandy processors. Thank you for developing.

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  9. tmq says:

    Thanks for the Md5s!

  10. adwait says:

    keep it up!!! 🙂

  11. TheNoob says:

    So, I’d like to know how much RAM does this actually use? Don’t you guys have like just a release with only the latest version of Chrome on it and not the other ones? I’m kind-of looking for lightweight Linux distros right now and, well, practice using it since I have no experience with Linux yet.

    • simplicity says:

      In Mini/Netbook, the web apps are just links which open in Firefox, and a lot of the other stuff stripped out. It’s not a lot more than configuration tools, Firefox, Flash, icons and wallpaper and all the stuff which makes Linux run as well as LXDE and a dock. Hope that helps a little!

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