July 31, 2016

Simplicity Linux 16.07 now available

We are pleased to announce the release of Simplicity Linux 16.07. As with recent versions of Simplicity, Mini and Desktop are based on the excellent LXPup and uses LXDE as the desktop environment. However, as an experiment, X is based on Debian via the fantastic AntiX distro. It uses LXDE as the desktop environment like Mini and Desktop, but as far as features go, it is closer to Mini.

As with our previous releases, Mini (Previously Simplicity Linux Netbook Edition) is our heavily cut down version. It comes with Flash preinstalled along with the latest version of Firefox. Desktop is our fully featured distribution, based on the same base as Mini but rather than web based applications; it comes loaded with Flash, Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, GIMP, and Mplayer.

As mentioned earlier, you can test our most experimental version of Simplicity Linux to date, X 16.07. This version is still in the very early stages of development. It is based on the excellent AntiX, which in turn is Debian based. Whilst we still have a lot of love for Puppy Linux and all it’s derivatives, sometimes it’s hard to make certain packages work, especially newer packages. This is just the first test of whether or not we’re going to move to a Debian base for Simplicity, a version of Mini. For 16.10 we’re planning on building a Desktop edition. However at the moment, it is just a sneak peek at a direction Simplicity Linux may move towards in the future, and we’d love for our users to try it out and let us know what you think.

Mini 16.07 (363.6mb: md5: 53c2a4bbd09ca1e23a9f0887d09bca22)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplicitylinux/files/1607%20Final/16.07%20Mini%20RC1.iso/download

Desktop 16.07 (419.4mb, md5: 9c5711c1830be790ae982bf2fb15c953)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplicitylinux/files/1607%20Final/1607Desktop.iso/download

X 16.07 (582mb, md5: f825e83bcec347abbc016a9d2fc20a59
https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplicitylinux/files/1607%20Final/X1607Final2.iso/download