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

16 Responses to “Simplicity Linux 16.07 now available”

  1. […] “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,” reads today’s announcement. […]

  2. Dont Haveone says:

    How to make Simplicity iso to usb flash drive? It doesn’t work using DD, maybe because the iso is lacking the boot component for CD/DVD.

    • simplicity says:

      Which iso? And have you tried using unetbootin to create a live usb? Hope that helps!

      • Dave Graham says:

        I have tried every USB creation tool that I know, only the X version works, which does not support my wireless card. I don’t have a CD on the laptop or netbook. Has any one else managed to get 16.04 or 07 working on USB ?

        • nohype says:

          Easy installation with Easy2boot:

          ___
          Create a text-file /_ISO/LINUX/mnu/simplicity.mnu on an USB-flash-drive prepared with easy2boot:

          # Only the ISO file is required for this menu – 4th ptn on USB drive must be empty!
          # Copy this file to /_ISO/LINUX/MNU folder (or /_ISO/MAINMENU/MNU) and also the ISO file
          # For E2B on USB FLASH DRIVE ONLY

          iftitle [if exist $HOME$/1607Desktop.iso] Simplicity\n with persistence (save on reboot/shutdown)

          set ISO=$HOME$/1607Desktop.iso

          if exist CD echo WARNING: Cannot use partnew command! && pause && configfile (bd)/menu.lst
          if “%E2BDEV%”==”” set E2BDEV=hd0 && pause E2BDEV forced to hd0!
          partnew (%E2BDEV%,3) 0x00 %ISO%
          map %ISO% (0xff)
          map –hook
          root (0xff)
          kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=usbflash psavemark=1 fix=fsck
          initrd /initrd.gz

          and copy 1607Desktop.iso
          to /_ISO/LINUX/mnu/
          ___

          Hope that helps!

        • michael says:

          16.04 & 16.07 desktops both worked on Yumi boot ,find on Pendrive Linux site under the U.U.I , list use Unlisted at bottom of list when selecting to load. Yumi is a multiboot but Universal may also work.

        • Michael says:

          Both are currently working for me on Yumi multiboot from Pendrive linux

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  4. Claude Goyet says:

    Simplicity Linux 16.07 started from USB key: asking for login user…….??????

  5. Claude Goyet says:

    At the first screen, is displayed:
    puppypc11632 login: root (automatic login)

    at the second screen (Ctrl+Alt+F2): login :

    and demo / demo invalid…..

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  7. Alma Jo Wilkinson says:

    Is the 16.07 version of ‘X’ 32 bit or 64 bit?
    I ask because you specified that 16.04 X was 64 bit only.
    And has the ‘demo’ ‘demo’ issue mentioned above been resolved yet?
    Thanx.

  8. tony says:

    Is Skype on this distro please?

    “Default applications

    While the Desktop edition is a full blown distro that comes with numerous attractive applications, such as VLC Media Player, LibreOffice, and Skype, th

    Read more: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Simplicity-Linux-53130.shtml#ixzz4I5OOFoR2

    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Simplicity-Linux-53130.shtml

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