SimplyMEPIS 11.0.12

A desktop-oriented Linux distribution that is easy to configure as a dedicated server

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What's new in SimplyMEPIS 12.0 Beta:

  • A new test release of MEPIS 12, version 11.9.86, is available for testing. It may take up to 24 hours for the ISOs to appear at the mirrors.
  • After extensive experiments, and feedback from the community, it was decided to defer the support for EFI BIOS and GPT drives support. Unfortunately each hardware vendor is implementing the "standard" differently.
  • This release is believed to be of Beta quality. Please report you test results at
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SimplyMEPIS - The desktop environment of the SimplyMEPIS Linux operating system
SimplyMEPIS is an open source operating system derived from the MEPIS distribution. It includes attractive features, such as Live DVDs, NTFS partition resizing, automatic hardware configuration, ACPI power management, anti-aliased TrueType fonts, Wi-Fi support, a personal firewall, and much more.

Available as 32-bit/64-bit Live DVDs

The operating system is available for download as Live DVD ISO images, designed to support both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms. The user must write these ISO images to DVD discs or USB thumb drivers of 4GB or higher capacity in order to boot them from the BIOS of a PC.

Boot options

Default boot options include the ability to start the live system with default drivers or with read/write support for the AUFS filesystem, to test and explore the hardware components of the respective computer, as well as to access troubleshooting information.

Beautiful and productive desktop environment powered by KDE Plasma

The default and only desktop environment of SimplyMEPIS is and has always been KDE, providing users with a beautiful and productive graphical session that comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen. Keep in mind though, that you must first login using the demo/demo username/password combination.

Includes a wide range of open source apps

Among the pre-installed applications, we can mention the Mozilla Firefox web browser, digiKam image manipulation software, GIMP image editor, Inkscape vector graphics editor, Amarok audio player, VLC Media Player, K3b CD/DVD/BD burning software, Kdenlive video editor, LibreOffice office suite and Synaptic Package Manager.

Bottom line

In conclusion, SimplyMEPIS is a great distribution of Linux that can be used as-is directly from the bootable medium of your choice (DVD or USB) or easily installed on any computer using the powerful and graphical installer provided on the Live DVD.

SimplyMEPIS was reviewed by , last updated on July 1st, 2014

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