October 17, 2013

Simplicity Linux 13.10 Is Now Available!

We are proud to announce that Simplicity Linux 13.10 is now available for download.  From today you can download Obsidian, Netbook and Desktop.  Media and X will be available in a few days, as we’re still not 100% happy with them.

Simplicity Linux 13.10 is based on Upup by Pemasu which in turn is based on Puppy Linux by Bary Kauler.

Desktop has the biggest change this release cycle.  We have now brought back OnLive to Desktop.  Improvements in WINE and video drivers mean that OnLive works better than it has in the past.  We know it’s not Steam, but with OnLive if you have a decent Internet connection, at least you don’t have to worry about big downloads, you can just get on with gaming.  Desktop also has Dropbox integrated into it, so you can sync your files and get them on any device with a browser.

Obsidian is a bit bigger than Netbook, but Obsidian is still more cut down than Netbook.  We’re not entirely sure what happened!  We have also removed the browser from all releases.  You can now pick your own browser, rather than being imposed with whatever we use.

We’ve enjoyed developing Simplicity 13.10 and we are looking forward to bringing you Simplicity 14.1 Alpha on 25th January!  And if you want to come say hi to us, we will be at OggCamp 13 from tomorrow until Sunday!