January 28, 2014

Simplicity Linux 14.1Netbook, Desktop and Media Editions Released

We’re proud to announce the release of Simplicity Linux 14.1 is now out.  It is based on Slacko Puppy 5.6 but replaces JWM with LXDE and has Firefox ESR 24.0 as the default browser with Cocoon proxy added.  If you are worried about your privacy, sign up for an account, otherwise it does nothing, and is completely optional.  It’s something we personally use, and have found really useful, so we thought we would bundle it.

Netbook 14.1 comes with Firefox ESR 24.0, Flash, and that is about it.  It is designed to be a quick booting distro that you can throw onto a USB key and use if you just want to use the Internet on a netbook device or laptop.  That is how we use it, and we think it could be useful for people who pretty much just browse.  It is 270.8mb and you can get it here.

Desktop 14.1 is our fullest featured release to date.  You get Skype, Libre Office, Java, Flash, Mplayer, Firefox 24.0 ESR, OnLive, Wine and other software preinstalled.  If you are after a full featured version of Simplicity Linux, this is the version you will want to download.  It weighs in at 538.2mb and is available to download here.

Media 14.1 is an edition for those who use x86 machines connected to TVs.  You get the latest release version of XBMC, with a lot of add-ons preinstalled.  Simplicity 14.1.  It boots straight into XBMC, so you don’t have to do a thing to start using the media features.  It weighs in at 530.4mb and is available for download here.

We hope you enjoy using Simplicity 14.1, and Simplicity 14.4 Alpha should be out around 25th February.