February 29, 2016

Simplicity Linux 16.04 Alpha is now available

Simplicity Linux Mini Alpha Edition 16.04 Screenshot (Previously known as Simplicity Linux Netbook Edition)Simplicity Linux 16.04 Alpha releases are now available.  In this release, we have decided to change the name our trusty Simplicity Linux Netbook Edition to Mini.  We feel that this new name more accurately reflects this edition.  We’d love to know what you think about the change.

As it was usual in Simplicity Linux Netbook Edition, Mini is a cut-down version of our Desktop Edition Linux distro.  Most of the local software pre-installed with Desktop is replaced with browser-based versions.

Desktop Edition is our fully featured release, which has software such as LibreOffice and GIMP preinstalled.

We have decided to do something a little different with X in this release cycle.  X will still be a testing ground for experimental features, but it’s now aimed at people moving from Windows to Linux.  It looks a little more like Windows XP, and it comes with a lot of the same software as Desktop, but with additional software like WINE to help users with the transition.

Download Links

You can find the Alpha releases available for download at the following links:

Mini: https://sourceforge.net/…/16.04…/Mini1604Alpha2.iso/download

Desktop: https://sourceforge.net/…/16…/Desktop1604Alpha2.iso/download

X: https://sourceforge.net/…/16.04%20…/X1604Alpha4.iso/download

As always, these are very rough versions of Simplicity Linux 16.04 and may not behave the way you expect them to. This being said, we’ve been using various versions on our production machine for the last couple of weeks without any problems.

Feel free to download any or all of them and play around with them.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think in a comment or if you find any bugs while you try them so we can get them patched before the final release.

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