We’re proud to announce the release of Simplicity Linux 19.10. It is based on Stretchdog, which in turn is based on Debian Stretch. As this is an alpha release, none of these images should be considered finished versions, and may contain bugs or issues which won’t be present in the final release. These images should also be considered to be designed for live booting rather than being installed.
All three editions of Simplicity Linux 19.10 feature Ecosia as the default search engine. This is a search engine where revenue from ads is used to plant trees. It is something we have been testing for some time, and we weren’t going to include it in the alpha releases. However, after hearing about the fires in the Amazon Rainforest, we have decided to include Ecosia in each version. It’s our way of trying to help in whatever small way we can.
Simplicity Mini 19.10 Alpha is our cut down version of Simplicity Linux. There are few local applications, instead being replaced by browser based versions of software which are run through Google Chrome. comes with Google Docs, Gmail, Netflix, Vortex Cloud Gaming, Spotify, Mega.nz, Vivaldi browser which opens on boot, Lastpass password manager, DotVPN, uBlock Origin.
Simplicity Desktop 19.19 Alpha is our fully featured release. It comes preloaded with LibreOffice 5, MPV media player, Clementine music player, GIMP which has lots of plugins also preinstalled, and Inkscape. It comes with Chrome which has DotVPN and uBlock origin built in,
Simplicity Linux X 19.10 Alpha is our experimental release. It should not be considered stable and is designed as a test bed for features we may or may not use in future releases. It comes preloaded with Libreoffice 6.2, Simple Screen Recorder, Darktable, Timeshift, Harmony (a streaming music player), Focuswriter, Rambox (condenses messaging and e-mail into one application), Okular, and Sylpheed. It also comes with Google Chrome which has been preloaded with DotVPN, uBlock Origin, and Avast Online Security plugins.