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Linux Distribution: SimplyMEPIS
Url: http://www.mepis.org/
MEPIS has announced the alpha1 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. Alpha1 builds on the 6.0-experimental1 release. The KControl system configuration shell has been replaced with the SystemSettings shell from the Ubuntu Project.
Linux Release Details:
SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta 3 is available
This is an essential release for anyone who encountered video problems when running SimplyMEPIS-32 or SimplyMEPIS-64 from CD. Warren Woodford of MEPIS said: 'We've received lots of feedback and suggestions. So development is taking longer than I expected." As of Beta 3, SimplyMEPIS includes updates to several packages including Firefox 2.0.0.1 and kde 3.5.3. Bugs have been fixed in splashy, video detection, network configuration, long passwords, Skype on 64 bit, KlamAV, installation, and more.
About SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta 3

As of Beta 3, SimplyMEPIS includes updates to several packages including Firefox 2.0.0.1 and kde 3.5.3. Bugs have been fixed in splashy, video detection, network configuration, long passwords, skype on 64 bit, klamav, installation, and more.

In the 'testing' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and at MEPIS public mirrors. Satisfied users are encouraged to make a contribution or make a purchase at the MEPIS store. Your support helps offset the costs of producing SimplyMEPIS 6.0 and funds further development of MEPIS Linux.

Changes

1. Updated packages:

i). Firefox 2.0
ii). KDE 3.5.3 base package

2. 2.6.15 kernel

i). Security updates
ii). Support for new sound chips
iii). Support for new Apple hardware

3. MEPIS System Center has been broken down and is found under K - System - System Configuration (Settings)

i). MEPIS Network is found under Internet & Network

* Useful for configuring network interfaces

ii). MEPIS XConfig is found under Peripherals

* A simple X manager allows you to easily install fglrx and nvidia drivers

iii). MEPIS User is found under Security & Privacy

* Manage user accounts and add users with this tool

iV). MEPIS System and MEPIS Utilities are found under System Administration

* Tools for managing your MEPIS system and utilities

4. An updated look featuring:

i). Original artwork by Ruud Kuin

* New grub boot screen
* New "splashy" screen
* New wallpaper, and additional wallpaper found under "configure desktop"

ii). New icons derived from the Nuvola icon set


For Download

Click here to Download: http://www.mepis.org/node/1462
 
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