SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15 Update Release

MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.15-rel_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.15-rel_64.iso.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 utilizes a Debian Lenny Stable foundation enhanced with a Long Term Support kernel, key package updates, and the MEPIS Assistant applications to create an up-to-date, ready to use system providing a KDE 3.5 desktop.

This release includes recent Debian Lenny security updates as well as MEPIS updates that are compatible between MEPIS versions 8.0 and 8.5. The MEPIS updates include: kernel 2.6.27.43, openoffice.org 3.1.1-12, firefox 3.5.6-1, flashplugin-nonfree 2.8, and bind9 9.6.1P2-1. Also available are: skype 2.1.0.47. mono 2.4.2.3

Compatibility and reliability have been improved with: nvidia 185.18.36-2, nvidia-legacy 96.43.13, wl-modules 5.10.91.9.3, acpi-support 0.132, klibc 1.5.1.5, initramfs-tools 0.93.4, hwinfo 16.0-2, and hwdata 0.225-1.

The MEPIS installer was updated to fix a recently discovered bug that sometimes interfered with installing MEPIS as the only OS a hard drive. There were minor tweaks to mepis-init, mepis-xconfig, and mepis-config.

ISO images of MEPIS community releases are published to the ‘released’ subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber’s Site and at MEPIS public mirrors. To support the ongoing development of MEPIS community editions, users are encouraged to go to become MEPIS Subscribers at the MEPIS store at http://www.mepis.org and/or help out at the MEPIS community sites: http://www.mepislovers.org and http://www.mepiscommunity.org.

About SimplyMEPIS
SimplyMEPIS is a mature and ready to use desktop operating system for PCs and Apple computers that have Intel or AMD 32 or 64 bit processors. It is easier than Vista and it does its best to be intuitive for Windows and OSX users. SimplyMEPIS includes all of the applications that most users need and want. SimplyMEPIS is designed to replace or work side by side with Win7, Vista or XP on PCs and OSX and Windows on Apple computers.

About MEPIS LLC
Founded in 2002, MEPIS LLC develops and maintains MEPIS Linux as a foundation that allows MEPIS business partners to build and deploy virtualized data center, secure server and desktop solutions that integrate and provide a migration path for utilizing hardware virtualization, IPv6, IPsec and DNSsec. MEPIS also offers senior consulting services for product strategy, architecture design, business and systems analysis, and cross-platform software development.

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