MEPIS Birthday Surprise: SimplyMEPIS 8.5 alpha Release

“Available from MEPIS and public mirrors, the ISO files for 32
and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.80-a0_32.iso and

“Warren Woodford explained the rationale behind the 8.5 release:
“MEPIS is based on Debian Stable source which is extremely reliable
and well supported by the Debian community. Debian makes a stable
release approximately every two years, but MEPIS users are always
anxious for the latest software. So when we deem it safe to do so,
we cautiously update application software using newer sources. In
this way, we keep the release relevant and interesting for a longer

“Warren continued: “In this case, a lot of users have asked that
we support the KDE 4.3 desktop, yet other users have asked that we
continue to support KDE 3.5.10. So in the spirit of our ongoing
updates, we are building 8.5, not as a replacement for 8.0, but
rather as an alternative for those users who want KDE 4.3. We will
continue to support 8.0 with KDE 3.5.10 in parallel with 8.5 and
KDE 4.3.”


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