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Warren has announced Beta5 of SimplyMEPIS 32 and 64. Xorg 7.1 and lots of new drivers make this release Beryl-ready.

Warren Woodford of MEPIS reports "I thought we were almost done when everything lined up, all at once, for us to make this leap forward. The changes are so profound that I've revised the version number to 6.5. A 6.0 user can still upgrade fully to the new release and SimplyMEPIS still relies 80% on Dapper packages, but the rest are now provided by MEPIS amd maintained by MEPIS. During the coming week we will be integrating Beryl to work the MEPIS way. Users will have the option of running Beryl or not.

Xorg 7.1 and New Drivers Make SimplyMEPIS Beta 5 3D Ready

MEPIS 85 Published by Philipp Esselbach 0

For the new release of SimplyMEPIS, X 7.1 and a revised kernel with NVIDIA 1.0.9746 have been added to the pools. For 32 bit, that's the dev32-6.0 pool and for 64 bit it's the simply64-6.0 pool.

This is a major upgrade and should be done with care, but several users have tried it already and they report success, even from 6.0-1. If you are using the nvidia or fglrx driver, please switch temporarily to the nv or radeon driver before doing the upgrade.

X 7.1 and NVIDIA 1.0.9746 in Package Pools

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MEPIS has announced the release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0-1 DVD Edition; an update of SimplyMEPIS 6.0, MEPIS' first Ubuntu based edition released earlier this summer. The SimplyMEPIS 6.0-1 bootable DVD not only includes hundreds of bug and security fixes, but the 1,900 packages of the three SimplyMEPIS Extras CDs, as well.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0-1 Linux Bootable DVD Available On-Line and at Newstands