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SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Beta 3 has been released

MEPIS has announced that SimplyMEPIS 8.4.95, the third beta of MEPIS 8.5, is available from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.95-b3_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.95-b3_64.iso respectively.

SimplyMEPIS 8.x is based on a Debian Stable foundation, but is enhanced with cherry picked updates to important applications. The 8.5 release features a KDE 4.3.4 desktop, while the 8.0 release continues to support KDE 3.5.10.

Warren Woodford reported: "This beta includes kernel, which we reconfigured slightly, based on user feedback, so kdenlive works with DV cameras. Kipi-plugins were updated to the new 1.0.0 release. And the beginning defaults for dolphin and the desktop were adjusted to be more 'MEPIS-like.' Konq-plugins were added to the build, to give us additional functionality in the KDE browser and file management."

Warren continued: "For both 8.5 and 8.0; hwdata, hwinfo, and initramfs-tools were updated to improve hardware support. Thanks to the support of the University of Kent, there is a MEPIS package mirror at The 8.5 and 8.0 apt sources.list was modified to point to it by default. This should improve package update speed for many users."
SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Beta 3