May 16, 2005

SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 bootable CD released

Author: NewsForge Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.V. -- MEPIS has begun shipping the SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 bootable CD.

"SimplyMEPIS offers a Linux that is easy to install and use. It should appeal
to the beginner and expert alike," said MEPIS CEO Warren Woodford.
"This is a minor update from SimplyMEPIS 3.3."

SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 is available from the MEPIS subscription site and the usual mirror sites. Current users
will be able to update from SimplyMEPIS 3.3 to 3.3.1 with apt-get/Synaptic.
SimplyMEPIS is, and will continue to be, available for free download from
public mirrors.

Changes include an update of packages to synchronize with the Debian pool as
of April 20, 2005. Alsa mixer preconfiguration is fully automated. Isa sound
card support is enhanced. Serial_cs and rt2500 drivers are available. The ra0
wireless port is supported in the OS Center.

Acrobat Reader has been updated to 7.0 and the mimetypes configuration has
been modified to use Acrobat automatically. The MEPIS OS Center now includes
a one-click selection of the Synaptic touchpad driver. RealPlayer has been
updated. The preconfig for the firewall has been corrected to block access to
the local Apache Web server.

The firewire and scsi hotplug agents and the USB pluggable devices list were
improved for better support of USB and Firewire pluggable devices. Support
for the davfs2 filesystem is available on demand. Cpufreq modules are
autoloaded during boot.

Because of our commitment to remain as Debian compatible as possible, we will
switch to X.org, OpenOffice 2.0, and KDE 3.4, only when Debian releases those
packages.

"As always we are grateful to the Debian Project, KDE.org, and our community
members who help us improve MEPIS," Woodford said.

SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 is the version of SimplyMEPIS that is distributed by
TaFusion in the retail product bundles they call SimplyMEPIS XI.

For more information, visit the MEPIS sites.

MEPIS bus site: http://www.mepis.com
MEPIS mirrors: http://www.mepis.org/node/1462
MEPIS store: http://store.mepis.com
MEPIS forum: http://forum.mepis.org
Community forum: http://www.mepislovers.com

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