Linux News Today: Simplicity Linux Celebrates Its 7th Anniversary with the 16.01 Release, Giveaway
The developers of the Simplicity Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of Simplicity Linux 16.01.
Simplicity Linux is an open-source GNU/Linux distribution based on the LXPup OS and built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment. The latest release, Simplicity Linux 16.01, comes as Desktop and Netbook flavors and includes the latest version of the Google Chrome web browser with the DotVPN add-on for extra privacy protection, along with the LastPass and AdBlock extensions.
“For those Simplicity Linux virgins, Netbook Edition is our cutdown version using web based software rather than installed software which means you can keep all your data and satisfy all your computing needs in the cloud. Cloud computing FTW! On the other hand, we have Desktop Edition which is a lot heavier but comes pre-installed with great software like Audacity, LibreOffice and GIMP,” reads the release notes.
Simplicity Linux USB key giveaway
With today’s announcement, the Simplicity Linux team would like you to celebrate with them the project’s seventh anniversary, and they’re giving away five penguin USB keys pre-installed with either the Netbook or Desktop edition of Simplicity Linux 16.01. All you have to do is like their latest Facebook post, which includes the entire announcement of Simplicity Linux 16.01.
While users who run Simplicity Linux 15.10 can update right now to version 16.01, newcomers need to download the Simplicity Linux 16.01 Desktop or Netbook Live ISO images right now from Softpedia. Please note that Simplicity Linux 16.01 is a 32-bit distribution, and it is currently powered by Linux kernel 4.1.6 LTS. More details about the OS can be found on its official website. Good luck with the giveaway!