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Simplicity Linux

Last Update: 2020-05-01 08:15 UTC


Simplicity Linux is a Devuan-based distribution with Cinnamon as the default desktop environment (prior to 2020 it was based on Puppy Linux and Xfce). It comes in three editions: Mini, Desktop and Gaming. The Mini edition features cloud-based software, the Desktop flavour offers a collection of general-purpose software, and the Gaming variant includes a launcher for Steam games.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 100 (127), 6 months: 163 (57), 3 months: 205 (37), 4 weeks: 201 (37), 1 week: 195 (37)

Average visitor rating: 5.5/10 from 6 review(s).


Simplicity Summary
Distribution Simplicity Linux
Home Page http://simplicitylinux.org/
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  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2020-05-01: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 20.4
 • 2020-02-04: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 20.1
 • 2019-08-23: Development Release: Simplicity 19.10 Alpha 1
 • 2016-07-31: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 16.07
 • 2016-05-04: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 16.04
 • 2016-03-31: Development Release: Simplicity Linux 16.04 Beta
 • 2016-02-29: Development Release: Simplicity Linux 16.04 Alpha
 • 2016-02-01: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 16.01
 • 2015-10-26: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 15.10
 • 2015-08-04: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 15.7
 • 2015-07-01: Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.7 Beta
 • 2015-04-30: Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 15.4
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 •2016-11-04 Simplicity switching base
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Feature 20.4 16.07 15.10 14.10 13.10
Release Date 2020-04-30 2016-07-31 2015-10-26 2014-10-31 2013-10-17
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 500-1200 300-600      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB Gslapt Gslapt Gslapt Gslapt
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 20.4 16.07 15.10 14.10 13.10
Package 20.4 16.07 15.10 14.10 13.10
biword (3.0.4) -- 3.0.0 -- 3.0.0 --
alsa-lib (1.2.4) 1.1.8 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.1) 5.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
bind (9.17.11) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (89.0.4389.128) 81.0.4044.113 -- 44.0.2403.157 -- --
cups (2.3.3) -- 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.6.2
dhcp (4.4.2) -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.44.5 1.42.8 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5
firefox (87.0) -- 24.6.0 -- 31.0 --
freetype (2.10.4) 2.9.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.2 2.5.0.1 2.4.11
gcc (10.3.0) 8.3.0 4.8.2 -- 4.8.2 --
gimp (2.10.24) 2.10.8 2.8.6 -- -- --
glibc (2.33) 2.28 2.17 2.19 2.17 2.15
gnome-shell (40.0) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.5) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.49) -- 1.10.17 -- 1.10.17 --
grub (2.04) -- 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk (4.2.0) 3.24.5 2.24.20 2.24.23 2.24.20 2.24.17
httpd (2.4.46) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.0.2) -- 0.36.3 -- -- --
k3b (20.12.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (28) 26 15 15 15 --
krita (4.4.3) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.1.2) 6.1.5 5.0.1 5.0.2 4.3.1 4.0.2
linux (5.11.13) 5.6.4 4.0.4 4.1.1 3.15.4 3.9.9
Package 20.4 16.07 15.10 14.10 13.10
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.0 -- -- -- 0.5.12
mariadb (10.5.9) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (21.0.2) 18.3.6 9.1.7 10.1.3 9.1.7 9.1.3
mysql (8.0.23) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (40.0) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (460.67) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- 3.5.0
openjdk (16) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (8.5p1) 7.9p1 -- 6.6p1 -- 6.1p1
openssl (1.1.1k) 1.1.1d 1.0.1h 1.0.1f 1.0.1l 1.0.0c
perl (5.32.1) 5.28.1 5.18.1 5.18.2 5.18.1 5.14.2
php (8.0.3) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.21.4) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.5.10) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (13.2) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.9.4) 3.7.3 -- 2.7.5 2.6.4 2.7.4
qt (6.0.3) 5.11.3 -- -- 4.8.2 4.8.2
samba (4.14.2) -- 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37
systemd (248) -- -- 204 -- --
thunderbird (78.9.1) 68.7.0 38.6.0 38.3.0 -- --
vim (8.2) 8.1 -- -- -- --
vlc (3.0.12.1) -- -- 2.1.4 2.1.5 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.11) 1.20.4 1.14.3 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3

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Version: 20.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-05-10
Votes: 5


I´m running Simplicity Linux Desktop 20.4 from a 7.6GB-USB - persistent install via Savefile.
It is amazing how low the system ressources consumtion is - only 432MB-RAM used - having in mind, that this distro is using a modern desktop (cinnamon 3.8.8).


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 20.4
Rating: 2
Date: 2020-04-30
Votes: 4


Would not boot Desktop Edition on PNY USB burned with dd (no errors). MD5SUM verified. Desktop computer is BIOS/MBR so no chance of UEFI related issues. Burned to DVD and it booted, but boot splash is not up to date, showing "Debian" instead of Devuan, and "Buster Dog"... I guess from previous Puppy based version. Did not boot to graphical desktop, just root@live# prompt. Tried startx but that didn't work. Waste of time and DVD.


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Version: 20.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-02-19
Votes: 1


I tested the "Mini"- Vision and it worked out of the box on a Sandisk USB Flash Drive. You don't need a HD. Streaming worked without problems including Sound too. You can start it every time "fresh" or you can save your changes too after creating a Savefile similar to Puppy Linux. 10 Points.


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