MEPIS has announced RC1 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The isos and deltas for 32 and 64 bit processors are available from the testing directory at the MEPIS subscriber site and public mirrors
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The final cleanup of 7.0 begins with some updates: kernel 18.104.22.168, Firefox 22.214.171.124, Thunderbird 126.96.36.199, and OpenOffice 2.3.0-4. The final release is expected to take place in the next few weeks.