Warren has uploaded a second 8.0 beta, MEPIS 7.9.80-beta. MEPIS 8.0 offers up-to-date user applications delivered on top of a Debian Lenny core.
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Important package changes in this beta include 188.8.131.52 kernel, ntfs-3g34, OpenOffice 3.0rc2, and OpenJDK 6. The new kernel supports VirtualBox-OSE 2.0.2, which is available for installation from the MEPIS 8.0 pool.
Plugable ntfs devices are once again handled automatically with ntfs-3g. At this time, permanent ntfs devices must be mounted manually with ntfs-3g. An automatic solution is being investigated.