Simply Linux 9

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Jetson Nano guide (RU)
MCom-02 (Салют-ЭЛ24ПМ2) guide (RU)
HiFive Unleashed guide (RU)
QEMU riscv64 guide

Simply Linux

Simply Linux is a Ninth Platform based distribution produced by BaseALT Ltd.


Simply Linux 9.0 distribution will be supported with security updates till (if not specified otherwise within provisioning terms):
  • December 31, 2023 but not before half a year after new version release (10.0).


Simply Linux is easy to install and use operating system that enables users to perform all of their day-to-day tasks without fearing virii or wasting their time searching the Internet or stores for all the necessary software.

Simply Linux project is the Linux OS adapted for the user. The project's idea is to interest the user with Free Software by showing the comfort and convenience of working with it.

The software suite includes more than 30 application software packages for most user needs as well as wide range of device drivers making peripherals use easier.

You can find license terms for the distribution here.

Software versions as of release day


  • Xfce 4.14 desktop environment
  • Linux kernel 5.4.25 (4.9.140 for Nvidia Jetson Nano)
  • LibreOffice ("still")
  • Chromium 80 web browser (Firefox ESR 68.6.0 for aarch64)
  • WINE 5.0 Win32 compatibility layer (x86 only)
  • GIMP 2.10.12 raster graphics editor
  • Inkscape 0.92.4 vector graphics editor
  • Systemd 243.7
  • Xorg 1.20.5
  • NetworkManager 1.18.4
  • Thunderbird 68.6.0
  • Audacious 3.10.1
  • Pidgin 2.13.0
  • VLC 3.0.8 (celluloid 0.18 for aarch64 and mipsel)


  • Xfce 4.14 desktop environment (includes all updates)
  • Linux kernel 5.10 (4.9 for Nvidia Jetson Nano, 4.4 for MCom-02 (Салют-ЭЛ24ПМ2))
  • LibreOffice-still
  • Chromium 89 web browser for x86, Firefox ESR 78.10.0 for other architectures
  • WINE 5.20 Win32 compatibility layer (x86 only)
  • GIMP 2.10.18 raster graphics editor
  • Inkscape 1.0.1 vector graphics editor
  • Systemd 246.13
  • Xorg 1.20.8
  • NetworkManager 1.18.10
  • Thunderbird 78.8.0
  • Audacious 3.10.1
  • Pidgin 2.13.0
  • VLC (celluloid 0.18 for aarch64 and mipsel)

Supported hardware

Simply Linux 9 is released for the following hardware platforms:

  • x86 — 32-bit Intel and AMD processors;
  • x86_64 — 64-bit Intel and AMD processorts;
  • aarch64 — 64-bit ARMv8-compatible processors;
  • armv7a - 32-bit ARMv7a;
  • mipsel — 32-bit MIPS Little Endian processors;
  • riscv64 — 64-bit RISC-V (rv64gc) processors.


Image flavours:

  • multiboot image with Install, Live and Rescue modes;
  • live image (installation possible either).

Official torrent tracker.

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 (x86_64) | 5,2 GB
MD5 checksum: 5f3e63d617b2ebb8feecfe750b5f1302
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-live-9.1 (x86_64) | 1,7 GB
MD5 checksum: 7c83ede69d8799b5942155f21940c8b3
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 (i586) | 4,5 GB
MD5 checksum: 75a893b9ed80caf4ce67d6e5d8f5f37d
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-live-9.1 (i586) | 1,7 GB
MD5 checksum: 0f5e4b3ae8450174f9f5f720d7ab2456

Images for aarch64 are also supported by Baikal-M.

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 (aarch64) | 3,5 GB
MD5 checksum: d001e1877a014aef17f7838186eab28c
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-live-9.1 (aarch64) | 1,6 GB
MD5 checksum: e0eec965747a54bce70a225883373e3d

These ISO images are hybrid, i.e. suitable for writing onto both DVD media and USB Flash sticks.

Use dd utility to write an image onto a USB thumbdrive (the whole device, not a partition; e.g. /dev/sdb and not /dev/sdb1).

Attention! UNetbootin and UltraISO spoil the image instead of just writing it onto a flash drive, thus not recommended.

System requirements

Distribution Minimal RAM size Recommended RAM size Disk space
Simply Linux 9 512 MB 1+ GB 25+ GB
Simply Linux live 9 512 MB 1+ GB 10+ GB

Download filesystem images

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 and others ARMv8 compatible | 1,1 GB
MD5 checksum: 10e6b08d8c84a492d900d2d434e05b00
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-tegra-9.1 for Nvidia Jetson Nano | 1,3 GB
MD5 checksum: 1a7676030e6a237375e1e4154cea41ef

A filesystem image can be written onto media following this guide (in Russian).

Download SD card images

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 for Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3 | 1,2 GB
MD5 checksum: 4f76933d30b8325ae2676291df4ec577
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-mcom02 9.1 for MCom-02 (Салют-ЭЛ24ПМ2) | 1,0 GB
MD5 checksum: e49db7ef3aab04530f5c0ef501f2220f
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-hifive-unleashed 9.1 for HiFive Unleashed | 0,7 GB
MD5 checksum: 5333d6f2648f4018626ce4567b9076e2

An SD card image can be written onto media following this guide (in Russian).

Download an image for QEMU RISC-V

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 for RISC-V | 1,1 GB
MD5 checksum: 5ffede5df4d092a7c1f36fdf24e1e656

Download images for mipsel

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 for BFK3 | 0,9 GB
MD5 checksum: 2bcbc1fd866f7ece41d7a8a48459d1f3

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.1 for Tavolga Terminal | 1,5 GB
MD5 checksum: 5e87df6634b2280b136d7479106b37a3