Simply Linux 7.0

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Simply Linux is an operating system that is easy to set up and convenient to use, which allows the user to perform all kinds of everyday activities without being concerned about virus risks and spending time on searching for the necessary applications on the Internet and in shops. Simply Linux is an operating system for every one of you. It is easy to use, does not require a lot of hardware resources, functional and reliable.

The Simply Linux project sets a goal to create a Linux operating system tailored for end-users. The idea of the Simply Linux project is to raise the user's interest in Free Software by showing her how accessible and convenient it is.

The Simply Linux package includes over 30 applications targeted at the most frequent needs of end-users. The package includes a broad selection of device drivers which facilitates the installation and configuration of additional devices.

Project website:


The Seventh Platform

This release is the first that is available for the miniature ARMv7-based computer Cubox from Solid Run with the same design and package base.

Release date and support cycle

Release: 1 July, 2013

End of support (if other conditions are not agreed upon with the customer): 30 June, 2015, but not earlier than 6 months after the release of the 8.0 version.

New in 7.0 release

  • Xfce 4.10.
  • Support for installation in UEFI mode (for 64-bit versions).
  • Systemd initialisation system.
  • Support for IPv6 (including Etcnet and Alterator modules).
  • Introduced support for installation on encrypted partitions (an unencrypted /boot partition is required) with LUKS (only for i586 and x86_64).
  • Improved support for execution of 32-bit applications in 64-bit environment.
  • Implemented out-of-the-box support for the popular 1С accounting software (only for i586 and x86_64).
  • The installation version of the distribution now includes an installation program for Steam (только для i586 и x86_64).
  • Preliminary support for Ukrainian language in the live image (as well as some other localizations).
  • For improved rendering of fonts, special versions of libraries with patches from are used.

Versions of core programs

  • Linux Kernel (3.5.7 for ARM)
  • Xorg 1.14.1 (1.13.2 for ARM)
  • NetworkManager 0.9.8
  • Firefox 21
  • Thunderbird 17.0.6
  • LibreOffice 4.0
  • GIMP 2.8.4
  • Audacious 3.3.4
  • Pidgin 2.10.7
  • Gnome-mplayer 1.0.8 (Parole 0.5.1 for ARM)
  • Brasero 3.8.0
  • medit 1.1.0

Hardware requirements


  • 512 MB RAM or more
  • over 15 GB of free space on a hard drive for the installation version of the distribution and over 8 GB for the live version.

Distribution formats

The distribution is available in builds for i586 and x86_64 CPU architectures in two formats:

  • DVD image with a choice of boot modes: installation, LiveCD, system rescue;
  • image with a Live system (with a possibility to install from the live mode).

All images are hybrid and can be recorded on either DVD disks or USB flash drives. It is recommended to use the dd utility to record the installation images on USB flash drives. In this case, the image should be recorded on the whole drive (/dev/sdb), and not on an individual partition (/dev/sdb1).

There is also an image for Cubox based on the package base and design of Simply Linux 7.0.0 and intended for recording as an image on an SD card

Download images

The following locations support both ftp:// and http:// access:


Image Description Size MD5
altlinux-7.0.0-simply-x86_64-install-dvd5.iso Hybrid installation DVD+LiveCD (x86_64), file list 4,3 GB 33ae2b19f6dbf518f53fe396ded202b4
altlinux-7.0.0-simply-i586-install-dvd5.iso Hybrid installation DVD+LiveCD (i586), file list 4,0 GB 7942a41519f44f4f5347609b574ac0da
DVD.pngFlash.png altlinux-7.0.0-simply-x86_64-live-dvd5.iso Live image (x86_64), file list 949 MB db3185cf24a1fbf6e6d62d833612a3f2
Файл:DVD.pngФайл:Flash.png altlinux-7.0.0-simply-i586-live-dvd5.iso Live image (i586), file list 815 MB f3c098c9c941d6ced68e0d16700b3e06
Файл:Flash.png altlinux-7.0.0-simply-cubox-armh.img.gz Image for Cubox 781 MB 3ede1f116f1f0709b028f2bc143b2832


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