Simply Linux 9

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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)

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;
  • mipsel — 32-bit MIPS Little Endian processors;
  • e2k* — 64-bit Elbrus processors (v3/v4).


Image flavours:

  • multiboot image with Install, Live and Rescue modes;
  • live image (installation possible either).
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.0 (x86_64) | 4.7 GB
MD5 checksum: 1002f2cb4bec59fb1c732e0cdad9946b
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-live-9.0 (x86_64) | 1.7 GB
MD5 checksum: 8821abb90fd4bd47e8e5e65ed6d33bd5
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.0 (i586) | 3.9 GB
MD5 checksum: 43a1a04ecdab2936327792c1f7e2cb17
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-live-9.0 (i586) | 1.5 GB
MD5 checksum: cb6266c762b0142e115c37d5de6033af
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.0 (aarch64) | 3.2 GB
MD5 checksum: 02938d96460086f3f784e8435927082c
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-live-9.0 (aarch64) | 1.4 GB
MD5 checksum: c3bab7d7ce2b809ade4696e961332844

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 aarch64 images

DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-9.0 for Raspberry Pi 3 and other ARMv8 systems | 1.1 GB
MD5 checksum: 57aa3633ffc7774ec0c96ae69f9b664a
DVD.pngFlash.png simply-rpi4-9.0 for Raspberry Pi 4 | 1.1 GB
MD5 checksum: 574aa6e9357ed558d1e650fd5763a1be
DVD.pngFlash.png slinux-tegra-9.0 for Nvidia Jetson Nano | 1.2 GB
MD5 checksum: 4147e9b42076c1f7ca581f08b0a8bb2c

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

Download mipsel images

This section presents builds for BE-T1000 processor (known before as Baikal-T1).

DVD.pngFlash.png tavolga-slinux-9.0 for Tavolga Terminal 2BT1 | 1.6 GB
MD5 checksum: 20d05903e35f43f61501f076d0f39153

Filesystem image in recovery.tar format can be flashed following this guide (in Russian).

Tech preview

Builds for these targets are available as technology preview:

DVD.pngFlash.png mk150-slinux-20200330-mipsel.tar.xz Fastwel MK150-02 | 0.8 GB
MD5 checksum: 776cf07db039ced0ca866fe3f589d417

Preliminary builds for Baikal-M

DVD.pngFlash.png simply-baikal_m-dbm | 0.99 GB
MD5 checksum: 211ab539a3f0df851dab9dcd3a468440
DVD.pngFlash.png simply-baikal_m-itx | 0.99 GB
MD5 checksum: 7dad87dc62a419a2192c0484c7a15f27