This is the torrent for the 32-bit version of the SimplyMEPIS 6.04 LiveCD
There is also a 64 bit version. From the official release announcement:
Many Improvements for SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 in Beta4
Morgantown, WV, Jan 24, 2007 -- MEPIS has announced Beta4 of SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 Version 6.0-4. This release introduces several improvements in wireless support and the introduction of MEPIS live on a USB key.
Warren Woodford of MEPIS reports "A big change is in the kernel. Updating to 2.6.17-20 is a lot more difficult than it sounds. MEPIS is meant for everybody, not just the Linux users on the bleeding edge. The fact is, kernels after 2.6.16 have introduced many changes that are good for some, but that break the system for others. We've stuck with 2.6.15 because it's stable and works with the packages already in the MEPIS and Dapper package pools."
"But we had reports of problems with wireless support, especially with Centrino wireless chips. So we've updated the Intel drivers and improved some of the network configuration options. I'm happy to report that we are getting feedback from users that wireless, especially with wpa, is working the best ever."
In Beta 4, SimplyMEPIS adds the NXclient as a preinstalled application. The kernel drivers for fuse, rt61, and alsa have also been updated to the latest version. A driver for alt1 gigabit lan chip has been added. While improving the MEPIS utilities they were renamed as Assistants to better communicate that they are there to help one easily configure the system. Automatic configuration for Intel graphics was improved. The foomatic printer database was stripped of a large number of non-existent driver which were confusing users when installing a printer. The latest version of Opera and xvidcap were backported to the package pools but not preinstalled on CD.
Warren also announced an exciting new feature "Now the MEPIS System Assistant will install SimplyMEPIS 32 or 64 from a CD to a USB key. It will also reformat the key so it will be properly recognized on any machine that can boot from USB key. This should only be done with a high-speed key. Unfortunately the key is incompatible with MacTel firmware, so this will only work on a PC."
"I think a cool way to use the key is to demonstrate MEPIS to your friends or boss, on their machine, but at nearly hard drive speeds. And if they like MEPIS, you can also install SimplyMEPIS in about one minute from a fast key to their hard drive."
The final release date has been pushed back to approximately February 10 but users who switch to SimplyMEPIS now can keep up-to-date with the final changes by updating periodically from the MEPIS pool.
MEPIS LLC was founded in 2002 by computer industry veteran Warren Woodford, to realize his personal vision for a version of Linux that was complete and secure, while also being easy to try, easy to install, and easy to use.
Those of you who remember using Wordstar 5 for MSDOS? Warren wrote all the drivers for hundreds of printers, making that the most versatile word-processing application of it's time.
Today MEPIS offers personal computing solutions that are popular with people of all ages and of all professions. MEPIS products are also available free of charge to not-for-profits, K-12 schools, and private users not requiring support.