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EasyOS

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


EasyOS is an experimental Linux distribution which uses many of the technologies and package formats pioneered by Puppy Linux. The distribution features custom container technology called Easy Containers which can run applications or the entire desktop environment in a container. Packages, desktop settings, networking and sharing resources over the network can all be controlled through graphical utilities.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 61 (184), 6 months: 43 (260), 3 months: 38 (301), 4 weeks: 53 (223), 1 week: 63 (173)

Average visitor rating: 7.73/10 from 15 review(s).


EasyOS Summary
Distribution EasyOS
Home Page https://easyos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://easyos.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=109958
Documentation https://easyos.org/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://distro.ibiblio.org/easyos/amd64/releases/pyro/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
Reviews 1.x: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-08-25: Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.1
 • 2019-02-23: Distribution Release: EasyOS 1.0.8
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 2.1.8
buster
1.2.8
pyro
Release Date 2019-11-06 2019-11-06
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 500-600 400-500
Free Download IMG IMG
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop JWM-ROX JWM-ROX
Package Management PET PET
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 2.1.8 1.2.8
Package 2.1.8
buster
1.2.8
pyro
abiword (3.0.4) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.8 1.1.5
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.3.30
bind (9.15.6) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.10 2.2.2
dhcp (4.4.1) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.43.4
firefox (71.0) -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.9
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.8 2.8.22
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.25
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- --
grub (2.04) -- 2.00
gtk (3.24.13) 3.24.5 3.22.8
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.2 0.92.2
k3b (19.08.3) -- --
kmod (26) 26 23
krita (4.2.8.2) -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.1.5 6.0.4
linux (5.4.2) 5.2 5.2
Package 2.1.8
buster
1.2.8
pyro
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.5.0) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.2.7) 18.3.6 17.3.8
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- --
NVIDIA (440.36) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.0.2k
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.24.1
php (7.4.0) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.3 2.7.14
qt (5.13.2) -- 5.10.1
samba (4.11.2) 4.9.5 4.6.14
systemd (244) 241 --
thunderbird (68.3.0) -- --
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.4 1.19.6

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.7
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Version: 2.1.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-23
Votes: 2


I have tried a number of 'light' distros over the past several years. Many run too slowly for my liking. Most are much too complicated for a newbie to figure out (such as, how to safely install alongside Windows, etc). So I mainly try them as live USB installs.

I find that Easy OS is outstanding when it comes to hardware recognition. A number of distros have a hard time with my Wifi adapter. Easy OS recognizes everything. Boots very quickly; runs in RAM, so its very fast. Autosaves all changes to your drive at shutdown. All of this is very easy to control even for a newcomer.

Lots of built in controls for almost every feature (fonts, desktop, windows, icons) - again very easy to figure out. The only thing that it lacks for me is proper implementation of TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt will install, and it will mount a encrypted containter, but the virtual drive does not show up in the OS, so no way to access it.

Barry Kauler has done a tremendous job in putting this together. Looking forward to whatever improvements he makes in future releases.

DHarris


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Version: 2.1
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-09-02
Votes: 7


I have tried several versions of EasyOS, including the latest (2.1)

At first run, the program either hangs up at "making the file system usable" or takes a very long time (2 hours) to complete the process.

You can then, use EasyOs ...

Unfortunately, at next bootup, the very same thing happens.

I hope this bug can be fixed, so that I can really experiment with this cute distribution.


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Version: 2.1
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-08-31
Votes: 0


Boot up not on dell 980 missing link to dvd on two different pc.Ugh.


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