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EasyOS


Last Update: 2023-06-10 13:05 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: 22 (377), 6 months: 25 (342), 3 months: 33 (304), 4 weeks: 48 (222), 1 week: 54 (179)

Average visitor rating: 8.81/10 from 26 review(s).


EasyOS Summary
Distribution EasyOS
Home Page https://easyos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.puppylinux.com/viewforum.php?f=63
Alternative User Forums http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=109958
Documentation https://easyos.org/
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Download Mirrors http://distro.ibiblio.org/easyos/amd64/releases/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-06-10: Distribution Release: EasyOS 5.4
 • 2023-02-26: Distribution Release: EasyOS 5.0
 • 2022-11-13: Distribution Release: EasyOS 4.5
 • 2022-06-09: Distribution Release: EasyOS 4.0
 • 2022-04-08: Distribution Release: EasyOS 3.4.5
 • 2022-01-09: Distribution Release: EasyOS 3.2
 • 2021-10-25: Distribution Release: EasyOS 3.1
 • 2021-09-04: Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.9
 • 2021-04-15: Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.7
 • 2020-11-21: Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.5
 • 2020-08-31: Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.4.1
 • 2020-05-30: Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.3
 • More EasyOS releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2020-06-01 Transferring disk images with EasyDD
 • More EasyOS headlines...

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Feature 5.4
kirkstone
4.5
dunfell
3.4.7
dunfell
2.6.2
buster
1.2.8
pyro
Release Date 2023-06-10 2022-11-12 2022-04-27 2021-06-29 2019-11-06
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 800-900 800-900 600-700 500-600 400-500
Free Download IMG IMG IMG IMG IMG
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop JWM-ROX JWM-ROX JWM-ROX JWM-ROX JWM-ROX
Package Management PET PET PET PET PET
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV BusyBox SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 5.4 4.5 3.4.7 2.6.2 1.2.8
Package 5.4
kirkstone
4.5
dunfell
3.4.7
dunfell
2.6.2
buster
1.2.8
pyro
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.6 1.2.1 1.2.1.2 1.1.8 1.1.5
amdgpu (23.0.0) 22.0.0 22.0.0 22.0.0 18.1.99 --
bash (5.2.15) 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.3.30
bind (9.18.19) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (117.0.5938.92) 109.0.5414.74 -- -- -- --
cups (2.4.7) 0.8 2.3.1 2.3.1 2.2.10 2.2.2
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.5 1.45.7 1.45.7 1.44.5 1.43.4
firefox (117.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.13.2) 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.9
gcc (13.2.0) 11.3.0 9.3.0 9.3.0 8.3.0 6.3.0
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.30 2.10.18 2.10.18 2.10.8 2.8.22
glibc (2.38) 2.35 2.33 2.33 2.28 2.25
gnome-shell (45.0) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (5.4) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.55) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.06) -- -- 2.04 -- 2.00
gtk (4.12.2) 3.24.34 3.24.14 3.24.14 3.24.5 3.22.8
httpd (2.4.57) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.3) 1.2.1 1.1.1 1.1.1 0.92.2 0.92.2
k3b (23.08.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (30) 29 26 26 26 23
krita (5.1.5) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.6.1) 7.4.2.3 7.1.3 7.1.3 6.1.5 6.0.4
linux (6.5.5) 5.15.92 5.15.78 5.15.16 5.4.128 5.2
Package 5.4
kirkstone
4.5
dunfell
3.4.7
dunfell
2.6.2
buster
1.2.8
pyro
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (11.0.3) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.2) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (23.1.8) 8.4.0 21.3.7 21.3.7 18.3.6 17.3.8
mysql (8.1.0) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (45.0) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (535.113.01) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (21) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (9.4p1) 8.9p1 8.2p1 8.2p1 7.9p1 7.4p1
openssl (3.1.3) 3.0.8r 1.1.1q 1.1.1l 1.1.1d 1.0.2k
perl (5.38.0) 5.34.1 5.30.1 5.30.1 5.28.1 5.24.1
php (8.2.10) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.27.8) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.8.2) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (16.0) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.11.5) 3.10.9 3.8.14 3.8.12 3.7.3 2.7.14
qt (6.5.2) -- -- -- -- 5.10.1
samba (4.19.0) 4.14.14 4.10.18 4.10.18 4.9.5 4.6.14
systemd (254.4) -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (115.2.3) -- -- -- -- --
vim (9.0) 9.0 9.0 8.2 -- --
vlc (3.0.18) -- -- -- -- --
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.8) 21.1.4 21.1.3 21.1.3 1.20.4 1.19.6

Reader Ratings
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Version: 5.4
Rating: 6
Date: 2023-09-17
Votes: 0


It may be a brillant OS/project, it looks nice, but I found a few nasty things.

The USB-stick, prepared with Rufus, can not be/stay in a USB-port with Windows running. Rebooting from a running Windows, with the prepared USB-stick in an USB-port results in an endless loop.

At the date I tried the last EasyOS, Chromium was of an older version, the actual Chromium (and Chrome) had just had crash-updates. EasyOS did not update Chromium.
The options to download the latest Firefox and Vivaldi did not work.
So potentially internet-browsing with the given Chromium could be unsafe.

The prepared USB-stick (with EasyOS) can not be wiped/reformatted with a Windows-program (so also not with Rufus). So potentially an USB-stick with EasyOS, can not be used any more for something else (when you want to dismiss EasyOS).
However I succeeded to get rid of EasyOS and make the USB-stick Windows-usable, using a bootable GParted CD (keep MS-Dos partition table (anything else crashes GParted with the USB-stick), delete the partitions on the USB-stick, create new FAT32-partition).

I think a bootable DVD or USB-stick can better be made with a "big" supplier, daily/weekly build from Ubuntu or Fedora or Tails.


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Version: 5.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-08-09
Votes: 2


An experimental Linux distribution. Yes! Security. Absolutely !!

Total isolation in RAM, built-in firewall, you can customize with GUI-base menu or iptables, containerize apps and desktops, and secure Internet browser with add-ons and plug-ins.

I use EasyOS primarily for secure Internet browsing and web-base applications. JWM-ROX is new to me, so it is a new learning experience. EasyOS has numerous GUI-based applications built-in, everything you will need is installed. If something is missing, there are four package managers you can install the needed software. I use EasyOs on a live USB media and save sessions to the USB media as necessary.

Documentation is a plus on the EasyOS website. The developer is working on a Youtube channel (work in progress) for video instructions.

The defense-in-depth security model is a solution I always look for in a Linux distribution. I rather be relative-secure than sorry-safe !! There is no ABSOLUTE security with the right actor or hacker.

Thank you EasyOS !!!

Intermediate Linux User



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Version: 5.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-06-12
Votes: 2


Quiet a nice little distro, very snappy, a heap of great software (plenty of choices} choose what you want, easy install, easy uninstall, use the lock down set up or standard. Just as fast as MX though by default, you must choose a password at install, this is better security and the way to go I believe for ALL distros. Wallpapers are very ordinary.
red-shift continually changes settings every time you connect to a power source which is quite annoying, so I removed it completely. This and blue tooth should be included in the 'start-up apps' to run or not depending on the user? Icons choice like wallpaper leaves little to desire, but hey, a great distro with a ton of software, choices, and security conscious, gets my thumbs up!



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