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EasyOS


Last Update: 2024-06-18 15:33 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: 35 (253), 6 months: 37 (236), 3 months: 51 (192), 4 weeks: 56 (185), 1 week: 29 (329)

Average visitor rating: 8.86/10 from 28 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:
 • 2024-06-18: Distribution Release: EasyOS 6.0
 • 2024-02-03: Distribution Release: EasyOS 5.7
 • 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
 • More EasyOS releases...

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

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Feature 6.0
scarthgap
5.7
kirkstone
4.5
dunfell
3.4.7
dunfell
2.6.2
buster
1.2.8
pyro
Release Date 2024-06-18 2024-02-03 2022-11-12 2022-04-27 2021-06-29 2019-11-06
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 800-900 800-900 800-900 600-700 500-600 400-500
Free Download IMG IMG IMG IMG IMG IMG
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop JWM-ROX JWM-ROX JWM-ROX JWM-ROX JWM-ROX JWM-ROX
Package Management PET PET PET PET PET PET
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV BusyBox SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 6.0 5.7 4.5 3.4.7 2.6.2 1.2.8
Package 6.0
scarthgap
5.7
kirkstone
4.5
dunfell
3.4.7
dunfell
2.6.2
buster
1.2.8
pyro
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.11 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 (5.2.21) 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.3.30
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (126.0.6478.114) -- 109.0.5414.74 -- -- -- --
cups (2.4.10) 2.4.7 2.4.2 2.3.1 2.3.1 2.2.10 2.2.2
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) -- -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.46.5 1.45.7 1.45.7 1.44.5 1.43.4
firefox (127.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.9
gcc (14.1.0) 13.2.0 11.3.0 9.3.0 9.3.0 8.3.0 6.3.0
gimp (2.10.38) 2.10.36 2.10.30 2.10.18 2.10.18 2.10.8 2.8.22
glibc (2.39) 2.39 2.35 2.33 2.33 2.28 2.25
gnome-shell (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (5.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.12) -- -- -- 2.04 -- 2.00
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.41 3.24.34 3.24.14 3.24.14 3.24.5 3.22.8
httpd (2.4.59) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.3.2) 1.3.2 1.2.1 1.1.1 1.1.1 0.92.2 0.92.2
k3b (24.05.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (32) 31 29 26 26 26 23
krita (5.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.4) -- 7.4.2.3 7.1.3 7.1.3 6.1.5 6.0.4
linux (6.9.5) 6.6.32 5.15.148 5.15.78 5.15.16 5.4.128 5.2
Package 6.0
scarthgap
5.7
kirkstone
4.5
dunfell
3.4.7
dunfell
2.6.2
buster
1.2.8
pyro
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (24.1.1) 24.0.3 2 21.3.7 21.3.7 18.3.6 17.3.8
mysql (8.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (550.90.07) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (22) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (9.7p1) 9.6p1 8.9p1 8.2p1 8.2p1 7.9p1 7.4p1
openssl (3.3.1) 3.2.1 3.0.12 1.1.1q 1.1.1l 1.1.1d 1.0.2k
perl (5.40.0) 5.38.2 5.34.1 5.30.1 5.30.1 5.28.1 5.24.1
php (8.3.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (6.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.12.4) 3.12.3 3.10.13 3.8.14 3.8.12 3.7.3 2.7.14
qt (6.7.2) 5.15.13 5.15.7 -- -- -- 5.10.1
samba (4.20.1) 4.19.5 4.14.14 4.10.18 4.10.18 4.9.5 4.6.14
systemd (256.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (127.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (9.1) 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.2 -- --
vlc (3.0.21) -- -- -- -- -- --
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.13) -- 21.1.4 21.1.3 21.1.3 1.20.4 1.19.6

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.9
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Version: 5.7
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-02-04
Votes: 21


She's a little beauty, lightning boot up to desktop time after time, Updating and Rollback works very well and easy to implement, just follow the prompts, other software included is zappy and clean, makes for a functional Desktop, Claw's mail has the bells & whistles you need with built in Spam protection. Setting up the Desktop and your personal settings is clear and easy to get you up and running. Everything works! For enhanced Security and Privacy is the Container Management Options or the option to boot-up into, a fully locked down desktop you can use until the setting is changed back manually, this can be done from the right click menu, in Shutdown.



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Version: 5.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-12-07
Votes: 19


A compact and lightweight distribution with some exceptional features:

- Works with the root user out of the box, so there's no need of issueing sudo / gksudo commands and typing a password countless times for launching programs

- Can be easily installed on a USB stick and used on multiple systems with a single installation. It is also possible to backup the configured and customized system from the USB stick to an internal or external drive relatively easily.

- Security oriented

- Very lightweight. Also suitable for non very powerful hardware.

- Great hardware compatibility. Most laptops and desktops will work flawlessly.

- The session is eventually saved when the system is shut down. This makes it suitable for USB sticks (flash memories generally speaking), 'cause the file system won't be written all the time. The user is also free not to save the session when the system is shut down, so that no changes will be saved to the disk (including wrongly installed foreign packages, for example).

- Password encrypted file system.

- It is possible to add sfs files to the system and run them on a chosen level. There are also sfs files for gaining the ability to compile programs or adding device drivers.

- The window manager (JVM) is very lightweight.

- Despite compactness, lots and lots of open source office, utility and multimedia software included.

- Support for Flatpaks and Appimages.

- Automatically scans and detects network shares.

- Possibility to display and control the screen of an Android device on the desktop.

- It's a Puppy fork and therefore it's a Debian derivative: it will be anyway possible to install most foreign deb packages.



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Version: 5.4
Rating: 6
Date: 2023-09-17
Votes: 1


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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