As the latest EasyOS 2.5 is built on Debian GNU / Linux 10.6, it includes the long-term Linux kernel 5.4.78 and other updated Debian packages like SeaMonkey 2.53.5.
To give you a quick overview of EasyOS, this is an experimental Linux distribution of Barry Kauler, creator and former project manager of one of the best light weight Puppy Linux distributions and discontinued Quirky Linux.
EasyOS inherits features from Puppy and Quirky Linux such as frugal mode, menu hierarchy, SFS layered file system, and custom container technology called Easy Containers, which can run applications or the entire desktop environment in a container.
EasyOS 2.5: What’s new?
The most important update of v2.5 is the replacement of Blueman with a new BluePup Bluetooth manager. While you can still install Blueman from the repository, BluePup is now the default Bluetooth manager in EasyOS which has integrated multiple sound card wizard.
Another new addition to Easy 2.5 is a lightweight game called XLennart. Originally it was a fork of the Xbill arcade game and built using the GTK2 toolkit.
Among other changes, Easy 2.5 added the following:
- Updated French and German language packs
- Optional PulseAudio support
- Adding xf86-input-wacom
- Internationalization of the bluetoothctl utility
- Hardware profiling function for Pmcputemp processor temperature monitor
- Fixes for HelpSurfer, Easy Dunfell
- CUPS configuration included for Erase Exceptions application
Or, if you are already using EasyOS, you can also easily upgrade your system by clicking on the ‘update’ icon on the desktop as explained here.
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