And following EasyOS 2.4 release, the EasyOS team has announced a new point version EasyOS 2.5 under the current EasyOS 2.0 “buster” series, with this latest release built on top of the Debian GNU/Linux 10.6, and includes the long-term Linux kernel 5.4.78 and updated Debian packages like SeaMonkey 2.53.5.
The creator of EasyOS, Barry Kauler, is the former project lead of Puppy Linux and the erstwhile Quirky Linux, which is more reason it inherits features such as frugal mode, menu-hierarchy, and SFS layered filesystem from both Puppy and Quirky Linux, coupled with custom container technology called Easy Containers.
What’s New in EasyOS 2.5 Release?
EasyOS 2.5 has Blueman replaced with a new BluePup Bluetooth manager, albeit users can still install Blueman from the repository, but BluePup is now the default Bluetooth manager with integrated multiple sound card wizard.
Also, EasyOS 2.5 brings a lightweight game called XLennart, which is a fork of Xbill arcade game built using GTK2 toolkit. Other new changes in EasyOS 2.5 includes:
- Support for PulseAudio
- French and German language packs updated
- CUPS setup added to Erase Exceptions app
- Internationalized bluetoothctl utility
- Added xf86-input-wacom
Additionally, there is the hardware profiling feature for Pmcputemp CPU temperature monitor, with the Easy Containers, which can run applications or even the entire desktop environment within a container.
How to Download or Upgrade to EasyOS 2.5?
For existing EasyOS users, you can easily upgrade your current system to EasyOS 2.5 by clicking the “update” icon on the desktop, with the upgrade instructions available here.
And if you're a new user and want to give EasyOS 2.5 a spin, you can download the image, and write it to a USB stick, before installing it to a hard drive.