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EasyOS Buster version 2.1.3 released

September 15, 2019 — BarryK

EasyOS version 2.1.3, latest in the "Buster" series, has been released. This is another incremental upgrade, however, as the last release announced on Distrowatch is version 2.1, the bug fixes, improvements and upgrades have been considerable since then. So much, that I might request the guys at Distrowatch to announce version 2.1.3. With that in mind, here is an announcement blurb:

EasyOS version 2.1.3 is the latest in the "Buster" series. Since version 2.1 there have been significant bug fixes, improvements and upgrades.
Significant upgrades include building from Debian 10.1 binary packages, and bumping the SeaMonkey web browser to 2.49.5.
There have been many refinements and improvements, including constraining of all apps Open|save|Download dialogs to default path within "/home" (this path has a special meaning in EasyOS different from other Linux distributions). Sharing of files between containers and the main desktop is also streamlined in folder "/home/shared". There have been many improvements to the management of containers, and the downloading and installing of SFS files.
A small band of very keen testers have identified various issues, and there has been intense bug fixing. This includes correct operation of the new "Copy session to RAM & disable drives" boot menu option (this is a secure mode of operation, isolated from the PC drives and having no persistence. It can be considered as an alternative to containers).

Detailed release notes are here:

It is also recommended to read this:

Download from here:

...note, there are also German and French builds.

If you need guidance on how to write the 'easy-2.1.3-amd64.img.gz' file to a USB-stick and boot from it, see here:

Read why EasyOS is different from other Linux distributions:

Feedback is welcome. We use this thread in the Puppy Forum:

...please do not post anywhere else in the Puppy Forum, as EasyOS is not Puppy, and it creates confusion.

Finally, a snapshot of the desktop. This was taken on a 1024x768 monitor, which is the smallest resolution that EasyOS will work with:


Note also, a PC with 64-bit CPU and at least 2GB of RAM is required. You might get Easy to work with less RAM, but I haven't tried it. 

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