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Should EasyOS be shipped as an uncompressed image file?

February 01, 2022 — BarryK

See discussion starting here:

The upcoming Easy 3.3 will be a 616MB download, compressed .img.gz file.

However, if I was to build it with a 4MB second partition, and not compress the file, the .img file will be 1 + 639 + 4 +1 equals 645MB. Those 1MB at start and end are padding.

Then there will be no need to uncompress the file, just one click to open it. But, I don't know if this is really such a big issue, might put it on the back burner. Reconsider sometime later.   

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