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EasyOS Kirkstone-series version 5.5.2 released

September 22, 2023 — BarryK

Took awhile to get out some bugs! Easy 5.5 changed from traditional folder hierarchy to "usr-merge"; consequently there were lots of litttle issues. Version 5.5.1 followed quickly after; however, there were still issues when updating from version 5.4.10 or earlier. With 5.5.2, updating should (touch wood) be a pleasant experience for everybody.

If you do still have a problem updating from before version 5.5, see these instructions how to roll back:

...don't expect any issues now though.

Version 5.5.2 does bring one new feature, apart from the little bug fixes; NetworkManager has been removed, in favour of the traditional Puppy network tools. See announcement:

...tiny, tiny, tiny compared with NetworkManager, and work great. Or rather, SNS (Simple Network Setup) does; haven't tested "Network Wizard" and "pgprs" network tools -- they are updated, the latest from Richard (rerwin in the forum), but not yet tested. SNS is the choice for 99% of users.

Here are the release notes for 5.5.2:

Download the drive-image:

Also mirrored courtesy of NLUUG in Europe:

If you are unfamiliar with how to write a drive-image file to a USB-stick, or how to do a direct install to an internal drive, read here:

And how to install to an internal drive:

We welcome feedback in the EasyOS section of the Puppy Forum:

If you are particularly interested in the technical details, here are the github commits up until release of 5.5.2:

Have fun!      

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