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EasyDD: write image file to drive

June 15, 2020 — BarryK

EasyDD is an application for writing an operating system image file to a drive. Typically, this might be something like writing file 'debian-1.2.3.img.gz' (for example) to an SD-card for a RaspberryPi board, to a USB-stick for a desktop PC or laptop, or for any other board or computer.

EasyDD is a simple bash script, capable of running in either CLI (commandline) mode or GUI (graphical) mode.


EasyPup, a blend of classical-Puppy and EasyOS

February 29, 2020 — BarryK

EasyPup is a blend of "classical Puppy" with EasyOS. EasyOS originally derived from Puppy, but is a complete redesign, based on use of containers. EasyPup may be considered as a traditional Puppy, but with many enhancements of EasyOS, sans container support.

Regarding the "Puppy part" of EasyPup, EasyPup is built with WoofQ, not with WoofCE. The latter is the build system used to create the latest official releases of Puppy. They both forked from Woof2 in 2013, and the Puppy-components of WoofQ have pretty much stayed as they were in 2013. So the Puppy-related infrastructure is a "classical Puppy".


Quirky Linux, an experimental distribution

January 06, 2019 — BarryK

Quirky Linux is an experimental distribution, created by Barry Kauler in 2013, after he retired from leading the Puppy Linux project.

Quirky is similar to Puppy from the User Interface and applications point of view, but underneath has significant differences. Originally, Quirky was a "full installation" only, with special snapshot and recovery features. Later, live-CD running-in-RAM with session-saving was added, and a "frugal installation" mode, however all of this is different from Puppy.


EasyOS, a simple and secure Linux distribution

January 06, 2019 — BarryK

EasyOS, also known as Easy OS, Easy Linux, or just "Easy", is an experimental distribution, a "new paradigm"; a blend of the best ideas from Puppy and Quirky, and a fundamental rethink of the security, maintainability and ease-of-use.

Easy has his own website:

There is also a forum: