Barry Kauler has announced the release of EasyOS 3.1. The lightweight distribution features easy to use container technology which can sandbox specific applications or the entire desktop environment. The latest version includes a number of updates and changes to the filesystem layout.
“There have been major functional changes: applications can now be run non-root each as its own user and group, and the folder hierarchy has become more conventional, with /clients becoming /home and /home becoming /files. As well as fixing issues in 3.0 due to the changes in directory hierarchy, version 3.1 has greatly enhanced video configurability and hardware profiling. Also, there are new RDP, VNC and SSH servers and clients available via the package manager. A lot of attention has been given to booting EasyOS from a USB-stick on different computers. Hardware profiling means that any video, bluetooth and audio configuration on one computer is remembered and automatically selected next time bootup on that same computer.
Attention has also been given to the situation where video is broken at bootup, such as a black screen. There is a new ‘Fix broken video’ boot menu entry.” Further information can be found in the project’s release announcement and in the release notes. Download: easy-3.1-amd64.img.gz (522MB, MD5, pkglist).