EasyOS 3.1 Released: Here’s What’s New

Now with revamped folder hierarchy and enhanced hardware profiling.


There are lots of popular lightweight Linux distributions out there, one of which is EasyOS, which is based on Puppy Linux. The previous version, i.e., V3.0, arrived with lots of ‘structural changes.’ The next version, 3.1, is now available, and it brings a host of changes and improvements over the previous version. Here’s everything that’s new in EasyOS 3.1.

EasyOS 3.1: What’s New?

One of the major changes is in the folder hierarchy. The /clients directory is now /home, and /home has been changed to /files. Apps can be run without root privileges as its users and group.

Thanks to the changes in the directory hierarchy, the OS now has enhanced video configurability and hardware profiling. New RDP, VNC, and SSH servers and clients are also available via the package manager.

Developer BarryK claims that much emphasis has been given to booting EasyOS via USB sticks on different computers. Thanks to hardware profiling, the OS will remember the audio, video, and Bluetooth configs when you boot from the same USB the next time.

There’s also a new “Fix broken video” option in the boot menu to fix an instance where nothing would get displayed on boot. Apart from that, Chrome is now available as an SFS (SquashFS) file. You can click on the sfsget icon on the desktop to get it. Chrome SFS runs in a container instead of on the desktop as a user, thereby ensuring better security.

If you want to know more about the release, head over to the official announcement to read more.

Have you ever used a lightweight Linux distribution? If yes, then do make sure to share your experience in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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