I downloaded a copy of Easy OS from Barry Kauler to see what the new innovations are of his latest creation. Rather than going through my list and hoping I mention all the innovation, of which there is a lot of, here is a link to the Easy OS Website.
Here is a second link on how and why Easy OS is different and trending towards the leading edge. Easy OS how and whys of differences. Honestly, everything Easy OS has to offer is over my interest level. To me, Easy OS looks and somewhat behaves as Puppy Linux, with a few obvious exceptions.
To backtrack, there are a few obvious differences, at the starting line. Easy OS does not arrive as an ISO. Easy OS arrives as an IMG file. FWIW, Balena Etcher on my iMac did not know what to do with the file. Once I moved it to my Linux box, Balena Etcher took off and copied it to the USB stick. Not sure what that is, other than my Mac Balena Etcher version is an older version which I seldom use.
Secondly, when booting Easy OS, I needed to turn off UEFI. As I seldom use Windows, this was not an issue for me. However if you are a casual user, booting into your BIO and making changes may be something you are not comfortable doing. If you are in this group, you aren’t missing anything.
Saying that, I did not even scratch the surface of what Easy OS is capable of, hence the above links. If you are a general user as I am, I doubt you will find a lot of value from Easy OS. If you are more of a computer gear head, Easy OS claims to offer a world full of changes and options which should delight a technical user.
I really like Puppy Linux, and I imagine I could live with Easy OS. As I mentioned I am only a casual user, and I want things to be simple, as in one of the mainstream distributions. That being said, if you are comfortable in your bios, and want to be challenged with new opportunity, give Easy OS a try. Stop back and leave a comment about your pluses and minuses with Easy OS.My hat is always off to Barry Kauler and those like him, who are never content with the norm. As for me, I will cruising the Web, or looking into nerdy type topics only a few people really have an interest in.