The EasyOS Challenge

Just found this in Karmi’s blog a couple days ago:

Okeeeee Karmi: Challenge Accepted! =^.^=

I must tell you now that this ain’t my first rodeo with Puppy Linux spin-offs, as I’ve tried 2 or 3 of these ultralights already years ago and was never satisfied with their stone-age appeal. But this is the anno domini 2021, maybe Barry Kauler did finally come up with something a bit more modern and straightforward. Who knows? Curiously I download the EasyOS ISO file and put it onto a USB stick. And then:

You don’t really install Puppy Linuxes, you start them from the HDD or SSD or wherever you keep them. I don’t like that approach. :/

After you boot the computer you’re welcomed by this overly populated and confusing desktop which looks a bit like a mix of DOS and Win 3.0. Not a nice habitat to be in.

Many many words, hardly any usable info. But as it looks like, this distro is not really installable. :/

After searching the whole PC up and down and left to right, and sniffing in each and every menu category, I can’t find an Install button. I guess this is like the Puppys of the past. Just copying the ISO file onto the PC’s internal hard disk or SSD obviously counts as “installation” in Mr. Kauler’s mind.

The freshly “installed” EasyOS doesn’t look easy at all. 😮

I decide this EasyOS is obviously not made for spoiled brats like Orca but has the appeal of a Meccano toy set, so it’s more for playful boys. Angry about having wasted at least half an hour of my precious time I switch the PC off.

Karmi has fun on EasyOS! 🙂

No, honestly, I really do believe that distros like EasyOS and all the other Puppys, are to blame for the very very small minority of female Linux users. But otoh it’s fun to see how the boys are geeking out over a simple computer OS … that they never use for anything worthwile anyway. For serious work and fun they use fuxn Windows. 🙂

Boys will be boys. =^.^=
EasyOS is funny!

2 comments

  1. 🙂 Orca, I believe that you are better off using EndeavourOS; it is best suited to your personality and of course, your workflow.

    In my case, I will stick with Vanilla Arch Linux. I cannot be changing Linux operating systems as often as I change my underwear.

    Unfortunately, I will have to ignore the EasyOS challenge.

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    • Hi Renard, guess what, I to think that I’m better off on Endeavour. And I don’t intend to switch anytime soon. And, among us, it wasn’t my intention to change OSes as I only tried EasyOS on one of my mini Lenovos. I’ve got 2 of those so I can change my OS much more often than my underwear. 🙂
      I’d never deinstall my daily rider for a short bullshit test tho. I’d not even sacrifice the EOS install on my shitty little netbook as I need that when we fly to Germany maybe later this year.

      As you’ve seen it’s not really a challenge, and even if it were it was directly targeted at me. 😉

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