The first stable 64bit version of Easylinux OS has been released. The version is named 0.4 . This is by far the most tweaked Unity interface with custom launchers and unity lenses. Most derivatives of Ubuntu has decided to stick to GNOME classic interface.However, since new users would be using Unity by default, it was best thought tweaking Unity launchers would be a good idea.
This build of Easylinux OS is made using UCK unlike the 32bit edition which uses Remastersy. As with the preloaded software, all possible audio & video codecs are pre installed including flash 64bit . Sun Java is included instead of open jdk and umplayer is included. A few default software has been changed. Notably, gthumb being the default viewer and photo manager application and thunderbird for mail and calendar.Terminator is provided along with gnome terminal for techies. Pidgin is included for people using proxy to connect to Internet. And Google chrome is included for people wanting an alternate browser. A lot of indicators has been added to the systems which can be selected from the dash. Easylinux OS is available on live cd so you can grab a copy and run it in a virtual machine to see how it works.
A view of the Dash: Default software changed!
Download Easylinux OS 64bit edition from sourceforge.net
4 thoughts on “Easylinux OS 64bit version released”
Cool derivatives are great but are seldom as secure. This is the major issue with Ubuntu derivatives, they don’t get security updates from canonical! So you need to be a little more careful. Not that there are many viruses for linux to begin with though. It is good to see things like codecs bundled, but it removes the distro from being opensource and into being freeware. Also Ubuntu now offers to do this for you during installation.
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I think they do if you have the security repo enabled. I have not heard anything like if its not ubuntu you wont get the updates. Thats the best part of Ubuntu. Its derivaties can directly link to the mother repositories. Also, if you have read through my page of easylinux, this is primarily aimed at users in places like India, South East Asia, Africa where Internet connections are not fast and/or not present. The biggest drawback of Ubuntu is its not as offline installer friendly as windows. What does an install option help if you dont have internet connection or the required bandwidth?
I can only do offline installs for one. So I disagree that it is less friendly than windows in that regard.
You will get updates yes of course. The canonical security updates are I guess different. They as I understand it have to be compatible with the OS in its entirety. So they aren’t enabled or added. You could of course add them if they aren’t there.
However this could have changed. The last example of this was with Linux Mint about 2 years ago. I could always be wrong. And heck that might not be such a bad thing in this subject.
Btw, I visited you website and I found it quite interesting. I am planning to link to your website for tutorials.
Also, wanted to ask you, Why dont you review my latest 64bit release, v05, and give me some feedback as to what should be improved and what you think shouldn’t be there.