EasyOS is available as an ".img" file (and in the 'legacy' folder as an ".iso" file). If your PC is able to boot from a USB-flash-stick, it is strongly recommended that you download the ".img" file and write it to the flash-stick. If your PC is not able to boot from USB, then download the ".iso" and burn it to a CD or DVD.

Optical media should be considered as deprecated. It is very slow to boot, is read-only and has very low storage capacity. The ISO file format should also be considered as deprecated. Although an ISO file can be written to a USB-flash-stick and booted, this is not an installation, it has most of the limitations of booting from optical media.

On the other hand, an ".img" file written to a USB-drive or SD-card is a ready-to-use installation. It boots fast, and can be run indefinitely from the USB-drive, no need to do anything to the internal hard drive.

There are various free tools for writing the ".img" file to a USB-stick. For Windows, there are Etcher and USB-Image-Tool. For Linux, there are Etcher and EasyDD, or you can do it from a terminal using "dd".

Further English-language instructions are here:


Feedback on EasyOS, in English, is in this forum thread:


If you are unable to read and post in English, there are language-specific threads:

French: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=116589 

German: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=116594 

...note though, Barry might not view these frequently (and Barry can only read English!), so post to the first link if possible.

An over-view of what EasyOS is all about is here:


To find out about new developments, read Barry's blog: