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EasyShare, super easy network file and printer sharing

May 07, 2022 — BarryK

Page created: January 17, 2019
Updated: May 7, 2022

EDIT May 7, 2022:
EasyOS 3.4.8+ has an enhancement to EasyShare, supporting screen display and control of an Android device on the EasyOS desktop. This new feature is described toward the bottom of this page.

The Author (Barry Kauler) is the developer of EasyOS, an experimental Linux distribution. EasyOS was originally using various applications and utilities for file and printer sharing over a local network, inherited from Puppy Linux. However, the Author wanted to go to the "next step" in terms of simplicity. EasyShare is the result.


BluePup easy Bluetooth management

April 29, 2022 — BarryK

Originally written: Nov. 22, 2020
Updated: April 29, 2022

EasyOS prior to version 2.5 has Blueman Bluetooth manager, which is in many Linux distributions. However, Barry experienced some issues with it, so decided to write a GUI BT manager from scratch -- well, not from scratch exactly, but using existing excellent commandline utilities.

It is somewhat naive of Barry, perhaps, to think that something knocked together in a couple of weeks could compete with a product that has been under development for years. Maybe, but BluePup has turned out well, not all the features of Blueman, but is simple, easy and logical to use, and does the basic operations that most people would want, which is to connect their BT keyboard, mouse, speaker/headset, and transfer files to and from a mobile phone.