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Ultra-secure web browsing

December 21, 2020 — BarryK

Page created December 11, 2019
Updated: December 21, 2020

EasyOS is designed from the ground-up to use containers. Any app can be run in a container, such as Chromium, Firefox, or whatever is your favourite browser, and there is isolation from the rest of the system.

Containerized apps appear on the desktop as icons with a padlock symbol on them, as you can see here:



Easy version upgrade and downgrade

August 11, 2020 — BarryK

Page updated March 17, 2019. Last update August 11, 2020

A significant feature of EasyOS is the ease of upgrading to new versions, and rollback to older versions and snapshots, and roll-forward again.

A fully-automatic GUI could be created for this, for now it is partially-GUI with some manual steps -- very easy steps though, and possibly more personally satisfying to have that personal input than have everything done automatically.

As from EasyOS 2.3.8, updating is now fully automated, via an icon on the desktop. The manual method still works and and at the risk of cluttering up this page somewhat, both methods are explained. To clearly distinguish the new automatic method, it is shown in bold green text. 


Using Easy Containers

October 18, 2019 — BarryK

Running an application in a container, is a mechanism to achieve isolation from the rest of the system and higher security than if the application were run in the normal way.

There is another web-page which is a technical overview of EasyOS from the user-perspective, including an introduction to Easy Containers (EC):