- New boot system and new boot artwork (Uses Plymouth)
- 1.6 sports full removal of the hal package, making EasyPeasy faster to boot and faster to resume from suspend.
- 25% faster boot (cite)
- Brand new interface
- Built in integration with Twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, and other social networks with the MeMenu in the panel.
- The likewise-open package, which provides Active Directory authentication and server support for Linux, has been updated to version 5.4.
- New default open source driver for nVidia hardware
- Improved support for nVidia proprietary graphics drivers
- All packages are upgraded
We are hard at work making upgrade from 1.5 possible