To have Arch installed with an easy to use installer and a friendly, helpful community to fall back on during the journey to master the system.
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What is EndeavourOS?
Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a system that’s close to your beloved Distro? No matter which category you’re in, we can offer you the solution to make your jump-start in the flexible and wonderful world that an Arch-based distro can offer.
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Said about EndeavourOS as an alternative
Created as a successor to Antergos Linux.
Continues the development of Antergos directly. Based on Arch.
If people installed Antergos because it made an Arch install easy, EndeavourOS is the next best thing aside from installing vanilla Arch.
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Lists containing EndeavourOSOperating Systems • linux distros • xenmaster's linux distro master list • Linux 2021
Recent user activities on EndeavourOS
- bitmo added EndeavourOS as alternative(s) to Ultramarine Linux
- bitmo added EndeavourOS as alternative(s) to ExTiX Linux
- bitmo added EndeavourOS as alternative(s) to Titan Linux
EndeavourOS is a solid Arch-based distro. They are transparent and my impression is that the community is friendly. They have done a nice job with documentation and information.
When the GRUB boot incident happened in 2022 (not their fault, btw) they put up a great article addressing the issue and how to fix it in an informative and helpful manner.
What happened was that an update to GRUB in Arch broke a lot of installations. This was relatively easy to fix. While others were quiet, EndevourOS provided help and information.
They have a bunch of helpful articles and a nice welcome-app that helps users to learn.
The distro itself is lightweight and is well put together out of the box.
Something I do not like about it, however, is the package manager. It will be hard for beginners to understand as the commands are hard to remember and case-sensitive. Even enthusiasts could rightfully be frustrated by it.
Compare this to the package manager in Fedora which has easy to remember commands like "dnf update, dnf install, dnf search etc." while Pacman has commands like "pacman -Syu, pacman -S, pacman -Ss etc.".
As you can see, the commands for DNF in Fedora is self-explanatory and any beginner could guess what they do. The commands in pacman are cryptic and not descriptive at all. To add insult to injury, they are case sensitive. If you do "pacman -s" it will not work.
You could easily make aliases so that you could do "pacman update, pacman install, pacman search etc." but it requires configuration and it deviates from the default behaviour. Meaning, the same problem is there on every other distro with pacman and for every new install you would need to configure it. Perhaps a non-issue for an enthusiast with post-install scripts and an interest to tinker. But for many others and especially those who are beginners - it is not a good command naming scheme and is also the reason I would recommend Fedora over EndeavourOS.
However, if this is not an issue for you, this distro is pretty nice. Both technically and visually. The presentation is kind of unique.
Rolling release distribution based on Arch which uses the mainline Arch repositories. I have installed it on multiple computers with no issues. The installation has a large number of official and community desktop environments and window managers. For those considering EndeavourOS, do note that it does not come with a GUI package manager on install.