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Linux distro EndeavourOS has the 'Apollo' release out now

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EndeavourOS, an Arch Linux-based distribution has a new release out with plenty of upgrades to the install process. It may not be "pure Arch", but it's damn close.

Giving you an easy to use installer in a live environment, that allows you to pick various desktop environments, it's easily one of the nicest distributions out there (if you can handle the regular updates). Unlike Manjaro that holds back updates to do some testing, EndeavourOS uses the plain Arch Linux repositories so you get all the updates when you look for them and whatever configuration Arch has for them — for better or worse. This was my personal choice OS until recently, when I hopped over to Fedora.


EndeavourOS Xfce - testing it live

A whole bunch of what's new is on the installer including a change to their internet check to not rely on GitHub or GitLab, a fix for when Xfce4 and i3 are both selected for installation, community editions now install with their dedicated Display Manager, a re-ordered desktop and package selection process, Firefox should no longer be installed when not chosen, compression is now being applied to the installed files for btrfs installs (instead of after) and more.

For the actual install once done, there's been a few changes there too. FirewallD has been enabled by default, there's a new EOS-quickstart application to help you out, a new NVIDIA installer, adjustments to their helper software repositories and a few other smaller changes.

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8 comments

Zappor 11 Apr
I think I mix this up with Elementary OS sometimes. They're quite different. :-)
robvv 11 Apr
Maybe the EndeavourOS devs read this website :-)
Liam wrote this article wearing a fedora


Last edited by MexicanDandy on 11 April 2022 at 7:39 pm UTC
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Quotea fix for when Xfce4 and i3 are both selected for installation

Damn! they know me so well!
I think the "Arch-based to beat", right now, is Garuda. I tell myself it's the best choice. I must resist the temptation to distro-hop once more.
Craggles086 12 Apr
So if EndeavourOS had a testing and a Stable or LTS branch then I would be sold. Arch breaks too often and Manjaro is too heavy and has too many background tasks running.

If you could build your own system out of Manjaro in the same way you do with Arch then it would be cool. And no, Architect does not quite cut it.

If EndeavourOS could switch to a selection of packages that would not update until they had been tested then it would trump all other Arches!


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wolfyrion 12 Apr
Quoting: Craggles086So if EndeavourOS had a testing and a Stable or LTS branch then I would be sold. Arch breaks too often and Manjaro is too heavy and has too many background tasks running.

If you could build your own system out of Manjaro in the same way you do with Arch then it would be cool. And no, Architect does not quite cut it.

If EndeavourOS could switch to a selection of packages that would not update until they had been tested then it would trump all other Arches!

It has stable - testing - kde unstable like Arch ..
Yeah EndeavourOS is very stable! i'm gonna run it in dual-boot until Microsoft kills Win10 then fulltime EndeavourOS/Linux.
i only have some sound issues(proper 5.1 don't work)but that is a Linux issue not EndeavourOS.
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QuoteFirewallD has been enabled by default....
I'm really glad the EndeavourOS installer lets you choose which packages you want installed or not. You'd think you could take that for granted by now, but you can't -- not all distros allow it.
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