Just installed EndeavourOS Openbox a few hours ago and I’m very happy with the first impression. It’s nicely themed without adding a ton of overhead I don’t need. I haven’t tried Openbox in a few years and I wanted to see what it would be like now on Arch and EndeavourOS set me up with a great starting point. I also thought the Add Apps pick list would be helpful to users new to pacman.
I’ve been learning Arch with the help of an EOS XFCE system for a couple of weeks and now I have a two systems to work on. These are both installed on metal, but one is a dual boot with Win 11.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to these systems, as an old retired guy I didn’t want to tackle installing Arch “the Arch way” but I love the start EOS gives me.
I used the regular EndeavourOS iso and chose “Install Community Editions” from the Welcome screen.
Note that the install failed a couple times for me several days ago, and the install seemed to hang up, and the progress indication showing on the screen was at the beginning of the installing software piece. I installed on metal - dual boot with Win 11. I have a fairly good system but it’s over 2 years old. Intel i-5 CPU with 32 GB Ram. It does have a Nvidia video card but the installer set me up on the nouveau driver and I’m just going to run that.
But I downloaded the iso again 2 days ago and rebuilt the install USB stick and it Worked flawlessly for me this time.
Imagine coming across the flats in a covered wagon - you can see the mountains, but for days and days they don’t come any closer! Truly a frightening experience, I’m sure. Even the hours by 18-wheeler seem to take forever…
The difference there is that you don’t have to climb much to go INTO the mountains. In fact, I don’t recall much of a hill (or road excitement) until nearly to Golden BC! perhaps a significant grade (for a horse-drawn wagon) to get to Lake Louise - but I made the trip more often with 18 wheels or 2, so didn’t really notice…