I’m almost completely new to Linux. I tried Ubuntu some years ago but couldn’t get drivers to work and gave up frustrated.
Hyped by youtubers I tried to switch again before Easter and almost gave up frustrated. PopOS, Mint, Fedora, Nobara, Manjaro,… I just had so many problems.
Getting Nvidia to work properly, WIFI connection problems, printer… I don’t want to start with that. First I couldn’t figure out how to install my Broadcom drivers correctly. Fedora and Nobara had random reconnects and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong…
My Endeavour experience:
I booted into the USB ISO, WIFI worked. Out of the box. I was speechless. NVIDIA drivers came with the installation, I just had to run the installer in Terminal. KDE doesn’t feel crowded with stuff I don’t need. No password safe nagging screen to connect to the WIFI.
It just works. I’m just happy. And as far as I have seen, the community is very nice.
So, thank you.
Thanks to Endeavour I switched from Windows 10 gaming to Linux. I don’t use my Windows installation a lot the last days and just for games that won’t run.
Welcome aboard, have fun in this great community and enjoy the freedom that EndeavorOS provides!
Years ago, ten years ago to be precise, I switched to Linux Mint after trying several distributions. (Debian, openSUSE (Suse), Fedora (Red Hat)). I only tested Ubuntu on a virtual machine. I chose Linux Mint because it also allowed the use of closed driver programs, which was not the case with Debian, which I used actively for the longest time before that.
Then around 2015 I found Manjaro, which is a beginner-friendly distribution based on Arch. First I tested it, then I started actively using it. For a long time, I would have liked to use Arch, or a distribution based purely on Arch. That’s how I found Antergos. In 2019, it was succeeded by EndeavorOS, which meets the needs of beginners, average users, and advanced users alike. I found my calculation here, perhaps the best Linux community in the world is here. I hope you’ll enjoy using EndeavorOS, the closest thing to Arch, so go on an adventure!
I am just stopping distro hopping , and Eos is my home.
I can not even stay with other distro for more than 30 min ,lol . I dont know, but this distro is so good. No issues, no performance issues. Just perfect
I also stopped jumping from distro to distro a long time ago. I have found my home here at EndeavorOS and this great community. Sometimes I’m tempted by other distributions, but I don’t actually try them anymore because I don’t have that much time for testing anymore. As many people besides me have written, EOS “just” works.
I think you made a good choice. There is now an application in the KDE menu that, if I search for it and start it, the entire desktop environment freezes. Interestingly, if I search for it in the menu and start it, it starts smoothly without any errors. Sometimes, very rarely, when I start a browser, the KDE desktop freezes in the same way, but this happens even less often than what I wrote above. In such cases, I have to turn off the machine and then turn it on again. It’s not that annoying because I can avoid it, I just mentioned it in parentheses. I use KDE on Xorg. Has something similar happened to you?