Longtime Arch, Ubuntu and Fedora user

I don’t like making these kinds of posts because it usually becomes a contest of who can say “whichever distro you are familiar with” etc.

But I have been using Fedora, ubuntu, and Arch for an extended period of time. Current desktops are a mix of windows with fedora and windows with ubuntu for server testing. But my coding laptop is an arch kde install themed to look like windows. I am wondering/i guess seeking good reasons to leave pure arch behind to install this distro, I have messed around with it but looking to pick the brains of people that have likely been using it for a while now and have better insight on both.

Also, not classified as an elitist so everyone is welcomed :slight_smile:


Welcome to the purple end of life! :enos:

My answer is very short:
Don’t do it in exchange for a well functioning Arch installation. At least, I wouldn’t. :wink:


I mean it’s arch so I might sneeze tomorrow and break the build lol. But yeah I see what you mean it is solid for now. But it becomes a is the grass greener on this side or well purpler?

Your sneezeing will destroy EnOS then as quickly and as completely. The color purple and some gui-tools that are normally handled via terminal can’t be it for me. Besides, the community will be here for you, even if you don’t use EnOS, but Arch. :wink:

This community for sure seems easier to talk to/read through past posts to find answers. I do have an install drive of enos next to the arch one might have to just close my eyes and press the buttons and shift over one of these days.

Your system, your choice. You asked for opinions, and there really aren’t any real reasons for me… :v:

Yeah I appreciate the response. It might be worth. It’s like reason why I was on Ubuntu earlier on lot of users and always find help from people in the community. I’d rather have community and the ability to be productive over being the cool guy at the part BTW

Welcome to the forum! :smile:

If you have the disk space, why not keep both (Arch and EndeavourOS)?
I find it useful to have more than one Arch based system on a machine.

For example, if an update leads to failed boot and you don’t have the USB installer with you, then it is easy to fix a system with the help of another. And of course there are other benefits…


Well i have a 1tb crucial nvme in the laptop but was having a hard time getting things to install properly recently which made me think it could be an issue with the drive but I may just have to plug it into an enclosure and look at it on one of my other machines and try that out.

more than one is always good. My thing is im usually hopping on do do some coding while at work so being able to run is important to me lol :brain: thinking

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It’s all up to you. The value of EOS is mostly so you dont’ have to install Arch. If it’s already installed? The difference at that point is trivial especially if you don’t use the Endeavour apps.

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Honestly, no. There are no good reasons for that. If you are already an Arch user, EndeavourOS is not going to bring anything new to the table for you. EndeavourOS is basically a sanely preconfigured Arch with a GUI installer. No need to nuke your existing Arch install in order to end up with another Arch install.

That said, of course, this is not a reason not to stick around on this forum. Regardless whether you’re using EndeavourOS, Arch, Fedora, or even Buntu, you’re welcome here and if you stay, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to have fun, learn something new, and help others. This community is what makes EndeavourOS truly unique.


Yeah I mean for me i look for reliability and ease of maintenance with the least amount of security risk (other than me myself as a security risk). Been on arch cause of the factor of being able to install everything and not have bloat, so having the cool points of saying arch btw is not something I care for.

But a good community willing to help other does make nuking and just going full enos on a device tempting

Like I said, Arch and EndeavourOS are exactly the same regarding all of those things. The biggest problem with security in general is the user. EndeavourOS has decent defaults for most use cases, and vanilla Arch might require slightly more configuring to achieve that same level. But in both cases, it is always the user that is the weakest link.

If you are in a situation that you need a really secure OS, use Whonix. But even that won’t help you if you don’t know anything about security.

Not going to lie i saw use w and thought you were going to say windows lol. But yeah on top of coding do a lot of cyber analyst work and mainly was in arch, gentoo, and mint on different devices. So i usually like to set all my devices up with security in mind

Again, you can stay on Arch for that. The user nobody here is going to tell you: “you’re not using EndeavourOS but vanilla Arch, go away!” :rofl:

We really don’t care, and troubleshooting problems on EndeavourOS is exactly the same as troubleshooting problems on Arch.


Welcome to the dark side @defcantgame


Personally, I don’t see a reason to change unless you’ve got brand new hardware such as a new laptop and want to give the other a try. EndeavourOS brings a few more packages, some theming and a repo which afaik all can be installed into an Arch system. I also doubt that this forum will be hostile if you ask for help with Arch problems, which other people here also seem to agree with.

Or actually, if you prefer having the EndeavourOS logo in your neofetch, that is an excellent reason to switch :wink:

Well wouldn’t it be more of the purple side?

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I might have “accidentally” nuked my arch install. Still have another nvme with arch on it if i really wanted to hop back on it

im actually considering getting on the meme train and getting a thinkpad T series at some point