Just thinking of installing Endeavour tonight, as I just saw this at the topic at the LM Forums, where theytalked abut distros of Linux and what they think about them. I saw a person saying this is a newly created Arch-Based OS. Thought of giving it a tryafter all distros I tried on my old Laptop.
Are the environments for Endeavour furnished for Endeavour? Or is it fully vanilla like Arch?
welcome on the forum. All the environments are close to vanilla, pre-installed are Firefox, yay (a cli AUR helper to install packages like Spotify, Google Chrome, Dropbox for example) and Nano.
It’s just the basics to give you that jumpstart in Arch.
You can always ask us when you’re stuck, there are simply no stupid questions. We also don’t look down if you use tools like Pamac, Appimage, Flatpak or Snaps.
It’s your system and it’s up to you how you customize it to your needs.
As far as I can tell, all DEs come directly from the Arch repos, so they are as vanilla as it gets. There is one additional non-Arch repo for the EOS stuff, that gives you a handful of nice utilities (like yay), some helpful scripts, a spiffy desktop background, etc… But that’s about it.
I installed EOS with KDE yesterday and I’m really happy with it, it’s super responsive, no bloat, flawless performance. And not much fuss in getting it all to work.
All DEs are provided as vanilla, except with Xfce you can choose between vanilla and the EndeavourOS theming. That selection can be made either at install phase (offline or online mode), or after install with the Welcome app.
I guess download speeds - but I’m using desktop, and back-in-time took a backup during that time too, and I went downstairs and cooked sausage and eggs and a fresh pot of tea… No complaints here. I don’t expect super fast using an i3-4130, Ram was pretty much topped out too (qbittorrent running some uploads).