So I’m probably a fairly typical bod here - dabbled with numerous distros over the years. Not really looking for a Windows replacement, but you never know. Just an an enthusiastic amateur.
I have never really found a distro that either kept me engaged enough, or didn’t require constant beardy hacking of numerous meaningless config files. And most of the distros I’ve tried have given up the ghost after a short while. I’ve never been invested enough to find out why.
That’s why I’m happy to report that my VirtualBox install of EnOS (EOS?) is still going strong after a couple of weeks, despite my obvious skill at breaking OSs.
Not only that, but the whole experience of EOS (enos?) has been great. A really polished product, and no apparent glitches of any kind so far, despite running it virtually. It’s an embarrasingly polished product.
Anyhoo, if the thus-far friendly community enable me to still have this thing installed into next month (which would probably be a personal best) I’m not sure I’ll bother seeing what’s new on distrowatch.
In short, it looks great, runs fast, and just works. Can’t ask for much more than that. Great job to everyone involved.
Glad to here that @SearingSunrazeSmash. I’m sure I will be taking advantage of it!
Welcome, as another recent convert…been distro-hopping since Red Hat 7 myself, which is a heck of a lot of hopping, and boy are my feet tired.
EOS really hit the target for me as far as ease of install while leaving me the ability to tweak and tinker.
Thanks. I’m a bit worried that if this experience continues I might have to try and find some productive work to do, as opposed to tinkering
WHo says tinkering isn’t productive? Besides, I’m a server admin by day so I conisder it “practice.”
Don’t worry, you’ll find/invent something that you have to do with/to your system, and subsequently bork it, with many hours of tinkering following.
…and please DON’T install TimeShift!
Welcome to the forum and EndeavourOS!
I’d like to emphasize that this part is a joke. I hope…I really hope…
@Mr_Ecks Bit worried now as I totally have installed TS. Am interested why you mention not to, or were you being ironic, as in “don’t install because it will potentially save you hours of grief if you ever need it”?
Yes, it IS a joke. I thought the tounge/wink smiley was sufficient.
It was ment as an ironic joke… TS is a VERY good thing to install. Especially if you’re going to tinker.
Welcome aboard, @bob
About Timeshift, I came here from Linux Mint and it was a must have app, so, I’ve installed and I used to make a new snapshot before some kernel upgrades. Later I’ve noticed that I’ve never used any of those snapshots, when I’ve got an issue, it’s easier to downgrade the offending packages and wait for their upgrades than to restore system from a snapshot.
EOS is a great distro and I’m not afraid anymore to install, upgrade or uninstall packages, even in case of errors, I can solve them just by reading related posts on this forum.
Anyway, try it and I’m sure you’ll figure it out if you need it or not.
P.S. I’m a Very Impressed Person too, BTW!
Welcome to endeavouros + forum hope you enjoy your time here.
Remember " Your system your rules " if you have comfort with Timeshift installed that cool . It no a must have ( i never use or needed it ) This journey is yours . Endeavouros give you a base , you build on it how you like .
Welcome to the forum bob!