We are astonished by your generosity and loyalty

Originally published at: https://endeavouros.com/news/we-are-astonished-by-your-generosity-and-loyalty/

EndeavourOS has been around the block for almost two years now, so we are a pretty young distro that still is exploring and discovering new options whilst making its journey. When we started our journey back in the last days of Antergos in 2019, there were a few thoughts of doubt that did linger in the back of my mind.

Will we be able to produce and maintain a distro and how are we going to reach new users? Given the fact that none of us had any experience in creating a distro and also, from the start, we had a fair share of an existing community watching over our shoulders, which didn’t make things easier to push that lingering feeling aside.

When we released our very first release, that lingering feeling of doubt disappeared and it was instantly replaced by astonishment and that dazzling feeling of amazement actually never stopped.

The power of a community

From the start, we built this distro around you, the community, and frankly, it was that part causing feelings of doubts with me. Back then, and I didn’t even share this with the team in those early days, I thought that if we could get 50 people to join us from the start and keep them with us in that first year, we had done a good job.

The opposite became reality and we were a bit clueless by the amount of support and help we received and still are receiving. Not only did you follow us, but from the start, you also became very helpful on the forum, Telegram, Twitter, Mastodon and later Reddit.

It is your community effort EndeavourOS is attracting new users, that the project has an ARM branch and very soon will have two new community editions shipping on the ISO.

Not only in that department you are showing us your support and trust, but you also show it by the generous amount of donations we are receiving. Every week we receive at least one new financial backer on our Open Collective account. The number of financial backers overwhelms us each and every time. You made it possible for us to be able to pay for the domain, server, software, make donations to Arch Linux and recently we made two hardware purchases.

It must be clear to you now that you have surpassed our expectations by a galaxy and I don’t care if you get tired of us thanking you because in my opinion there isn’t a limitation in showing you our appreciation.

Dear EndeavourOS community, you have always been and will always be the beating heart of this project. Thank you so much for donating your time, money, love and foremost trust to this project. Without those cherished factors EndeavourOS wouldn’t be able to continue its exciting journey.

You are truly a prime example of what the power of a community can achieve…

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:sweat_smile:

You did a pretty good job :rocket:

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This was lovely to receive in my mail, - every new release gets a donation, it’s the least I could do. I couldn’t think of a finer OS to be running for day-to-day usage. Keep up the great work, - it’s very much appreciated! :slight_smile:

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Well I think you deserve the accolades. I’ve used well over 150 releases of various distros over the last 21 years, and I think EOS provides just enough to get a person up and running with an arch based distro without completely altering the nature of arch.

It’s a tough balance to achieve as doing too little can appear amateurish, and too much can turn off some users. You may have hit a sweet spot.

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Best message I’ve read on any board in a long time.

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Two words

Thank YOU

All of this would have been impossible without you in the first place!

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Wow! Which heart-warming and friendly words! I bet you’re great in writing love letters :grin:

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To be honest, I have never written one in my entire life so I have no idea if I can write those… :man_shrugging:

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Sure, sure…making crowd of 2404 people blush each time… :rofl:

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One of the things that made me switch from Manjaro was the amazing community. I have never seen a community like this! :heart_eyes:

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French version → Nous sommes étonnés par votre générosité et votre fidélité

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Russian translation Мы поражены вашей щедростью и преданностью

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@Bryanpwo do you mind if on the reddit I edit the post and copy and paste this post rather then just sending the link. Just because some people aren’t too keen on pressing links :wink:.

that’s fine

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I agree, I never fail to be astonished by how amazing the endaveourOS community is. I think Manjaro’s slogan “come for the OS, stay for the community”, is fully applicable here.

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I recognize a lot of the same folks as were in the Manjaro community. Like me they may have switched? Both communities are filled with very friendly people who are more concerned with being helpful than sounding smart.

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This mail was a very pleasant surprise and it also reminded me that I had not donated this month. :slight_smile:

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That’s not why I wrote it, we’re grateful you did. :smiley: :innocent:

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Oh I am sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that
(OR, for that matter, try to guilt others into it!!)

It’s just, as i said in the original Donate thread, that my bank won’t let me subscribe to the monthly contributions (it blocks the transfer every time) so I have to remember to contribute “manually” once in a while.

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