Why do you (or why should I) use EndeavorOS?

Why do you use EndeavourOS?

What makes it special or different to other distros?

Why would you recommend it to others?

Let’s ask discobot on this:
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:left_speech_bubble: An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. — Victor Hugo


thanks @discobot exactly my thinking also!


Wait… if you thank @discobot it :heart:s your post? :exploding_head:



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Hopeully my Antergos installation will continue to work as Arch and I won’t have to install Endeavour, but the community and ease of installation is why I use it. Installed the beta2 just fine on a VM, no issues at all.


I will use EndeavourOS because I respect the committed developers, who believed in something enough to take a dying ember (the announcement of Antergos discontinuing) and creating a flame, which is the distro we have before us.

I think what makes any distro special is the heart of the community. I’m not kidding myself. EndeavourOS will need our help and support if it is to become a viable distro and provide the long-term stability for which we all hope.

The jury is still out on this one. I wrote in a blog post that, while I loved Antergos, I wouldn’t recommend it to a new Linux user. Cinchi was too unreliable and it bit me in the butt enough times where I didn’t have the confidence to recommend it. I am hoping this will change with EndeavourOS.


I use it because I wanted to go back closer to Arch without too much mucking about with the installation (especially since I know for a fact that my Wifi card is not supported out of the box).

It is different because although it is “yet another Arch with installer” it is deliberately kept closer to arch than most while also having a good helpful community you can rely on. Other distros of a similar ilk tend to have very dead forums, for example.

I won’t. Or rather I would recommend it to the very target group in the initial announcement: People who either A) Know Arch, but don’t want to bother with the vanilla installation and B) people coming from other more hands-on distros. If you have only used Mint or Ubuntu and want to try your hands on a rolling distro first time I would say Manjaro, Tumbleweed or Solus, not this. Not as a first step.


Are you @jonathon from Manjaro?

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yep he is, but he had a manjaro vacation :slight_smile:

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@discobot what other Arch based distros is similar to Endeavour?

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Sorry I’m not discobot but I would say https://archman.org/ and https://www.namiblinux.org/
But Archman’s forum is mostlyTurkish and Namib - I guess - is good as dead by now.

@Orca I would have to say that there’s no other distro i’ve come across so far that is as aesthetically appealing out of the box as is Endeavour…

“Why do you use EndeavourOS?” - I loved Antergos very much, but unfortunately it’s gone. Endeavor is easy to install compared to Arch Linux. The good thing is that you already have i3 wm in the installer, no just complete desktops. I was recently introduced to tiling wm - s. It’s not packed with unnecessary apps for me, and requires less memory compared to Manjaro and Arcolinux. The community is also a very good.

  • I would have the same answer to the other two questions.
  • Would I recommend it to others? Naturally. Anyone who already has an idea about Arch linux and at least knows Manjaro or Arcolinux, etc.

Cause i like Rolling releases. Years ago i used gentoo. Fantastic forum and support

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Discourse has at least one great thing: discobot :partying_face: :heart_eyes:

Erm, how it (she?) looks now, not a few years ago LOL reading documentation on their main site. Maybe what it writes was never changed so I should stop going for looks. Sorry for OT.

This is strictly an opinion from a distro-hopper, one who had been doing intensely since late October toward the end of this year. I have tried to install Arch. Messed up the first attempt trying to follow instructions of the “Installation Guide” because I left out “base” from “pacstrap” command line. :open_mouth:

Tried two more times but “archinstall” loves to wipe internal hard disks, it seems. Kept crashing picking partitions out of a hat. I have Windows (which I’m almost not going into any longer), Slackware 32-bit, Spiral KDE and Manjaro MATE on the same disk, and using Manjaro’s GRUB menu to select which penguin because GRUB is being really lame lately. This is a 10-year-old HP laptop I was handed over this year. So it doesn’t boot straight into Windows and it doesn’t wait for [ESC] keypress. So I’m able to select an EFI entry.

What I should have said, to keep it short, was that I was trying to install Arch on an external disk, to see if it could be done.

Well, some people took to joking EndeavourOS is actually Arch with a “few” programs thrown in and with Calamares installer. So be it but it has worked very well for me, and it starts fast! The Artemis XFCE I used to have started even faster than Void Linux. Now I’m fumbling around with KDE Plasma but that’s just me. That one still starts faster than any other Plasma installation I have seen this year. Ubuntu Studio was the sorriest about this, I hate to say. NeptuneOS, which carries one of the oldest Plasma releases, has been much better for me and should be for anybody else suspicious of rolling-release. My first distro with Plasma should have been Solus, and the ISO etched into a bootable USB disk doesn’t boot for me, imagine that.

I said that stuff to try to indicate EndeavourOS wins over people with its performance and its being “enough like” Arch without getting burned, without being deserted, without feeling dumb about missing a step installing or configuring. With EndeavourOS, you might never have to open a terminal to type in “sudo pacman -Syu”. Just press a button in “Welcome” screen! :smiley:

Some people care very much about the OS somebody uses which is just immature. Don’t go with peer pressure or what a “famous” person “recommends”, and just shut your eyes away from “Da Tube”. Choose a Linux distro that you are comfortable with. Choose one that allows you to do your work and enjoy your leisure without getting in the way a lot. If you’ve been more comfortable on Windows or MacOS, then stay over there, don’t force yourself to like Linux. Being a distro-hopper is bad – take it from me.

hey @discobot say hello to @mnrvovrfc

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