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EndeavourOS

Last Update: 2022-06-27 02:43 UTC


EndeavourOS is a rolling release Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. The project aims to be a spiritual successor to Antergos - providing an easy setup and pre-configured desktop environment on an Arch base. EndeavourOS offers both off-line and on-line install options. The off-line installer, Calamares, uses the Xfce desktop by default. The on-line installer can install optional software components, including most popular desktop environments.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 2 (2,571), 6 months: 2 (2,257), 3 months: 2 (2,282), 4 weeks: 2 (2,338), 1 week: 2 (2,150)

Average visitor rating: 8.55/10 from 363 review(s).


EndeavourOS Summary
Distribution EndeavourOS
Home Page https://endeavouros.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.endeavouros.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://endeavouros.com/wiki/
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Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
Reviews 22: DistroWatchHeise (German)
2021: Linux za sve (Croatian) • DistroWatchDedoimedo
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2022-06-25: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 22.6
 • 2022-04-11: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 22.1
 • 2021-12-03: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 21.4
 • 2021-08-30: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2021.08.27
 • 2021-04-18: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2021.04.17
 • 2021-02-03: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2021.02.03
 • 2020-09-23: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2020.09.20
 • 2020-07-15: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2020.07.15
 • 2020-04-13: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2020.04.11
 • 2019-12-23: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2019.12.22
 • 2019-09-18: Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2019.09.15
 • More EndeavourOS releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2022-08-28 EndeavourOS team reports on Arch boot bug
 • 2022-04-28 Endeavour team fixes installer issue
 • 2022-04-13 EndeavourOS ships with Worm
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Feature 22.6 21.5 2020.09.20 2019.12.22
Release Date 2022-06-25 2021-12-17 2020-09-20 2019-12-23
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900 1900-2000 1800-1900 1600-1700
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management pacman pacman pacman pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture aarch64, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 22.6 21.5 2020.09.20 2019.12.22
Package 22.6 21.5 2020.09.20 2019.12.22
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.8) 1.2.7 1.2.6.1 1.2.3.2 1.2.1.2
amdgpu (22.20.4) 22.0.0 21.0.0 19.1.0 19.1.0
bash (5.2.9) 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0
bind (9.18.9) 9.18.4 9.16.23 9.16.6 --
chromium (107.0.5304.121) -- -- -- --
cups (2.4.2) -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.46.5) 1.46.5 1.46.4 1.45.6 1.45.4
firefox (107.0) 101.0.1 95.0.1 80.0.1 71.0
freetype (2.12.1) 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.2 2.10.1
gcc (12.2.0) 12.1.0 11.1.0 10.2.0 9.2.0
gimp (2.10.32) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.36) 2.35 2.33 2.32 2.30
gnome-shell (43.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.12) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.53) -- -- -- --
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.06 2.04 2.04
gtk (4.8.2) 3.24.34 3.24.30 3.24.23 3.24.10
httpd (2.4.54) -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.2.1) -- -- -- --
k3b (22.08.3) -- -- -- --
kmod (30) 29 29 27 26
krita (5.1.3) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.4.3) -- -- -- --
linux (6.0.10) 5.18.5 5.15.8 5.8.10 5.4.6
Package 22.6 21.5 2020.09.20 2019.12.22
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.10.2) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (22.2.4) 8.5.0 21.3.1 20.1.8 19.3.1
mysql (8.0.31) -- -- -- --
nautilus (43.0) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (520.56.06) 510.60.02 470.63.01 450.66 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (19.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (9.1p1) 9.0p1 8.8p1 8.3p1 8.1p1
openssl (3.0.7) 1.1.1p 1.1.1l 1.1.1g 1.1.1d
perl (5.36.0) 5.36.0 5.34.0 5.32.0 5.30.1
php (8.1.13) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.26.3) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.7.3) -- -- -- --
postgresql (15.1) -- -- -- --
Python (3.11.0) 3.10.5 3.10.1 3.8.5 3.8.0
qt (6.4.1) 5.15.5 5.15.2 5.15.1 5.13.2
samba (4.17.3) 4.16.2 4.15.3 4.12.6 4.10.10
systemd (252.2) 251.2 249.7 246 244
thunderbird (102.5.0) -- -- -- --
vim (9.0) -- -- 8.2 --
vlc (3.0.18) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.16.1) 4.16.0 4.16.0 4.14.2 4.14.1
xorg-server (21.1.4) 21.1.3 21.1.2 1.20.9 1.20.6

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Version: 22.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-11-27
Votes: 8


TLDR: It's Arch so it has everything. For an Arch distro, EndeavorOS is amazingly stable -- as long as you're comfortable(not an expert) with the command line.


A friend recently put Endeavor on his desktop and was raving about the speed and stability, so I decided to follow suite. I've never attempted to install Vanilla Arch, so I can't draw apple-to-apple comparisons, but Endeavor's installation is very user friendly. I love the online install aspect which allows you to choose your DE at the last minute. I chose Plasma, btw. After the installation, the Welcome app takes you through initial updates and installing common/popular applications. Speaking of installation, I will say 1 negative about the Endeavor installation is that Grub did not index my Windows boot manager (on a separate SSD) like every other installation I've done on this system. In order to access Windows, I have to choose it at UEFI boot. Not a deal killer... I could probably update grub, but just something to note if you still rely on Windows. Another negative is that, at least with full disk encryption, the boot time is a bit longer than some of the other distro's I've used. So far, Fedora seems to be the fastest -- with encrypted disk.

Now, Endeavor calls itself a "terminal-centric" distro because it does not ship a gui package manager/software store. I have, historically, preferred the CLI for package management, so this doesn't bother me. For those that are bothered, you can install Pamac or Octopi if you'd like - I'd recommend you get used to the CLI. I've been able to install and configure all my applications using pacman and yay. I eventually switched out yay for paru which has a tighter integration with pacman. I've been gaming successfully, though I'm unable to run Splitgate in native mode. I believe that is more specific to my AMD GPU than to EndeavorOS. There is 1 slight annoyance in that I'm having trouble getting the weather plasmoids to work, but I also haven't dug into them very deep. I'm really stretching here to find negatives to talk about.

As a guy who has traditionally feared Arch, EndeavorOS has made me a believer. I realize that Arch has a tendency to break due to bleeding edge updates so I've protected myself. I setup Timeshift and installed the timeshift-autosnap script from the AUR. I take updates 2 to 3 times a week and it's been smooth sailing! I gave 9 out of 10 simply because there's always room for improvement.



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Version: 22.6
Rating: 2
Date: 2022-11-26
Votes: 1


I don't recommend it for daily use. First I lost grub menu after installation. I installed again, then there was a black screen. It worked when I installed 3. times. But it didn't recognize Windows 10 on grub. After hours, I found a way to add Windows to grub menu. It took more than 4 hours to install Nvdia drivers. After that linux kernel didn't recognized by Grub. I had to install fEFInd as grub alternative. Then it frozen, desktop environment wasn't displayed. I searched to fix it. After hours I removed Intel video driver and it worked!
I was happy to use Nvidia till I opened Qt Creator. Qt Creator and other Qt apps controls are too small. It has scaling problem. I tried to use parameters for GTK and Qt for high DPI scaling.. It didn't work. Even if this worked, I'm sure there would be another problem.
For the good side, its performance is better than Ubuntu. It's fast and lightweight.


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Version: 22.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-11-26
Votes: 10


This distro is so freaking and wonderfully stable, i had no trouble installing it despite not being an expert and now i've been using for a while with no ctd, no freeze, no stuttering, no troubles with terminal, no need to consult reddit at all but i appreciate there is a support forum just in case. Also love the fact that there's no need to wait every stable update to upgrade whole system, and it just works after the upgrade. Nothing buggy so far in kde desktop so i wanted to say thanks for this distro.


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