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Endless OS

Last Update: 2019-07-11 03:30 UTC


Endless OS is a Linux-based operating system which provides a simplified and streamlined user experience using a customized desktop environment forked from GNOME 3. Rather than using a traditional Linux package management system, Endless OS uses a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application bundles overlaid on top.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: (0), 6 months: (0), 3 months: (0), 4 weeks: (0), 1 week: (0)

Average visitor rating: 7.22/10 from 23 review(s).


Endless OS Summary
Distribution Endless OS
Home Page https://endlessos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://community.endlessm.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://support.endlessm.com/hc/en-us
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgd16nuOJn4
Download Mirrors https://endlessm.com/download/Direct Download
Bug Tracker
Related Websites
Reviews 3.x: OpenSourceVerummeumLinux InsiderLinuxAndUbuntuDistroWatch
Where To Buy https://endlessm.com/our-computers/OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-06-12: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.6.0
 • 2019-01-17: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.5.4
 • 2018-05-15: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.4.0
 • 2018-02-10: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.3.10
 • 2017-12-19: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.3.5
 • More Endless releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-05-08 Endless launches educational games
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 3.6.1 3.5.8
Release Date 2019-07-10 2019-04-08
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1700-17000 1700-17000
Free Download IMG, ISO IMG, ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop EOS Shell (GNOME fork) EOS Shell (GNOME fork)
Package Management Flatpak Flatpak
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4
Multilingual yes yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 3.6.1 3.5.8
Package 3.6.1 3.5.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4
bind (9.15.1) -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.142) 75.0.3770.100 72.0.3626.81
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.10 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.5 1.43.4
firefox (68.0) -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1
gcc (9.1.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.24
gnome-shell (3.32.2) 3.32.1 3.26.2.1
gnucash (3.6) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.10) 3.24.8 3.22.29
httpd (2.4.39) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.04.3) -- --
kmod (26) 26 23
krita (4.2.3) -- --
libreoffice (6.2.5) -- --
linux (5.2.1) 5.0 4.18
Package 3.6.1 3.5.8
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.6) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- --
mesa (19.1.2) 18.3.6 18.1.9
mysql (8.0.16) -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) 3.32.1 3.26.3.1
NVIDIA (430.34) 418.74 390.87
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1b 1.1.0f
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.1 5.24.1
php (7.3.7) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.3) -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- --
postgresql (11.4) -- --
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.3 3.5.3
qt (5.13.0) -- --
samba (4.10.6) 4.9.5 4.5.12
systemd (242) 241 239
thunderbird (60.8.0) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0
vlc (3.0.7.1) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.5) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.19.2

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.2
from 23 review(s)



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Version: 3.6.0
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-06-24
Votes: 0


Beautiful looking/
But that is where it begins and ends.
Very slow to boot and load DE
Not reponsive.
And what I REALLY don't like is the install.
No option to use existing partitions to share it with other OS.
Format and use the entire disk or nothing at all.
No thanks.
os-prober from other Linux on another HDD did not see it.
So boot from that HDD or nothing else.
No thanks.


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Version: 3.6.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-06-18
Votes: 0


I keep coming back to Endless for it's paired-down but useful apps. I am neither a super-enthusiast or a coder. I don't need access to hundreds of obscure apps like, for example, antenna design. Endless has popular Flatpaks for writing, listening to music, watching movies, online shopping, etc.

While I appreciate some of the "learning" opportunities, I spend more time editing photos, scanning, and saving text tidbits with RedNotebook. If one had (a) kids and (b) really bad Internet,the full version could be very useful.

It works well with my 2 GB Acer "cloudbook," although it sometimes hangs up on these specific machines while loading. My ThinkPad has no problem. I probably need to fix my BIOS settings or GRUB on the Acers.

My key-based controls for sound, etc. work and WiFi was perfect.

Especially nice is the install and uninstall of apps. Still looking for a true offline WYSIWYG web page maker.


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Version: 3.6.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-06-13
Votes: 1


Excellent effort. Very nice looking. Snappy.

Would like to be able to configure clock/bottom bar and remove some items from Discovery.

Especially liked the way that I could download and install as dual boot direct from the webpage. Some other distros wouldn't even boot from USB!


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