Following is a review of the top 5 broadcasts listed on the popular site Distrowatch: # 2 is rated (not based on downloads based on OS Distrowatch page hits), EndeavourOS.
You can see the review of # 1, MX Linux, here.
For those of you who don’t know Destro, it’s as close to Vanilla Arc Linux as you want it to be, without installing the arc itself. EndeavourOS uses Arch repos and includes very few packages of their own, instead of using various storage devices such as Manjaro. There are some, yes, a few handy accessories or extra packages, such as the wonderful one. Alas A command line utility for easy installation of both Arch repos and AUR for package installation, but I say EndeavourOS installs 99% pure Arc Linux.
EndeavourOS can be installed from the same ISO offline or offline. Offline installation comes with Xfce Desktop, which looks great in my view, and you can choose the location of your choice using the well-organized and well-designed installation option. Your options are clear-
- KDE Plasma
Also, when you install it, other community editions that support desktop locations are available through the same ISO installer, so unless you use some pretty obscure environments, your chances of finding them are good.
I chose KDE Plasma for this installation and review.
- Ryzen 5 3500X
- 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz
- NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
- System installed on SATA SSD
It was much easier to install EndeavourOS than the direct USB I created. The Calamares installation tool, found in many other distributions, is used here, and makes the installation very windy … It took less than five minutes to install, and there were no problems or issues. It will certainly not be easier.
Included software and features
EndeavourOS is not as small as Arc Linux, but it is certainly much smaller than many other distributions. For example, I had to manually install the Office suite, but it came with VLC, Elisa Music Player, Dragon Video Player, XSane Scanner Utility, and a handful of default KDE utilities. If you want a hundred different programs and utilities out of the box, you don’t like EndeavourOS, but you can only install what you want for people who prefer a smaller system, which should be great for many.
EndeavourOS will fly. Well, if you could open apps even before you click them, I’m sure … KDE has become a lot lighter in recent times, but having a small system without a lot of bloating makes it really big. Difference. With four browser tabs open for different websites, LibreOffice Writer open and my three controllers were running with 0.9% -1.5% CPU and 2.3GB RAM.
It’s no secret that anyone who has read my Destro reviews in the past that I love Arch and Arch-based systems … and EndeavourOS is no different. If you like Arc and want a good graphic installer, select and install a simple desktop environment, try EndeavourOS if you have an arc that is small and has a large and friendly community. I doubt you will. To be honest, I’ve used EndeavourOS many times before, and for some reason I always go back to it unless I need an Ubuntu system or something. I used Manjaro a lot, but EndeavourOS took my # 1 position when it came to arc-based systems. However, with that said, Manjaro and other systems are also impressive, and have some advantages that EndeavourOS does not. But I have set that up for the upcoming Manjaro review.
Did you use EndeavourOS? what do you think? Let us know in the comments!
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