Ohayo, my lovely
Linux and ArchLinux friends!
You might remember a few weeks ago I installed Endeavour and was everything but satisfied with it. For a OS that’s sposed to be Antergos’ successor it completely missed ths mark by only offering one desktop environment, took forever to install and was all kinds of buggy.
That. Or Orca made a mistake, which is always a very possible explainification when something fails. Doesn’t matter now, my verdict about Endeavour OS was “Not Yet Ready for the Primetime”.
That all has changed now. Just last Saturday the Endeavour guys dropped a new ISO for download, 2020.04.11. And, dunno what happened, either Orca was cleverer this time or the new snapshot was sooo much improved and betterer than the old one. Everything was just a breeze.
I really gotta show you this now:
Hmm, by now I’ve forgotten how many things I had to do and install by myself after install of my recent system, Archman GNU/Linux. I guess it wasn’t much friendlier or better equipped. Only one point, a thing I ddn’t even like: Archman is out of the box made to be installed in a virtual machine. Might be good and practical for many people, for basic bitch Orca who installs everything onto dedicated machines it’s just needless bloat.
What else? Endeavour took, like, 30 – 40 minutes to install. Just like its spiritual predeccessor Antergos, who’s installation process also took very long. Doesn’t matter, since you know how it is with Arch: Install once – roll into eternity. So half an hour longer for a basic install process is no time compared to its lifelong usefulness.
Honestly, once I have the desktop modded to my personal prefernces and all my often used softwares installed, there won’t be much of a difference between Endeavour and Archman, if any at all! 😮 Both systems are 100% Arch compatible and other than coming withn a desktop/window manager right out of the box, they are by all means and purposes pure vanilla ArchLinux. Which is great if you know a little bit about Linux. At least enough to install your softwares yourself. Once you can do that you’re golden and can use both distros as easy peasy stable everyday mom n pop operating systems.
I’ll have to play on Endeavour some more, spend serious time with it before I can decide which one I like better. As I said they should be identical, as they are runninmg on nearly identical hardware and are sposedly just Arch installers.
I can Imagine finding a better, more usable forum with Endeavor since Archman’s is very Turkey-biased. Of course for my Turkish speaking readers Archman’s the better choice, the rest will show in long-term test.
And another point goes to Endeavour since it’s on rank #24, vs Archman on #33. Yes, I know the DistroWatch ranking has no meaning but it shows us a trend … kindasorta. 😉
Right now I feel like installing Endeavour on GagaMore for good. It seems to have a very slight advantage over Archman. Otoh I’m in lockdown mode and writing this post was already very exhaustive and all I’m able to do today. 😦
If you’re like me, you just wanna watcn TV and let everything just wash over you. Here you go:
Tom sets up Archlabs vs Endeavour and … Endeavour wins!
Old man Eznix reviewed the new Endeavour version. Very interesting view.
I canceled Total OS Today a long time ago, since he’s predominantly a Windows user. But he made a nice Endeavour video.