EndeavourOS: New Version Available + 1 More Video

\o/ YAY! \o/ The arguably bestest Linux distro has just released a new snapshot: endeavouros-2021.08.27-x86_64.iso:

Be attentive please, I wrote ‘arguably the bestest’, not ‘definately the bestest’ coz a) there is no bestest Linux and b) what’s cool for me might stink for you. But following EOS storming up though the ranks of the DistroWatch charts, currently on #3, is a clear indicator of my claim being true for many many Linux users as well. So believe me when I say EndeavourOS is great. Its simpleton and DIY mindset obviously ticks all the right boxes for a whole lot of advanced users. Advanced, not new!

And I guess this newest snapshot is no exception. You may download it from one of the international mirrors:

But, again, EOS is special! If you’re just starting out on your Linux journey, please stay away! You know this ain’t the bestest for you, wasn’t for me either, but this is the bestest for you!

But back to Endeavour …

Video:

Very good experience report by Eznix:

10 comments

  1. Yes, you. Me, too. But we gotta admit it’s not for everyone. I shifted one gear down and am on Manjaro now since my Gigabyte mobo reacted like a bitch towards EOS. And now I found I even like Manjaro a bit more than EOS. ^.^

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    • Thx for quoting me like I was some gorram expert or sumfink, Karmi. I dunno how you meandered from there to Ubuntu and this objectionable statement;

      “However, one of the reasons why Ubuntu is the most popular Linux Distro, is its unmatched ability for customization ‘n incredible flexibility.”

      Unmatched? You know customization is determined by the DE, not the base distro. And since vanilla Ubuntu uses the unspeakably poor Gnome Shell DE, customization is seriously stunted and restricted. Which is absolutely the thing for Gnome devs.They wanna take away all the options we get from friendlier desktops. It is their declared goal to deliver a take-it-or-leave-it environment. Some people like that, most don’t.

      In my eyes there are 3 acceptable desktops in Linux: KDE/Plasma, Mate and Cinnamon. The rest is either dying in beauty or too poorly equipped to give you the most basic functionality.

      So what’s so incredibly flexible about Ubuntu?

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    • I’m using Gnome since my 2nd week in Linux, Karmi. Mate is an evolved Gnome2, Cinnamon and Unity are reverse engineered Gome3s. Only that Cinnamon turned out to be great and finds more and more friends while Unity was never a favourite of the masses and no other distro adopted it.

      But tell me please, what didn’t I understand about Gnome?

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        • Oh, you were expecting a reply? “*Crickets*” indeed ‘n You should know better by now…

          Basically, there is a *LOT* more to an OS (Operating System) than a DE and updates. After all the years you have used Linux full-time, you still don’t understand that simple fact. It would be impossible for anyone to explain that to you, and I’m not about to even try. For example:

          In my eyes there are 3 acceptable desktops in Linux: KDE/Plasma, Mate and Cinnamon. The rest is either dying in beauty or too poorly equipped to give you the most basic functionality.

          Gnome ‘n KDE/Plasma are the Top 2 DE’s. Wish as you will that that wasn’t true, but it is.

          Ubuntu (especially) ‘n RHEL are carrying Linux. No Linux Distro is even close to Ubuntu in popularity. NOT EVEN CLOSE. Wish as you will that that wasn’t true, but it is.

          Now, go play wid your crickets… 😉

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          • Nice avoiding tactics, Karmi, so obvious, so expectable:

            “So what’s so incredibly flexible about Ubuntu?”, I asked after you praised that shitty system as ” unmatched ability for customization ‘n incredible flexibility.” So of course I objected that illogical and wrong assumption and asked … and as with every question, one expects an answer. Common behaviour among adult humans.

            “You should know better by now…”
            Yes, I know you’re hopeless. But I’m so stupid and try to get a real discussion going. And since you’re in possession of the ultimate knowledge maybe I can learn a thing or two along the way and better my Linux experience even more.

            “Basically, there is a *LOT* more to an OS (Operating System) than a DE and updates.”
            Yes, but the DE is that part of the OS I have to operate said system on. So it is indeed the most important part for me. And just by making the DE unusable with a mouse and forcing all users to use kb commands if they wanna get anything done, the Gnome devs didn’t make neither RHEL nor Ubuntu any better. Probably optimised their income streams since many more office drones now need to book courses on how to use the latest Ubu/RHEL.

            “Gnome ‘n KDE/Plasma are the Top 2 DE’s.”
            I can understand that in KDE’s case, since that thing is like a Swiss army knife, so of course it has many fans. But Gnome is exactly the opposite. How do you know it is a Top DE? I hear nothing but people hating it and trying to a make it better by adding many add-ons to it.

            “Wish as you will that that wasn’t true, but it is.”
            No need for me to wish for anything, I’ve found … I’m always finding just the right Linux for me. And right now it’s EndeavourOS, and since my Gigabyte mobo don’t play nice with pure Arch I happily switched back to Manjaro.

            “Ubuntu (especially) ‘n RHEL are carrying Linux.”
            Yeah, in the professional world. All the many users are basically forced to use it if they wanna keep their jobs. But we don’t give a wet toss about the professional world, do we?

            “Now, go play wid your crickets…”
            Huh? They not be my crickets.They were all I got instead of an answer. I hate crickets, they are too loud and don’t disperse any meaningful info. Bit like you, old Karmi boy, innit?

            Now you’ll probably tell me that Linux isn’t able to survive without help of the industry, That may be correct, and as sad as it makes me, once FOSS/Linux becomes impossible I’ll switch – albeit with a kinda heavy heart – to Apple.

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