Linux Distributions

EndeavourOS – Arch-based distro

EndeavourOS is an Arch-based distro that provides an Arch experience without the hassle of installing it manually. EndeavourOS uses the Calamares system installer instead of Arch’s command-line tool pacstrap.

After installation, you’re provided with a lightweight and almost bare-bones environment ready to be explored with your terminal.

EndeavourOS provides access to the Arch User Repository (AUR), a community-driven repository. It contains package descriptions (PKGBUILDs) that allow users to compile a package from source with makepkg and then install it via the pacman package manager.

Minimum system requirements:

2.5 GB of RAM (offline installs)
Dual Core Processor (64 bit, x86-64, amd64).
15 GB of Hard drive space.
Installer still supports legacy Bios only systems, but it is recommended to run modern EFI (UEFI) systems not on legacy (CSM) mode.


Working state:Active
Desktop:KDE Plasma
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:Pacman, AUR
Release Model:Rolling
Platforms:x86_64, ARM (needs a developer)
Developer:Bryan Poerwoatmodjo, Fernando Omiechuk Frozi, Johannes Kamprad, Manuel
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments