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EndeavourOS 21.4 "Atlantis" with Xfce
DeveloperBryan Poerwoatmodjo, Fernando Omiechuk Frozi, Johannes Kamprad, Manuel
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen-source
Initial releaseEndeavourOS 19.6 / 15 July 2019 (3 years ago) (2019-07-15)
Latest releaseEndeavourOS 22.12 (Cassini)[1] / 19 December 2022 (31 days ago) (2022-12-19)
Marketing targetPersonal computers
Update methodPacman
Package managerPacman, AUR
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux kernel)
user interface
Xfce (default)
KDE Plasma 5
Preceded byAntergos
Official websiteendeavouros.com

EndeavourOS is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. EndeavourOS features the graphical Calamares installer capable of installing the Xfce, Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, i3, KDE Plasma 5, LXQt, and MATE desktop environments, the former of which can be installed without an Internet connection.[2]

EndeavourOS uses a rolling release schedule. As of 19 December 2022, the most recent release is 22.12 ("Cassini").[3]

EndeavourOS began as a successor to Antergos, a discontinued Linux distribution also based on Arch Linux.[4]


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EndeavourOS began as a continuation of the Antergos Linux distribution, a distribution itself based on Arch Linux, a general-purpose Linux distribution. In May 2019, Antergos' developers abruptly announced that development on the project would cease; a moderator of Antergos' forums discussed the idea of maintaining the community on a new forum. The idea received support from within the community, and within a day other Antergos moderators joined the project. Development on EndeavourOS quickly began, with the team planning to create a distribution that would be close to Arch Linux with the convenience of a GUI installer, while leaving GUI Pacman wrappers such as Pamac from the out-of-box installation. The first release was in July 2019.[5]


EndeavourOS uses the Calamares system installer. While EndeavourOS was originally planned to ship with Cnchi, the net-installer used by Antergos, technical difficulties resulted in the adoption of an offline installer based on Portergos, a Linux distribution also based on Antergos, as a stop-gap until the issues could be resolved later in development.[citation needed] Immediately after the launch of the distribution, the EndeavourOS team began to develop a Calamares net-installer; the release of the Calamares net-installer was first expected to happen in November 2019,[6] but the release was delayed to December.[7] The net-installer gives users the ability to choose from a variety of desktop environments, window managers, driver (firmware) packages, and kernels during the installation process. The net-installer also allows the user to perform an offline install with the default Xfce Desktop themed with EndeavourOS branding.[8]


On September 11, 2019, EndeavourOS announced that they will release an online magazine, called Discovery, to give their users some background information on Arch commands and to inform them on new packages to explore. The magazine was launched in November 2019.[9] It was later discontinued in April 2021 due to a lack of writers.[10]


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  2. ^ ""DistroWatch.com: EndeavourOS"".
  3. ^ ""EndeavourOS 22.12 Cassini"".
  4. ^ Evangelho, Jason. "New Arch Linux-Based Endeavour OS Launches To Keep Spirit Of Antergos Alive". Forbes. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Bryanpwo (June 23, 2019). "Welcome to EndeavourOS". EndeavourOS. Archived from the original on August 20, 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Bryanpwo (November 1, 2019). "Net-installer on hold".
  7. ^ Bryanpwo (December 23, 2019). "Liftoff for the net-installer!".
  8. ^ "About".
  9. ^ Bryanpwo (September 11, 2019). "Get ready for the next level". EndeavourOS. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  10. ^ Bryanpwo (April 17, 2021). "Our April release is available". EndevourOS. Retrieved April 23, 2022.