May last 22 we echoed bad news: Antergos would no longer release new versions. Shortly after, already in June, we echoed of a good one: something that was expected by the farewell letter of Antergos, another group took over the project and would release new versions of Antergos but, as they were different developers with a different mentality, they decided to change the name to Endeavor OS. This week, less than two months after the announcement of the death of Antergos, we can already test the operating system that will succeed him.
Like Antergos, Endeavor OS promises to provide us an easier way to install Arch Linux. They also want to listen to their users and answer their questions so that we can all learn Arch easily and quickly. That's the reason for Endeavor: that anyone can use Arch Linux. And, if we take into account that in 5 years Antergos was downloaded close to a million times, it seems that it is something they achieved, so Endeavor only has to follow the path set by its predecessor.
Endeavor OS beta now available with Xfce graphical environment
The graphical environment chosen by the Antergos relay for its first beta is Xfce. In the future, will release versions with up to 10 graphical environments, which are Base, i3-wm, Openbox, MATE, Xfce, KDE Plasma, Cinnamon, GNOME, Deepin and Budgie. With 10 options available, it will be difficult for any user to be unhappy with Endeavor's graphical environment.
The first beta of Endeavor OS is now available from this link. The final version will arrive next Monday, July 15. As always when talking about a "new" operating system, in quotes because in this case we are talking about a project that already existed, I would recommend trying Endeavor OS in GNOME Boxes, because it works perfectly in a Live Session, or in Virtualbox. If you try it, do not hesitate to leave your experiences in the comments.