The differences between desktop operating systems and those designed for mobile are obvious. Desktops have that, a visible desk from the beginning where you can work; mobiles have more of a home screen. In this sense, in the middle we have the "infinite" operating system, whose developers have launched this week Endless OS 4.0.0. It has come up with some outstanding news regarding the earlier version.
The first thing to talk about in each new release is the kernel it uses. Endless OS 4.0.0 arrived on Monday based on Debian 11 Bullseye, but is using Linux 5.11, and not 5.10 LTS like the system from which it is descended. The project also says that the packages are the same that Debian uses, that in 4.0.0 they do not modify them. The rest of the most outstanding novelties are after the cut.
Endless OS 4.0.0 Highlights
- Based on Debian 11. Packages arrive directly from Bullseye unmodified.
- Linux 5.11.
- Endless OS 4.0.0 is the first LTS version of the operating system, which means that it will be supported for several years, even if v5.0.0 of the operating system is released. Keep in mind that the system will automatically update to v5 when it is launched, but it can be avoided from the settings.
- Improvements in the navigation of the app grid. A button has been added to switch between pages.
- New default wallpaper.
- The option to switch between users has been improved, being now faster.
- Printer drivers have been removed, but now any printer connected to the computer or on the same network should appear and work automatically.
- Support for the 4GB RAM Raspberry Pi 8B.
- NVIDIA Driver 460.91.03.
- Support for L2TP and OpenConnect / AnyConnect VPNs.
- OSTree 2020.8 and Flatpak 1.10.2.
- Updated bootloader components to add support for the SBAT secure boot revocation mechanism.
- Complete and detailed changelog in this link, where we can also see deleted components.
Interested users can now download Endless OS 4.0.0 from this link.