The Raspberry Pi is a very famous simple board that needs no introduction. What more information is needed for is what and how we can do certain things, such as installing an operating system. One of the best options for being the official one and the one that offers the best support is Raspbian, but we can also install other systems such as Android TV o Chromium OS. Another one will be added to the list of supported systems soon: a Endless OS which is interesting because it is very different from other Linux distributions.
At CES 2020, Endless Inc. demonstrated how its operating system could run on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of RAM and its founder, Matt Dalio, said that in the next few weeks they would launch a beta. The 4GB of RAM might not be necessary to run Endless OS, since it is a lightweight distribution, but if we want to use it on a Raspberry Pi, we will probably have to buy a 32GB card at least. This is not something Dalio said, but the desktop system weighs in at about 26GB. And is that "Endess" means "endless" and this operating system includes by default a lot of installed software. In fact, it is designed so that we do not need to install more software.
Endless OS includes all the software we may need
Endless OS (here a complete review) is installed by default in the computer hack for children and the experience is not the best for those who are used to a desktop Linux. It is as a tablet operating system brought to computers, but one that is based on Debian. Endless Inc. has made some changes to the Hack interface, plus it is now totally free. It is also more polished than a few years ago.
The Raspberry Pi version of Endless OS will only work on a Raspberry Pi 4 B, but it remains to be seen which model (of RAM) will be required. They have also advanced that will include specific applications for Raspberry. When the time comes, they will publish the necessary tutorials to put this peculiar Debian-based operating system on the famous raspberry board.