A few weeks earlier, the development team of the EndeavourOS operating system, announced the creation of the new ARM distribution. Today, system developer Bryan Poerwoatmodjo (also known as Bryanpwo) announced the availability of the new version.
For those who do not know exactly what it is, the ARM is an architecture for processors, used mainly by mobile devices such as tablets and single-board devices. The new EndeavourOS distribution is lighter than the PC distributions, but at the same time comes with 8 different desktops: Xfce, LXqt, MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME, Budgie, KDE Plasma and i3-WM.
Speaking of the compatibility of the new EndeavourOS, we mention that the distribution has been successfully installed on many devices, some of which are Raspberry Pi 4, Odroid N2 and XU4. Of course, the operating system is also compatible with other platforms that use Arch Linux upstream.
However, to be able to install the operating system on another device, it must meet the following requirements:
- Supported by Arch Linux ARM.
- Quad-core Processor with a minimum speed of 1.5GHz.
- At least 2GB RAM.
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports.
- 1Gbit Ethernet port.
If your device meets the above requirements, you can proceed with the installation of EndeavourOS, which is divided into two steps. In the first step, you need to install it ArchLinux basis on which functional. The second step is to run the scripts that will lead to the installation of the operating system.
It is important to note that in addition to the release of the ARM version, Bryanpwo also announced an improved version for regular computers. The new version comes with updates like Linux kernel 5.8.10, Mesa 20.1.8-1, Firefox 80.0.1-1 and calamares 3.2.26-7.
In addition to improvements in applications, the September version EndeavourOS brings a refreshed image to the desktop, as well as updates on some of the themes. In addition, the welcome application has been greatly improved.