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Endless OS

Last Update: 2019-03-16 09:17 UTC

Endless OS is a Linux-based operating system which provides a simplified and streamlined user experience using a customized desktop environment forked from GNOME 3. Rather than using a traditional Linux package management system, Endless OS uses a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application bundles overlaid on top.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: (0), 6 months: (0), 3 months: (0), 4 weeks: (0), 1 week: (0)

Average visitor rating: 6.94/10 from 16 review(s).

Endless OS Summary
Distribution Endless OS
Home Page https://endlessos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://community.endlessm.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://support.endlessm.com/hc/en-us
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgd16nuOJn4
Download Mirrors https://endlessm.com/download/Direct Download
Bug Tracker
Related Websites
Reviews 3.x: OpenSourceVerummeumLinux InsiderLinuxAndUbuntuDistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-01-17: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.5.4
 • 2018-05-15: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.4.0
 • 2018-02-10: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.3.10
 • 2017-12-19: Distribution Release: Endless OS 3.3.5
 • More Endless releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 3.5.7
Release Date 2019-03-11
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1700-17000
Free Download IMG, ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop EOS Shell (GNOME fork)
Package Management Flatpak
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 3.5.7
Package 3.5.7
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.4
bind (9.13.7) --
chromium (73.0.3683.86) 72.0.3626.81
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.43.4
firefox (66.0) --
freetype (2.10.0) 2.8.1
gcc (8.3.0) --
gimp (2.10.8) --
glibc (2.29) 2.24
gnome-shell (3.32.0)
gnucash (3.4) --
gnumeric (1.12.44) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.7) 3.22.29
httpd (2.4.38) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (18.12.3) --
kmod (26) 23
krita (4.1.8) --
libreoffice (6.2.1)  
linux (5.0.3) 4.18
Package 3.5.7
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.3.13) --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) --
mesa (19.0.0) 18.1.9
mysql (8.0.15) --
nautilus (3.32.0)
NVIDIA (418.56) 390.87
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (12) --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.0f
perl (5.28.1) 5.24.1
php (7.3.3) --
plasma-desktop (5.15.3) --
postfix (3.4.4) --
postgresql (11.2) --
Python (3.7.2) 3.5.3
qt (5.12.2) --
samba (4.10.0) 4.5.12
systemd (241) 239
thunderbird (60.6.0) --
vim (8.1) 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.19.2

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Version: 3.5.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-11
Votes: 4

Endless OS is nice looking and may be useful for linux beginners and students, coming from Windows. Cannot install the update to version 3.5.4, because the small EFI system partition is too small to handle the update. After having resized this partition, e.g using Gparted with a live linux system booted from USB, the update runs fine the bigger EFI system partition.


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Version: 3.5.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-10
Votes: 0

Endless OS has breathed a new lease of life into this laptop I’m using - the spec is broadly similar to many of the cheap ‘lapbook’ clones made in China - Intel Atom x5 Z8350 quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 64GB eemc mass storage and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed.

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Version: 3.5.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-05
Votes: 6

OK, if you are one who likes to tinker under the Linux hood, have a "sudo apt get" tat on your arm, this distro ISN'T for you.

Endless OS started life as a sort of third-world OS fir use in places where internet connections were scarce or expensive. They actually sold units that could plug into TVs and were crammed with alll kinds of open-source material for education, health and entertainment.

The more common versions is the "base" which lets you add all the oter stuff later...if you need it.

Included apps are "curated," which means they work properly with the OS. Libre Office, photo apps, music players, games...all work with tweaks or needing to get to the command line. Again, this is not a distro fi hands-on enthusiasts.

I have it on a big Acer Cloudbook, like the ones all kind of schools bought. 2 GB memory and only a mediocre amount of storage. Insane long battery life, mediocre keyboard.

It works fine..Volume controls work, trackpad works, resume works, etc.

Now, if I want esoteric apps, I am out of luck. If they do not come as a Flatpack, same thing. I have a second Acer that I use as a crash-test dummy for all the other distros.

This is a good choice for someone who has a PC that bogs down with Windows, has modest needs (isn't designing websites or 3D printing, etc.) and is not planning on making Linux a hobby.

The average Windows users will find it very comfortable. The Linux bleeding-edger will find it annoying.

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