EndeavourOS ARM launched; it offers eight desktop environments

A few weeks ago, the arrival of EndeavourOS for ARM computers was first leaked. Following it, Bryan Poerwoatmodjo (aka Bryanpwo), the founder and project leader of EndeavourOS has launched EndeavourOS ARM which is based on Arch Linux ARM. It offers as many as eight desktop environments. The eight desktop environments are Xfce, LXqt, MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME, Budgie, KDE Plasma, and i3-WM.

As of now, EndeavourOS ARM is being tested on ARM-based SBCs (Single Board Computers) like Raspberry Pi 4b, Odroid N2, N2+, and XU4. Users can also install it on the platforms supported by upstream Arch Linux ARM.

Note that if you are looking forward to installing EndeavourOS ARM, your device should have these hardware specifications: Archlinux ARM supported device, a quad-core CPU with more than 1.5 GHz clocking speed, at least 2 GB RAM, additional USB 2.0 ports, 1Gbit Ethernet connector. If these conditions are satisfied then you can think of installing it in your device.

EndeavourOS ARM launched; it offers eight desktop environments
EndeavourOS ARM launched; it offers eight desktop environments

The installation process is in two stages: one is for installing Archlinux ARM base, and the other for running a script that guides through the installation process to install EndeavourOS as a Desktop machine or as a headless server. If you have any queries about the installation process of EndeavourOS ARM then you can head over to the official manual. The creators have included a special guide for Pinebook Pro, PINE64, and Rock64 hardware as well.

Bryanpwo also announced a new September ISO release for its regular desktop distro, EndeavourOS. The latest desktop distro is v2020.09.19. It contains built-in Linux kernel 5.8.10-arch1-1, Mesa 20.1.8-1, Firefox 80.0.1-1, and Calamares 3.2.26-7.

The September release also adds new wallpaper, which can be accessed by clicking on the wallpaper button in the Welcome app. With the new update, the Welcome app will have a new button to change display resolutions and there will be two link buttons to bring the Arch repo page or the AUR page to browse for packages.

The company will be updating its Welcome app, installation process, and i3-WM window manager.