Have you ever wanted to use Arch Linux but did not want to go through the hassle of installing it?
Those of you who have never used Vanilla Arch Linux or are hearing about it for the first time are probably wondering, “Why is it that installing Arch Linux is such a hassle?”
Installing Vanilla Arch Linux is a hassle for many people because installing it requires a full understanding of the command-line interface.
I would like to state for the record, that I am in no way discouraging anyone from installing Vanilla Arch Linux.
As a matter of fact, I am a Vanilla Arch Linux user (And, if it is your sincere desire to install Arch Linux via the command-line interface, then go for it).
This blog post is for those people who would like to venture in the direction of Arch Linux without unnecessary complications.
So, without further ado, I am going to highlight some reasons for you to try out EndeavourOS.
1.) A Bootable USB Flash Drive With EndeavourOS On It Is Easy To Create
Yes, my friend, creating a bootable USB flash drive with EndeavourOS is easy to create (One of the easiest ways of doing that is via balenaEtcher).
Sarbasish Basu’s article, balenaEtcher ― How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive Using Etcher, will prove to you how easy it is for anyone to create a bootable USB flash drive with EndeavourOS on it.
I highly recommend that you do an online search for the function key (Specifically, for your computer’s brand and model number ― the one that grants you access to your BIOS).
Another informative article that you can peruse is Jim Martin’s article, How to Boot From USB.
Knowing how to boot EndeavourOS on your computer is the most important step of all (It would be impossible to experience EndeavourOS if you are unable to boot it up on your computer).
2.) EndeavourOS Is Easy To Install
I have used EndeavourOS many times, and I can proudly admit that I never had any sort of trouble installing it.
Hey, there is no shame in installing Arch Linux the easy way.
As a matter of fact, some Vanilla Arch Linux users would install EndeavourOS on their computers when they want to save some time installing Arch Linux.
The truth is that installing Arch Linux the so-called, “Arch Linux way,” loses its appeal when you have done it a few times.
Also, installing Vanilla Arch Linux is no big deal (All one needs to do is simply follow the installation guide on the ArchWiki).
3.) You Are Granted Easy Access To The Latest Software And Linux Kernel
There is a school of thought among lots of Linux users that states, “You do not need the latest software and the latest kernel on Linux.”
I will admit that there is some truth to their statement.
There are times when bleeding-edge software and the latest Linux kernel contribute to the instability of one’s system.
One of the nice things about Arch Linux (and the other Arch Linux-based distributions) is that you can rollback an update if it is causing stability issues on your computer (The process is known as, downgrading).
Justin Chapin’s article, How to Rollback Pacman Updates In Arch Linux, will teach you how easy it is for an Arch Linux user to rollback Pacman updates.
On a positive note, Arch Linux is more stable than you can ever imagine it to be (An analogy that best describes this situation is that Arch Linux is not a weak, rusty bridge that falls apart whenever you walk or drive your vehicle on it).
Since EndeavourOS is based on Arch Linux, you are granted the freedom to access the latest software and the latest Linux kernel (As a matter of fact, you have every right to have those things if you want them).
4.) The EndeavourOS Forum Is Warm And Friendly
If you encounter any sort of technical difficulty while using EndeavourOS or you simply want to know how to install an application, the EndeavourOS’s forum is the best place to visit; a good example of this is finding out how to install Pamac.
You will probably get an answer along this line, “Fire up your terminal and type in $ sudo yay -S pamac-all.”
Whereas, if you ask the same thing in the Arch Linux forum, you run the risk of someone telling you, “RTFM.”
I strongly advise typing in your query in the search bar of any Linux forum before asking for help.
Because there is a strong probability that it was discussed in detail on the forum in the past.
5.) EndeavourOS Is Easy To Use
Yes, it is true; EndeavourOS is easy to use!
My friend, Orca, likes simplicity; she would not waste her time using something that is outright complicated.
So, do not be afraid to give EndeavourOS a try.
EndeavourOS is an amazing Arch Linux-based distro.
So, to recap, five reasons to use this fast and lightweight distribution of Linux are:
- A bootable USB flash drive with EndeavourOS on it is easy to create.
- EndeavourOS is easy to install.
- You are granted easy access to the latest software and Linux kernel.
- The EndeavourOS forum is warm and friendly.
- EndeavourOS is easy to use.
I genuinely believe that the EndeavourOS team is doing a wonderful job.
EndeavourOS works well!
I will end by recommending that you check out EndeavourOS’s official blog on a regular basis (It would keep you abreast of the latest release of their ISO image and their future plans for EndeavourOS).