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EndeavourOS is one of the major Arch Linux derivatives. Like Arch itself, Endeavour is a rolling release, with new packages being added to the repositories as soon as they are tested, instead of waiting for a new release. Its main difference from Arch is the Calamares installer, which provides an easy graphic install. In addition, Endeavour also includes a detailed Welcome App, which provides links to help new users get up and running as painlessly as possible.

Make no mistake, though: EndeavourOS is still very much tied to Arch. Although its main purpose is to make Arch more accessible, it still shares much of Arch's philosophy. It includes official and unofficial variants that support a variety of desktop environments, but EndeavourOS describes itself as "terminal-centric" with a successful install leaving new users at the command line. Similarly, like Arch, Endeavour does not include the usual curated list of applications found in most distributions. Instead, it assumes users enjoy exploring and learning and challenges them to "create your own destiny with an incredible journey." Endeavor adds, "EndeavourOS isn't an expressway to a predefined destination in computing, it is all about the journey towards your own destination and on top of that, you'll be meeting new and friendly faces during that exploration." To help on that journey, Endeavour has an extensive knowledge base of its own, as well as Arch's knowledge base.

Endeavour is intended for users who want to try Arch and will find the challenge enjoyable. If that sounds like you, then you've come to the right distribution.

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