EndeavourOS 2020.05.08 Released: A Friendlier Arch-Based Linux Distro

Arch-based Linux distro, EndeavourOS, has released a new version 2020.05.08 with minor changes as compared to the last month’s release. The latest edition mainly comprises bug fixes, issues, and performance enhancements.

Starting with the default Windows Manager, i3 has received small improvements in some components. For instance, keybindings for better keyboard workflow and default Thunar file manager and default Xfce4-terminal for flexible application workflow.

Among the issues, the new version fixes the pacman-key –refresh-keys issues that have enhanced the speed of the installation process.

If you don’t want to install the full version and would rather boot into the live environment, you now also have eos-log-tool that displays logs. Whenever you encounter any error, you can use the log system to fix it on your own.

While booting, if you’ve faced issues with ATI/AMD and NVIDIA GPU, EndeavourOS has also resolved that too. If you don’t know, you can also use a pre-installed Nvidia-installer to easily install and remove proprietary NVIDIA drivers after you boot into EndeavourOS. For more details about the NVIDIA installer, visit here.

Furthermore, the Network Manager has removed the DHCPCD plugins that are no longer supported and also included a new network driver r8168.

Lastly, important applications also get updated to its latest version such as:

  • Firefox 76.0.1-1
  • Linux Kernel 5.6.11.arch1-1
  • Mesa 20.0.6-2
  • Calamares 3.2.20

If you want to try the latest version, download the ISO image of EndeavourOS 2020.05.08 from here. For torrent or other alternate download links, visit the official page here.

Once you download the image, you can install EndeavourOS with either a fully-themed Xfce desktop environment using the offline Calamares installer or choose from a variety of desktop environments using an online net-installer.

To install it, you can follow the instructions from the official wiki page here.