Endless OS 4.0
Linux Format|February 2022
Five minutes with the latest version of this distro and Mayank Sharma is reminded of the old adage: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Mayank Sharma

IN BRIEF

The distro pitches itself as an all-inclusive solution for “autonomous learning,” and includes tools, games and reading material to facilitate learning. The full editions of the distro can be used offline, and as well as educational programs, also includes programs for developers, in addition to the usual desktop productivity utilities.

SPECS

Minimum CPU: 64-bit Memory: 2GB HDD: 32GB (full version) Build: 64-bit, arm64

Endless OS is a unique learning-oriented distro that helps users stay productive with their computers even when they’re not online. Version 4.0 introduces a plethora of changes, both in the background and on the desktop.

For starters, the developers have dropped building every single package on their own, and instead borrow a majority of them from Debian. There are still about 120 packages they build themselves, since they need to customise them for their purpose, but the change in approach has helped cut down the development time significantly.

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