A new version of Arch-based EndeavourOS Linux distro is available to download.
EndeavourOS “Cassini” — as with previous EndeavourOS releases the codename references a NASA mission/project/effort — features a wealth of lower-level changes, new artwork, and improved support for ARM devices, including the PineBook Pro.
Although EndeavourOS is a rolling release distro new ISO images are issued periodically. These make it easy for new users to jump-aboard the rolling-release train without needing to download and install an avalanche of post-install updates.
What’s new in EndeavourOS Cassini? A veritable constellation of improvements and bug fixes. Linux kernel 6.0 is along for the ride meaning this version of the distro has a ton of new hardware support and performance tweaks. Plus, all core software is now up to date.
Notable package updates:
- mesa 22.3.1-1
- nvidia-dkms 525.60.11-1
- Xorg-Server 21.1.5-1
- grub 2:2.06.r403.g7259d55ff-1
Other notable highlights on the 64-bit builds:
- Options to install using no bootloader, systemd boot or GRUB
- Boot entry for Windows installs if using grub or systemd-boot
- Grub submenu feature is enabled by default
While on the endeavourOS ARM builds:
- Adds support for the Pinebook Pro.
- Raspberry Pi Imager/dd compatible images
- Improved headless server script.
- Improved graphics performance on Odroid N2+ with Plasma X11
Additionally, the GNOME desktop now ships with Console and Text Editor instead of GNOME Terminal and Gedit respectively; and the default wallpaper of EndeavourOS is now available in night/day version.
Those opting for a Cinnamon experience will notice this update uses Qogir icons by default; those flying with Budgie also get Qogir icons, the Arc GTK theme, and now uses the Nemo file manager in place of Nautilus.