EndeavorOS Atlantis Neo brings much-needed solutions and a Christmas surprise

The EndeavorOS team today released a new ISO snapshot of their Arch Linux-based distribution to the masses, EndeavorOS Atlantis Neo, featuring some much-needed fixes and a little Christmas surprise.

Comes just two weeks after the major EndeavourOS Atlantis release, the EndeavorOS Atlantis Neo is here as an interim release that addresses a few issues present in the Atlantis ISO.

For example, EndeavorOS Atlantis Neo improves on the graphical installer of Calamares, which has been updated to version 3.2.49, to support encrypted Btrfs installations when selecting Swap partition and hibernate, and to allow users to install EndeavorOS on machines with less than 2 GB of RAM.

Plus, this mid-release of EndeavorOS Atlantis comes with power-profiles daemon instead of TLP for all your laptop battery saving needs (it’s even integrated into the Settings menu of the KDE Plasma and GNOME desktop environments).

Among other things, it adds a new mechanism to the pacman package manager to avoid installation errors on slow or bad internet or mirror connections, adds gnome-power-manager to allow Budgie desktop users to access the power menu after hibernation/suspension , and removes the virtualbox-ext-oracle package because Oracle’s license doesn’t allow it to be redistributed.

As for the Christmas surprise mentioned above, this release adds support for two new Community Editions with the Openbox and Qtile window managers, as well as support for installing EndeavorOS with the lightweight LXDE desktop environment. More details are available on the release announcement page.

“We may not be able to express our gratitude for the love and support you have shown us in 2021,” the developers said. “And since we’re in the holiday season, we’ve added a little Christmas surprise for you.”

If you would like to install this Arch Linux based rolling release distribution on your PC, you can download the new ISO release by clicking the direct download link below or by going to the official website. EndeavorOS Atlantis Neo is powered by the Linux 5.15.8 LTS kernel and Mesa 21.3.1 graphics stack.

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