Computers are an integral part of the present education system in most of the world. And, unprecedentedly Microsoft’s Windows is the yet the most popularly used Operating System in the field. Majorly due to large community and amount of applications available for the platform. But, yeah Windows comes with its shortcomings like a fat budget and instability ( in many cases ). Linux has it covered with many of its Education – focused Distributions like Edubuntu , Debian Edu , OLPC OS and Endless OS.
So lets have a look of what Endless OS has to offer.
Endless OS is a Linux-based operating system which provides a simplified and streamlined user experience using a customized desktop environment forked from GNOME 3. Rather than using a traditional Linux package management system, Endless OS uses a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application bundles overlaid on top.
The application has a bunch of useful as well as informative software but:
IT’S NOT FOR PROS :/
Majorly due to lack of apt repositories and customization.
The overview of the feels snapy and is quite stable. Also, hardware detection and driver installation seems quite good.
It also provides a full version of the OS with all the Applications pre-installed mainly aimed at systems with no or slow internet connection.
The Distribution is currently ranked at 37 with 291 hits per day ( as on April 11, 2019 ) on Distrowatch.com
All in all, Endless OS is a great step in the right direction for Linux In Education.
But I surely won’t suggest it to an individual who is trying to figure out how Linux works.