When comparing Chakra vs Endeavour OS, the Slant community recommends Endeavour OS for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” Endeavour OS is ranked 23rd while Chakra is ranked 75th. The most important reason people chose Endeavour OS is:
Lean, fast and surprisingly stable.
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Pro Focuses on KDE/Qt Apps
comes with none GTK apps per default
Pro Independent from Arch
its not just another Arch Spin-off
Pro Keeps Gnome apps tidier even than Gnome distros
Pro Good overall system quality and performance
Lean, fast and surprisingly stable.
Pro AUR support
One of the best reasons to use an Arch based distro.
You can find almost every package there is in the Linux world!
Pro Great hardware support
Pro Great XFCE implementation
Their use of themes and configuration look great!
Pro Not based on Ubuntu
Pro Cutting edge rolling release
Exactly as Arch - allows users to stay on the most up-to-date versions of the software they are using.
Pro Support for a large variety of new hardware
Rolling release means newer, up to date, mesa and kernel versions able to handle newer hardware with better performance!
Pro Helpful community
Great team of developers and excellent forum support on their official website.
Pro Fast and simple package management
There can only be one Package Manager (pacman) ;)
Pro No restrictive handholding, pure control over everything
The user can do whatever he wishes because the distro IS Arch - with and easy installer and great themes.
Pro Arch Linux Wiki
Being an "easy to install version of Arch" means it is exactly easy to use the famous Arch Wiki!
Pro Great for low performance hardware
Easy on the specs and still blazingly fast.
Pro Stripped down to the bone
Since its stripped down, it is fast and you don't have to deal with bloatware.
Pro As slim as you want it
Based on Arch, Endevour OS keeps its core repositories slim and free of unnecessary dependencies. The distro comes with no bloatware, only the necessary packages. The repositories are nearly as full as those of Ubuntu, while they are often more up to date.
Pro Easy installer
Pro Great community
Con Weak base
Sometimes updates will not execute hooks(full update always misses to run mkinitcpio) so you get an unbootable system.
Con Small development team
The team is very small
Con No real installer
Has no installer just a big bloated LiveCD that gets unpacked to your disk.
Compared to deb or rpm it takes ages to update the system, it's also very dumb in dependency tracking.
Con Unreliable Servers
The CCR or the community forums are often down or unreachable.
Con Overwrites your default EFI config
It overwrites your default EFI config wich can make you PC unbootable if something goes wrong.
Con Uses systemd
Which is very hard to debug and not a *nix standard.
Con Only available for x86-based CPUs
Con Wont let you install the system to USB drives
Chakras weak installer Calamares does not allow you to install it to a USB drive.
Con Weak update process to a recent release
For example, you can install the Goedel Release and update it to the current release which then fails to boot due to some systemd-errors.
Con Same Cons that apply for Arch Linux
Since it is based on Arch, it is harder to install and can easily break.
Con Kalu needs a little refinement
I applaud the developers to carry on the legacy of Antergos, the only niggling thing that I would appreciate is, while it's nice to see news about updates; my opinion is that once you dismiss the notifications they STAY dismissed. And just clicking on the icon brings kalu brings it to the foreground. Or have the functionality of turning off the news altogether would be well received. Good distro.