Endless OS undergoes constant development and is released periodically. For a few days before each new significant update is made publically and globally available, a pre-release update is published on our beta testing channel (known as
staging). This enables partners and community members to help test the updated version before it reaches the masses.
You can use the following procedure to switch your Endless OS installation to the beta testing version. Please be aware of the following considerations before continuing:
Ensure you are running the latest version of Endless OS. If there is an update available, download and install it first, and reboot into the latest version.
Open the Terminal and select Endless's staging repository by running the following command:
$ pkexec eos-stage-ostree demo
After this command runs, your computer will proceed to download the latest beta release (if there is one available). You can monitor the update progress via the App Center, and when ready, you will be asked to reboot your computer. When you log back in you will be running the beta release.