We produce two editions of Endless OS for different use cases:
The Full edition of Endless OS includes over one hundred apps already installed on the OS. This includes games, productivity software, reference materials like Cooking, Farming, Health, and Travel, and educational materials like a robust Encyclopedia. This is the edition of Endless OS used for most partner deployments around the world.
Because this edition is packed full of content from the start, it’s a much larger download at over 16 GB, and 64 GB of disk space or more may be required for installation.
If you are installing Endless OS on a computer that has limited or no Internet connection or will be installing Endless OS on other people’s computers, this is the best version to download to get the complete Endless OS experience.
Note: The English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese language versions of Endless OS currently offer the most robust experience. Endless OS supports many other languages with at least partial translations for the desktop, web browser, and some third-party apps.
The Basic edition of Endless OS is around 3 GB to download, and you can fit it onto a USB stick as small as 8 GB. This edition comes with only a few apps preloaded and is recommended for computers that will have access to the Internet.
Once you have installed Endless OS, you can open the App Center where you can browse, download, and install hundreds of free apps via the Internet.
The basic edition is a great option if you haven’t tried Endless OS before and are interested in a quick preview of how it looks and feels. You can also create an Endless OS USB stick with the Basic version to make sure that Endless OS will work on your computer before downloading and installing the Full edition.
If you install the Basic version of Endless OS, all of the apps in the Full version—and more!—can be installed from App Center.