Endless OS has been tested on a wide variety of different laptop and desktop computers with great results. If your hardware meets the key requirements listed below, Endless OS should be expected to run well on your system. However, there are thousands of computers available from dozens of different manufacturers, so we can't test every combination. Feel free to let us know how well Endless OS works with your PC on our Community Forums!
- x86 processors: Endless OS supports PC systems with 64-bit Intel or compatible processors, such as AMD and VIA. Endless OS does not run on PCs with 32-bit processors. (Most computers from before 2007, and even some lower-cost netbooks built after this date, have 32-bit processors.)
- ARM processors: Endless OS provides experimental support for some ARM64-based platforms such as Raspberry Pi 4. Please refer to our Installation page for more information.
- Chromebooks: Chromebook hardware is designed to only run Google Chrome OS and is not supported by Endless OS.
- Apple:Apple hardware is designed to run macOS and is not officially supported by Endless OS. Depending on the exact model of Mac, Endless OS might work, but this is not tested. Dual-booting Endless OS and macOS is not supported.
- Memory (RAM): Endless will run best if you have at least 2GB of memory in your system.
- Storage (HDD or SSD): A minimum of 32GB of disk space is recommended so that you can download and install new apps and have space to add your own videos, photos, music, and documents. The Full version may require even more disk space.
- Graphics Card/GPU: Like other Linux-based platforms, Intel integrated graphics is the best supported option. We also make efforts to keep up-to-date with the latest open source drivers for AMD graphics where device support is improving. For Nvidia GPUs, the proprietary Nvidia driver is automatically installed; this provides excellent performance but the technical support we can provide for such hardware is very limited. In the Nvidia Optimus Dual-GPU case, the discrete GPU is preferred and this cannot be configured.
- Peripherals: Most mice and keyboards should work, but laptop touch screens and specialist input devices such as joysticks, tablets, etc. may not work correctly.
- Wireless Cards: Most wireless cards should work, with Intel cards being best supported, and certain Atheros and Realtek cards also expected to work. Broadcom devices supported by the 'brcm80211' or 'b43' driver should work, but devices that require the 'wl' driver are not supported. If your wireless hardware is not supported, we recommend using a USB Wi-Fi adapter, a wired network cable, or tethering to your mobile phone with a USB cable.
There are thousands of computers available from dozens of different manufacturers. Even if your computer meets the requirements above, you may see minor issues with suspend/resume, Bluetooth, sound, webcams, hotkeys (like airplane mode, volume keys, etc.), and touchpad compatibility for some specific models.
- Smart card & smart card reader
- Fingerprint scanner
- Internal dial-up modem
- Expansion ports: serial/parallel port devices
- Asus Number Pad
- Asus Screen Pad