Endless OS is produced by Endless OS Foundation, a non-profit organization. In order to manage the costs associated with providing Endless OS as a free download, we use a software technology called BitTorrent to provide the downloadable files (which are quite large!).
That is why when you click to download Endless OS from our website, you get a torrent file instead of the full download. Guidance is provided below for how to use BitTorrent to complete the download.
Key advantages of BitTorrent include allowing you to pause and resume your download at will, especially useful if your internet connection unexpectedly goes down during the download process. BitTorrent will also ensure that the downloaded file is fully correct and free of corruption.
However, if you prefer to avoid BitTorrent, we do also offer an ordinary direct download of the full file.
You first need to download and install an app that is capable of downloading files via BitTorrent. Many such apps are available. Our recommendations are:
After downloading the Endless OS
.torrent file from our website, you need to open that file in a Torrent app as an additional step. The app will then proceed to download the actual file(s).
Go to the Endless OS download site
Under "Try or Install on your Computer", select the Endless OS edition of interest and click to download. You will now download a
Install a torrent app, such as one of the options mentioned above
Open the torrent app, and point it to the Endless OS
.torrent file you downloaded eralier
Wait for the download to complete via the BitTorrent network
Once the download is finished you can start using the file
We appreciate your use of BitTorrent to help us manage our bandwidth costs! Please do not worry about the possibility of there not being seeds to offer the full file; Endless OS torrent files include the "web seed" HTTP/HTTPS download addresses of a variety of 3rd party hosts that kindly mirror our files, so there is no risk of your download being unable to complete.
If you would like to leave your torrent client running as a seed in order to help other users obtain Endless OS, that would also be much appreciated.