While the Endless team has announced a new stable version, Endless OS 3.9.0 with tons of improvements, new features, and core component updates. Endless OS uniqueness stems from the use of a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application bundles overlaid on top, instead of using a traditional Linux package management system.
And based on its users feedback, Endless OS 3.9.0 has the concept of Hack mode removed from its first class learning environment.
What's New in Endless OS 3.9.0 Release?
Endless OS 3.9.0 features Linux kernel 5.8, bringing with it support for latest hardware, GPU drivers, file system, and improved security.
And coupled with the latest GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, users can now apply parental control to all the installed applications and also use drag-and-drop icons on desktops. Now, once you switch Hack mode on, Endless OS will transform your computer into a fun learning environment to explore all learning fields such as Operating System, Art, Maker, Web, and Games.
Additional new changes in Endless OS 3.9.0 includes: NVIDIA driver 450.66 with support for the new NVIDIA graphics cards, along with the updated low-level userspace components such as Xorg 1.20.8, Systemd 246, Dracut 050, and Mesa 20.1.1.
How to Upgrade to Endless OS 3.9.0
Endless OS 3.9.0 is now available for download with the images for Desktop, Virtual Machine, and Raspberry Pi 4 downloadable from the official website.
Kindly note that the hacking affordances by default are available without a specific mode, and you can still enjoy the Sidetrack quests or use the Hacking Toolbox on the flip side of the app to solve riddles.