Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful, and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting edge - and bleeding edge - software. However, Arch is also aimed at more experienced or technically-minded users. As such, it is generally considered to be beyond the reach of those who lack the technical expertise (or persistence) required to use it.
Developed in Austria, France, and Germany, Manjaro provides all the benefits of the Arch operating system combined with a focus on user-friendliness and accessibility. Available in both 32 and 64 bit versions, Manjaro is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced Linux users. For newcomers, a user-friendly installer is provided, and the system itself is designed to work fully 'straight out of the box'.
- XFCE 4.12
- Cinnamon 2.6
- KDE 5.3
- MATE 1.10
- simple cli/graphical installer
- systemd/openrc as initsystem
- automatic hardware detection
Easy graphical installer, no system update headache due to rolling release, large number of packages due to AUR access, stylish artwork, helpful community. Broken package updates very rarely (though existent).
On my Dell Lattitude D630 I have WinXP, Mint, Peppermint5, and now Manjaro xfce. On installation of Manjaro 0.8.12, I found that the updates are broken and although the system works, its no good without the updates working. I have now downloaded and burned to disk 0.8.13 three times, and in each case, Brasero does not complete the disk and the disk will not boot in the D630. Obviously, I'm doing something wrong, but this is Linux not ready for me yet.
I have used Manjaro XFCE Distro for one year. Software update is a big headache(Not easy) in this distro. It asks keyring or something. After an update the volume control disappeared. I decided to download the next latest version and made a fresh re-install. still volume control was not there in the new distro. I decided to leave manjaro. Now iam satisfied with voyager x8.
After LinuxMint, Debian, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu I was searching for Arch Linux and found Manjaro Linux XFCE: reliable, fast, full of features... Awesome!!
Love Manjaro Linux