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 5.4
- MATE 1.10
- simple cli/graphical installer
- systemd/openrc as initsystem
- automatic hardware detection
Good distribution, good alternative for Window$it. Manjaro have all update package + linux.
My issue with this distro is that its forum is pretty much worthless and that is an important thing with a distro. Ive been a Linux user for 10+ years and asked a simple question on their forum and the response from a Manjaro team member was "use the forum search" and locked my thread. I did use the search prior to asking as well as googling for the answer. If it was so easy to find with a search why not link me to a relevant thread?
I find Manjaro to have a stable foundation with ease of use and update. The past problems with Pamac are dealt with and even the rolling release is better than most where you must fully reinstall each new version. Their forum is easy to use and friendly, unlike some who treat a novice as ignorant. The number of Kernels include the most recent available and they still put out 32 bit systems with complete support. This is a very versatile system and when using Testing you can have state of the art software up to date with few problems that are dealt with quickly. Those who like a challenge, there is also unstable which helps the developers bring new ideas to the groups. I've used this system since November of 2013.
plss b43-firmware, b43-firmware-classic b43-firmware-legacy Installation should be included in the ISO
Manjaro has locked down all user participation at the moment. Most users are rejected from wiki, mailing-list and forum! Which other distro is so awkward?