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 3.0
- KDE 5.6
- MATE 1.14
- simple cli/graphical installer
- systemd/openrc as initsystem
- automatic hardware detection
Long time Debian user (both desktop and server) but occasionally play around with other flavors. Was impressed with Manjaro XFCE. No muss, no fuss, no major problems or quirks, and certainly nothing that a bit of Googling could not rectify. Nice distro for anyone who wants to just sit down and do normal end user tasks and not have to think about a thing. Very pleasing. And XFCE is highly customizable so very easy to tweak. With Manjaro being based on Arch, the Arch wiki is a great resource - and better than any forum. Have not eyeballed the forum much... but have not really found anything useful there when I have stumbled across posts... but I'm an advanced user and so...
Just starting with this release. My favorite is with the 'rolling release' and never having to re-install. As long as the updates are kept as current as possible without bugs, this will become perhaps the standard for future Linux users.
This Os is really good and easy to install and learn
First, Forgive me for my poor English... :-) I've been a Debian user for many years and I still use Debian. I tried Manjaro and other Arch based in the past but I had a lot of troubles. But last month I decided to try Manjaro again and I was really surprised: in my opinion it's one of the best distro I've ever tried. I started with Ubuntu, then I tried Mint, Fedora, Open Suse, Debian, Elementary and many many others, including Puppy and other "old hardware focused" distros. I found that the last Manjaro is very good and has everything I need. I use the xfce version (KDE is cool, ok, but I love xfce). The AUR repos allow to install a lot of software like Skype and Teamviewer. I also could install Virtual Box is perfect and I can run Windows 7 perfectly. I don't use Nvidia Drivers but I tried to install them is really easy and safe if you follow the wiki. Installing is "new-by proof", Updates are OK, wifi has no issue... almost perfect! :-) I keep Debian in dual boot because I want to have the stability of Debian and the always updated software of a rolling release like Manjaro. The only issue (perhaps a temporary bug) is the use of Mousepad (only as root): it's very laggy (even several seconds), so, when I have to edit system files, I have to use Nano, Leafpad or Geany to be comfortable. Well... try Manjaro, people! It's worth!