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Linux Distros: Manjaro & PCLinuxOS

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Manjaro & PCLinuxOS review and demos. For more information on how to install a Linux distro, see my “Linux Mint 19 For Windows Users” video, as linked below. You can follow the same process — downloading an ISO and using Etcher to write it to a bootable USB drive — for Manjaro and/or PCLinuxOS.

You can learn more about and download Manjaro from its website at:

You can learn more about and download PCLinuxOS from its website at:

If you like this video, you may also enjoy some of my other Linux distros, including:

Linux Mint 19 for Windows Users:

Ubuntu Studio:

More videos on computing and related topics can be found on the ExplainingComputers channel:

You may also like my other channel, ExplainingTheFuture, at:

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24 thoughts on “Linux Distros: Manjaro & PCLinuxOS

  1. The problem with all these distributions he keeps reviewing is they all try to ape Windows and are all kinda the same. I've tried a lot of distributions over the years, from the original Debian to Suse and blah blah blah. With certain exceptions they all try to be Windows. One of those exceptions is ElementaryOS, which is my Linux flavor of choice. It's simple, NOT trying to be a Windows replacement, and very lightweight. I'm running it on a hacked Chromebook and a System76 Oryx Pro with equal success. It's stable, beautiful, and easy to use. Also it's more Mac like than Windows like, but even there I think it's more elegant and simple than MacOS.

  2. my thoughts on linux distros:

    everyone should start to experience with them. basically all kind of computers (i.e. very old computers, brand new single board computers, network servers, android devices -yes, android is based on linux-, vending machines etc…) are able to run or already running linux. even windows 10 has WSL, so you can run linux under windows.

    i agree it doesn't matter if it breaks down because of your inexperience, experimenting is fun.

  3. I used a hard disk editing tool to manage partitions on a drive a few months ago. It came with an ultra light weight Debian live distro that included the utility for modifying a hard drive partition. I wrote "gparted live" on the flash drive I used.
    This obviously wasn't intended as an end user distribution, but I was impressed that it looked good and worked great (for it's purpose). It fit on a 512MB flash drive that was probably from the 2000's. It looked like a fully functional distro from my perspective.
    What distro's are available for even older stuff? I'm curious if there is anything capable of working on true vintage hardware that is also secure enough to bypass the sneaker-net defacto standard. It would be fun to build a breadboard monstrosity to surf the mutant grandchild of ARPAnet. Something like a 68k (00/10/ 6809), Z80, or 6502 based system would be awesome. Figuring out kernal details for a scratch configuration would be a heck of a learning experience too 🙂

  4. I can say ManjaroARM runs very well on Raspberry Pi 4 and avoids a ton of issues caused by Raspbian being a 32-bit OS running on a 64-bit platform. Very happy with the manjaro team for this release (conversely, the Arch Linux Pi 4 release was a major PITA to get working)

  5. I've been enjoying Mint and ArcoLinux as dual daily drivers. I've switched to i3 wm in both, though I'm exploring Awesome and to a lesser extent Qtile. What won me over to tiling window managers is that floating windows DE's impose competition between all windows, while twm's function for cooperation in the workspace.

  6. I tried Linux several times over the years and always headed back to Windows.
    It's still not there in terms of software compatibility.
    More for the enthusiast crowd?

  7. I love videos like these. I keep wanting to put Linux on one of my machines but its so clunky. Even distros seem to have different things that they are based on. When you are buying a computer, as an average consumer, its very easy to choose Windows or MacOS as thats all you have to consider. I would love a comprehensive tutorial on all things Linux, what terminal commands do, how to do updates etc but whilst I can just click a couple of buttons in Windows that do the same thing, I just dont think I will have the inclination to do it.

  8. Interesting distros.

    I'm a bit boring, I know, but I inevitably end up back on Ubuntu.

    One of my pet peeves about Microsoft stuff is that they ultimately require a phone number to activate an account. No! Just no! Yeah yeah. two-factor authentication and all that jazz, but I'm not into giving out my phone number. If Microsoft were to drop that hurdle, I'd be interested in trying out more of their stuff.

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