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Why I chose Manjaro Linux and a desktop tour

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My appearance on .XPenguin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPcDFY5oNBQ
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Available at https://manjaro.org

“Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. 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.

“Manjaro uses a Rolling Release Development Model, whereby rather than being replaced, the same core system will instead be continually updated and upgraded. As such, it is not – nor will it ever be – necessary to re-install a later release of Manjaro in order to enjoy the very latest and most up-to-date system possible. By virtue of keeping an existing installation updated, it is already the latest release.” From the Manjaro Linux website.

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46 thoughts on “Why I chose Manjaro Linux and a desktop tour

  1. but unfortunately there isn't any documentation ,to let users get in depth of the operating systems , need documents to learn Manjaro to be able to use not just as a user but as professional , thats set , for example redhat , you can get thousands of docs and ebooks which telling what kind of OS , and microsfot windows also many many books where they can tell you how to use their OS

  2. Big fan of both Manjaro XFCE and Linux Mint Debian Edition. Manjaro had built-in wi-fi driver support for my daughter's new laptop that Mint didn't, and was more straightforward to install on an external drive using an additional EFI and GRUB boot manager to dual boot. Connect the drive and choose what I want to boot to, disconnect the drive and boot straight onto the main system drive. Very handy.

    So anyway, that's why I ended up going with Manjaro for a couple of the laptops around here. Might give LMDE another go when the next stable release for it comes out. We'll see.

    Cheers.

  3. How did you get your application menu to have the category on the left instead of the right? When I open mine up, all of my categories are on the right hand side, and the applications are listed on the left

  4. I am considering Manjaro. Linux Mint installed with no problems! I have been using it for about one year. Your video is great. I will continue do more research on Manjaro.

  5. I really enjoyed this. I could have kept watching this for over an hour. I've been away from Linux for several years (mostly to use MacOS). I have that Linux itch again though. Manjaro is going to be my first stop.

  6. video starts at 8:20
    tl;dr = he uses flatpaks

    PLEASE just answer the headline! you get carried away so much in your videos which get way too long in the process.

  7. Manjaro is great until it's not!
    OpenSUSE Tumbleweed minimal install + fkatpak apps here you go!
    Switched from 10 years Mandriva/Mageia to Manjaro 2 years ago and at the begin of September it broke, impossible to update it anymore. Latest Manjaro 18.0 Xfce has a broken fkatpak, can install them but cannot update them due to a nasty xdmconf error. Fkatpak works well in KDE version. I switched since to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and so far so good. It's by far the most professional and stable distro out there, outstanding installer and unequaled config tool that's Yast. I'm using SUSE since 1996 and keep coming back to it. I think I can settle now 🙂

  8. So, the latest Matthew Moore video got me feeling uneasy. If the Manjaro team is indeed starting to get into the slacker territory, I have 2 questions:
    – Is Antergos well built enough?
    – Does choosing Debian mean every program is 6 month behind and I cannot update them separately?

  9. Unfortunately Manjaro is rolling release but it's nowhere near up-to-date sometimes. Nvidia's DVXK / Vulcan-compatible drivers (the drivers everyone should be using at this point) aren't supported at all and I've ended up dual-booting with Windows again after being determined not to because I don't want to deal with so much setup again.

    With Manjaro, I had issues with the OS recognizing my network controller (it's name was misspelled in some config file), lots of audio issues for similar reasons, ect. ect. ect… it took over a week to get things basically functioning reasonably.

  10. dont use it only because i have a very limited internet connection and cant afford it to update on a weekly/biweekly basis. otherwise manjaro xfce gave me the best user experience so far(if i ignore screen tearing with nvidia)

  11. I myself have settled on an Ubuntu Mate minimal install just to get a base system then installed everything I need myself but trying to minimise the use of "snaps!" applications as they tend to waste more space and not to mention install inside the home directory by default.

  12. I've got Ryzen g2200 with new mboard b450 chipset, so Manjaro even didn't start as live cd on this config, probably because of old kernel 4.14. So I choosed Opensuse Tumbleweed and it's works great. It has more recent version of the kernel.

    Also I tried Fedora which I like, but it was laggy during boot, luckily Opensuse works smoothly on this new equipment.

  13. Good to see you back Chris, and GREAT video with HexDSL recently. After distro-hopping for years, from Chromebooks to Solus, I've settled on Manjaro as well, KDE in my case. I had a Kubuntu install break recently, and the thought of rebuilding it with its mix of Snaps, PPA's, Flatpaks, direct downloads, etc. was nauseating. Just wanted to go with simple, easy Manjaro/Arch installs. Pop OS, which you comment on, is the best of the Gnome builds, but, well, Gnome… Solus is nice, and I love Budgie (and run Ubuntu Budgie on a different machine), but I've had software and gaming incompatibilities.

  14. I really liked this video. It's nice to see how people have configured and themed their desktop. I'm using Peppermint 9 with the standard theme. I changed the WM theme and the wallpaper. For wallpapers I daily check bing.com for the picture of the day wich you can save and set as your wallpaper with Firefox without the bing logo. I use Bitwarden to generate and save passwords.

  15. Thank you for the nice vid again.. manjaro is nice, tried it a while ago… but I stick to Xubuntu, for now, but it could easily be Manjaro again in some time, which I love too

  16. You made a very good point, basically if you have a productivity/work machine then don't put Arch (or OpenSUSE, or Fedora etc) on it, you may well have the skills to fix it when an update destroys the file system, but do you have the time or patience to faff about when you need to be working? That's why I use 'boring' Debian with all the apps at least a revision behind on my daily driver and distro-hop on my 'recreation' machines.

  17. everything went fine, until flatpacks were discussed. dont really like this and similar distribution methods into the system..

  18. Why do you even look at "multi media file converter" like Ciano when you could use ffmpeg as well? Do people hate CLI applications that much? Like I bet Ciano even uses ffmpeg in the backend.

  19. Using `Manjaro.i3` last 2 years. Felt like home straight away, just edgy enough and not Arch. If interested in `i3` HexDSL switched recently. Came here from his stream, good show.

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