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Manjaro Linux explained

We hope you are enjoying your time on our site and we also want to make it better. Its been a long time for this so today we are bringing seventh segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro" series. For those people who are new here, they can check out previous series by clicking on the links below:

Today we have Manjaro on our seventh segment. Manjaro is based on Arch Linux with a beautiful user interface. Manjaro is not much older like Debian or Arch but still it emerged as a stable and reliable Linux Distribution,standing and differentiating itself in the crowd of Distros. In 2011 there was the first initial release of Manjaro. Since then it improved a lot and today we are having the latest version 16.06.1 codenamed 'Daniella'. 

So why should We consider Manjaro over other Linux Distributions?
We are not telling you to use Manjaro instead of other distributions, but we are going to give you reasons to think about it.So let's start it.
  •  Based on Arch:  As many people know or think, Arch is absolutely a no joke distribution. Newbies find it difficult to use. Many newbies find it hard to install as Arch Linux doesn't have graphical installer. On the other hand , Manjaro have a graphical installer which is easy to use. So people or newbies who are thinking to try Arch (but doubting on difficulties) can use Manjaro. Manjaro is easy to install and it have user friendly UI.
  • Desktop Environments:  Manjaro has quite a lot choices when it comes to desktop environments. It gives variety of choices like Xfce, KDE, Deepin, BspWM, Budgie, i3, LXDE, Cinnamon, Enlightenment, Netbook, Fluxbox, Gnome, JWM, LXQT, MATE, Openbox and PekWM. In all this desktop environments Manjaro works like a charm. The official desktop environments of Manjaro are Xfce and KDE, while other DE are community supported. We are currently using KDE Plasma desktop ewnvironment on Manjaro 16.06.1.
Manjaro 16.06.1 with KDE plasma 5.6.5
Manjaro 16.06.1 running KDE plasma 5.6.5
 If you think you are trapped with KDE or Xfce in Manjaro, the don't worry you can always install other desktop environments from package manager.
Manjaro 16.06.1 with KDE plasma 5.6.5
Downloading Budgie DE from Package manager.
  • Stability and Package Management: Manjaro may be new but it is stable. Latest version of Manjaro ships with Linux kernel 4.6.2. Manjaro is not only stable, but also it is bleeding edge. It brings latest updates on softwares as soon as it gets compiled in repositories. Manjaro uses pacman for package management. Pacman is already famous due to Arch Linux (and game ofcourse). To get more user-friendly Manjaro uses Octopi, a graphical frontend for Pacman which is written in Qt. Manjaro also maintains it's own repositories so there's always an advantage of that.
Manjaro 16.06.1 with KDE plasma 5.6.5
Octopi Package manager
  • Community support:  Manjaro is also a community based linux like many others. There are always people to help you out whenever you need it. Apart from Xfce and KDE (which are officially maintained) all other desktop environments are compiled and maintained by Manjaro community. If any user is in problem he can always count on community to help him and he can beassured to get help from actual Manjaro users.

These are just a few reasons,which we've listed out here. You will get many as you will get your hands over it
Still thinking about installing it ? If you're still confused about Manjaro then You can also give it  try in Virtualbox and then can install it in actual machine, if you liked it. We are also posting this topic on Manjaro 16.06.1. So Guys have fun with Linux and stay tuned with us because we are bringing more segments to this series. Keep visiting us for more interesting stuffs on Linux.

4 comments :

  1. Nice little article, you spelt Manjaro incorrectly in the last paragraph! Thanks.

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  2. any idea on how to install software such as sublime, intellij?? so far not much clue to install .deb apps.

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    1. Let me clear you about .deb files first, .deb packages are for Debian based distros, like Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.If you are on Debian then get an app named GDebi and you can install any .deb app/software.

      Now, If Sublime Text is your main concern then follow the process:
      On Manjaro: Open the terminal and paste the following command without quotes: "sudo yaourt -S sublime-text-dev"

      On Ubuntu: Go to the Official Link of Sublime and Download from there the .deb file.And follow this link "http://www.techphylum.com/2014/05/install-deb-files.html" to install .deb file.

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