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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2018-09-19 15:50 UTC


Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux. Key features include intuitive installation process, automatic hardware detection, stable rolling-release model, ability to install multiple kernels, special Bash scripts for managing graphics drivers and extensive desktop configurability. Manjaro Linux offers Xfce as the core desktop options, as well as KDE, GNOME and a minimalist Net edition for more advanced users. Community-supported desktop flavours are also available.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 1 (3,200), 6 months: 1 (3,979), 3 months: 1 (3,884), 4 weeks: 1 (4,079), 1 week: 1 (4,155)

Average visitor rating: 8.61/10 from 703 review(s).


Manjaro Summary
Distribution Manjaro Linux
Home Page https://manjaro.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.manjaro.org/
User Forums https://forum.manjaro.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.manjaro.org/
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Download Mirrors https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/
Bug Tracker https://manjaro.org/feedback/
Related Websites Manjaro BrazilManjaro ChinaManjaro Czech RepublicManjaro FranceManjaro GermanyManjaro ItalyManjaro NetherlandsManjaro PolandManjaro RussiaManjaro SpainManjaro Turkey
Reviews 17.x: MediumDedoimedoDedoimedoHecticGeekDistroWatchCMS CriticDedoimedoTehnojam.pro (Russian)
16.x: Dedoimedo
15.x: DarkDuckEveryday Linux UserDedoimedoHecticGeekZDNet
0.8.x: DistroWatchZDNetDistroWatchDistroWatchBlogspotLinux Review (Farsi) • Hectic GeekBlogspotLinuxBSDosLinux InsiderABC Linuxu (Czech) • BlogspotNavy ChristianLinux Review (Farsi) • BlogspotLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • WordpressDistroWatchBlogspotPlanetOSS
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-31: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 17.1.0
 • 2017-09-03: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 17.0.3
 • 2017-06-26: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 17.0.2
 • 2017-03-07: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 17.0
 • 2016-10-31: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 16.10
 • 2016-09-01: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 16.08
 • 2016-06-06: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 16.06
 • 2016-04-03: Development Release: Manjaro Linux 16.06 Pre 2
 • 2016-03-06: Development Release: Manjaro Linux 16.06 Pre 1
 • 2015-12-31: Distribution Releases: Manjaro Linux 15.12 "i3", "bspwm"
 • 2015-12-23: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 15.12
 • 2015-12-18: Development Release: Manjaro Linux 15.12 RC2
 • More Manjaro releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-06-02 Updates to Pamac package manager
 •2018-03-10 Manjaro's ARM builds
 •2017-12-30 Manjaro continues 32-bit support
 •2017-10-16 Manjaro running MS-Office on-line
 •2017-09-11 Upcoming Manjaro laptop
 •2017-09-03 Manjaro dropping 32-bit support
 •2017-07-31 Manjaro discontinues OpenRC spins
 •2016-08-30 Change in Manjaro leadership
 •2016-05-10 Manjaro website certificate expired
 •2016-05-07 Calamares to support encrytion
 • More Manjaro headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Linux Mint 19$5.95
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS$5.95
Debian 9.5.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 17.1.11$5.95
Fedora 28$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
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Feature stable 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Release Date 2018-09-19 2018-08-19 2016-11-27 2015-12-23 2014-12-01 2013-11-26
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)   1600-2100 1533-2116 589-1856 472-1481 582-1861
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop   GNOME, KDE, Xfce KDE, Openbox, Xfce KDE, Openbox, Xfce KDE, Openbox, Xfce Xfce
Package Management Pacman, snap Pacman, snap Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List stable 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Package stable 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.6 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 14.10.1006 --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) 9.13.2 -- -- -- -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) 69.0.3497.92 -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.0 4.2.5-P1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.3 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8
firefox (62.0) 62.0 61.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 8.2.0 -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.6 2.10.4 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.28 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.30.0) 3.28.3 3.28.3 -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) 3.2 -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.12.41 -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.03 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.22.30 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22
httpd (2.4.34) 2.4.34 -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.3 0.91 -- -- --
k3b (18.08.1) 18.08.1 -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 --
kmod (25) 25 25 23 23 17 15
krita (4.1.1) 4.1.1 -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 --
libreoffice (6.1.1) 6.1.0 6.1.0 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3
linux (4.18.9) 4.19rc4 4.17.11 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20
Package stable 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) 10.1.35 -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.0) 18.1.8 18.1.6 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) 3.28.1 3.28.1 -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) 396.54 396.51 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u181 8u181 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45
openssh (7.8p1) 7.8p1 7.7p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0i 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.28.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.2.10) 7.2.9 -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) 5.13.5 5.13.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- --
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.1 -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) 10.5 -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 3.7.0 3.7.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.11.1) 5.11.1 5.11.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5
samba (4.9.0) 4.8.5 4.8.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1
systemd (239) 239 239 231 228 212 208
thunderbird (60.0) 60.0 60.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.1 -- -- -- -- --
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.6 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.20.1 1.20.1 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.1 1.14.4

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Version: 17.1.12
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-19
Votes: 8


Manjaro is all I want:
stable, always fresh (rolling release), easy to install and to use, offers huge amount of software.
It comes with various desktops (I prefer KDE).
But the most important point for me: it is based on arch but on ubuntu.
I lost confidence in the reliability and confidentiality of cannonical OS.


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Version: stable
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-18
Votes: 13


10/10
i'm not a Linux user i just wanted a very fast distribution to use on my old laptop since my gaming PC graphic card died....i tried Ubuntu and Linux mint in the past but i don't really like them....then thankfully i saw Manjaro and i don't need anything else..super fast clean easy to use i think I'll drop Windows in favor of Manjaro as my main OS and just keep Windows strictly for games in a dual boot


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Version: 17.1.12
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-09-17
Votes: 0


Oh my goodness,what a disappointment! After spending all day trying to get one of the distros to install, I finally threw in the towel.

I tried 5 different versions of this distro and they all had problems installing on my Dell XPS 15. Immediately after install, it just hung there for what seemed like an eternity. I finally had to power it down and after restarting I was immediately presented with a dialogue box say that a newer kernel is available. I upgraded to 4.17 and right after a reboot another message box poped-up saying that their was a new kernel available to install. Not being the adventurous.type I went from 4.17 to 4.18 and avoided 4.19rc. So far so good then as I was configuring the desktop settings another dialog box presented itself and we were off to see the Wizard of Ahh's as in Black and White error messages at post with the wicked witch laughing at you for installing such an oddball distro.

And NVIDIA support... fuhgeddaboubit! If your lucky enough to get this far and happen to get to the hardware section, DON'T install the propriety NVIDIA driver, because once you do it's all over and all you have to show for your efforts is a black screen.

No thank-you Manjaro! You're entire team should be taken out to the woodshed for a good spanking!

Five distros all with the same result can't be coincidence.


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