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DistroWatch.com: Manjaro Linux

Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2017-04-25 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 a minimalist Net edition for more advanced users. Community-supported GNOME 3/Cinnamon and KDE flavours are available. Users also benefit from the supportive and vibrant Manjaro community forum.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 4 (1,378), 6 months: 3 (1,725), 3 months: 3 (1,882), 4 weeks: 2 (2,136), 1 week: 3 (2,001)

Average visitor rating: 8.53/10 from 120 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 LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.manjaro.org/
Screenshots LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://manjaro.org/feedback/
Related Websites Manjaro BrazilManjaro Geek BrazilManjaro ChinaManjaro Czech RepublicManjaro FranceManjaro GermanyManjaro ItalyManjaro NetherlandsManjaro PolandManjaro RussiaManjaro SpainManjaro Turkey
Reviews 17.x: Tehnojam.pro (Russian)
16.x: Dedoimedo
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-09-27: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 15.09
 • 2015-09-09: Development Release: Manjaro Linux 15.09 RC2
 • 2015-09-03: Development Release: Manjaro Linux 15.09 RC1
 • More Manjaro releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-08-30 Change in Manjaro leadership
 •2016-05-10 Manjaro website certificate expired
 •2016-05-07 Calamares to support encrytion
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Feature stable 17.0.1 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Release Date 2017-04-25 2017-04-03 2016-11-27 2015-12-23 2014-12-01 2013-11-26
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
CDs -- -- 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
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 Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
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 17.0.1 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Package stable 17.0.1 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 14.10.1006 --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.1) 9.11.0-P3 -- -- -- -- --
chromium (58.0.3029.81) 58.0.3029.81 -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.3 2.2.3 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.0 4.2.5-P1
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8
firefox (53.0) 53.0 52.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1
freetype (2.7.1) 2.7.1 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (6.3.0) 6.3.1 -- -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.20 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6
glibc (2.25) 2.25 2.25 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.24.1) 3.22.3 3.22.3 -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.15 -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.33 -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.00) 2.02.rc2 2.02rc2 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.12) 3.22.10 3.22.10 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22
httpd (2.4.25) 2.4.25 -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.91 -- -- --
k3b (17.04.0) 17.04.0 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 --
kmod (24) 24 24 23 23 17 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.2) 5.3.2 5.3.1 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3
linux (4.10.12) 4.10.12 4.9.20 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20
Package stable 17.0.1 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) 10.1.22 10.1.22 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.0.4) 17.0.4 17.0.2 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.0) 3.22.3 3.22.3 -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (378.13) 375.39 375.39 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u131) 8u121 8u121 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2k 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.24.1) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.4) 7.1.4 -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) 5.9.4 5.9.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- --
postfix (3.2.0) 3.2.0 -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.6.1 -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 3.6.0 3.6.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.8.0) 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5
samba (4.6.3) 4.5.8 4.5.7 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1
systemd (233) 232 232 231 228 212 208
thunderbird (52.0.1) 52.0 45.8.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4 3.0.0svn 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.6 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.1 1.14.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.5
from 120 review(s)



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Version: stable
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-04-25
Votes: 1


I've been running it for over six months now and haven't had a serious issue. The wiki documentation of the distro makes it relatively easy to find a solution to a problem. I'm sure the community stands behind it if the answer you're looking for, can't be found through the wiki.

The distro offers easy customizations through any of the current DE (e.g. xfce, kde, gnonme).

Time will tell whether the distro will stand against moderate and extensive usage. In the meantime a 9 out 10.




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Version: stable
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-04-24
Votes: 2


Runnning manjaro KDE since 1 year as my main desktop.
No problems so far and always an up-to-date system.

Can only recommend to try it out. I used Kubuntu before switching to Manjaro.


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Version: 16.10.3
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-04-23
Votes: 0


Running Manjara since about a year in VM for testing stability & reliability.
Tried today an update of the system after not using it 6 months.
Update with pamac did not work. Update with pacman / commandline worked but only after many hours of research on google how to fix it.
Update / rebuild of many AUR packages is impossible due to a perl incompatibility after update.

Result: great if you want to learn how to fix things, but absolutely useless if you need a reliable system unless you are a geek in many aspects


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