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DistroWatch.com: Manjaro Linux

Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2017-06-28 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: 3 (1,484), 6 months: 3 (1,882), 3 months: 3 (1,949), 4 weeks: 3 (1,769), 1 week: 3 (1,844)

Average visitor rating: 8.68/10 from 184 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/
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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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-09-27: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 15.09
 • 2015-09-09: Development Release: Manjaro Linux 15.09 RC2
 • 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 17.0.2 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Release Date 2017-06-28 2017-06-26 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 17.0.2 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Package stable 17.0.2 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.4.1 1.1.4.1 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-P1) 9.11.1-P1 -- -- -- -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.115) 59.0.3071.109 -- -- -- -- --
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 (54.0) 54.0 54.0 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1
freetype (2.8) 2.8 2.8 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.1.0) 7.1.1 -- -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.22 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 (3.24.2) 3.24.2 3.24.2 -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.16 -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.34 -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02.0 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.22.16 3.22.16 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22
httpd (2.4.26) 2.4.25 -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.91 -- -- --
k3b (17.04.2) 17.04.2 17.04.2 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 (5.3.4) 5.3.4 5.2.7 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3
linux (4.11.7) 4.11.7 4.9.34 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20
Package stable 17.0.2 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) 10.1.24 -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.1.3) 17.1.3 17.1.3 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.24.1 -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) 375.66 375.66 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u131) 8u131 8u131 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0f 1.1.0f 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.0) 5.26.0 5.26.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.6) 7.1.6 -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.3) 5.10.2 5.10.2 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- --
postfix (3.2.2) 3.2.2 -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.6.3 -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.9.0) 5.9.0 5.9.0 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5
samba (4.6.5) 4.6.5 4.6.5 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1
systemd (233) 232 232 231 228 212 208
thunderbird (52.2.1) 52.2.1 52.2.1 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 3.0.0svn 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 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

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Version: 17.0.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-28
Votes: 5


I'm new to Manjaro, but not Linux nor UNIX. I've used literally hundreds of different distros over more than a decade. After a small learning curve of figuring out where most of the non-core application packages are (they're in AUR, which Manjaro makes easy to access, you just need to know that basic concept first), I have found Manjaro to be outstanding among distros in many important areas: 1) Stability. It is rock solid. This is even more noteworthy considering it's regarded as "bleeding edge!" It's more stable than most "stable" distributions by A LOT! 2) Default configuration actually makes tons of sense. Rather than load up with a bunch of stuff I don't need, or leave out lots of essential things, the people at Manjaro have actually THOUGHT about what they're producing, and put together a distribution who's default applications reflects that intelligence. There aren't a bunch of pre-configured cron jobs enabled that I don't want or need, running at inopportune times. I get to configure the cron jobs I WANT, not some prescribed set by someone that thinks they know what I'm supposed to want or need. The desktop is slick and includes what I need with a nice layout, but without tons of "fluff." 3) Package support is outstanding. Manjaro doesn't enjoy the wide base of other distributions, and yet things that can be tricky with other main-stream distributions actually work out-of-the-box with Manjaro. Go figure! Things like printer support, graphics drivers, and lots of other little things. 4) The Manjaro people are amazingly helpful. MUCH more so than any other distribution's supporters I've encountered. They aren't smug, or tedious. They're smart, helpful, and willing. As a corollary, the ARCH folks are really smart. One can't help but notice that when searching for Linux information in general on the Web it is often ARCH's site that comes up in the top search results. This is for a reason. Them people know what they're doing. 5) Honesty. Manjaro doesn't have a hidden agenda.


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Version: 17.0.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-28
Votes: 2


I've been using it for 3 months now, on all computers on my house. I used almost all famous Linux distros and none pleased me as much as Manjaro. It has the benefits of Arch and the benefit to let me be lazy (since after Arch install I configured the system practically the same as Manjaro KDE clean install).


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Version: 17.0.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-27
Votes: 4


Excellent distro. The developers issue important announcements not seen before from other distributions. Only Antergos is a second to none contender. To create an installation media, ditch your usual graphical installer and sudo it through the command line where 'dd=/path/to/installation.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync' (assuming sdb is your destination) is your so far most reliable method, and wait until the process it's done. Always compare checksums. No problems with the network manager, no problems with bluetooth. Printing support is good but it could be better. I personally haven't experienced a major setback, but will keep checking.


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