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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2018-12-13 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 (3,720), 6 months: 1 (3,841), 3 months: 1 (3,803), 4 weeks: 1 (3,632), 1 week: 1 (3,643)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 794 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 18.x: Heise (German)
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:
 • 2018-10-30: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 18.0
 • 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
 • 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...

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  • 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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Feature stable 18.0 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Feature
Release Date 2018-12-13 2018-10-30 2018-08-19 2016-11-27 2015-12-23 2014-12-01 2013-11-26 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   1800-2100 1600-2100 1533-2116 589-1856 472-1481 582-1861 Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop   GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce KDE, Openbox, Xfce KDE, Openbox, Xfce KDE, Openbox, Xfce Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management Pacman, snap Pacman, snap Pacman, snap Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Init Software
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 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr de, en, fr Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List stable 18.0 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Full Package List
Package stable 18.0 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.7 1.1.7 1.1.6 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 14.10.1006 -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.5) 9.13.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.5)
chromium (71.0.3578.98) 71.0.3578.98 -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (71.0.3578.98)
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0 cups (2.2.10)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.0 4.2.5-P1 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.4 1.44.3 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (64.0) 64.0 63.0 61.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1 firefox (64.0)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 8.2.1 8.2.0 -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.10.6 2.10.4 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6 gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.28 2.28 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.30.2 3.30.1 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.3) 3.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.12.43 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 2.03 2.03.1 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.24.1 3.24.1 3.22.30 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22 gtk+ (3.24.2)
httpd (2.4.37) 2.4.37 2.4.37 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 -- 0.92.3 0.91 -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.12.0) 18.08.3 -- -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 -- k3b (18.12.0)
kmod (25) 25 25 25 23 23 17 15 kmod (25)
krita (4.1.7) 4.1.5 -- -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 -- krita (4.1.7)
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.1.3 6.1.2 6.1.0 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3 libreoffice (6.1.3)
linux (4.19.9) 4.19.6 4.19.0 4.17.11 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20 linux (4.19.9)
Package stable 18.0 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.11) 10.1.37 -- -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 -- mariadb (10.3.11)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.6 18.2.3 18.1.6 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3 mesa (18.3.1)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.5) 3.30.4 3.30.2 3.28.1 -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.5)
NVIDIA (415.18) 415.18 410.73 396.51 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20 NVIDIA (415.18)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u192 8u192 8u181 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45 openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a 1.1.1 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.28.0 5.28.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.3.0) 7.2.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.0)
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) 5.14.4 5.14.2 5.13.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.4)
postfix (3.3.2) 3.3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.2)
postgresql (11.1) 11.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.1 3.7.1 3.7.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2 Python (3.7.1)
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.2 5.11.2 5.11.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5 qt (5.12.0)
samba (4.9.3) 4.9.3 4.8.5 4.8.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1 samba (4.9.3)
systemd (239) 239 239.3 239 231 228 212 208 systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.3) 60.3.2 60.2.1 60.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1 thunderbird (60.3.3)
vim (8.1) 8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1 vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.13.2 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.6 4.10.2 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.3 1.20.1 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.1 1.14.4 xorg-server (1.20.3)

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Version: 18.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-13
Votes: 7


I'm originally a Windows user, who turned over to the dark side with Ubuntu, but after a few years of Ubuntu as my primary (and only) desktop OS, I started to look for other distros because of the sudden bloat I started to feel with my Ubuntu 16.04. After trying out several distros, I finally decided to go with Arch. I fell in love with Arch, and although I loved playing with the difficult configuration, I also wanted to set up a perfect Arch installation for my office work. That's when I started trying out ArchLabs, ArchBang, Antergos and Manjaro. And I have to say, despite all the hate Manjaro gets for releasing updated late, it is "the" only distro that sets up in no time, and lets you GET TO WORK. I'm a software engineer working for the medical sector, so I need to tackle mission critical apps with my OS. Manjaro allows me to do that, with blinding convenience.
Let's just say I have a new computer with no OS, and my boss calls me up to solve a problem with one of my hospital software systems. If I opt for Manjaro, I could start working on my problem in about 15 minutes.


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Version: 18.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-10
Votes: 13


i3 Community Edition. This is my first experience with Manjaro and i3wm. The live disc ran perfectly, and the installation on my old desktop system and my laptop was flawless. The package manager (pamac-manager) is a lot more informative and easier to use compared to synaptic and some of the other distro-designed managers. Plus, there is a kernel manager, which makes kernel selection much safer. On my laptop, wifi works perfectly, all I had to do is provide my connection password. Of the fn key functions, the only one I ever use is the brightness keys, and they work as designed.

All my equipment is old, and this OS runs fast and furious.

I had two issues to fix on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite). The bios don't have an option to turn off the touchpad, so I had to create a script to turn it off at startup, but that isn't Manjaro's fault. The other issue was numlockx also required a startup script.

A well-built, stand-alone i3 system. That alone deserves a 10!


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Version: stable
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-10
Votes: 10


I have a laptop with a pretty rare hardware and this is literally the FIRST linux distro where everything works.
I'm amazed because i thought that such situation in my case is impossible. :D

It's also the first distro where directly after switch i didnt feel a strong urge to completly change it looks (linux distros can be so ugly sometimes, but Manjaro is a great exception in this field)

Also packages set is pretty good. Distro can access all arch stuff and besides has few own positions.

I also like the NVIDIA support. I didn't thought that gaming on linux is really really possible, but this distro prooved it is.

To sum it all up, if any distro should unite the linux desktop world, I'm supporting this one because of it's good approach to reliability and design.


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