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Last Update: 2018-12-15 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.



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Manjaro Summary
Distribution Manjaro Linux
Home Page https://manjaro.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.manjaro.org/
User Forums https://forum.manjaro.org/
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Documentation https://wiki.manjaro.org/
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Bug Tracker https://manjaro.org/feedback/
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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...

Table Notes and Explanations
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  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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.
Feature stable 18.0 17.1.12
Release Date 2018-12-15 2018-10-30 2018-08-19
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)   1800-2100 1600-2100
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop   GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Package Management Pacman, snap Pacman, snap Pacman, snap
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems 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
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List stable 18.0 17.1.12
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.7 1.1.7 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.5) 9.13.4 -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) 71.0.3578.98 -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.4 1.44.3
firefox (64.0) 64.0 63.0 61.0.2
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 8.2.1 8.2.0
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.10.6 2.10.4
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.28 2.28
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.30.2 3.30.1 3.28.3
gnucash (3.3) 3.3 -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.12.44 -- --
grub (2.02) 2.03 2.03.1 2.03
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.24.1 3.24.1 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.37) 2.4.37 2.4.37 --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 -- 0.92.3
k3b (18.12.0) 18.08.3 -- --
kmod (25) 25 25 25
krita (4.1.7) 4.1.5 -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.1.3 6.1.2 6.1.0
linux (4.19.9) 4.19.8 4.19.0 4.17.11
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- --
mariadb (10.3.11) 10.1.37 -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 -- --
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.6 18.2.3 18.1.6
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) 3.30.4 3.30.2 3.28.1
NVIDIA (415.18) 415.22 410.73 396.51
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u192 8u192 8u181
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.7p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a 1.1.1 1.1.0h
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.1 5.28.0 5.28.0
php (7.3.0) 7.3.0 -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) 5.14.4 5.14.2 5.13.4
postfix (3.3.2) 3.3.2 -- --
postgresql (11.1) 11.1 -- --
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.1 3.7.1 3.7.0
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.2 5.11.2 5.11.1
samba (4.9.3) 4.9.3 4.8.5 4.8.3
systemd (239) 239 239.3 239
thunderbird (60.3.3) 60.3.3 60.2.1 60.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 -- --
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.13.2 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.3 1.20.1

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Version: 18.0
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-12-14
Votes: 0


Manjaro Cinnamon 18 stable - what a disaster!

Wanted to take a look at it in a live session. After having removed all that blackness, I set the panel to "Never show", 50 milliseconds, just like in Linux Mint. What happened? Black screen, "recovery mode"! Restart Cinnamaon? Yes. Result? Black screen, "recovery mode"! Restart Cinnamaon? Yes. Result? Black screen. And so on and on and on. The only way out was the reset button.

I consider this a major bug. Maybe it only occurs in a live session, I don't know. But I certainly won't install Manjaro Cinnamon. Not even alongside Linux Mint.


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


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: 14


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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