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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2019-01-18 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 (3,808), 6 months: 1 (3,810), 3 months: 1 (3,928), 4 weeks: 2 (3,825), 1 week: 2 (3,707)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 825 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/download/
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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  • 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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Feature stable 18.0.1 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Feature
Release Date 2019-01-18 2018-12-23 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 18.0.1 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Full Package List
Package stable 18.0.1 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 (1.1.8) 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 (1.1.8)
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 (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 bash (5.0)
bind (9.13.5) 9.13.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.5)
chromium (71.0.3578.98) 71.0.3578.98 -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (71.0.3578.98)
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10 2.2.9 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 (1.44.5) 1.44.5 1.44.4 1.44.3 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8 e2fsprogs (1.44.5)
firefox (64.0.2) 64.0.2 64.0 61.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1 firefox (64.0.2)
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 2.10.8 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 3.30.2 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.4) 3.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.4)
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.12.44 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 2.03 2.03.2 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.3) 3.24.2 3.24.1 3.22.30 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22 gtk+ (3.24.3)
httpd (2.4.37) 2.4.37 2.4.37 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.3 -- 0.92.3 0.91 -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (18.12.1) 18.12.1 -- -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 -- k3b (18.12.1)
kmod (25) 25 25 25 23 23 17 15 kmod (25)
krita (4.1.7) 4.1.7 -- -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 -- krita (4.1.7)
libreoffice (6.1.4) 6.1.4 6.1.3 6.1.0 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3 libreoffice (6.1.4)
linux (4.20.3) 4.20.1 4.19.12 4.17.11 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20 linux (4.20.3)
Package stable 18.0.1 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 (10.3.12) 10.1.37 -- -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 -- mariadb (10.3.12)
mate-desktop (1.20.4) 1.20.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.4)
mesa (18.3.2) 18.3.1 18.2.6 18.1.6 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3 mesa (18.3.2)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.5) 3.30.5 3.30.2 3.28.1 -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.5)
NVIDIA (415.27) 415.25 415.25 396.51 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20 NVIDIA (415.27)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (11.0.1) 8u192 8u192 8u181 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45 openjdk (11.0.1)
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 1.1.1a 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.28.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1 perl (5.28.1)
php (7.3.1) 7.3.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.1)
plasma-desktop (5.14.5) 5.14.5 5.14.4 5.13.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.5)
postfix (3.3.2) 3.3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.2)
postgresql (11.1) 11.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.2 3.7.1 3.7.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2 Python (3.7.2)
qt (5.12.0) 5.12.0 5.11.2 5.11.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5 qt (5.12.0)
samba (4.9.4) 4.9.4 4.9.3 4.8.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1 samba (4.9.4)
systemd (240) 239 239 239 231 228 212 208 systemd (240)
thunderbird (60.4.0) 60.4.0 60.3.3 60.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1 thunderbird (60.4.0)
vim (8.1) 8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 3.0.4 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1 vlc (3.0.6)
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: 18.0.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-01-18
Votes: 0


I love the OS but it was perhaps a step too far out of my comfort zone to make the leap from the Deb umbrella. Extremely simple to install, very quick to install and a great basic package. It also looks like the most polished distro I've seen.

I just had (surprisingly to me) some stability issues and a couple of very basic but essential features that I needed to allow me to settle. I couldn't get Citrix Workspace to run (needed to run work VDIs) and encountered hours of constant hurdles to trying and failing to get it (and the pre-reqs) installed.

I also had frustrating problems with my Logitech BT mouse. Every time the mouse went to sleep (about every 30 mins), the OS wouldn't respond to it being woken up. Then the BT config window would freeze up when I tried to check what was going on. This would eventually lead to all mouse buttons on my laptop also failing to respond and requiring a reboot. A new one for me on any OS.

So unfortunately I have to bin Manjaro for reasons very specific to myself. I will try 17.1.12 in a VM to see if I have any more luck and hope to revisit this properly later. It's beautiful but needs just a few more hand holding features to make it a Minty enough for beginners.


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Version: 18.0.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-16
Votes: 5


Works perfectly. All my PC and notebooks switched to Manjaro.


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Version: 18.0.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-01-15
Votes: 11


Running Manjaro Gnome for a few months now.
I can't use Linux with window$ looks, so Gnome was my choice. Ubuntu before that.
I was a bit disappointed with Ubuntu 18.04 performance, so I tried Manjaro.
Best choice ever!
Running very smooth and with all the software I need available just one click away.
It's a modern desktop improving on every update!
Highly recommended!


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