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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2018-11-12 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 (3,535), 6 months: 1 (3,991), 3 months: 1 (3,945), 4 weeks: 1 (3,972), 1 week: 1 (3,979)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 767 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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  • 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 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Feature
Release Date 2018-11-12 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 (9.13.3) 9.13.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.102) 70.0.3538.77 -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (70.0.3538.102)
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0 cups (2.2.9)
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 (63.0.1) 63.0.1 63.0 61.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1 firefox (63.0.1)
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 (3.30.1) 3.30.1 3.30.1 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.1)
gnucash (3.3) 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.12.43 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.03 2.03.1 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.24.1 3.22.30 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22 gtk+ (3.24.1)
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 (18.08.3) 18.08.3 -- -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 -- k3b (18.08.3)
kmod (25) 25 25 25 23 23 17 15 kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5) 4.1.5 -- -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 -- krita (4.1.5)
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 (4.19.1) 4.19.1 4.19.0 4.17.11 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20 linux (4.19.1)
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 (10.3.10) 10.1.37 -- -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.4) 18.2.4 18.2.3 18.1.6 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3 mesa (18.2.4)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.3) 3.30.3 3.30.2 3.28.1 -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.3)
NVIDIA (410.66) 410.73 410.73 396.51 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20 NVIDIA (410.66)
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 (1.1.1) 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1)
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 (7.2.12) 7.2.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.12)
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) 5.14.3 5.14.2 5.13.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.3)
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (11.1) 10.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (5.11.2) 5.11.2 5.11.2 5.11.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5 qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.2) 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1 samba (4.9.2)
systemd (239) 239 239.3 239 231 228 212 208 systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.0) 60.3.0 60.2.1 60.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1 thunderbird (60.3.0)
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: 2018-11-12
Votes: 13


Long time Mint user, I have tried reluctantly Manjaro and wow. Not to say Mint is bad or anything. It is just different.
Love it. Very responsive and behaves the way I think all distros should.
0 lag and depending on your DE flavor the smallest possible idle memory usage. Well,if you don't count Gnome which with 16 Gb of RAM is still lagging but that is a different story :)

Love the package management and the fact that you could virtually install (at your own risk) anything.
The learning curve is not too steep as far as the commands go but there is a huge community and the documentation is abundant.

Downside MAY be that if you're a newbie and aiming to become certified in Linux administration you are better off with the mainstream distros, Ubuntu, Fedora,Debian. But for whoever is looking for a OS/distro replacement for what you are using currently... go for it, it is really good.User-friendly and fast.


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Version: 18.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-11-11
Votes: 2


I really Love The Manjaro Linux. It is bringing awesome features which others distro do not. It is stable also. Sometimes I get the ethernet/wifi button turning into dot automatically. It happens after restart. I hope the manjaro community will solve the issue somehow. And VLC also does not work properly. But these are minor.
As there is other media players like mpv player.

My sincere gratitude to the Hardworking Manjaro Community. Thanks a lot for making such an amazing distro.
Manjaro is going to be the best OS in the world someday. It will drive out Windows 10, Mac. And it will be the leading OS.


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Version: 18.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-09
Votes: 5


Like every other update, 18.0 contains good improvements too. It is realy stable and looks nice. Manjaro is definitly my favorite linux distribution since years.


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