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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2018-10-22 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 (3,370), 6 months: 1 (3,985), 3 months: 1 (3,699), 4 weeks: 1 (3,304), 1 week: 1 (3,540)

Average visitor rating: 8.6/10 from 729 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 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:
 • 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
 • 2015-12-18: Development Release: Manjaro Linux 15.12 RC2
 • 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 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Release Date 2018-10-22 2018-08-19 2016-11-27 2015-12-23 2014-12-01 2013-11-26
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)   1600-2100 1533-2116 589-1856 472-1481 582-1861
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, snap Pacman, snap Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
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 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Package stable 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.6 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 15.201.1151 14.10.1006 --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) 9.13.3 -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) 70.0.3538.67 -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.0 4.2.5-P1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.3 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8
firefox (63.0) 62.0.3 61.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 8.2.0 -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.6 2.10.4 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.28 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.30.1) 3.30.1 3.28.3 -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) 3.2 -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.12.43 -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.03 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.22.30 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22
httpd (2.4.35) 2.4.35 -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.3 0.91 -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) 18.08.2 -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 --
kmod (25) 25 25 23 23 17 15
krita (4.1.5) 4.1.5 -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 --
libreoffice (6.1.2) 6.1.2 6.1.0 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3
linux (4.19) 4.19rc8 4.17.11 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20
Package stable 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) 10.1.36 -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.3) 18.2.3 18.1.6 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) 3.30.2 3.28.1 -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (410.66) 410.66 396.51 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u192 8u181 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.28.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.2.11) 7.2.11 -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) 5.14.1 5.13.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- --
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.1 -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.0) 10.5 -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.0 3.7.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.2 5.11.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5
samba (4.9.1) 4.8.5 4.8.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1
systemd (239) 239 239 231 228 212 208
thunderbird (60.2.1) 60.2.1 60.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.1 -- -- -- -- --
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.6 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.20.2 1.20.1 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.1 1.14.4

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Version: 17.1.12
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-10-23
Votes: 0


Took Manjaro for a virtualbox test drive a few days ago and was quite intrigued, decided to install it on my primary desktop.

After wasting several dvd's trying to burn a bootable iso (possibly a W10 weirdness thing) I switched to my MacBook and successfully burned an iso from there.

The install was swift and straightforward, I was gifted with a newer (not the newest) version of Nvidia that seemed to work ok. Manjaro failed to load drivers for my two internal PCI-e usb 3.0 hubs and had difficulties with usb 2.0 as well - was unable to detect my turned on and connected usb printer. I know the CUPS web interface has been broken for at least a year now with Debian, Ubuntu, and Mint too so this might not be a Manjaro problem exactly but should have been caught prior to release. The install also failed to properly identify my REALTEK 8169 GBE, but that's ok I still got a gigabit connection.

As per normal with many iso installs there will be lots of updates. Once I was up and running, I noted two of the 300+ updates available were CUPS, HPlip, and a kernel upgrade. I declined the kernel upgrade but went ahead and launched the onslaught of fresh code.

During the next two hours while updates were being downloaded, I prowled various repos and forums only to find many of the programs I use daily were not supported. I'm not adverse to getting my fingernails dirty, but Linux is not my hobby anymore it's my daily driver. I don't have weeks or months to configure everything.

Sadly, about 2/3'ds of the way through those updates the system crashed and I had to restart. Then upon reboot, GRUB couldn't find my kernel. Not cool. That's kinda basic functionality, ya think? SO for now I have to say Auf Wiedersehen. Printing, networking, displays, and bitcoin are (for me) basic stuff. I may have to try the Lizard again. Or Mint. Or Debian. Anything but Gnome 3.




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Version: stable
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-17
Votes: 14


Manjaro is awesome and very easy to use, more than Ubuntu I dare say.
I've been using the newest, stable KDE release and have run into very few issues. The only small and random problems I've had I was able to solve with a quick search of the Manjaro Wiki/Forums.

The pre-installed software choices are great and the package manager has almost anything you can think of, especially after adding the Arch Linux repositories. Manjaro doesn't hog your system resources, and there's even a Xfce version for machines with lower specs.

The only major trouble I ran into was setting up the USB installer from Windows 10. UNetbootin couldn't correctly create the USB installer, returning errors and problems when trying to boot from it. Using Rufus to create the installer worked like a charm.

I would recommend this OS to almost anyone, even those that are only familiar with Windows.


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Version: stable
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-10-16
Votes: 6


Very good distro. Stable and easy to use. It's been on both of my laptops (one older and one newer) for about a yr (have Arch on server). The older laptop (6+ yrs old) seems faster since replacing Mint.

Love the pkg mgmt of Arch/Manjaro. Manjaro could replace Ubuntu/Mint/etc for ease of use.


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