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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2019-07-20 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: 2 (3,417), 6 months: 2 (3,026), 3 months: 2 (2,608), 4 weeks: 2 (2,475), 1 week: 3 (2,349)

Average visitor rating: 8.46/10 from 986 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: DedoimedoDistroWatchCMS CriticHeise (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:
 •2019-04-16 ARM port available on Manjaro's website
 •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
 • 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 18.0.4 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Feature
Release Date 2019-07-20 2019-03-12 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 18.0.4 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Full Package List
Package stable 18.0.4 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 (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.8 1.1.6 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 alsa-lib (1.1.9)
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) 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.2) 9.14.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.15.2)
chromium (75.0.3770.142) 75.0.3770.100 -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (75.0.3770.142)
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.11 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0 cups (2.2.11)
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 (1.45.3) 1.45.2 1.44.6 1.44.3 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8 e2fsprogs (1.45.3)
firefox (68.0.1) 68.0.1 65.0.2 61.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1 firefox (68.0.1)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.1.0) 9.1.0 8.2.1 8.2.0 -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2 gcc (9.1.0)
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.12 2.10.8 2.10.4 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6 gimp (2.10.12)
glibc (2.29) 2.29 2.28 2.28 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18 glibc (2.29)
gnome-shell (3.32.2) 3.32.2 3.30.2 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.32.2)
gnucash (3.6) 3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.6)
gnumeric (1.12.45) 1.12.45 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.45)
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.03 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.10) 3.24.10 3.24.5 3.22.30 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22 gtk (3.24.10)
httpd (2.4.39) 2.4.39 2.4.38 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.39)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 -- 0.92.3 0.91 -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.04.3) 19.04.3 -- -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 -- k3b (19.04.3)
kmod (26) 26 26 25 23 23 17 15 kmod (26)
krita (4.2.3) 4.2.3 -- -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 -- krita (4.2.3)
libreoffice (6.2.5) 6.2.5 6.2.0 6.1.0 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3 libreoffice (6.2.5)
linux (5.2.1) 5.2.1 4.19.28 4.17.11 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20 linux (5.2.1)
Package stable 18.0.4 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.10.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.6) 10.4.6 -- -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 -- mariadb (10.4.6)
mate-desktop (1.22.1) 1.22.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.1)
mesa (19.1.2) 19.1.2 18.3.4 18.1.6 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3 mesa (19.1.2)
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.16)
nautilus (3.32.1) 3.32.1 3.30.5 3.28.1 -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.32.1)
NVIDIA (430.34) 430.26 418.43 396.51 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20 NVIDIA (430.34)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (12.0.1) 8u222 8u202 8u181 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45 openjdk (12.0.1)
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 openssh (8.0p1)
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1c 1.1.1b 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1c)
perl (5.30.0) 5.30.0 5.28.1 5.28.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1 perl (5.30.0)
php (7.3.7) 7.3.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.7)
plasma-desktop (5.16.3) 5.16.3 5.15.2 5.13.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- -- plasma-desktop (5.16.3)
postfix (3.4.6) 3.4.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.6)
postgresql (11.4) 11.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.4)
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.3 3.7.2 3.7.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2 Python (3.7.4)
qt (5.13.0) 5.13.0 5.12.1 5.11.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5 qt (5.13.0)
samba (4.10.6) 4.10.6 4.9.4 4.8.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1 samba (4.10.6)
systemd (242) 242 241.607 239 231 228 212 208 systemd (242)
thunderbird (60.8.0) 60.8.0 60.5.3 60.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1 thunderbird (60.8.0)
vim (8.1) 8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.7.1 3.0.6 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1 vlc (3.0.7.1)
xfdesktop (4.12.5) 4.13.5 4.13.2 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.6 4.10.2 xfdesktop (4.12.5)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.4 1.20.1 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.1 1.14.4 xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: stable
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-07-16
Votes: 2


I decided to try Manjaro because Mint dropped KDE support. Mint was almost perfect, everything worked out of the box. Here I had to tweak a lot of things by hand to simply make them work. Arch wiki really helped, otherwise it would be terrible.

Be careful if you are using any non-latin keyboard layout! Manjaro seems unaware of the fact that billions of people use at least two keyboard layouts --- and lets you choose only one. Choose English! You can add other layouts later in system settings.

Rolling release seams great (at least while my hardware isn't outdated). Finally, I can easily use latest versions of software, and not the ones considered 'stable' by lazy distro maintainers.

Wouldn't recommend it for beginners, but it's ok for power users who don't mind reading wiki and editing some config files.




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Version: stable
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-16
Votes: 3


Installing the system was very easy and straightforward, despite my limited Linux knowledge (e.g. command-line).

A few hiccups upgrading to testing and reverting back to stable for me right now (July 2019), but stable is VERY stable with excellent hardware support and current software! Highly recommended for a rolling release distro!


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Version: 18.0.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-09
Votes: 3


I recently gave manjaro a low score because after installation it wouldnt boot. Googled a bit and found out that it doesnt set the BOOT flag on the boot partition (in my case the only partition i made for the system). Had to use partition editor from a different distro (mint) and check the boot flag there. After that system boots up nicely. I even did the update and after installing like 90something packages the system runs fine after that. Firefox, Chromium, Opera, broadcom wifi and more stuff just works. I`m very impressed. 10/10. Got the Plasma version.

-1 point for the broadcom driver not being installed/activated on live cd. So you cant fetch partition editior from there unless you have a eth cable.


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