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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2018-04-21 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 a minimalist Net edition for more advanced users. Community-supported GNOME 3/Cinnamon and KDE flavours are available. Users also benefit from the supportive and vibrant Manjaro community forum.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 2 (2,209), 6 months: 2 (2,734), 3 months: 1 (3,339), 4 weeks: 1 (3,342), 1 week: 1 (3,729)

Average visitor rating: 8.76/10 from 514 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/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://manjaro.org/feedback/
Related Websites Manjaro BrazilManjaro ChinaManjaro Czech RepublicManjaro FranceManjaro GermanyManjaro ItalyManjaro NetherlandsManjaro PolandManjaro RussiaManjaro SpainManjaro Turkey
Reviews 17.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoHecticGeekDistroWatchCMS 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:
 •2018-03-10 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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Feature stable 17.1.8 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Release Date 2018-04-21 2018-04-16 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 17.1.8 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Package stable 17.1.8 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.5 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) 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 (9.12.1) 9.12.1 -- -- -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.117) 65.0.3325.181 -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.7) 2.2.7 2.2.7 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 (1.44.1) 1.44.1 1.43.8 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8
firefox (59.0.2) 59.0.2 59.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1
freetype (2.9) 2.9 2.9 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.3.0) 7.3.1 7.3.1 -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6
glibc (2.27) 2.26 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.28.0) 3.28.1 3.28.1 -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.39) 1.12.38 -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.03 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.29 3.22.29 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.33 -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.3 0.91 -- -- --
k3b (18.04.0) 17.12.3 -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 --
kmod (25) 24 24 23 23 17 15
krita (4.0.1) 4.0.1 -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 --
libreoffice (6.0.3) 6.0.3 6.0.3 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3
linux (4.16.3) 4.17.r180413.16e205c 4.14.34 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20
Package stable 17.1.8 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.14) 10.1.32 -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.20.1 -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.0.1) 18.0.0 18.0.0 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.28.1 3.28.1 -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) 390.48 390.48 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (9.0.4) 8u162 8u162 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1 7.7p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0h 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.2.4) 7.2.4 -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- --
postfix (3.3.0) 3.3.0 -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.3) 10.3 -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 3.6.4 3.6.4 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.10.1) 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5
samba (4.8.0) 4.7.6 4.7.6 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1
systemd (238) 238 238 231 228 212 208
thunderbird (52.7.0) 52.7.0 52.7.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 -- -- -- -- --
vlc (3.0.1) 3.0.1 3.0.1 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 (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.1 1.14.4

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Version: 17.1.8
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-04-21
Votes: 2


Pros:
-User friendly
-Relatively fast compared to other distros
-Tons of desktop environment choices
-Lots of programs available
Cons:
-pacman package manager is extremely limited in functionality and is buggy
-Unstable updates. Less bad than Arch, but still bad
-AUR is insecure but is an advertised feature
-Some iso's come with unneeded proprietary software. Steam seems fine though


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Version: 17.1.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-20
Votes: 2


Incredible distribution!
I'm with Manjaro Cinnamon and I'm surprised how stable and fast it is. And beautiful.
Previous versions of Manjaro did not recognize my printer and the scanner. Now everything is recognized. The printer and the scanner are the previous ones.
Bravo to the team!



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Version: 17.1.8
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-19
Votes: 3


Great user experience with KDE. Lear details or use arch bases distro was easy, some concepts change but are ok. Easy to use, super fast to install. Updates are ok, minor issues was happen but community support fixed it some click away. My new base Distro for Office (desktop and laptop) and Home (2 family's desktops),


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