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Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2019-09-17 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 (3,193), 6 months: 2 (2,715), 3 months: 2 (2,496), 4 weeks: 2 (2,630), 1 week: 2 (3,431)

Average visitor rating: 8.47/10 from 1030 review(s).


Manjaro Summary
Distribution Manjaro Linux
Home Page https://manjaro.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.manjaro.org/
User Forums https://forum.manjaro.org/
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Documentation https://wiki.manjaro.org/
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Download Mirrors https://manjaro.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://manjaro.org/feedback/
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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:
 • 2019-09-12: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 18.1.0
 • 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"
 • More Manjaro releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-07-30 Manjaro ships with fpakman and FreeOffice
 •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
 • 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 18.1.0 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Feature
Release Date 2019-09-17 2019-09-12 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 FreeOffice, 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 18.1.0 17.1.12 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8 Full Package List
Package stable 18.1.0 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 (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.9 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 (9.15.3) 9.14.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.15.3)
chromium (77.0.3865.75) 76.0.3809.132 -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (77.0.3865.75)
cups (2.3.0) 2.3.0 2.3.0 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0 cups (2.3.0)
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) 1.45.3 1.45.3 1.44.3 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8 e2fsprogs (1.45.3)
firefox (69.0) 69.0 69.0 61.0.2 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1 firefox (69.0)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 9.1.0 9.1.0 8.2.0 -- -- 4.9.0 4.8.2 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.12 2.10.12 2.10.4 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6 gimp (2.10.12)
glibc (2.30) 2.29 2.29 2.28 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.0) 3.32.2 3.32.2 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.0)
gnucash (3.7) 3.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.45) 1.12.45 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.45)
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.04 2.03 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.11) 3.24.10 3.24.10 3.22.30 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22 gtk (3.24.11)
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.41 2.4.41 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 -- 0.92.3 0.91 -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.1) 19.08.0 -- -- 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 -- k3b (19.08.1)
kmod (26) 26 26 25 23 23 17 15 kmod (26)
krita (4.2.6) 4.2.5 -- -- 3.0.1.1 2.9.10 2.8.6 -- krita (4.2.6)
libreoffice (6.3.1) 6.3.0 -- 6.1.0 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3 libreoffice (6.3.1)
linux (5.3) 5.3rc7.d0901.g089cf7f 5.2.11 4.17.11 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20 linux (5.3)
Package stable 18.1.0 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 (10.4.8) 10.4.7 -- -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 -- mariadb (10.4.8)
mate-desktop (1.22.1) 1.22.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.1)
mesa (19.1.7) 19.1.5 19.1.5 18.1.6 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3 mesa (19.1.7)
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.17)
nautilus (3.34.0) 3.32.3 3.32.3 3.28.1 -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.34.0)
NVIDIA (435.21) 435xx-utils 435.21 396.51 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20 NVIDIA (435.21)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13) 8u222 8u222 8u181 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45 openjdk (13)
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 8.0p1 7.7p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 openssh (8.0p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.1c 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.0) 5.30.0 5.30.0 5.28.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1 perl (5.30.0)
php (7.3.9) 7.3.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.9)
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) 5.16.4 5.16.4 5.13.4 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- -- plasma-desktop (5.16.5)
postfix (3.4.6) 3.4.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.6)
postgresql (11.5) 11.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.5)
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.4 3.7.4 3.7.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2 Python (3.7.4)
qt (5.13.1) 5.13.0 5.13.0 5.11.1 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5 qt (5.13.1)
samba (4.11.0) 4.10.6 4.10.6 4.8.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1 samba (4.11.0)
systemd (243) 242 242 239 231 228 212 208 systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.1.0) 68.1.0 68.0 60.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1 thunderbird (68.1.0)
vim (8.1) 8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.8 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.4 2.1.1 vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.14.1 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.6 4.10.2 xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.5 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: 18.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-18
Votes: 0


I have been using Manjaro going on 3 years, yet still consider myself novice with Linux. I am using the community edition with the Cinnamon desktop and find it visually appealing and easy to use.

Manjaro has never froze, lagged or had a bad upgrade. Its been flawless on my Acer Aspire Timeline laptop. I also appreciate being able to use the AUR repository and have been able to install several pieces of software from AUR that do not appear to be in other distro repositories.






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Version: 18.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-17
Votes: 0


I am an Electronic Engineer and use CAD, CAM and Programming tools. I'm used to the Windows world and Manjaro in its XFCE4 version with the Package system makes project development simple and powerful.




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Version: 18.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-16
Votes: 8


Manjaro KDE 18.1.0

I've tried many of the most well known distros through the years and have landed on Manjaro. It has been a very well put together experience. In no way am I an expert with Linux, I consider myself a noob, the installation process with Manjaro is user friendly and day-to-day use is solid. I haven't had any trouble with hardware compatibility, software installation, nor updates which I have experienced in many of the distros I've tried.

Thank you for a great experience, Manjaro.


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