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DistroWatch.com: Manjaro Linux

Manjaro Linux

Last Update: 2017-12-10 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: 3 (1,727), 6 months: 3 (1,584), 3 months: 4 (1,553), 4 weeks: 4 (1,523), 1 week: 5 (1,422)

Average visitor rating: 8.78/10 from 380 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 LinuxQuestions.org
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 Geek BrazilManjaro ChinaManjaro Czech RepublicManjaro FranceManjaro GermanyManjaro ItalyManjaro NetherlandsManjaro PolandManjaro RussiaManjaro SpainManjaro Turkey
Reviews 17.x: HecticGeekDistroWatchCMS CriticDedoimedoTehnojam.pro (Russian)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-09-27: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 15.09
 • More Manjaro releases...

  Headlines:
 •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 17.0.6 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Release Date 2017-12-10 2017-10-27 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)   1675-2026 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 i686, x86_64 i686, 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 17.0.6 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
Package stable 17.0.6 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.4.1 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 (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2) 9.11.2 -- -- -- -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.84) 62.0.3202.94 -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.5 2.2.1 2.1.2 1.7.3 1.7.0
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.6 4.3.6 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.0 4.2.5-P1
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.7 1.43.7 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0.1 56.0.1 50.0 43.0.1 29.0.1 25.0.1
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 -- -- -- 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 (2.26) 2.26 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.26.1 -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.37) 1.12.36 -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.26 2.24.31 2.24.31 2.24.29 2.24.23 2.24.22
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.92.2 0.91 -- -- --
k3b (17.08.3) 17.08.3 17.08.2 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 --
kmod (24) 24 24 23 23 17 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.3 5.4.2 5.1.6 4.4.7 4.2.4 4.1.3
linux (4.14.5) 4.15.r171130.g9e0600f 4.9.58 4.4.33 4.1.15 3.12.20 3.10.20
Package stable 17.0.6 16.10.3 15.12 0.8.11 0.8.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.11) 10.1.29 -- 10.1.19 10.1.9 5.5.37 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.3.0) 17.2.6 17.2.2 13.0.1 11.0.8 10.1.4 9.2.3
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.26.0 -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) 384.98 384.90 370.28 355.11 331.79 331.20
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) 8u144 8u144 8u112 8u66 7u55 7u45
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0g 1.1.0f 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.18.2 5.18.1
php (7.2.0) 7.1.12 -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) 5.11.4 5.11.2 5.8.4 5.4.1 -- --
postfix (3.2.4) 3.2.4 -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) 10.1 -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.3 3.6.2 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.10.0) 5.9.3 5.9.2 5.7.0 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.5
samba (4.7.3) 4.7.3 4.7.0 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.7 4.1.1
systemd (235) 235 235 231 228 212 208
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.5.0 52.4.0 45.5.0 38.4.0 24.5.0 24.1.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.6 3.0.0svn 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 (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.19.5 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.1 1.14.4

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Version: 17.0.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-10
Votes: 2


Installed the XFCE version. The KDE desktop always give me problems with my nvidia cards. But this XFCE one is great. I love the software manager Pacman and the AUR (Arc User Repo) There is a lot of software in there. Like I found and installed several chess engines from AUR that I never could get with Debian.
I also like the grub it installs. When multibooting several Linux distros, the grub of Debian and Ubuntu can't boot some other distros, but no problem with Manjaro's grub.


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Version: 17.0.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-08
Votes: 0


I have personally used and supported a number of users of Manjaro for 1.5 years now. I had some troubles early this year of 2017, no boot after upgrade. Happened to the other distros I admin too. really broken, last night, really clearly my fault because I merged pacnew files without sufficient caution Recovery took me nearly two hours because I tried to repair the system instead of reinstalling. Reinstall without formatting my home partition took 17 minutes, another 25 to get back my Libreoffice Fresh, Gimp testing, setup Brother MFC Printer and scanner. Re install Palemoon and claws Mail, rid myself of Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox and Samba. everything working fine after reboot including my N Vidia graphics.
I came from Mint after getting sick of waiting for releases to become stable and usable. 17 only became really productive in iteration 17.3. 18 was a pain, first Backup, Format and reinstall, that is even less user friendly than windoze. Glad I moved. Administrating for kids is now very relaxed. Things go wrong but in general manjaro just works fine.
When I read some of the reviews here I wonder if we are talking about the same distribution. Bug that makes the whole OS unusable, not my experience on at a guess well more than 100 installations to date.


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Version: stable
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-07
Votes: 6


The best distro for non-free driver graphic cards !
Very friendly !
Very stable !
And updates are always fine !
I use Manjaro with KDE plasma without problems.


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