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Manjaro Linux 0.8.0

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Manjaro Linux is based on Arch Linux. Arch Linux provides a very stable, speedy, customizable and up to date Linux environment but the users may need to edit some configuration files to get all these advantages. I’ve had a great experience with Arch Linux and long expected a distribution that can bring these advantages to the masses (like what Ubuntu achieved from Debian).

The goal of Manjaro Linux is to be user friendly besides all the advantages of Arch given above. This review will look into how Manjaro adds to Arch with respect to user experience.


The GNOME desktop uses Cinnamon instead of the default shell that comes with GNOME. The Cinnamon was usable but some important things were not working. For example, the battery monitor was not responding to user inputs. Also it was showing wrong charge estimations when run on battery. Also, the fonts did not look well. The objective of this review is not the usability of Cinnamon and hence I’ll skip on this just by saying that the desktop is usable with some exceptions.

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