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7 Reasons to Use Manjaro Linux


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:26 PM

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Everyone who uses Linux has heard of the big names like Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, and Mint. Few people know about smaller distros like Manjaro.

 

Those people don’t know what they are missing. The article will explain why I use Manjaro and you should too.

 

1. Arch Without All the Hassle

Manjaro is one of the few Linux distributions that are not based on Ubuntu. Instead, it is built on the continually cutting edge Arch Linux

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:42 PM

I've used Manjaro before, its a good distro. I just haven't ever consistently used it. Always seem to go back to Ubuntu. I do want to switch over to Arch though.

 

I would definitely recommend people give it a try as it is a fast distro. Rolling updates is also pretty nice!


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

I'll have to give Manjaro a try as I like the smaller distros.

 

I find that the smaller distros can do all of the same things that the big flagship mainstream distros do.

 

I also have found that their support forums are excellent and tend to be more people friendlier than the big flagship mainstream support forums are.

 

I use antix-16 on older rescued computers that I use and I'm able to do everything with it that I'm able to do with Linux Mint 18 and use a lot less system resources.

 

I can definitely appreciate the smaller distros because I think the devs tend to try a little harder then the big flagship mainstream distros do. This is not meant as bashing comment against anyone.

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:59 PM

 

I can definitely appreciate the smaller distros because I think the devs tend to try a little harder then the big flagship mainstream distros do.

I agree its why even on my i5 with 8GiB of ram I prefer puppy.

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

I'll have to give Manjaro a try as I like the smaller distros.

 

I find that the smaller distros can do all of the same things that the big flagship mainstream distros do.

 

I also have found that their support forums are excellent and tend to be more people friendlier than the big flagship mainstream support forums are.

 

 

Oh, yes. The Ubuntu Forums spring to mind..... The regulars are more interested in discussing the finer points of the 'click-bait' media than they are in actually helping anybody..!

 

I was glad when I finally moved away from Ubuntu and over to Puppy. The Puppy membership are such a friendly, helpful bunch compared to the previously-mentioned lot.....

 

I deleted my Ubuntu One 'Single Sign-On' a/c pronto. Never even re-visited the site since. Not interested, to tell you the truth!

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

Considering the security issues Manjaro had in past and still has some of them, I wouldn't use it.

Antergos would be a better choice if you want Arch without hassle, imho.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

What security issues did Manjaro have? Any links to articles? Seriously wondering, cause I don't remember hearing anything.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTg1MTQ

http://allanmcrae.com/2013/01/manjaro-linux-ignoring-security-for-stability/

http://web.archive.org/web/20150409040851/https://manjaro.github.io/expired_SSL_certificate/

 

Also I recall that some time ago it had AUR enabled by default. These things really diminish the distro from security perspective. Even though they created a better security policy (https://manjaro.github.io/New-Security-Policy-Report/), the distro still doesn't have my trust.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:15 PM

Hmm. Definitely valid arguments, and security concerns. The only thing is that 2 or 3 year old issues. So I would want to see if there were any updates on them. Definitely something anyone wanting to run Manjaro full time would want to check out further for sure.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

Yes, I believe this topic would be a good read then: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/state-of-manjaro-security-in-2016/9563


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:06 PM

Yup that was helpful! I'd say that the security of Manjaro is fine currently. Seems they are updating packages and such pretty quickly now, and fixed the SSL cert (though it was only the website cert so wasn't a huge deal). Still one would want to consider the recent past when deciding if they want to run this distro. Personally I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but I also understand your reservations.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

It may be fine now, but the impression of lax security will yet have to fade away.  :wink:


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:58 PM

It may be fine now, but the impression of lax security will yet have to fade away.  :wink:

Well Mint had a similar security concern and 18.1 is quite popular.

Manjaros security issues are long gone however


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:59 AM

I love to use manjaro linux. Its good to use. Thanks for providing more info about it. 



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTg1MTQ

http://allanmcrae.com/2013/01/manjaro-linux-ignoring-security-for-stability/

http://web.archive.org/web/20150409040851/https://manjaro.github.io/expired_SSL_certificate/

 

Also I recall that some time ago it had AUR enabled by default. These things really diminish the distro from security perspective. Even though they created a better security policy (https://manjaro.github.io/New-Security-Policy-Report/), the distro still doesn't have my trust.

I just downloaded and installed the latest Manjaro version 17.0.1 and "AUR" is no longer enabled by default.

 

Manjaro installed and updated without issues and appears to be user friendly and runs like a champ on the desktop computer listed in my signature. :thumbup2: 

 

I want to get away from the big mainstream flagship Linux distros. :wink:


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