The time has come to wrap things up with Manjaro and hop on to the next distribution to try out. So here are some final thoughts on my short time with Manjaro Linux.
- Very fast. This might have to do with its Arch Linux underpinnings or the Xfce desktop environment but either way it’s snappy.
- Nice integration of the Arch User Repository of software for maximum flexibility.
- Good collection of default software including Steam but…
- …at times also a completely bizzare collection of default software. Qt4 Designer? Sensor Viewer? These seem like things that could probably just be added by users who want them after the fact instead of being default software.
- Just like what Chakra did for Gentoo, I’m not exactly sure where Manjaro wants to sit. Is it a polished distribution for new/average users? Is it a power users dream come true? Neither is really quite right…
- Why isn’t Manjaro a more popular distribution? It seems like it should be.
Come back soon to find out what’s next!
This post is part of a series:
- Distro hopping: adventures in installing software from the AUR (from within Manjaro)
- Distro hopping: round two with Manjaro Linux
- Distro hopping: Finishing up with elementary OS
- Distro hopping: Import music stored on NAS into Music
- Distro hopping: how to install Plex Home Theater on elementary OS
- Distro hopping: first stop elementary OS
- A distro hopping experiment