What would a software browser named ‘app shop’ which categorizes the avaliable packages and is able to filter them by rating or by containing a GUI bring to Manjaro?
Maybe it would bring more newbies and users who are not interested in reading the forums or the wikis. Would this be good? These users would would hardly contribute and would probably dislike Manjaro, since they wouldn’t be able to fix most issues just because they were not interested in reading and manually troubleshooting, which is rare, but needed once a year or so
If they are users not interested in reading and learning about Manjaro / Linux, maybe they would be best suited with either an installation managed by someone else, where they can’t install nor update anything and therefore, can’t break it, or with a OS which offers support in ways they are more used to, such as a call center or a ‘PC repair shop’ (usually those deal with Windows and Mac only).
Manjaro is user friendly, that is for sure. Linux newbie friendly? Also checked. But being a rolling release and quasi-bleeding edge, I think users are expected to know where to run to in case things go bad and to know how to find information about the software they need.
Installing packages on manjaro is not hard, and definetly not harder than installing new software on Windows 7 and previous releases. But an ‘app shop’ style software center? Maybe the users proffiting from it would be better off with a Ubuntu or Mint installation?