A question about Manajaro XFCE

Hey,Guys Hope everyone is good
I am new to majaro distro

but first before installing I want to ask to all majaro users
is manjaro xfce fast is manjaro xfce stable is manjaro xfce lightweight

I MUST TELL THE MY SYSTEM REQUIRMENTS TO YOU GUYS SO YOU CAN GIVE ME THE BEST ANWER
1.) CPU = AMD A6 1.8ghz
*2.) GPU = AMD R4 512 mb *
3.) RAM = 3.3GB DDR3

WILL MANJARO XFCE WILL WORK FAST IN MY LAPTOP WITHOUT ANY LAG OR OTHER
STUTTERS

And last but not least i don’t want to use my machine for video ediitng,photo editing or gaming,streaming

I just want to use it for studies such as use of microsoft teams and coding on applications such as ATOM,VISUAL STUDIO CODE

please guys this query is in my mind and I not able to find the answer
your answer can save my time and effort

THANKS TO ALL WHO READ THIS

Manjaro will easily run on that.
Just about any version … xfce included.

Manjaro Wiki - Recommended System Requirements

are you sure

will there will be no lag
will there will be no lag during coding
will there will be no lag while internet browsing

THANKS

No one can guarantee there will be no lag as a lot depends on what you are doing and what background applications are running.

But manjaro will run as well and probably faster than most other linux distros and will certainly be faster than Windows

Substantially better than any result you could achieve with Windows.

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thanks

thanks bro

This is for example my older laptop:

It is a dualcore with 4GB RAM. If you don’t run too many apps, then it is quite stable and smooth. Well the real bottleneck is the RAM here.

Browsing the web with chromium or firefox, well i love to use the min browser on that laptop, but in any case if you open a lot of tabs it will slow down your system, because of the RAM.

If you just focus on one usage and don’t start a lot of apps, it should work well enough and very smooth.

I have also win10 64bit installed on that system along Manjaro. It is not usable at all, but i installed it, in a case i could need it.

which types of apps you use in your laptop whole day

In general social apps and for web apps.

  • Min Browser
  • Geary
  • Lightcord
  • Telegram
  • Lbry
  • FreeTube

But i don’t use the laptop the whole day.

Ah well there are 2 bottlenecks: RAM and a spinning HDD. (should exchange it with a proper SSD)

But anyway, it depends on what you need. A fresh installation of XFCE just consumes about 600-700MB RAM with 64bit. About a half of what Win10 needs.

Update

When only XFCE is running, no apps started myself:

$ LANG=C free -h
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:          3,7Gi       645Mi       2,4Gi       129Mi       681Mi       2,7Gi
Swap:         9,8Gi       523Mi       9,3Gi

When i start Min Browser:

LANG=C free -h
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:          3,7Gi       1,4Gi       1,8Gi       259Mi       539Mi       1,8Gi
Swap:         9,8Gi       520Mi       9,3Gi

When i start vscode:

]$ LANG=C free -h
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:          3,7Gi       1,3Gi       1,3Gi       310Mi       1,1Gi       1,8Gi
Swap:         9,8Gi       465Mi       9,3Gi

will there be lag in you laptop if you run apps such as atom.visual code

to be honest
my instinct are saying that manjaro is not meant for people like me and laptop that I have

I think so there will be much lag and stuttering If I use coding apps
because they are kind of RAM and CPU EATERS

What do you mean by lagging? It works smooth…well because of the HDD it takes some time to load, but if it is fully loaded and in the RAM, it works smooth without lags.

Btw The Min Browser there has 34 tabs open :stuck_out_tongue:

The PC/Laptop is good for coding small stuff, but if you are going to compile code for c or c++ etc, then it is better to have more cpu power :muscle: Writing stuff with vcode should NOT be a big problem.

Manjaro is the second best bike on the pier.

There is only pure Arch to beat it.

It can be a Shelby Cobra or a tractor putting the plow down.

It all depend on what you put at it - your choice

what you are awesome

you this answer changed my whole opinion
I THOUGHT THAT THIS WILL LAG A LOT I MY LAPTOP

thanks buddy