I’ve recently switched to Manjaro from Solus and have been a happy Budgie user. I also help friends and family with their Linux systems when they want to move away from Windows. In the past, I always installed Linux Mint for them, with its “just works” model, letting me not to worry about maintenance and support of these systems unless something goes wrong, and it rarely does. The issue with Ubuntu based distros is difficulty in finding certain software in the software centers and a non-rolling release schedule, making it difficult to upgrade to major new releases.
So, my question to the pros here. Do you feel that Manjaro is appropriate for new users who don’t know much about Linux and just want to use their computers without much maintenance? I like the fact that all software is available through the package manager and of course the rolling release model, keeping the system up-to-date. After the initial installation and setup, I want to have a very minimal involvement with these systems from friends and family.
Appreciate your thoughts on this…