I started my linux journey with Mandrake back in the days of XP. Used Ubuntu then settled into Xunbutu for low powered laptop. I’ve dual booted windows and tried to only use windows in a VM. I’ve tried to go full linux before and ended up going back to windows for gaming.
I am planning to make the plunge again with full time Manjaro Gnome for my desktop and Mabox Linux for my laptop. My Win7 key is no longer valid after a recent reinstall so I figured it’s time to try again instead of going to Win10 or 11.
The live disk has been amazing for testing. I have been able to setup Steam, Discord, Minecraft, and OBS Studio with out trouble.
I’m a seasoned Linux user with over 20 years of experience. I started out with SuSE Linux 5.2 where I failed miserably. I made my first real switch to Linux with SuSE Linux 7.2 and then moved to Gentoo Linux. I used Gentoo productively on my personal PC at home as well as my PC at work.
Due to some changes in my personal life (wife, kids, etc. ) I really did not have the time to keep sticking to Gentoo. So after some hiatus I spent on Windows, I’m now back for 2 years now on Manjaro which gives me most of the freedom I was used to in Gentoo, without the time-consuming hassle of compiling everything yourself and all of the required problem-solving that goes along with it.
So far, Manjaro has been really good to me
I have been using Linux, mostly deb based, for over 10 years. I am not a coder but a Programme Delivery Manager/PM however due to my support for open source not only i am a full time Linux user I have converted many over the years. There is no dual booting involved.
Tried Manjaro last year due to a need for a later kernel on a new Ryzen laptop and stayed. That says it all.
Would love to contribute to the project as a seasoned user whose suggestions on Usability have helped many move over to the Linux landscape in whatever humble ways I can.
Hello, I am currently hopefully transitioning to Linux for good. I had tried with Ubuntu couple of years ago but I fragged my installation unrecoverably and went back to Win7. Still on Win7 I thought I’d give Linux gaming a try since the only game I play should run well on Linux, and I actually got it to run well after some tweaking. After the usual hell with dual monitor and mouse settings I feel comfortable. I just hope I dont write a wrong value into some config file and end it again.
I just installed Manjaro. I have been using Linux since I migrated away from Win-98.
So far I have most of what I need going.
I made the scroll bars wide enough to see.
I have the gcc stuff installed but not yet used
Octave appears to work.
Things I need under wine are working
I will be needing to get SAMBA that works. I see in some reports that the current version is troublesome.
I am putting off that topic for later.
BTW: The fake name is for a reason. You can call me “Moose” if you like.
Just don’t call me late for dinner.
Hi! So I have used various distros over the course of the last 10 years. I picked up on Manjaro back in 2013 while it was still relatively new and loved it right out of the box. Big fan of functionality from the drop so Manjaro has always been a solid go to. As of recent I was using Windows but grew tired of the invasive nature of the OS and thus decided it was time to come back to the more enjoyable side of computing. I’m an IT nerd by trade (network engineer) with a little bit of scripting experience but nothing serious. I’m usually able to figure things out- but at the cost of lots of reading.
Hello, I’m Abdulrasheed from Nigeria. I started using Linux in 2020 with Ubuntu dual booting with windows 10. But last week my hard drive get spoilt so after getting a new one. I decided to back off from windows and now I’m using Manjaro with the KDE edition .
Hi there! Had been longtime user of openSUSE (about 10y ago), than osx, and for the last 3 years had xubuntu as daily driver, since the beginning of 2021 I have been using majnaro, and enjoing very much the experience. I am software developer, and hope eventually I might be able to contribute to this project by eventually reporting issues, helping debug them or assisting members of the community if I can. Keep up the great work
Hello, Martin from Argentina.
I started learning to code about a year ago (python). And its been like I fell down the rabbit hole since then.
Now I’m a data scientist wannabe, and I used ubuntu for a couple months with dual boot with Windows. Then a friend reccomended Manjaro to me and now its my full time OS. Super happy so far! learning a lot!
I am Greek, living in Ireland with my family. Got my 1st computer, a ZX Spectrum 48K, back in the 80’s. At the beginning I was playing games, but started to learn Z80 Assembly cause I wanted to cheat and bypass some very hard ones!
Later on, an IBM PC with 2 5.25" floppy drives came into the picture and the rest is history…
Being a Software Engineer in MS Universe since mid 90’s, I always kept my options open for Linux, trying many, mostly in dual boot, or later, in VMs.
Windows 10 was the reason I decided to remove them, and not only cause all of the leaking personal information, but daily issues, especially with updates. I tried few distros, but ended up with Manjaro KDE for two main reasons:
Fully customizable to my needs and likes
AUR. It is amazing feature to be able to find certain apps, without much hassle
Now it is my main OS, not looking to other options and have 2 W10 VMs, one for games that don’t run under Proton (mostly online multiplayer) and for work, since I am still a MS software engineer.
A big thank you to this community for making my leap easier, although the learning curve was a bit hard.
I am Jacek and I am from Poland, I work as a junior quality engineer in a consumer electronics company.
The first time I was introduced to Ubuntu 9, I started using version 10 because of my studies, then it was a mix of windows, OSX, Linux. For about a year now I have loved using Manjaro on my old laptop (I only have these).
I’ve used Manjaro off and on for the past few years and decided it’s time to join the forum.
One reason I was drawn back to Manjaro (from Fedora) is because of how easy it was to install proprietary drivers on my first (and possibly last) laptop with hybrid graphics. With that and GPU switching out of the way, my second order of business is to get as comfortable with pacman as I am with yum/dnf. Another reason I regard Manjaro highly is for its excellent documentation combined with Arch docs which I think are some of the best.
Professionally I was a Windows NT network admin at one time which gives away my age. I’m old enough to recall configuring routers with dip switches. But the last thing I want to do is sound off about how old farts did stuff “back in the day”.
Most of my Linux knowledge comes from LAMP servers during the past 17-18 years. I’ve been using Linux on desktops and laptops for the last seven of those years. I’m no expert by any stretch and I’m fine with knowing I’ll always be a beginner. Once in a while, however, I may understand an issue enough to be helpful.
Congrats on Manjaro’s first 10 years and cheers to another 10!