I am a new user of Manjaro, I triple boot with mac and windwos for learning to develop software. I love how friken fast Linux boots up and never want to go back to dual booting, I still use windows for gaming tho.
Thanks to all the experts in the forums btw for helping me get MY WIFI DRIVERS TO WORK lol, sometimes linux has its downsides i guess.
Sooooo, how 'bout that Windows 11? Time to refresh my Linux chops, because I am NOT a fan! Really liking Manjaro. Had trouble deciding between Manjaro and MX. I like that MX does not include systemd, but I suppose that is going to be unavoidable eventually anyway, but I think MX feels a bit too bloated for my liking, not to mention the ‘politics’ of the Anitx folks.
Hello! I am Ruben I do random system restores due to random system breakages.
I am autistic and obsess basically over anything I value. I do pentesting and love this distribution!!! There are so many buttons and dials!
I’m jean-michel from France.
The first computer i had (2000) was a Compaq with celeron 500 (so powerful…haha !) with windows millenium.
I was totally noob, had to learn how mouse work…
I tested linux (redhat) in 2001, then on suse in 2003 (because rnis(10ko/s) was well supported, before it was rtc(3ko/s))
then on slackware (compiling my own minimal kernel), with grub on a floppy disk.
I did a break then, because games were not supported on linux.
A few years ago DSL arrives in my village, it was easier to test linux distros, i prefer
cinnamon, so tried Mint … nothing to say about, it work well.
End of last year i made a new pc, with last hardware (chipset x570), and Mint had no kernel 5.10 so i tried Manjaro, and delete Windows (games with steam proton/proton-ge works well).
So linux(Manjaro) only now, and for a long time…
I am Yano, 54 years and i use Linux OS since 2008, Manjaro since 1 year. I’m french and i hope for a long time !
Ce que tu viens de dire est: "J’espère de rester longtemps !"
What you just said is: “I hope to stay French for a long time!”
Hello everyone, I am Shirshendu from India, 19 years old. Have been using this forum for quite some time now for solving my problems.
I am a student studying Physics (in Presidency University, Kolkata). My first OS was Windows 10 (very very not happy with it). My Linux journey started in 2019 with Ubuntu for a few week and then Manjaro KDE 18.0.4! Unfortunately, on very the day of installation I (being a total linux newbie ) botched up the the system , but I totally loved the Manjaro Project from then . I quit Linux for that time (which was not a very good decision) and went back to Windows.
Since then I had been testing various distros (including Manjaro, of course) in Virtualbox until I finally installed Manjaro earlier this year , and this time, not wishing to shift from it anymore. Since then, I am a happy user of this fantastic distro and using it as my main OS for all my needs.
Thanks a lot Manjaro team and devs for their love and dedication towards this incredible project and providing us with such a great experience . And thanks to this this great forum and all the very helpful people here who rescue us new users when we get stuck . Hope I also can be of some help here with the passage of time.
ellathecat saying hi. I am older than average, for example my first encounter with emacs was in 1989. I have Parkinson’s Disease and my coping strategy is to help people, particularly around an android app called Tasker and the tiling window manager i3wm. I’m in the UK. Iv’e had 10 years on openSuSE and 10 years on Ubuntu so it’s time to tackle Arch/Manjaro and Sway
Long time Windows user finally making the permanent move to Linux. Just call me Xiee. I’m 41 years old and from the Philippines. I actually started using Linux back in 2007 using it at work and installed it on a laptop at home. My main desktop computer was still running Windows since I run a lot of games. Thanks to Steam, Wine and Lutris, most of my games are now playable on Linux, so I didn’t see the need to stay on Windows any further. Currently using Manjaro KDE on my main desktop computer and will install a lighter Linux distro on an old office workstation soon.
I used Windows for many years and experimented with Ubuntu on and off for over a decade before deciding to explore other distros. I looked into and decided to stick with Manjaro KDE on my (admittedly ancient) 2010 Dell desktop because it runs incredibly well and I’ve found several little helpful tweaks and fixes by exploring the forums here. I figured it was a good time to say hi and thank everyone for all the support they’ve provided without even knowing it
Hi everyone, i am from the world of Zorin OS and i want to try rolling-release. See you soon
Welcome - beware of the dragons - former Ubuntu users usually takes time when introduced to pacman, AUR, makepkg and Manjaro’s inhouse package manager Pamac.
Arch based distributions don’t have PPAs but AUR - take your time to get aquainted with Manjaro and the maintenance of Manjaro before you dive into building packages from AUR.
KDE and Gnome is known to introduce hard to solve issues for newcomers to Arch based distributions.
Xfce is recommended to get your feet wet.
I’ve just made the jump from Windows and am very happy to be here. I’ve dabbled with the GUI side of Manjaro for a few years through bootable USBs, trying out the terminal using a raspberry pi so I couldn’t break anything important, and YouTube.
I love the idea of linux and I love the drive behind Arch and Manjaro – always wanted to make the jump. Surprisingly, I actually have Microsoft to thank for the final push: the hardware prerequisites for win11. My laptop may be 4 years old, but it works – 3d modelling, rendering, printing, photogrammetry, layout and photo editing, all still going strong – I don’t think I need a new one quite yet. That and blender is quite a lot faster on Manjaro XFCE
Anyways, sorry for rambling. Have a great day and thank you all so much for doing this – the time you invest, the knowledge you share, the principles you follow, the software you build. I know I’m not alone when saying: I really appreciate it. Looking forward to giving back if/when/where I can. Got to RTFM first though
Hi all! I’m a long time linux user. Mostly Debian and Ubuntu. I am trying out Manjaro for the moment and this is absolutely awesome!
Hi. I’m Prabs. I really hope that name doesn’t mean anything to you. Anyway, I’m an “”“artist”"" who sank quite a few years into Ubuntu and Arch, but haven’t touched Linux since around 2012. I like Manjaro a lot, but I’m still adjusting to using it and fine-tuning my setup, so I’ll probably be asking for help.
That’s about it, I guess. Ride the shockwave.
wpeckham here, new to the site. ANCIENT IT warrior, first linux was RH 4.2 back in 1997, before that I was using AIX, HP-UX, Coherent, VSPC, and CP/M. Have been running Debian, Sparky Linux, VSIDO, Elementary, Q4OS, Kolibrios, ReactOS, Puppy, DSL, and TinyCore when I happened to aquire a Pinebook Pro and discovered Manjaro! Been a year now and I run Manjaro now more than anything else.
Hello Manjaro community! I am a web application developer that primarily works on servers. I’ve used Linux as a second desktop periodically for decades but haven’t felt it was ready for everyday use until recently. As Windows 11 is on the horizon I am getting fed up with M$ forcing the same things users rejected time and time again while ignoring all the great Windows UI design ideas that keep showing up and featured on the Internet. I used Fedora, SUSE, and Debian\Ubuntu at various times. I wanted to see if there was a more steady-update distribution and quickly discovered Arch and then Manjaro. I am really liking it over other distributions for the greater freedom in running newer stable software rather than the 6+ month update cycles where they all recommend formatting & reinstalling for each major update. Looking forward to a much longer experience with Manjaro.
Hint: keep to LTS kernels and stay away from 'Stable" kernels AFAYC…
The later kernels at the moment have more issues - possibly because my computer is only about a year old. The newer kernel has better support for newer hardware. I will probably switch back to LTS once they become the LTS versions… and I have the LTS version installed in case I need to flip back to it.
Hello all. I haven’t used Manjaro since the last forum suddenly disappeared during an update. Most/many of you probably have no idea who I am, nor should you. I’m just here to say hi to an old member or two, and silently troll the help threads for both hilarity, and staying up on issues/fixes. It’s easier to follow as a member, so I thought I’d sign up.
I hope all is well to a few of you. Cheers