Welcome and introduce yourself - 2022

Hello! I’m Steve I’ve been using Linux Mint for several years but I thought I would give Manjaro a look. Just using it on my laptop have no plan to switch to it on the desktop, liking it so far.

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Hi, I’ve been a user of Debian distros since 2008. I decided it was time to try more things.

I love all the desktops but I preferred to use KDE now. So I decided to have fun here too.

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Hey I’m Bruno and I’ve been a Debian/Ubuntu (with Gnome) user for many years, recently giving Arch a try via some different distros, and Manjaro seems to be the most usable/stable for now and am enjoying it.

I’d also used it on PinePhone before, which was also very (understandably) unstable.

Good choice, I think. I’ve been a Linux user for the entire 21st century, having first installed in in the late 1990’s. Like most, I’m just an ordinary guy, but I hate Windows and iOS, so here I am.

Manjaro is a pretty good distro. I mean you could go with a non-rolling release model like an Ubuntu flavored distro, OpenSuse or Fedora, but for a rolling release model, Manjaro is pretty stable. Congratulations on going with Linux and getting away from Windows. Gone is your monthly or yearly payment for anti-virus protection!

From 1901-2000? :thinking: :laughing:

EDIT: I’m an idjit.

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From 1901 to 1999 was the 20th century. I said I’ve been using it for the entire (meaning so far) 21st century.

:man_facepalming: Crap. You’re right. Just made a fool of myself.

You just live in 22nd century :smiley:

'preciate the spelling of “idjit!” But don’t think you’re one!

Hello!
My name is Jakub. My first adventure with Linux systems started with Ubuntu 11.04 LTS, because my laptop had problems with the factory Windows 8. I became interested in Linux after I read an article in the newspaper. I installed Ubuntu first, it wasn’t easy at first because there weren’t many people who could help me, but after a few attempts, reading some forum posts, I put up a working system. I really liked the desktop environment, different from Windows. I learned how to use the system for several months. Unfortunately, due to the lack of many drivers, problems with games and programs that were only on Windows and Mac, I had to go back to Windows. After a long break, I decided to give Linux another chance, for the reason that Windows 10 was slowing down my computer.
I installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on the same laptop (fairly old hardware: Samsung NP350V5C i5-3210M, 6GB RAM, Radeon 7600M). After the setup I encountered several problems, the laptop, despite normal use, was constantly running on high CPU, RAM and graphics card usage. I installed Kubuntu 22.04 LTS. The computer’s resource consumption dropped slightly (RAM to ±1.7/8 GB). However, not everything worked. I started looking for another system. I then installed Fedora and Debian. Just when I was about to go back to Windows, I found Manjaro 21.3.7 with Kernel 5.15. I installed the KDE version, because of the huge possibility to configure the appearance. Manjaro turned out to be the perfect choice for my laptop. RAM consumption dropped to 0.6/8 GB, both graphics cards work without problems (they switch when needed), WIFI card problems disappeared (on Windows WIFI worked or not, I had constant driver problems). The laptop runs as fast as it did in 2011 when I got it. I like the fast development of the system, the name, the logo, the large selection of applications, programs that work as well as on Windows. Unfortunately, not all applications work the way I would like, so I joined the forum to look for solutions for the Manjaro system here. I am currently using Manjaro since 3 months. I would like this system to stay with me for a longer period of time, because I really like it with its lightness and smoothness on my old laptop :smiley:

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Hi, my name is Brian. In early 2021 I bought myself a gaming desktop. Usually I buy something below $1000, but I just felt like treating myself. It of course came with Windows 10. I had been dabbling with Linux every now and then, but I never committed to Linux. Well, I got bored with video games (I played World of Warcraft mainly), so I quit playing them and decided to move to Linux just this past few weeks. I first installed Linux Mint using a dual boot setup with Windows. I’d been having minor problems with starting up Linux every now and then. I had a spare SSD lying around, so I decided to replace the one in the desktop. I completely deleted Microsoft from it and installed Manjaro. It was a quick and easy install and I had no issues.
I think if I were to blow Windows away from the other SSD and reinstall Mint, I’d probably have no problems. So here I am. I’m trying to decide which distro of Linux I want to use, but so far I like Manjaro. I also like Linux Mint, but I think I’m leaning more toward Manjaro.

I’m a computer programmer, and I currently work in COBOL and VB6. The application I support is being moved to a web based application, but is only used internally. It’s a rather large application, so it’s a slow process. My work computers have Windows on them. I have no choice in that matter.

My name is Ben and I’m a Linux distro hopper addict. I’m a retired electronics tech. trying to fight retirement boredom. I find that I like Arch & Debian distro’s the best and prefer Cinnamon desktop, although I use Mate, KDE, LXDE, & openbox occasionally. I find Manjaro to be one of the best Arch based distro’s around. Keep up the great work! :+1:

Hello Mjr Community!
I am a happy Manjaro users. I am here because I want to make my experience with the OS always better than ever and I want to try to help someone else if I can.
I am not an expert but I have some experience and I will be glad to share all I know if I can.

Regarding my experience with Linux itself, it all suddenly started 8 years ago when I needed a specific software and I tried Arch after Ubuntu, from that moment I have started using also Manjaro… time 1 year later and I completely abandon Microzoz and switched to Linux and a better life experience. I am trying to convert also many others (between family and friends) … who switched already never regretted it!

:slight_smile: thank you Mjr Community!
Let’s make this forum GREAT!

As someone who always shyed away from Manjaro becasue it was “too poppular” a recent bout of BS with custom tkg kernels/drivers/proton and Garuda has made me finally jump ship. Here’s to hoping the rumored “betterness” of manjaro’s NVIDIA drivers will suit me well.

I’m a professional linux game streamer, an Information Security specialist that works with Anti-Human Trafficking and AML (anti-money laundering) organizations. I also catch Phishers and Vishers and put them in prison :slight_smile: Maltego is my bread, linux is my butter and Linus Torvalds is that weird gnome on your grandma’s fireplace mantle.

Hi. I am a writer who likes to use Vim to write my novels. I live in a very poor country and so I am very grateful to be able to make my computers made from dumpster loot run with wobbly windows.

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An accidentally epic quote. :sunglasses:

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I still regret taking that darn “Red Pill” at age 8 :rofl:
(Reference to the Matrix ^^)

I’m going to highlight the relevant parts so you can skip forward to the most important parts:

I’ve been using Debian based distros for almost 20 years now and I have to say that every time I bought a new computer or I decided to switch for freshness I only checked other Debian based distros incl. obviously Ubuntu. More over, 100% of my webservers are Debian/Ubuntu

I have to say, that dist-updating on Ubuntu, has always felt like a pain in the ass. And in Debian, not a pain in the ass, but a reason to cry. Lately, I’ve been testing MX Linux in many VMs and my GF old laptop, but I was reading about the latest update from 19 and 21 where they recommended a fresh clean install, and that stirs my stomach. I hate formatting and clean installing, seriously.

The simple idea of having to back up/format makes me feel dizzy. For servers, I have many scripts to recover with all the changes because I document every single step I perform. But for desktop, I’m extremely messy, and I go on the flow, I’m not concerned about documenting a thing, I modify a ton of conf files that I would ever remember when and why I did modify them. So basically, if I had to reinstall due to a PC failure, I would have to admit a massive loss in configurations and move on. Maybe there is a super-advanced method to keep track of this the “Dropbox way”, but I’ve never heard about it. Maybe I should backup the whole /etc directory (and I have no idea on the implications of restoring over a newly static, updated distro). Apart from this, obviously, I keep backups of main fails, mostly on cloud sync systems, but the core: the aspect of the desktop, the order of my software, the configs of such, and any custom things I set on my PC, away from the /home directory, would be probably lost.

TL;TR 1: I would rather not format in 10 years if possible, but still be 100% updated to the latest package ever.

So, here I’ve wondered for ages if Rolling Releases could fit perfectly, but always been too lazy to take the step thinking: “I’m too busy and I would rather not waste a ton of time to switch, if I already master DEB”

So the real problem here is that I have not touched a single Arch-based distro in my whole life and I’ve been always worried that it would take ages to get the flow, and in case I encounter an issue, it would take days of researching in order to find the solution on a system I’ve never touched. I only know that there is a package manager like apt, called pacman and the parameters are not install, update, and upgrade, but an old school hyphen argument list :slight_smile:

Apart from this, I’m not 100% confidant of the number of changes I may encounter, by just installing Manjaro for example, in my laptop, and just keep going.

I’ve tried installing Manjaro Plasma in a VM, and it feels simple at first glance. Just like any other KDE at first. It uses systemd, very Ubuntu-ish, and everything seems to be “in order”, ultimately is a Linux distro.

TL;TR 2: My real dilemma is this: Is there any single thing that you think is entirely different from Arch/Manjaro/… to Debian-based, and I will say: WTF is this? And I will need to waste 1-2-3 days or weeks reading docs to move on?