I am self employed professional, love to explore into the opensource [ever since i got a cd with redhat 5.2 sometime in late 1998/99 i suppose, non gui] i remember the days i never knew anyting in *nix and i had to catch up a mag with basic commands and ways of partitioning disk using the linux command from the live cd.
having said that, i got a taste of manjaro openbox [0.83? i dont remember] that was for a short while. prior to that i had sort of “graduated” to understand the simple and lucid explanation in arch wiki and start with Arch… well rolling release was the main cause as i had broken packages during many of the ubuntu upgrades !
arch system fascinated me and had been using it for almost a year or so when i broke it beyond recovery [all done to enlighten myself in linux and its awesome capabilities]
after i broke arch, i was hunting for an arch like distro which will give me the best with least effort [let me confess, i am also a lazy guy who never re-works on the ativities already executed !]
after a short stint of manjaro openbox, i opted for the elementary [spare time became scarce and i wanted a linux distro which just worked with all its stability without having necessity of a bleeding edge distro]
elementary still runs on the desktop and its manjaro on my laptop booting happily along side windows that came pre-installed and i didnt wish to remove it (family is more in need of windows and it will be some time till i make them “TUX smart”
Well, coming to the thread objective…
i use MANJARO… coz…
- all packages / multimedia codecs etc just works after the install without having the need to configure
- its not a resource hog [another reason for me deviating from the 'buntus and its derivatives]
3)its (almost) bleeding edge may be next to just Arch.
- its package management system [pacman is just superb]
- eventhough i do not have any basic knowledge in image manipulation or digital art, it being my passion and a hobby, i use gimp a lot. just started using inkscape and learning the nitty gritty stuff on my own.
- wine helps me do almost all of my office related works so there is no need to boot into windows
- within my capacity, i ve been able to induce a few “windowers” to venture into this simple yet fully loaded and light on resource distro
- i am sure Manjaro will be on my system for the years to come !
- having hopped thru all the desktops [gnome2, gnome-shell, kde, gnome-classic, mate, cinnamon, openbox, blackbox, fluxbox, lumina (in pcbsd), xfce…gnome2 was my fav with compiz, which i still use in openindiana], now i am fascinated wth i3 [also using jw and budgie]
for the homepage addition, i think a one liner should work ? so here i can sum up…
"MANJARO, Its an easy to use "Arch"itechture that will be admired by both; the first timers as well as professionals / programmers… it just works !"