So, why do you guys use Manjaro? Or why do you moved away from another distro?
I was a Kubuntu user, some apps that I need aren’t in its repository, while PPA is “anyone may host” so I’m a bit skeptical about its security. So I need to build from source. More often than not, required libraries’ version is ahead of the ones in repository, again the library itself must be built from source. Now the library depends on another one, which again could have version lag problem. As a bonus, built from source meaning (un)installation is totally my responsibility, and it clutters my installation. I’m tired of it, I need a rolling release distro with cutting edge version of libraries.
I first see Arch, I don’t think I’m ready for it, I’m not that diligent to setup everything from scratch. Then a google query (don’t really remember what it was) revealed Manjaro, at its 0.8 version. I installed it, I tried it, I learned pacman and AUR system, I loved it, it fulfilled my needs, so I continue using it until now. Bonus: AUR hosting and management is centralized, yet anyone can contribute easily, I now have several packages there so (un)installation is managed by the system, a much better way from my POV than PPA. Bonus 2: multiple kernel support allows me to try and find out which kernel suits my devices.