Here's a Linux Distro that, for some reason. I don't remember ever trying out. And I've been running Linux since 2005 and I've tried out at least 50 Linux Distros. Some the same Distro, but different versions. I have several old computers and Manjaro is suppose to be low on Resource Usage. So, I guess it's about time to try out Manjaro!;) I'm Downloading the Manjaro Openbox and Community Manjaro Cinnamon & Gnome Editions Now.
Update: So, I Booted up Manjaro Openbox and Community Manjaro Cinnamon & Gnome Editions om Virtual Box. I like Manjaro Community Manjaro Cinnamon & Gnome Edition's Desktop, best. But, it may not run well in an older Machine. I ran it in a VM with 768MB of Ram and 64MB of Video. It did give a warning, saying that the Hardware was not setup and working right. And said that it would run much slower, in this condition. I'm sure, that was because it was running in a Virtual Machine, instead of a Real Hardware System. So, I will have to actually Boot it in a Real Machine to know for sure, how much resources it needs to run well. But, Manjaro Openbox Edition, ran quite well. I'm thinking, that it would be the best choice for my old P2's and 3's. They only have 195 and 256MB of Ram and 64MB Video Cards. Since Manjaro Openbox was only using about 115MB of Ram, while running. There is a great Desktop App, that shows the System Resources. And it starts up with the System by default. I like that on Older Systems. That way you can just glance at your Desktop to see what's going on. Especially if you try to open an app and nothing seems to happen. This is much better than those little Fiery looking Icons on some Systems. This actual Text, Overlaid on the Desktop Background. I need to make a note of that Apps name and start installing it on my other old Systems. So, I think I will soon be Trying out Manjaro Openbox and Community Manjaro Cinnamon & Gnome Editions on some Real Hardware Systems...
Here's the info from their Site...
About - Manjaro Linux
Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful, and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting edge – and bleeding edge – software. However, Arch is also aimed at more experienced or technically-minded users. As such, it is generally considered to be beyond the reach of those who lack the technical expertise (or persistence) required to use it.
Developed in Austria, France, and Germany, Manjaro provides all the benefits of the Arch operating system combined with a focus on user-friendliness and accessibility. Available in both 32 and 64 bit versions, Manjaro is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced Linux users. For newcomers, a user-friendly installer is provided, and the system itself is designed to work fully ‘straight out of the box’ with features including:
- Pre-installed desktop environments
- Pre-installed graphical applications to easily install software and update your system, and
- Pre-installed codecs to play multimedia files
Manjaro shares many of the same features as Arch, including:
- Speed, power, and efficiency
- Access to the very latest cutting and bleeding edge software
- A ‘rolling release’ development model that provides the most up-to-date system possible without the need to install new versions, and
- Access to the Arch User Repository (AUR).
However, Manjaro boasts a few extra features of its own, including:
- A simplifed, user-friendly installation process
- Automatic detection of your computer’s hardware (e.g. graphics cards)
- Automatic installation of the necessary software (e.g. graphics drivers) for your system
- Its own dedicated software repositories to ensure delivery of fully tested and stable software packages, and
- Support for the easy installation and use of multiple kernels.
Get ManjaroManjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution completely free to download, use and share.
There are several flavours with different Desktop Environments available.
You can find our source code at our git repository and all available Manjaro releases at SourceForge.
Manjaro XFCE Edition
Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment.
Manjaro Openbox Edition
Manjaro Minimal Net Edition
The current installer is broken. Please test if you have internet connection with:
ping -c1 www.manjaro.orgThen update and start the installer with:
sudo update-setup sudo setup
Community Manjaro Cinnamon & Gnome Edition
Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.
However if you prefer the Gnome desktop, you easily can switch to it with a simple logout. GNOME 3 is an easy and elegant way to use your computer. It is designed to put you in control and bring freedom to everybody.
Community Manjaro KDE Edition
KDE offers a full suite of user workspace applications which allow interaction in a modern, graphical user interface. This includes Plasma Desktop, KDE’s innovative desktop interface. Other workspace applications are included to aid with system configuration, running programs, or interacting with hardware devices.
In addition to the workspace, KDE produces a number of key applications such as the Konqueror web browser, Dolphin file manager, Kontact, the comprehensive personal information management suite and many others.
Other Community Editions
Manjaro Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system
- Arch-based Manjaro Linux touts user-friendliness | TechRepublic
- Manjaro Linux
- DistroWatch.com: Manjaro Linux
- Manjaro Linux | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
- About | Manjaro Linux
- Get Manjaro | Manjaro Linux
- Manjaro Linux Forum - Index
- Manjaro Linux Wiki
- Manjaro Screenshots - Linux, BSD, Solaris and Other Operating System Screenshots
- Manjaro LinuxManjaro Linux: Tasklist