Linux Distributions

Manjaro – Arch-based Linux distribution

Manjaro is a versatile open-source Linux operating system designed with a strong focus on safeguarding user privacy and offering extensive control over hardware.

Manjaro is based on Arch Linux.

Unlike Arch which leaves much of the configuration and installation to the user, Manjaro is simple to install. It offers a graphical installer, a choice of desktop environments, and a package manager that accesses its own repositories as well as the Arch User Repository (AUR). The AUR provides package descriptions (PKGBUILDs) that allow you to compile a package from source with makepkg and then install it.

Manjaro with KDE desktop
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Working state:Active
Desktop:GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:Flatpak, Pacman, snap
Release Model:Rolling
Platforms:x86_64, ARM
Developer:Manjaro GmbH & Co. KG
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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