Learn a little more about Manjaro Linux
This article was written by Holmes from Manjaro Brazil, the article is really excellent and very interesting, so we will present 13 reasons for you to at least test this distribution.
1 Why is it called Manjaro?
The distribution is named after Philip Mller, one of the project leaders, and friends took a trip near the Kilimanjaro mountain, which is located in northeastern Tanzania, and they, especially Philip Mller, were delighted with the beauty. that the place provides to visitors. Because of this, the distribution is called Manjaro to honor Kilimanjaro Mountain which, in turn, is a nice and simple name. In this sense, Manjaro Linux is a distribution of the GNU / Linux operating system, designed for 32 or 64bit computers (desktops, laptops and neetbooks). It comes in a LiveCD with custom environments and can be easily installed on your computer. In addition, users can adjust and customize Manjaro Linux settings to their own preferences and personal tastes.
2 Enjoy the simplicity!
This is the philosophy of the Manjaro Linux team, which seeks to offer a simple alternative to users who like Arch Linux features such as its speed, its always up-to-date packages, its lightness and its K.I.S.S./Rolling-Release principle.
3 Manjaro Linux is not an Arch Linux!
The big difference with Arch Linux is its ease in the distribution handling process. This goes far beyond just providing an easy installer and preconfigured desktop environments. Manjaro Linux also offers a number of powerful tools developed exclusively by the team, which are: a) Manjaro HardWare Detection (mhwd), b) Manjaro HardWare Detection Kernel (mhwd-kernel), c) Pacman Graphical User Interface, d) automatic support for the use of multiple kernels, etc. In addition the team has been working, in tune with users, on a graphical installer and improving the Pacman Graphical User Interface.
4 Rolling Release
It is a Rolling-Realese distribution, which allows a single installation, that is, the user does not always need to reinstall from scratch when a new version comes out. This means that it will not – and never will – be necessary to reinstall a later version of Manjaro Linux in order to enjoy the latest system. If the distribution is updated frequently (sudo pacman -Syyu), this means that Manjaro Linux is already in its latest version.
5 Simplicity to the extreme
a K.I.S.S. distribution (Keep It Simple, Stupid), which enables a high flexibility in usability, that is, tries to keep things as simple as possible. Enjoy the simplicity!
6 Various graphic environments!
It has an excellent XFCE interface, standard Manjaro Linux environment, which is lightweight and optimized for everyday use. However, this distribution comes with other environmental flavors such as KDE, Gnome / Cinnamon (official editions), E17, LXDE and MATE (community and team-supported editions).
The Manjaro Linux team keeps the distribution up to date, which gives users greater efficiency, stability, reliability, innovation and accessibility.
8 Easy and graphic installer
It has a super friendly Manjaro Linux installer (CLI Installer) which seeks to guide users through the entire installation process of the distribution.
To ensure efficiency, stability, reliability, innovation and accessibility, the distribution utilizes its own software repositories. Manjaro Linux does not directly access the repositories provided by Arch Linux. Before being released to their own stable repositories for common use, the software, initially provided by the Arch Linux repositories, is thoroughly tested and if necessary modified to suit the distribution's objectives. Although Manjaro Linux has its own repositories, it is 100% compatible with Arch Linux repositories, especially the Arch User Repository (AUR).
10 You will not be alone!
The distribution team strongly encourages the creation of Manjarian communities. In this sense, Manjaro Linux, although a young distribution (2011), already has three communities around the world and they are, by birth order: Turkish, Brazilian and French. These communities have already been officially recognized by the team and are also already indexed on the DistroWatch website.
11 Brazilian Community
Manjaro Brazil is a participatory community that provides high technical quality and mutual respect among its members. The distribution also has a Brazilian server (located at the Physics Institute of the University of Braslia), offering greater agility in maintaining Manjaro Linux, either in Brazil or in South American countries. In addition, the members of Manjaro Brasil have been contributing, mainly with the application translation work, with the development of the distribution. Manjaro Brazil 100% GNU / Linux! In this sense, who wants to try this distribution, can count on the support of Manjaro Brazil and for this can access the link below to register and participate in discussions Manjaro Linux.
12 The Active Community
Manjaro Linux team's communication policy is transparent and open, with a website, blog, forums, mailing lists, IRC, Wiki, etc. The team is always attentive to the opinions of users which, in turn, promotes a great deal. interaction with users. In other words, this duo (team-users) makes the distribution community produced!
13 Made for all users
Manjaro Linux is simple to obtain, install, configure and consequently use! After installation, we have a distribution in our language that will offer all the benefits of an Arch Linux system, but with a special emphasis on efficiency, stability, reliability, innovation and accessibility to novice or experienced users worldwide. GNU / Linux.
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