Manjaro 0.8.5 review - Sacrifice the goats!

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Today, you get a long review of Manjaro Linux 0.8.5 64-bit edition, an Arch-based distribution aimed at the common user, covering live session, installation in a quad-boot setup on top of a laptop with Intel graphics and SSD, and post install usage, including look & feel, Wireless, Samba sharing, multimedia - Flash and MP3, Debian-like installation setup, partitioning, applications, package management & updates, printing, system resources, stability, suspend & resume, and many problems like visual glitches and bugs, unneeded tools and options, audio playback, USB peripherals disconnect on battery power, laptop Fn keys not working, broken package management, occasional lockups, other errors, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/manjaro-0-8-5.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. NormanF

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    Linux Deepin would be a better use of your time - don't you love cutting edge desktop environments?

    Manjaro definitely sounds broken. With all the teething problems in the Gentoo family, your choices are clear: the reliability of Ubuntu or for the more daring, there are the Mandriva/Fedora family siblings!

    In the final analysis, a rolling distro you can't update - seriously - is the doorstop of the Unix world! :eek:
     
  3. ZeroDay

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    Thank for the very thorough review. I'll stick with mint :)
     
  4. Baserk

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    While Manjaro tickled my 'Arch-made-easy, really?' synaps when reading about it, I never felt the ultimate temptation.
    Knowing it's current state, you've saved me some hours of goat butchering.
    My goats are grateful.
     
  5. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    Isn't it a beta though? Shouldn't some problems be expected?
     
  6. fblais

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    Still a beta, but seems things are getting worse instead of better.
     
  7. WSFuser

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    Its a shame you haven't done a review on Arch Linux. Had you, it would be interesting to know how many of the problems you experienced are due to the underlying distro (Arch) or all the fluff that Manjaro adds.
     
  8. J_L

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    It's the first "friendly" distro I've had issues with in VirtualBox, even though I haven't installed anything extra or changed the configuration after install.

    Had to fix pacman by manual refresh/sync. Never had noticeable issues with Sabayon though.
     
  9. mack_guy911

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    i have high hopes form Manjaro hope in future it does well look like something new mackish i like distro but yes stability is the main thing which make distro good :)


    again one of your nice critics reviews :D


    so apart form linux mint which are other nominations for Oscars ;)

    by the way what you think about linux mint xfce :rolleyes:
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    There was Fuduntu but it went away.
    I don't think I ever tried Mint Xfce.
    Mrk
     
  11. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    The live session password is
    Code:
    manjaro
    When starting up the live session there is a desktop pop-up that shows this.

    I too got those errors with pacman when first trying to run the GUI updater, They are fixed by doing a Sync\update with the main servers.
    Code:
    sudo pacman -Syu
    That should fix those problems... and You'll be on your merry way :D
     
  12. mack_guy911

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    yes indeed fuduntu was one of best distro i have even tried so far problem with ubuntu base distro's are sometimes they have weird problems like windows :D

    like for example shutdown problem in ubuntu and linux mint
     
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