Manjaro Linux 0.8.4

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    A new gem in town i heard about this distro but never tested but look every thing perfectly done make it ........ simple, fast, stable, low on resources, and eye candy all in one box so far look like this but i comment after testing hope mrk look at this distro xfce base and cinnamon and put his expert views on them :)

    http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20130304

    distrowatch.com/7724

    youtube review

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg3hKfozFLo
     
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    one thing i like to add default Manjaro root password is

    manjaro

    in live session :)

    so far best xfce distro i ever used perfect i give 10/10 on live session testing fast stable and rocksolid
     
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    yes manjaro is great, love the distro!
     
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    it's also a rolling release, which might be interesting to those of us who don't want to re-install a new OS every 6 month.

    i'll give it a try when i have the time.

    here's another good review, the reviewer sure seems enthusiastic about it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjb93zDNcAs
     
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    i wait for mrk review ;)
     
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    i created i USB bootable stick with ImageWriter.

    but i found the installation way too confusing.

    beside, i heard that Manjaro insist to install its bootlkoader to the MBR instead of a partition, so that would be a no-go for me.

    i think they are working on a GUI installer so i will try this again at a later date for sure.
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    a new test release version has been released which does indeed feature a GUI installer.
    make sure to read that blog to be aware of any issues:
    http://manjaro.org/2013/03/12/manjaro-0-8-5-pre2-released-updated-graphical-installer/

    i will give that one a try later on.
     
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    i just installed using the new test release version and the GUI installer is much easier for beginners like me.

    everything installed fine and i was able to select the partition i wanted to install GRUB.

    i'll play with this for a few days and report back. :)
     
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    quick review:

    the new experimental version has a GUI installer like i mentioned and it works quite good.

    some misses:
    you have to use the command line to see and install drivers on your machine.
    though apparently Manjaro automatically installs NVIDIA drivers and such.
    but a GUI for this would be very nice.
    you also have to use the command line to set up repositories.

    the software updater bugged out on me, as well as the archive manager.
    but it's probably due because i am using a test version.

    on the plus side:
    changes seem to happen at a very rapid pace at Manjaro.
    just a few weeks ago there was no GUI installer and Chrome was the default browser.
    Firefox is now the default, as it should. ;)
    and they also have a new software manager that's a little like Synaptics.
    very nice indeed! :)

    the main attraction of Manjaro for me is that it is a rolling release.
    not having to re-install a new OS every 6 months would be a big plus for a few people, me included.

    since Manjaro seems to be updated very often i think it is a good idea to keep an eye on its development.
    i think it has the potential to be one of the best and most interesting release of 2013.

    the version tested was XFCE
     
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