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Old 05-04-2018, 11:01 AM   #1
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Manjaro and Mint compared?


Why is Manjaro rising in the carts of Distrowatch to almost equal first place with Mint?
www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 05-04-2018, 11:03 AM   #2
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Because it's a popular distro.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 11:07 AM   #3
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Because it's a popular distro.
Yes but why is it becoming more popular? Is it getting better, or is Mint slowing down?
 
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The reality is that the DistroWatch rankings are not really worth the paper they aren't printed on. They're just a bit of fun, based on page views of each distro on the site.

Manjaro is a good rolling-release distro, with packages that are more up-to-date than Mint, but probably less stable as a result. It is also user-friendly. Not my cup of tea (although the last version of Manjaro I used was a couple of years ago), but I can see why it has become popular.

Mint will also lose some users due to their decision to drop KDE, although I imagine that a fair proportion of these will migrate to Kubuntu.

But all in all, Mint isn't "slowing down". It's just concentrating its efforts on Gtk+ and, to a certain extent, on Cinnamon. Onwards and upwards as always.
 
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:38 PM   #5
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Why is Manjaro rising in the carts of Distrowatch to almost equal first place with Mint?
www.distrowatch.com
Because (as noted in their forums) their users are encouraged to go to Distrowatch and click away to increase the ranking. Just one of the many problems with online voting.
 
Old 05-06-2018, 09:20 AM   #6
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you could just as well ask why Coca-Cola is so popular.
It certainly isn't better than, say, fresh-squeezed orange juice or japanese sencha tea.
 
Old 05-06-2018, 11:23 AM   #7
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Manjaro is a great distribution. I don't currently run it but I have fairly recently.

Several advantages over Mint:

* Small and fast, works great where Mint works slow.

* extremely updated, always has the latest software. This is supposed to be a disadvantage as well but i've never seen it....yet

* Unlike Ubuntu(based as well) which is almost impossible to install the bootloader to a usb(might be fixed already) Manjaro does allow flawlessly.


These are just some things I've noticed, running it occasionally.

As always: RUN IT! it'll answer your questions...
 
Old 05-06-2018, 11:43 AM   #8
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On the top right of the distrowatch home page, there is a link Page Hit Ranking which explains exactly what it is, the number of people who click on a link to a specific distribution at this specific site. Below is an excerpt from that page.

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The DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics are a light-hearted way of measuring the popularity of Linux distributions and other free operating systems among the visitors of this website. They correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more.
 
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the only gripe i have with manjaro are its users posting help threads, saying that they use arch.
those aren't compatible.
manjaro is to archlinux what ubuntu is to debian, in every respect.
 
  


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