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Old 01-29-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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LXer: Review: Manjaro Linux 0.8.9 (Cinnamon edition)


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Arch Linux is highly respected throughout the Linux community as a cutting edge, well designed, rolling-release Linux distro with superb documentation. But at the same time, it is also discarded as a non-option by many Linux users, including experienced ones, for being time consuming to install and configure. I fall into this latter group. So, whatís a self-respecting Linux user supposed to do if (s)he wants to run Arch Linux but doesnít want to a dedicate a whole weekend to it? Enter Manjaro, a Linux distro based on Arch. It is important to note that Manjaro is not just a re-branded Arch spin. In fact, itís not truly an Arch system, and it does not use the Arch binary package repositories. But itís dependent on Arch and it supposedly maintains all of the desirable features of Arch, while at the same time trying to mitigate or solve some of Archís less than desirable traits. We will now proceed to examine Manjaro from quite a few different angles to see if it reaches its goal.

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