Moving to Manjaro

A new decade, a new operation system. I have been using a flavor of Ubuntu since 2009. Usually with Gnome. But, I always have been curious about OpenSuse or ArchLinux.

I have tried OpenSuse, but I never get used to default looking feel and usability. ArchLinux is very powerful, but having to configure everything from scratch is a hassle from my point of view. I prefer a distro with solid defaults.

With my workstation with almost no space and years of collected junk and polluted environment. I knew that I need to do. But, I wasn’t sure about what to use next. So, I went to distrowatch and found about Manjaro.

Now Powered By Manjaro

Manjaro is a professionally made Linux based operating system that is a suitable replacement for Windows or MacOS. Multiple Desktop Environments are available through our Official and Community editions. We also work with manufacturers to design dedicated hardware.

Summary from Manjaro Website

Manjaro is based on ArchLinux. There are different window flavor officially supported with XCFE, KDE Plasma and GNOME. Keeps the ArchLinux promise of total control, but with strong defaults. Easy installation and looks pretty slick 🙂

It took me a WHOLE WEEK to backup my old system using rsync. The installation of Manjaro, just a few minutes. The system is very fast and there are nice quality of life features like the Yakuake drop-down terminal and KRunner that I loving.

I working in getting the whole development environment in order. But one of the cool things about using an ArchLinux based system is that the applications and libraries are using really up to date different from Ubuntu.

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