If you are reading this post, you should know why I am moving away from Windows 10. If not, you can read my previous post here.
I have tried a bunch of different Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Solus and many others. However, I found myself always going back to Manjaro.
To be honest, I really have no idea why I keep going back to Manjaro Linux. Perhaps it’s because it just works. I have been running Manjaro for about 6 months now without any hiccups. If there were any, it was because i was tinkering around and customizing it. Managed to resolve all issues by rolling back and with the support of the awesome Manjaro Community.
Let’s skip the installation process (maybe for a new post?) and talk more about why I choose Manjaro.
As I mentioned earlier, everything just works and it is extremely lightweight compared to Windows 10 that literally swallows up your PCs resources.
It also forces me to learn to use new software (FOSS) instead of sticking to the proprietary software on Windows.
So, why Manjaro instead of other distributions?
- It is a rolling distribution, meaning you can update as soon as an update is out and you will never have to reinstall with any major updates.
- You will have access to Arch Repository which gives you tons more of software if you like tinkering about. (Although Manjaro’s very own repository is more than enough)
- The Manjaro Community is extremely helpful and friendly. You ask the right questions and provide the needed information you will get your issue resolved. However, if you do post stupid questions like “why is my system slow?” without giving any other information, you will get similar response.
And, why KDE instead of other DE (Desktop Environment)?
- Manjaro has a wide range of DE. I went with KDE because it is extremely customizable and i mean EXTREMELY!
- KDE is very snappy.
- Using KDE Connect to seamlessly connect my Android phone to and manage notifications between devices.
- It does not differ from Windows or MacOS too much (good for new linux users)
How is the gaming support on Manjaro?
Compared to years ago, the gaming community on Linux as growing extremely fast as most Steam games are now playable with Steam Play. I am sure the Linux gaming community will continue to grow.
Final Notes on Manjaro
Although many would not recommend a rolling releases to new linux users, I would say Manjaro is actually a good distribution for new comers because a new user wouldn’t tinker around too much and that makes it very hard to break your OS.
Privacy wise, it is much better than Windows 10. Well not just much better but 100% better because there is no “phoning home” or telemetry, nothing leaves your PC unless you put it out there yourself.
Do check Manjaro out : https://manjaro.org