Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Linux

Arch Linux For Newbies? Manjaro Is Here! 120

Posted by timothy
from the kill-a-whatnow? dept.
Penurious Penguin writes "Well within the top ten Linux distros, Arch Linux has a strong following for sure. But with an installation process requiring a little more involvement than the average distro, not every prospective user is ready to embrace the Arch Way, and understandably so. This is where Manjaro steps in. With a 100% compatibility with Arch, uncompromising adherence to principia KISS and a pre-configured Xfce, — or alternatively available GNOME & KDE — those who've been hesitating to explore Arch now have a few less excuses. And a little side-note for those still bitter about the lack of package-signing: You'll be glad to know that Arch fully implemented package-signing in June of 2012."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Arch Linux For Newbies? Manjaro Is Here!

Comments Filter:
  • Chakra? (Score:4, Informative)

    by mhh91 (1784516) on Friday August 24, 2012 @09:23PM (#41118405)

    How is this different from Chakra [chakra-linux.org]?

  • Re:love Arch (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 24, 2012 @09:30PM (#41118465)

    Its very neat, right until you get bitten by the bleeding edge software updates.

    I've had my system rendered unbootable or at least without working wifi or graphics drivers a few times after updating.
    Its a nice linux distro with a russian roulette feature built-in

  • Re:love Arch (Score:4, Informative)

    by VortexCortex (1117377) <`VortexCortex' ` ... -retrograde.com'> on Friday August 24, 2012 @09:58PM (#41118685) Homepage

    Its very neat, right until you get bitten by the bleeding edge software updates.

    I've had my system rendered unbootable or at least without working wifi or graphics drivers a few times after updating. Its a nice linux distro with a russian roulette feature built-in

    This is why I dual boot. Linux and Linux.

  • Re:love Arch (Score:4, Informative)

    by shimage (954282) on Friday August 24, 2012 @11:05PM (#41119249)
    Hmm. I use yaourt. "yaourt -S package_name" and it just installs what you want, period. "yaourt -Syua" updates everything, including your aur packages. I have something like 50 packages from aur installed, and I don't have any problems. Day-to-day, it has taken almost no effort on my part for the last 5 years. There were some big updates that took some care to do correctly (udev and filesystem come to mind), but most distros have things like that and arch's documentation is always great.

"Maintain an awareness for contribution -- to your schedule, your project, our company." -- A Group of Employees

Working...