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Submission + - Arch Linux For Newbies? Manjaro is here! (muktware.com) 2

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.

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Arch Linux For Newbies? Manjaro is here!

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  • by cgt ( 1976654 )
    If you can't handle Arch, why would you want to use it? The benefit of Arch is full control, but if you're giving up that control then the benefits are gone.
    • If so, then I'd have to at least partially agree. But I must have not looked far enough to see where such a circumstance was imposed. If Manjaro serves only as a pre-step to Arch, I think it's serving very well; though I expect it is offering more than that. Maybe I'm biased. When I discovered Arch after a year of apprehension, I vividly remember being thrilled and embarrassed that I hadn't sooner. For anyone wanting to distance themselves from certain (or explore other) distros, this seems to me a fine opt

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