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Manjaro Linux is a free and open source operating system for the desktop. It is based on Arch Linux but is more new and intermediate user-friendly. Manjaro started out as a hobby, but now is an open source company titled Manjaro GmbH & Co. KG.

Manjaro Linux has XFCE, KDE and GNOME editions as their official released desktop versions. The Manjaro community editions have the desktops Budgie, Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQT, and MATE. They also have window manager versions including Awesome, Bspwm, I3, and Openbox.

Manjaro uses a variety of free software licenses, and its initial release was in 2011.



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. Visit the shop for more information.


  • Is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, providing all the benefits of cutting-edge software combined with a focus on getting started quickly, automated tools to require less manual intervention, and help readily available when needed. Manjaro is suitable for both newcomers and experienced Linux users.
  • An excellent entry-point into the Linux world. Unlike proprietary operating systems, you have full control over your hardware, without restrictions. This makes it ideal for people who want to learn how Linux works and how it is different to other operating systems. From this perspective, it is also suitable for beginners similar to the way an Arduino is an excellent entry-point to embedded hardware development.
  • It is easily possible to run many popular Windows applications, using compatibility software such as Wine, PlayonLinux or Proton via Steam. The examples given here are far from comprehensive!
  • Manjaro is not a consumer-oriented operating system. You have full control and you will not be prevented from breaking your own installation – but then again, breaking things and fixing them is half of the fun! On the other hand, if you are happy with the way it works you don’t have to change a thing
  • Representing a perfect middle-ground for experienced Linux users, those who want good performance, full control, and cutting-edge software but also a degree of software version stability.

Source: Manjaro’s home page

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