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manjaro

home distros software || arch Bridge antergos chakra netrunner

Arch-based, CLI or GUI install, automatic hdware recognition/configuration. GUI interface (Pamac, or Octopi-favored by reviewer 0.8.9) for pacman pkg mgr. KDE/Xfce/Openbox. Rolling release. Whole AUR repo [regular Arch repos (?); has own repos]. Community Editions also (Gnome/E17/LXDE/MATE). Proprietaries/codecs included. Supports btrfs. Reviewer (0.8.9) said more stable than Arch during upgrades (read update announcements!!!); offers unstable/testing/stable pkgs. MHWD (hardware detection tool) makes it easier to install newest kernels w/o hardware conflicts or regressions. Has a mirror detector, chooses fastest mirror automatically. Minimal 'Net' edition also.

Starting 0.8.7.1 includes Beginners' Guide.

Check for upgrade ability - requires manual editing. (Applies to fresh install?)

Ver 0.8.10 (Jun 2014): (DW_Release)(ReleaseNotes)(DW_Review)
Ver 0.8.9 (Feb 2014): (DW_Release) (Review (Cinnamon))
Ver 0.8.8 Xfce (Nov 2013): (DW_Release)
Ver 0.8.7.1 (Sep 2013): (DW_Release)

o Distrowatch: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=manjaro
o home: http://manjaro.org/