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Manjaro Linux Alternatives

Manjaro Linux is described as 'Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system' and is a very popular operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Manjaro Linux for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Electrum. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Manjaro Linux are Arch Linux, Debian, Linux Mint and Fedora.

Manjaro Linux alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Manjaro Linux.
This page was last updated Jun 27, 2022
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Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

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  1. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

    Ubuntu vs Manjaro Linux opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Ubuntu is still a legitimate alternative to Manjaro Linux, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    There was a time Ubuntu was the go-to Linux. I hope to show you it's not. Ubuntu is based on Debian and many better Linuxes based on it and Ubuntu derivaties exist. Confused? I would be too. It all depends on your needs. Try Manjaro, Debian, OpenSuse or Fedora. Ubuntu is easy to use, but it will take advantage of you too...

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    Ubuntu is meant to have a full pre-installed experience for beginners and people who want an easy experience. Manjaro on the other hand is meant to be a no-nonsense distro that is flexible and user-friendly.

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  2. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

    Arch Linux vs Manjaro Linux opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Arch Linux is a great alternative to Manjaro Linux.

    Arch is a great alternative for Manjaro users who would like to get a little bit deeper with what their machine actually does and/or want to go more minimal.

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  3. Debian

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    The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

    Debian vs Manjaro Linux opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Debian is a great alternative to Manjaro Linux.
    JohnFastman

    Debian is open source, rock-solid and popular, particularly for servers, though desktops too. It uses the .deb package system; Manjaro doesn't. Manjaro is Arch-based. But Manjaro also works out-of-the-box in 95% of cases for me. Setting up Debian has always been a pain in the behind. But maybe that's just me. But try it. Might work for you.

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  4. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).

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    JohnFastman

    Linux Mint is meant for Linux beginners. But it screws up royally. It borrows its foundations from the privacy-violating Ubuntu, and it was hacked in 2016: hackers created jeaopardized versions on its site. Mint? No. Try Manjaro. Or Debian. Or OpenSuse. Or Fedora. Mint has nothing left. It's a cartoon of a cartoon.

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  5. Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.

    Fedora vs Manjaro Linux opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Fedora is a great alternative to Manjaro Linux.
    JohnFastman

    Sure, Fedora could replace Manjaro. You'd have to switch to an .rpm software package system and accept a smaller software repository than AUR. On the plus side, that software will be better vetted for security. Fedora's default desktop is Gnome 3, so chances are you'll want to install something different once it's up.

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  6. Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

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    JohnFastman

    Windows 10 is an alternative for Manjaro like bald is an alternative haircut. Commercial, closed-source, far more prone to viruses, expensive not free, and full of features that violate your privacy, from weakened encryption algorithms to default keyloggers and documents being sent to OneDrive. Yuck! There are many Linux distros; Windows 10 ain't one of them.

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    dstevens

    Windows 10 is Not a Good OS This is why I Use Linux

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  7. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

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    Gruak

    Not a rolling release distro

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  8. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.

  9. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.

  10. Pop!_OS is an operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Based on your exceptional curiosity, we sense you have a lot of it.

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