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Manjaro vs elementary OS: What are the differences?

What is Manjaro? An open-source Linux distribution. It is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, it provides 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.

What is elementary OS? A privacy-respecting replacement for Windows and macOS. It is the flagship distribution to showcase the Pantheon desktop environment. The distribution promotes itself as a “fast, open, and privacy-respecting” replacement to macOS and Windows.

Manjaro and elementary OS belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

elementary OS is an open source tool with 921 GitHub stars and 540 GitHub forks. Here's a link to elementary OS's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about elementary OS and Manjaro

I liked manjaro a lot, the huge support it has and the variety of tools it provides is just awesome. But due to its parent platform being Arch Linux it has bleeding-edge technology and that meaning, we get updated 'daily', and if we keep updating the system daily, due to the bugs in the recent updates the system sometimes used to crash, this made the OS really unstable. However, one can avoid such crashes using periodical and careful system/package updates. I now use LinuxMint which is based on Ubuntu, and this OS is completely stable with reliable(mostly tested) updates. And, since this OS is backed up by UBUNTU the concerns/questions one can encounter while using the OS can be easily rectified using the UBUNTU community, which is pretty good. Though this is backed up on UBUNTU it most certainly does NOT include the proprietary stuff of UBUNTU, which is on the bright side of the OS. That's it! Happy Computing.

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Pros of elementary OS
Pros of Manjaro
  • 5
    Free to use
  • 4
    Fast
  • 4
    Stable
  • 4
    MacOs like feel
  • 3
    Elegant
  • 2
    Excellent replacement for Windows
  • 2
    Very easy to use
  • 2
    Good for beginners
  • 5
    Good for beginners
  • 4
    AUR is huge
  • 3
    Very stable
  • 3
    Friendly community
  • 1
    Pacman is very fast

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Cons of elementary OS
Cons of Manjaro
  • 1
    Less customization
  • 5
    Would you give your grandma linux?
  • 2
    Not highly stable
  • 1
    Occasional freezes if wrongly configured
  • 1
    High data requirement frequently

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What is elementary OS?

It is the flagship distribution to showcase the Pantheon desktop environment. The distribution promotes itself as a “fast, open, and privacy-respecting” replacement to macOS and Windows.

What is Manjaro?

It is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, it provides 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.

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    What are some alternatives to elementary OS and Manjaro?
    Ubuntu
    Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
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    The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
    Mac OS X
    It brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay better focused on your work in Dark Mode. Automatically organize files using Stacks.
    Windows 10
    It is the latest iteration of the Microsoft operating systems and has been optimized for home PC performance in a wide variety of applications from serious work to after-hours gaming.
    Fedora
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