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    Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    There a lot of articles on the Internet on the topic "Why I switched to Manjaro form Ubuntu", but can't find any "To Ubuntu from Manjaro". Can you argue in favor of Ubuntu, in what ways it's better than Manjaro?
    Must say that Manjaro is amazingly stable on my laptop, for a long time, not a bit less stable than Ubuntu, sometime even better
    (at some time there even was an issue with Ubuntu and there wasn't such on Manjaro;
    and their Network Manager on Manjaro XFCE completely works, unlike Xubuntu's.).

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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    I have had trouble installing community maintained versions of Manjaro on two compters. In my case it was not a matter of better it was an installation problem. I had used Manjaro Deepin and the desktop features were not fully functional. I tried again a year later and was unable to install the same release after creating multple ISO's. I used the same DVD to create a Ubuntu Budgie ISO and It worked imedatley . I would like to install a rolling release and may try a Manjaro stable release again in the future. I found their forum community helpful and inviting. In the end,people use what works best for them.
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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    "Dog bites man" isn't as newsworthy as "man bites dog."

    I'm using Linux and I picked the popular new-user friendly one that everyone's heard of just doesn't get the clicks or the advertising revenue. I'm sure Manjaro is perfectly fine as a distro, but you can't draw any conclusions from the prevalence of articles about it.

    "Try whichever ones interest you; pick the one you like most" is the same advice as it's always been.

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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    I've had issues with Manjaro after updates not always though but quite a bit and I was using the LTS / stable kernel however Manjaro is a rolling release and when it was working it did work well.

    I've have the best results with Debian based distros and Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distros both are rock solid stable from my experience on my 2007 and 2010 desktop Frankenstein builds.

    I guess it's just what you get used to using and what works best for what you use your computer for and for me that ain't much just basic stuff.
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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    Thanks, guys.

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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    Never used it.

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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    Can you argue in favor of Ubuntu, in what ways it's better than Manjaro?
    No. Not until I learn a lot more about Manjaro.

    Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?
    For me it is my familiarity with the Debian packaging system (.deb) and management tools etc.

    Late last year, after 12 years on Ubuntu, I installed Manjaro for the first time. I liked the system generally and could keep it updated with the GUI tool provided but never "felt at home" using it that way. I have become too used to updating in terminal on Ubuntu; a habit left over from the days when Update Manager on Ubuntu was often nicknamed Update Mangler (about the time of Jaunty/Karmic/Lucid, ~ 2009 or 2010).

    After recent problems with my Xubuntu install and a reconfiguration of my partitioning layout I have only 3 of my original 5 installations left; Manjaro and Xubuntu are gone. I still intend to reinstall Manjaro and Xubuntu but I'll likely leave Manjaro till last and only after I put in a bit more effort to research/learn more about pacman commands and updating of rolling releases. Basically it takes time/energy to learn a new system; two things that are sorely lacking for me at the moment so Manjaro is "on the back burner" at this time for me.

    One comment I can make about Manjaro was it was very easy to install and looks very good. From my recent attempt I can see myself using both systems in the near future. Not a switch over but more or less running both in dual boot and booting into whichever appeals to me on any particular day.

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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    I fired up a copy of Manjaro because a friend told me that it was better at game performance than Kubuntu. He was right. I got at least 1-2 FPS more with some game, and 1-2 fps less on other, in Manjaro...

    I'm happy sticking with Kubuntu for the time being. Plus, we are only 3 months away from what I hope to be one of the best Ubuntu releases yet.
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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    A company will pay me for Ubuntu or Debian or RHEL or CentOS help. That's the main reason for Ubuntu.
    I've never seen any advertised job say "Manjaro required", but I haven't looked specifically.

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    Re: Why Ubuntu instead of Manjaro?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    At a certain point in life, it is not about knowing everything, but knowing enough so we can do other things on our bucket lists away from computers.
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