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Technical Issues and Assistance => Newbie Corner => Topic started by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 13:53:07

Title: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 13:53:07
I ll take the plunge , been with Manjaro for a month now , was with Fuduntu & Mint before . I really like Manjaro & the Team & people here .

I m from Canada .

I have Mate Edition .  ::)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 14. February 2013, 13:55:40
I live in South Africa & am loving using Manjaro with Cinnamon desktop! If the team continue their amazing work & the community remain positive & supportive, I predict Manjaro will be top 8 in DistroWatch by the end of the year!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 14:00:13
Welcome aboard sofasufi .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vinzv on 14. February 2013, 14:54:11
I'm living in southern Germany (Bavaria to be exact), working as marketing ninja for a German Linux/Open Source company.
Ex-Fedorian, Manjaro user for some weeks now and totally happy with it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 14. February 2013, 15:05:17
Greetings sofasufi from the Isle of Man
Like many been distro-hopping for a while (trying to get something I like better than *buntu) and have to disagree with you to some extent
The path that Manjaro is going it'll be in the top 2 or 3 distros by the time it gets to release 1 (posted as earlyish 2014)  it simply sets the standard that other distro's should be achieving.
I don't mean to place any scorn on other distros, just that Manjaro is slick, fast and easy to use (apart from plebs like me that is lol)
All the best mate.....and of course to all in the community which must be set to grow and grow  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 14. February 2013, 15:33:42
Greetings to you all - we're part of a growing, vibrant community, which is fantastic. Paulh - I couldn't agree with you more! Consistently in top 8 by the end of the year on DW would be an achievement in itself, but top 3 is very achievable by V1.0.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: YFDogan on 14. February 2013, 15:52:51
All the best wishes from Turkey , brothers and sisters :).
I m pharmacist and have my own pharmacy. Out of work I m allways with Manjaro KDE. Have a good trip to all Manjaro family.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 15:55:43
Welcome aboard to every one .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: winston on 14. February 2013, 16:16:40
Hello! Retired and live in Florida. My first computer was a Radio Shack color computer number of years ago. I tried different distros and used openSUSE for a long time. Found Manjaro openbox edition. It is light,fast and does not install everything but the kitchen sink when loaded. Load a basic system and I will add what I want. Also love the synapse concept. SUSE now a thing of the past.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: simgin on 14. February 2013, 16:32:02
Hello Everyone!!

I'm from Denmark but live in Brighton,UK now ( found a girlfriend over here ;)  Been distrohopping the last 3 years, so tried a bit, trust me ;)  But now I seem to be stuck with Manjaro, and for a good reason. Now I'm learning more about linux than ever, and I have to thank all the people here and the fantastic Dev team behind this distro for teaching me!

This team will prosper  8)

Cheers
Simgin

PS: But I have  to confess , I'm......a WM hopper now :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 16:51:41
Welcome abor\ard Winston & simgin . Got people from al over right !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Culinax on 14. February 2013, 16:58:25
Hi. I'm from Belgium (Flanders to be exact). I've been using Linux for about 2 years now. First Ubuntu for half a year, then half a year of Fedora, then 1 year Arch Linux. But a few months ago I started my first year at college (studying Chemistry now, next year Biochemistry/Biotechnology), and I didn't have time to manage my Arch installation anymore. A month ago I discovered Manjaro and I'm still happily using it :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: yannu on 14. February 2013, 17:33:24
ah perfect, this kind of topics :)

My name is Yannick and I am a 25 years old french pro photographer  :D
Been using linux since 2006 with ubuntu and I tried out so many distros  ::) but found my new love in Manjaro.  :P
Now I am actively working on the french community (with the admins of the french forum), and I hope that this community will grow huge !  ::) ;D

See you around !

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: poker98face on 14. February 2013, 18:46:42
My name is Jacob and i am from Poland but i live on Corsica (French island)  ::) i have 14 years and i am in 4eme class in College Sartene. Currently i am using Manjaro, Kubuntu, openSUSE and many more (Elementary, Fedora..)
Greetings to all poles if here are some  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 21:48:00
I don t know , maybe we could put in a sticky in there . Do as you want Mods .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JackOM on 14. February 2013, 21:58:39
Nice thread,
 I'm from Tuscany Italy, met Ubuntu in early 2007 and used it until the arrival of Unity at that time had also become quite heavy, not only becouse of Unity, so decided to take a look around,  I went from Kubuntu, Mint (Mate, Cinnamon, the LMDE version), Fedora, Arch (Gnome and KDE) and the one I liked most of all was Chakra but also this one isn't so light, so looking for something lightweight I tried Manjaro LXDE and WOW, I immediately felt at home, then I wanted to try the XFCE version, i also liked that,  thinking that kde would be heavy for Manjaro to, then hearing her praise from some of you i wanted to give it a try, and compared to Chakra, it flies!! It' not as LXDE or XFCE, but enough to stay with me.
On my laptop there are also Win7 (damned Android phones manufacturers) and Ubuntu (still 12.04 LTS) but i use them very rarely of course.

That's all, greetings to all around here.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 22:07:54
Thank you JackOM , wanted to make it in order to bond the community as to speake a little bit , even if we don t need it much .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 14. February 2013, 22:15:00
I'll join in!

I live in London, England. First started using Linux around June 2012. Began with a hack of Ubuntu 12.04 called "Gnome Shell Remix" (i.e. Unity replaced with Gnome 3.4). After about a month I switched to Mint 13 XFCE with compiz. A lot of my time at this point was spent watching a load of Linux tutorials on youtube by a user called "LinuxSpatry", including his (pre-systemd) "Archbang Bootcamp". My aim at the time was to learn enough to use Archbang and then Arch.

I learned a lot from him. Perhaps most importantly, this included the existence of a little distro called Manjaro 0.8.1 to which he gave a glowing review. Tried it out in a VM, loved it, and consequently joined the forums in September. A bit later, the devs wanted help to write the wiki from the community, so I stepped up (I was learning the system at the time, so thought it would be a good opportunity to help out other newcomers like me at the same time). A few articles later and they asked if I wanted to join the team.

I've tried their patience quite a bit since then - lol  :P
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 14. February 2013, 22:18:37
a) Baden, very close to the french border.
b) lawyer
c) about every Linux distro out there.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 22:21:30
Lol , Carl , I checked some Linux Spaltry vids myself also , it was him that triggered my coming to Manjaro after I saw it in Distrowatch , Too bad Linux Spaltry doesn t make his videos anymore .

You learn fast ! Been on Linux since 2008/9 I guess . But only with Ubuntu Netbook Remix first from a friend .then as other ones in here , tried lots of distros to come to Manjaro .

Keep it on .

I guess I should ve put it on my 1st post .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JackOM on 14. February 2013, 22:23:06
Very appreciated thread altima.
I'm wondering if could be usefull a section as "Manjaro cafè", a place to keep conversation without spam technical sections as this could also be.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 22:25:25
True JackOM , that would be great , & put in my other thread , ( How s the Weather By You ) .

But I don t now how to do it . Maybe one of the mods or someone in the know can do it .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JackOM on 14. February 2013, 22:28:01
We have to ask in the "Forum discussion" section.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. February 2013, 22:28:54
That would be great .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JackOM on 14. February 2013, 22:48:22
Done.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 15. February 2013, 01:26:21
Cool man , a good thing . Thanx .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cesarer on 15. February 2013, 02:01:52
I'm 20 yo I'm from El Salvador, I've been Debian and Debian-based distros user since 2008, Manjaro it's the first non-debian-based distro that I use daily, I had installed other distros (as fedora, centos, opensuse...) of course, but Manjaro is the first one that make me said: worth a try!

some statements about me:

why "cesarer"? well...
First name: "César" Second name: "Ernesto" so... CésarErnesto: "cesarer"  :P

I used to be a kde 3.5 user (the first distro I saw was knnopix, so I used to kde), then did'nt like kde4, move to gnome... then didn't like gnome3, move to xfce/lxde (xfce most of the time :P) Is what I love about open source, you always have at least one more alternative  8)

As you may have seen some of my wallpaper, I have to say that a little bit of graphic design is like a hobbie to me :) and as you can see (my avatar) I'm a fan of TLoZ games   ;D

I still have windows installed in my computers :'( damn MSoffice, damn MS SQLserver and damn .NET framework D:

my native language is Spanish and my english is not perfect  :P sorry if I make some grammar/spelling mistakes, not only here, in all the forum ::)
I always have an open tab with google translator because some times I'm not sure of what you are saying  :P I'm trying my best ;D

And last (but no less important) nice to meet you everybody :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 15. February 2013, 02:27:14
Welcome aboard cesarer , that explains the name . At your age with computers , it s almost natural . At my age , 47, it s not that easy ! lol, I was a truck driver before , lost truck driver licences due to diabetics , so had to do something else (had 9 months doing nothing but healing ) , so fooled around with windows 7 for 3-4 months , maybe less don t remember , had it repaired at a pc store , then had same problem after $150 supposed repaires ( including an Image that the guy told me )  , then had a friend that installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix in 2008/9 , it s the way I went Linux .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 15. February 2013, 09:14:18
I am Ringo :D

33 years old. Addicted on my oldish pc :) lives in Belgium,  i use linux since 2006 before was more up and on with windows and linux.
My first CD was from my stephdad an Knoppix(kde).. My internet didnt work, later dont want to have illigal windows so i was stepping in to opensuse, after some fail on my 2th Raid drive i use xubuntu for 2 years, later i used Mint. Then i wanna some rolling, like new versions but not the almost clean install/update... messing up your system :) but after a while a saw  lmde is Dead too ..
i saw in september the Spatry on Youtube, So it gave me some power to try out :) after some switching with lmde and manjaro because lmde was better known in some needs for me in that time i know now the needs for me on manjaro so , now a full manjaroooo :) (since oktober)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 15. February 2013, 09:24:26
Hmm, perhaps a little more about me then.
Grew up in London, worked in IT for around 20 years, Microsoft qualifications etc. then moved to the Isle of Man 11 years ago (I'm 54 btw, not quite a silver surfer but getting therelol) Tried Linux way back in the 1990's, but decided that life was too short to try and figure out how to get it working and apps installed.
Had always used Windows until about 5 years ago, when I decided I didn't like being told by Microsoft that I had to use their browser. So started looking (again) at Linux.
Tried a few distros on VM, until finding Ubuntu. It all just worked. Started with dual boot with Windows just in case, but didn't use it for 6 months so moved completely to Linux.
Switched to a couple of other .deb based distros but stuck with Ubuntu until Unity  >:( really awful, so went to Xubuntu, and loved the XFCE DE.
Have been trying various others, mainly on VM including Arch, but wanted something that installed and worked easily, but would give scope for learning more about Linux (also was stable which *buntu seems to loose every new release)
Found Manjaro on Distrowatch, tried it and wow, completely blown away by it. Now have it on my laptop as sole distro, still trying to get my head around samba so I can finally get rid of Xubuntu on my desktop. Uphill struggle, but Manjaro has sparked the interest to get it done.
And should anyone wanna pm me, I'll be only too happy to chat  :)
Oh, and finally, a BIG thank you to the dev team.  Manjaro is the distro that is setting the standard for others to follow, it absolutely rocks  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 15. February 2013, 09:28:46
you are welcome on the Manjaro Irc Channel ! ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: goThic on 15. February 2013, 09:32:36
32 years, working in army, using Cinnarch (not bad distrolet), but now Im downloading Manjaro and typing here while dl. I think I'll start and continue using it. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: YFDogan on 15. February 2013, 09:35:12
As I said before ...
There are two OS' s.
1- Manjaro
2- The Others

:)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 15. February 2013, 09:50:23
Love it YFDogan....very true
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 15. February 2013, 09:59:20
Welcome goThic! - Cinnarch is cool but the Manjaro blend does it for me, especially with a hot cup of coffee in the morning @ the tip of Africa! Keep us posted on how you get on post-install. Enjoy, sS.



Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 15. February 2013, 10:22:57
Interesting stories in here . Welcome aboard to everyone .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xircon on 15. February 2013, 10:32:05
My name is Steve and I have been using Manjaro since the beginning of November 2012.  (Sounds like I am at an AA meeting :) )

/home/UK/England/Yorkshire/Sheffield :)

I started with Red Hat (circa 1996-7)  >> Mandrake >> Mandriva >> LMDE >> Manjaro

It's all Ringo's fault, he posted about Manjaro in the LMDE forum.  I was having problems with the AMD drivers, I knew they worked in Arch, but life is too short to install Arch....... ;)

I was an Accountant/IT Manger/Programmer (too many hats!) for various engineering companies in Sheffield, got made redundant and now work with people with dementia and challenging behaviour.  But guess what - they want me to work two days in the office giving IT support :(  35 years in an office was bad enough (and it is Windows!). Oh yeh, I am 51 (nearly 52!).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JackOM on 15. February 2013, 10:49:08
Quote
/home/UK/England/Yorkshire/Sheffield :)

lol
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: angel on 15. February 2013, 10:57:21
Forgot to introduce myself I'm angel currently living in Greece and though I'm of Greek and Serbian ancestry I sadly can't speak Serbian but I'm familiar with Greek, German and English (I'm also ready to translate the installer when the unicode GUI installer is ready). I've tried almost any major Linux distro (and also did cheat on Linux a bit with BSD) but I am perfectly happy with Manjaro. I hold a bachelors degree in electronics and communications and I'm hopping for a Masters degree in networking.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 15. February 2013, 11:03:57
My name is Steve and I have been using Manjaro since the beginning of November 2012.  (Sounds like I am at an AA meeting :) )

/home/UK/England/Yorkshire/Sheffield :)

I started with Red Hat (circa 1996-7)  >> Mandrake >> Mandriva >> LMDE >> Manjaro

It's all Ringo's fault, he posted about Manjaro in the LMDE forum.  I was having problems with the AMD drivers, I knew they worked in Arch, but life is too short to install Arch....... ;)

I was an Accountant/IT Manger/Programmer (too many hats!) for various engineering companies in Sheffield, got made redundant and now work with people with dementia and challenging behaviour.  But guess what - they want me to work two days in the office giving IT support :(  35 years in an office was bad enough (and it is Windows!). Oh yeh, I am 51 (nearly 52!).

all my fault :) i was trolling on Lmde :) because of the freeze, if i watch back even a new iso isnt there only unofficial :)
i like Manjaro every day more :) now new project, gets my son on Manjaro :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tun in a cellar on 15. February 2013, 12:02:48
Hi all!
"Tun in a cellar"... what a strange pseudo... In fact it is an anagram!
I was born in 1968 and I live in Lille ("Rijsel" for Ringo...).
I hold the position of Application Manager in the IT&Processes department of a big IT european company. I don't use any open source during my daily work (indeed, M$ is still common in entreprise world). My job consists in supporting the French endusers (+10000) and improving our internal HRIS.
My first computer was a C64 (http://www.c64-wiki.com). But I learned the C-language with Lattice-C (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lattice_C) on an Amiga 500 (http://amigaworld.net/) which was firstly bought for computer music (modtracker).
I discovered linux with Ubuntu several years ago but I quicly adopted Archlinux. I had a look to Chakra, Fedora, Sabayon, Funtoo but I always returned to arch...
I read some topics about Manjaro in Arch forum and I said "give it a try...": I'm still here!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xircon on 15. February 2013, 12:21:37
all my fault :) i was trolling on Lmde :)

Naughty boy! Penalty for trolling is you should be forced to use Windows for a month :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 15. February 2013, 12:29:46
Hi all my name is Adolfo and I am from Spain.Im 37 and I'm electrician.
I am linux user since 2 years(18 months Mint user) and the last 6 months been looking for  another distro because im looking for a  rolling release.I was sick of installing a new version every 6 months. Finally I found Manjaro and I think it will be my distro for long.I really like the forum and the wiki and all people who try to help another users.I'm using KDE flavour with unstable repositories.
Sorry  for my english.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: krillehb on 15. February 2013, 12:33:37
Hi all !!

Born in 1964 and living in Berlin  :)
I´m working for a german airline and "playing around" with Linux for about 10 years now... started with Yellow Dog on my imac, tried sooooo many different distros (Mandrake, Fedora, Suse, all kind of *buntu distros, Arch...) and after a very short stop at Cinnarch i discovered Manjaro and for me it`s simply perfect.
Everything works out of the box and the Community seems to be very polite and friendly

Regards from Germany :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Seaco on 15. February 2013, 13:21:51
hi guys,

well I'm Seaco from Portugal I have been in linux since *buntu 8.04 then went distro hopping trying every kind of flavour around.
But giving more time x*buntu, I love xfce. when I decided to go distro hopping again I tried Manjaro, and stayed. Its really every thing I wanted for my OS. now its my main OS, all the rest that I need I use the VM.   
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 15. February 2013, 22:49:20
Naughty boy! Penalty for trolling is you should be forced to use Windows for a month :)
lol, no, just trolling that lmde doesnt gets better , i thought :) frozen for half year and later an huge update :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 16. February 2013, 06:35:37
Hi, my real name is Jonathan, I'm from Monterrey, México. A 17 years old student who tried Linux for the first time almost 2 years ago and fell in love with it. I like anime but don't consider myself an otaku. Physics and math are my favorite subjects. Used to be a distrohopper and desktophopper too. Now I'm on Archlinux (for my old desktop) and Manjaro (for the netbook), both with Xfce. My native language is spanish but I know a little of english, so if I make mistakes when I answer you, please forgive me.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: simgin on 16. February 2013, 12:35:54
Welcome WretchedEgg  , your English is just fine :)  And don't worry, people are from all over the planet here, so I suggest "grammar nazis" should be banned :D  jk . 
I'm glad to see more and more younger new users of Linux , I wish I had found it earlier hehe.  Linux is spreading through generations now, one day the world?   :o
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tflovik on 16. February 2013, 20:43:59
Hi to all of you.

I recently discovered Manjaro and decided to try the KDE version, i replaced Ubuntu. ManjaroKDE on this computer was faster than Ubuntu. That was a surprise since KDE by default should use more resources :)

Then i also replaced Xubuntu on a netbook i have with the XFCE version and wow what a difference in speed.

I really like Manjaro. Hope there will be a spotify package later on.

Allmost forgot to tell you i'm from Norway.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 16. February 2013, 20:58:38
Welcome aboard fella ! Happy that you like Manjaro .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 16. February 2013, 21:12:51
Welcome ;) 

so far i know there is in Aur an huge list of Spotify :) whtas best ? :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: krillehb on 17. February 2013, 07:48:03
It` s really nice to see how many new users from all around the world join the Manjaro community to share their fun, problems, experiences and dreams.

I wish it would be that peaceful too in the world when so many different cultures, languages, nations and religions are together at one spot.....
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 17. February 2013, 08:27:40
Welcome tflovik in Norway! I'm glad (and not surprised  ;)) that you are noticing a kick up in speed on your machines after discovering & installing Manjaro - I found exactly the same thing. I used XP for 10+ years and only started exploring Linux distro's in December last year. I'm now running Manjaro Cinnamon on 2nd & Xfce on main business laptop & experiencing the same delight as you are. Rock solid like mount Kilimanjaro!

It's good to have some Nordic brothers joining in the forum & we look forward to seeing you around.

Go well.

R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tflovik on 17. February 2013, 14:01:37
Thank you all for the friendly welcome  :)


Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 17. February 2013, 14:40:28
No problem buddy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 17. February 2013, 15:17:54
I second those sentiments krillehb  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: davedrowsy on 17. February 2013, 18:43:40
Hi everyone! I'm Dave. I live in Durham, NC, USA and I've been using Manjaro since 0.8.1 -- which is not all that long ago, but I've noticed the forum has grown significantly since then! I suppose that makes me an old school Manjaro user  8)

I ditched Windows and started using Linux in 2008 when my roommate showed me Ubuntu 8.04. Was using that for a while, briefly tried Ubuntu Studio (8.10, I think?), then discovered Linux Mint back when Gnome2 was still an option. Was happy with that for quite a while, then started experimenting with other stuff and seeing just how much I could customize my desktop experience. Dabbled with AwesomeWM for a while, then ended up with Linux Mint XFCE for a good while. Finally got tired of dealing with having so much stuff "hidden" from me and wanted more control over what my computer is doing, so I jumped ship and started using Arch. I enjoyed Arch thoroughly - still think it's great - but frankly I had to put so much effort into configuring it and making sure it wouldn't break with every update that it just got tiring. Started looking around for "safer" Arch derivatives, and that's what led me to Manjaro. I expect I'll be with Manjaro for a long, long time to come  :D

What else? I'm big into music - got my bachelor's degree in Music Composition and Bassoon Performance, I play loads of instruments (a few of which I'm actually pretty good at), and right now I'm working on creating my own music programming language using Python.

My avatar is my 3 year-old greyhound, Barbara. She literally smiles like that when she's happy/excited.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 17. February 2013, 18:47:03
Welcome aboard dave .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: krillehb on 17. February 2013, 19:59:59
hey Dave, Barbara is cool  :)

I own a 6 1/2 years old Jack Russel.... her name is Emma but i have to admit that she doesn`t smile that cool as Barbara ;-)

Dogs are the best !!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xircon on 18. February 2013, 00:00:16
I have a bossy long haired German Shepherd bitch called Molly, she is a total frisbee monster:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVEJUqQlS-I&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 18. February 2013, 02:03:19
welcome Dave - u must be one of the "old hands" when it comes to Majaro, having started using it from it's earliest days. good to have you as part of the community.

onwards we go!

R (formally SofaSufi)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jalti on 18. February 2013, 13:56:40
hello,
my name ist jalti an I am from a little city near Saarbrücken in Germany (near the German-French border). I am a Linux user since 2 years. My produktion system is  mageia 2 - KDE (http://www.mageia.org). A very good and stable OS.

Now I would try a rolling release distribution. I have searched on the internet and now  I'm using Manjaro on another computer  for testing. I'm very satisfied. (http://www.smileygarden.de/smilie/Schilder/reib-001.gif) (http://www.smileygarden.de)


Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 18. February 2013, 13:58:54
Welcome aboard Jalti . Enjoy your stay .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: krillehb on 18. February 2013, 14:16:03
Herzlich Willkommen jalti,

der nächste Deutsche an Bord :-)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xlinuxtrancex on 19. February 2013, 03:11:19
Hello everyone! I came to Manjaro this week after finally after admitting to myself that I just didn't have time for Gentoo anymore. In addition, I wanted something that everyone in my family could use, (we have been windows-free for many years) and Ubuntu has proved somewhat unreliable. I am very pleased with Manjaro thus far, and I look forward to its bright future!
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Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 19. February 2013, 03:28:00
Welcome to the forum mate , hope you ll enjoy it .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. February 2013, 07:32:01
krillehb and Xircon.

have you introduced Emma & Molly to Manjaro yet? - it's very user friendly u know  ;)

Ruziel.
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Post by: krillehb on 19. February 2013, 07:37:53
Hey ruziel

sure, Emma knows everything about Linux and especially about Manjaro.
But i`m still in search of a "dog paw friendly" Laptop .... ;-) ..... but it seems to me that the local dealers are not very well equipped... ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. February 2013, 08:02:05
krillehb, i've got the same problem here in South Africa!  8)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: krillehb on 19. February 2013, 08:20:24
I bet it is the same all around the world  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: paolo on 19. February 2013, 09:42:55
Nello to you all !
My name is Paolo. I'm a 43 y.o. watchmaker from Italy.
I'm inside Linux from Mandrake 9.1 :-)
and this morning I've tried the e17 edition in virtualbox before to go to work ... amazing !!!
Can't wait to install in my old acer 1355 km laptop .
Many thanks to the developers

Paolo

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Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Chepo on 19. February 2013, 09:54:08
Hey I am an 18 year old who is currently a first year at the University of California Santa Cruz.
My first Linux desktop was Ubuntu 8.04--moved to Mint then Arch and finally landed here. Loving the distro so far, and the community here rocks as well.
Started as a Gnome user and now love KDE.

I look forwards to the future of Manjaro!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. February 2013, 10:50:32
Welcome Paulo & Chepo - it's great to have both of you joining into the Manjaro user community. I hope you stay for the ride - it's gonna be great. I'm running it on both my ThinkPad's for business & pleasure & my 10 years as an XP user seem like a million years away.

Manjaro is Rock!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 19. February 2013, 12:34:36
Welcome aboard Paulo & Chepo , enjoy your stay here !
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Post by: xircon on 19. February 2013, 22:08:57
@ruziel I am afraid Molly will only use Puppy Linux ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Virocrasius on 19. February 2013, 22:17:46
Hi guys,

I'm a 22 year old computer science student from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.  I've been distro-hopping ever since I installed my first linux distro (Kubuntu 8.10, if I remember), most recently spending a lot of time going back and forth between Archbang and Fuduntu.  I found Manjaro just after the 0.8.2 snapshot, using the XFCE edition until the Openbox edition was released, and have been very happy with it. 

I think I've finally found my distro.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 19. February 2013, 22:36:53
Welcome aboard mate , I was also on Fuduntu before . Enjoy yourself here buddy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Valik.S on 20. February 2013, 03:20:51
Hi!
I am from Belarus, but  live in US right now. Thank you for the Manjaro - it is wonderful.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 20. February 2013, 03:23:27
Welcome aboard Valik , enjoy .
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Post by: ruziel on 20. February 2013, 07:20:54
Welcome Virocrasius & Valik. I'm glad you guys are loving Manjaro & we're glad to have you here in the forum - I think you'll find people friendly & keen to help. Go well meantime, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: goThic on 20. February 2013, 12:53:55
Welcome goThic! - Cinnarch is cool but the Manjaro blend does it for me, especially with a hot cup of coffee in the morning @ the tip of Africa! Keep us posted on how you get on post-install. Enjoy, sS.

After 5-6 days, I have not a single complaint. Everything works nice and smooth. Fastest boot time so far, compared to the other distros used. I installed eveything I use, everything works (game emulators, tv/video utlis, music players/editors, ir, bluetooth, etc). Currently on 3.7 kernel. Will stay on this distro (for as long as someone bribes me with a lot of money), and will spread a word.
Thank you, good work (developers, developers, developers, developers)! :D

And good comunity, btw!
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Post by: ruziel on 20. February 2013, 13:38:43
goThic.

that's great to hear - you echo my experience with the wonderful fresh distro that is Manjaro.

go well meantime.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: miguedrive on 20. February 2013, 14:51:47
Hi everyone! My name is Miguel, i'm from Argentine and i've been using Manjaro for a couple of month, i'm coming from Archlinux, and I found this Awesome Distro. I've used linux since 2006 and now I feel really confortable with this. I'll be walking in this path :)

Greetings!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 20. February 2013, 16:27:58
Welcome aboard Miguel , hope you ll enjoy it .
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Post by: krillehb on 21. February 2013, 06:49:55
Welcome you all.
I hope (no, i`m sure) that you will have as much fun with Manjaro and the Forum as i have :-)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Nabber on 21. February 2013, 19:25:18
Coming from Ubuntu and Mint. My linux skills are very limited.
Looking forward to getting stuck into Manjaro and learning some new things.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 21. February 2013, 19:27:19
Welcome aboard , I guess most have same paths . Enjoy , & it s a great place to learn .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dicktater on 21. February 2013, 19:47:54
Coming from Ubuntu and Mint. My linux skills are very limited.
Looking forward to getting stuck into Manjaro and learning some new things.
Hi Nabber,
Carl's fantabulous Manjaro wiki is a great resource for Manjaro n00bs and 'sperienced users alike!
http://wiki.manjaro.org/
And because Manjaro is Arch-based, remember to lean heavily on the Arch wiki and forum, too.
http://wiki.archlinux.org
https://bbs.archlinux.org/
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Sobol on 22. February 2013, 21:49:27
Hi, i am sobol, a 19 year old computer scince student from south germany.
I like arch as well, love the KISS principle and pacman.. so i searched for a more "ready to use" os (AND NOT UBUNTU!) and found manjaro.
lets see how it performs  ;-)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 22. February 2013, 21:55:18
Welcome aboard Sobol , hope you ll enjoy it here , we re a good bunch , good to see some computer wiz kids ( expression ) come to the forum .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: oriolfa on 22. February 2013, 22:20:07
Hi everyone. My name is Oriol and I'm from Barcelona, Spain.

I've been using ubuntu for a long time. I really liked unity, but wanted to try something else. Fortunately I found Manjaro and decided to try, just two weeks ago. I'm proud to say my friends that I'm a Manjaro user now.

So, thanks everyone that makes this awesome distro ready for us.

Oriol.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 22. February 2013, 22:21:48
Welcome aboard Oriol , happy that you enjoy it ,
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Post by: Yoyo on 22. February 2013, 22:31:10
Hi, Oriol

Welcome to the Manjaro community

************

Bienvenido, saludos desde Andalucía :)
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Post by: eskaini on 22. February 2013, 22:46:08
Welcome to the family Oriol  :)
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Post by: ruziel on 23. February 2013, 07:50:19
Oriol, welcome - Manjaro rocks & i think you're finding that out already. the community is also fantastic - supportive, knowledgeable & a little bit crazy  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ariane_c on 23. February 2013, 09:06:27
Whilst I feel incredibly out of place here, I'm jumping right in with both feet!  I am Canadian and have been living in Georgia the past 11 years.  My first computer was an HP Pavilion that came with Windows 98, brand new.  In 2005 I bought a laptop with XP. 
This past October, we built a desktop for me and I installed Windows 7 on it.  Darn if they didn't mess up my XP!  I love to mess with things, delete the crap, replace browser, email, office packs, etc.  I no longer knew where to find everything.  I had XP down to a science, even made nlite discs for restores.  Win7 had so much stuff running in the background I was no longer sure what was safe to disable! 
I've always wanted to run Linux, so after several months of monkeying with W7, I deleted it and installed Linux Mint 14 last week. 
Not so bad, running the Cinnamon desktop, but I still feel like it's not pure enough for me.  I want to have what I want on my PC, not what I am spoon fed!
Granted, I know nothing about Linux or Terminal, or most things computer related, but I managed to check the ISO image following the Wiki instructions, I have the right file!  Woohoo, and I've burned my first DVD using Linux so I think I can figure out the rest.  Though I may come begging for help now and then!
I'm no spring chicken (47), but I have a 9 year old and he keeps me young and willing to learn new things.  Maybe if I install this on his laptop he will pick it up fast and be my tutor!! 
Sorry for the long ramble, usually I am shy as a dormouse,  but I am pumped about this new challenge I've set for myself!  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 23. February 2013, 09:20:38
Welcome ariane_c
I think you'll find, as everyone here does, that forum members are friendly and helpful (they even answer my newbie questions with patience  :D)
Also I think you'll find the same excitment here that you've found in Manjaro.
I've played with Linux for a couple of years and with various distros, and IMHO Manjaro is by far and away the best.

Enjoy mate  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 23. February 2013, 11:08:20
welcome here  ;)

Manjaro base is very flexible. its mayby linux general.. but Manjaro keeps you young also :)different then ubuntu let ou sitting down and sleep :)

Linux users always want to the newest why should you reinstall everytime.. thats lame :) updates its just what you like and me offcourse. and an maintance of an distro thats great.

fourm here is very flexible... no questions are to dumb only trying to help each other :) if something mathers on base you have also some close line to the dev. if it comes much it only improves Manjaro :)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 23. February 2013, 13:48:54
Welcome aboard ariane_c , fellow Canadian , where were you from in Canada & where now in Georgia , Atlanta ! , I was an Over The Road truck driver before , went lots times in Georgia .

You ll see we re a very helpful bunch in here .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 23. February 2013, 13:57:24
ariane_c, welcome to you! if you feel out of place, i think you'll find you've landed in the right place pretty soon. reading how you came to installing Manjaro - coming from XP, first trying Mint with Cinnamon desktop - sounds a lot like my story. you're very welcome & you will find people here very keen to help. there's none of that "stupid newbie" attitude here at all - quite the opposite.

go well meantime.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ariane_c on 23. February 2013, 21:58:30
Thanks for the warm welcome guys!  I look forward to learning from you all.  :)

altima: I am from Western BC, mostly the island, but have lived in Alberta and Ontario as well.  I am south of Atlanta, pretty much the middle of no where!  ;D  Town is no great thrill, happy to stay home with my boy and my computer!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 23. February 2013, 22:43:40
Thanks for the warm welcome guys!  I look forward to learning from you all.  :)

altima: I am from Western BC, mostly the island, but have lived in Alberta and Ontario as well.  I am south of Atlanta, pretty much the middle of no where!  ;D  Town is no great thrill, happy to stay home with my boy and my computer!

Cool , I m from around one hre or so from Montreal , so you must not be far from the I-85 , or the I-75 right !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pyn on 23. February 2013, 22:56:13
Hello. My name is Marius, I'm 24 years old computer power user living in Bucharest - Romania and currently running manjaro OpenBoX.

Have a nice day and sorry for my english.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 23. February 2013, 23:00:11
Welcome aboard pyn , don t worry your English will be fine . Enjoy your stay here .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dicktater on 23. February 2013, 23:34:12
I am from Western BC, mostly the island, but have lived in Alberta and Ontario as well.  I am south of Atlanta, pretty much the middle of no where!   
Anywhere near Salt Spring Island by chance? What the name of the town in the middle of nowhere Georgia, if you don't mind my asking?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ariane_c on 24. February 2013, 00:59:50
Cool , I m from around one hre or so from Montreal , so you must not be far from the I-85 , or the I-75 right !
I lived just west of Hull for a few years, loved it there!  And, yeah, I know I-75 quite well!

Anywhere near Salt Spring Island by chance? What the name of the town in the middle of nowhere Georgia, if you don't mind my asking?
Spent most of my childhood in Nanaimo, grandparents lived on Gabriola.  When I moved to Victoria at the age of 18 I did get many chances to visit Salt Spring!  What a beautiful place~!   Now I am east of Macon but west of Augusta!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 24. February 2013, 01:05:45
I don't see any double-posts!

Welcome to all new users, by the way!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 24. February 2013, 01:54:01
I lived just west of Hull for a few years, loved it there!  And, yeah, I know I-75 quite well!
Spent most of my childhood in Nanaimo, grandparents lived on Gabriola.  When I moved to Victoria at the age of 18 I did get many chances to visit Salt Spring!  What a beautiful place~!   Now I am east of Macon but west of Augusta!

I know Macon , it was me 3rd load I picked up in the States , woods with tarp @ over 100 F , it was hell in there ! lol .

No it was giant plastic tubes , woods was close by , just remembered now

Took I-75 S when going in some places in Alabama also , memories !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dicktater on 24. February 2013, 06:45:12
I lived just west of Hull for a few years, loved it there!  And, yeah, I know I-75 quite well!
Spent most of my childhood in Nanaimo, grandparents lived on Gabriola.  When I moved to Victoria at the age of 18 I did get many chances to visit Salt Spring!  What a beautiful place~!   Now I am east of Macon but west of Augusta!
I asked about Salt Spring because I once had a friend living there. Never been myself but, I understand it's unique and beautiful. If you're near Milledgeville, then you're not from from Hull. Well, Hull, Georgia that is.  :)


Hull is a fourway stop northeast of Athens. Athens is home to the University of Georgia (UGA), the oldest land grant university in the country. UGA also claims to be the oldest public university in the country and is just up  Hwy 441 from Milledgeville. Athens has a huge music scene and was where R.E.M. once claimed home. You are lucky to be roughly equidistant from both the sea to the southeast and the mountains to the north, both only about 3 hours drive by car.
The middle of "Nowhere" in Georgia, as well as the same in many other southern states, are places treasured by myself and many people I know.
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Post by: dicktater on 24. February 2013, 07:01:17
I know Macon , it was me 3rd load I picked up in the States , woods with tarp @ over 100 F , it was hell in there ! lol .

No it was giant plastic tubes , woods was close by , just remembered now

Took I-75 S when going in some places in Alabama also , memories !
Ah ha! Now I know. It was you, you, you, altima, hauling those FEMA coffins up the highway near Elberton (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=231989.0) last year.
Many wonder why FEMA coffins would have been moved from madison to somewhere near Elberton. Well, it had to have been somehow related to the mysterious Georgia Guidstones (see this link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones) to the Book of Knowledge).
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS2MQWP2viA[/youtube]
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 24. February 2013, 12:23:45
Lol . no I stopped hauling due to health reasons around 3 years back .

I wasn t aware of this .

As for FEMA, but I did some haulings for Hurrican Katrina years ago .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 25. February 2013, 16:13:24
No new members ! lol
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kremador on 25. February 2013, 17:41:59
Forgot to introduce myself and was already asking questions, but I suppose its never to late. My name is Alfredo, I´m from Chile. Started with Ubuntu, then OpenSuse, and now into Manjaro, and I really like it but I am having a few issues which I already posted in a thread. Anyways, if I fix these problems, I have intention of sticking to Manjaro and forming part of this community which seems real nice by the way.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 25. February 2013, 17:44:44
Welcome aboard fella , hope you ll enjoy it here , we re a friendly bunch in here .
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Post by: Kremador on 25. February 2013, 17:51:37
You´ve already welcomed me friend  ;)
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Post by: JackOM on 25. February 2013, 19:53:33
I did not, so... Welcome aboard.

Inviato dal mio GT-S5830 con Tapatalk 2

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Post by: Kremador on 25. February 2013, 19:56:02
Thanks  ;D
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Post by: ruziel on 25. February 2013, 20:27:05
Kremador, welcome! It's good to have you here & hopefully u stick around with us for a loooong time!!

Go well.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Just4n on 26. February 2013, 00:14:00
I'm Justan Weaver.
17 years old from Ohio, US.

I've been using Linux for over a year now, and I've tried over 100 different distro's, including different BSD's and Solaris.
The longest I've ever stuck with a single distro is about a month... Manjaro will beat that record in a couple days.
I believe that manjaro is THE beginner's distro... Forget Mint, forget Ubuntu, they aren't needed.

Honestly I do believe that Arch, Gentoo, Red Hat, etc... May be better for certain users and for certain reasons.
But for an all-around solution especially with beginners in mind, Manjaro definitely takes the cake.

Also I give alot of credit to Arch... because of the MAIN reason why I chose Manjaro and stick with it is because of the incredible package manager.... Pacman... It's just great, It beats apt-get and/or aptitude in every conceivable way, imo.
And pamac is going in a great direction, soon it'll probably even beat synaptic.

Keep up the good work everyone, We've got a great distro here, and an even greater community surrounding it.
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Post by: Just4n on 26. February 2013, 00:27:39
Whilst I feel incredibly out of place here, I'm jumping right in with both feet!  I am Canadian and have been living in Georgia the past 11 years.  My first computer was an HP Pavilion that came with Windows 98, brand new.  In 2005 I bought a laptop with XP. 
This past October, we built a desktop for me and I installed Windows 7 on it.  Darn if they didn't mess up my XP!  I love to mess with things, delete the crap, replace browser, email, office packs, etc.  I no longer knew where to find everything.  I had XP down to a science, even made nlite discs for restores.  Win7 had so much stuff running in the background I was no longer sure what was safe to disable! 
I've always wanted to run Linux, so after several months of monkeying with W7, I deleted it and installed Linux Mint 14 last week. 
Not so bad, running the Cinnamon desktop, but I still feel like it's not pure enough for me.  I want to have what I want on my PC, not what I am spoon fed!
Granted, I know nothing about Linux or Terminal, or most things computer related, but I managed to check the ISO image following the Wiki instructions, I have the right file!  Woohoo, and I've burned my first DVD using Linux so I think I can figure out the rest.  Though I may come begging for help now and then!
I'm no spring chicken (47), but I have a 9 year old and he keeps me young and willing to learn new things.  Maybe if I install this on his laptop he will pick it up fast and be my tutor!! 
Sorry for the long ramble, usually I am shy as a dormouse,  but I am pumped about this new challenge I've set for myself!  8)

Welcome! Glad to have you aboard!

It's not as big a challenge as it may seem. Especially with Manjaro.

Also after using the Terminal for a bit it'll quickly start to become second nature  ;) The only thing I dread is that when i'm forced to use a Windows machine I end up pulling my hair out because everything is so hard to find and use.... I wish the windows command line was even close to as effective as the linux terminal. On windows I end up just saving everything to the desktop and having a cluttered mess.

With Linux everything you need is literally right at the tip of your fingers.

Keep It Simple, Stupid.
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Post by: handy on 26. February 2013, 00:51:59
@ariane_c: Welcome from me too. I can relate to where you are coming from re. winXP & such. I'm ~7.5 years away from windows now (though the last ~16 months I've had a machine that came with win7 - cleaned as much crap out of it as I dared - that I use specifically to play a few games on & that's it), used to build & repair mostly windows machined for a living; 10 years of that was all I could stand! Don't let age bother you, I've got a good 10 years on you...  :'(

Anyway enough of that.

Be sure to check out the Tutorials section here, & the Manjaro wiki. What you can't find in those two, unless its Manjaro specific, you should find an answer to in the Arch wiki, which is brilliant, though generally not quite as beginner friendly as the Manjaro wiki.

Also, if you do have a need for whatever reason to use the Arch forum, you are best advised to keep it to yourself that you are using Manjaro. If you don't your thread will be closed & trashed, some over there, at all levels of responsibility are a bit funny about helping anyone that they don't consider to be in their club, or who may be considered to be taking advantage of their work. Unfortunately this does fly in the face of the open source free software philosophy, but hey! it takes all kinds & we here are all extremely grateful that Arch exists & to all those that have made it what it is today.

The above is just to point you in the right direction & hopefully keep you out of a little inconvenient trouble...

I think that as you go along you will find that it will satisfy your needs beautifully. After you feel at home with Linux (took me three months) you may find that using the Manjaro net install version will be just exactly what you want. As you are quickly given a great base (including the appropriate GPU drivers & internet connection) from which you add only what you want to on top of that.

Have fun with Manjaro...
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Post by: ultima on 26. February 2013, 01:47:28
Welcome aboard Just4in , enjoy . Hope you ll stay for a while .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ariane_c on 26. February 2013, 03:55:06
Also, if you do have a need for whatever reason to use the Arch forum, you are best advised to keep it to yourself that you are using Manjaro.
Thanks handy, for the welcome and the advice!

Also after using the Terminal for a bit it'll quickly start to become second nature  ;)
Thanks for the welcome!  I am actually looking forward to making the terminal second nature. Call me crazy!

If you're near Milledgeville, then you're not from from Hull. Well, Hull, Georgia that is.  :)  You are lucky to be roughly equidistant from both the sea to the southeast and the mountains to the north, both only about 3 hours drive by car.
I do actually know that Hull as well!  Athens is a pretty cool town, been there once!  Only been to Tybee Island twice so far.  Considering I grew up on the Pacific, that's just not enough ocean time! :'(
As far as the mountains, LMAO  I tease southerners that they have no clue what a mountain is!  I used to ski on the west coast and spent lots of time in the Rockies!  Do the Georgian mountains even have moose or mountain goats?   :-\  Longest I've ever lived anywhere is in Georgia, there is something about it....
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dicktater on 26. February 2013, 05:00:10
I do actually know that Hull as well!  Athens is a pretty cool town, been there once!  Only been to Tybee Island twice so far.  Considering I grew up on the Pacific, that's just not enough ocean time!
As far as the mountains, LMAO  I tease southerners that they have no clue what a mountain is!  I used to ski on the west coast and spent lots of time in the Rockies!  Do the Georgian mountains even have moose or mountain goats?     Longest I've ever lived anywhere is in Georgia, there is something about it....
I know plenty of old goats in the mountains. But, the only moose I've seen was used to coiffe hair.  :D
Seriously, the southern Appalachians are beautiful, especially spring and fall. Probably a little different from western mountains in that they are predominantly hardwoods that really show off with color in the fall. Look at a map and plan a trip to the area known as the Highlands Plateau, where Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina come together on the Chattooga River. Make it a weekend. There are plenty of places to camp that a 9-year old boy would love. Trout fishing, too. But, a day trip can be nice, if that's all time allows. If you miss cold water, plan a raft ride down the Nantahala River in North Carolina. Of course, there is the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and the giant tulip poplars in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 26. February 2013, 14:07:47
@ ariane_c , then you must know Thomson , Ga then ! Went there couple of times .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ariane_c on 26. February 2013, 14:35:36
I know plenty of old goats in the mountains. But, the only moose I've seen was used to coiffe hair.  :D
You're a funny one!  Once met a moose at a four way stop, I was on a motorcycle, he was still bigger than me!  Would not want him in my hair!
You've given me some great ideas for a road trip, will file those away!

@ ariane_c , then you must know Thomson , Ga then ! Went there couple of times .
Ahhh yes!  Love it there, a friend of mine was in charge of reclaiming the land in the mountains.  Great place for rock hunting.  My son loved to go up there with them before he was in school.  Very serene, great place for a kid to explore.
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Post by: ultima on 26. February 2013, 14:37:52
Cool , I went there only for some drops / pickups , so didn t say much in there , but seemed pretty nice in there .
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Post by: ruziel on 26. February 2013, 14:38:09
altima, you have reached 777 posts on Manjaro - this is an auspicious number to have achieved in the realms of Manjaro. i wish you & your family great blessings & adventures from the tip of Africa. may your next 777 posts be as joyful as the first...

R  ;) @ altima
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Post by: ultima on 26. February 2013, 14:41:08
LOL , didn t saw that , we have someone watching us ! lol j/k
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Post by: eskaini on 26. February 2013, 17:28:50
hello..
i am an industrial designer going open source, both regarding the tools that i use and my output..
have been observing manjaro for about half a year now, trying the lives and following the development..
i am old enough to have seen and experienced the golden era of home computing in the eighties, as a child though, have owned a C64 and a few amigas, and that's where it all begins for me.. have fallen in love with computer graphics through (the very early) versions of photoshop in windows and later (pre- osx) macintosh, have discovered 3d graphics and so on and again..
with linux in general i have a relatively long history.. it began in ubuntu while it was still cool, then an rpm phase with opensuse and fedora, back to ubuntu, mint, debian proper, have been intrigued by gentoo mostly through sabayon and recently settled on crunchbang for it's unique blend of stability, identity and comunity..
so.. not exactly a noob; i know my way around the terminal, i have an idea about the open source community, but in not even the widest interpretation a coder nor what i consider unix literate.. of all the (real) distros out there i know the least about arch.. except a brief life of archbang on an old macbook, most of my experience with it comes from playing with the derivatives in live sessions..
lately, mostly thanks to the fast maturing blender, an all open source workflow is almost possible for my work..
although i (still) cannot completely abandon osx and/ or win7 because of a few tools and cooperation, it seems to be getting there and i personally am very much looking forward to that day..
have tried a lot of distros and their derivatives..
have not yet found "the one" for myself, if my gut feeling is right, manjaro might be it..
i like it so far on many levels, micro and macro if you will..
the big picture, the vision i sense, the sanity of it..
the details.. :) my favorite example is, and i have no idea how or why, but if you pay close enough attention, manjaro cinnamon is the only cinnamon desktop that i have seen so far, and i have seen many, that centers the window title text "absolutely", as in the center of the entire length of the bar (think kde), as opposed to center of the remaining space after window control buttons take their space (think xfce, yes unfortunately for me, manjaro as well)..
i will try the 0.8.4 as an experimental system in a real but less critical working environment.. i feel it is almost ready for a production system..
the applications i will be running most of the time are blender, inkscape and gimp..
the workstation is an asus g74 laptop..
will be back here for more interaction.. ;)
hoping for a pleasant experience with both this exciting os and this community..
i foresee a bright future for this one.. it has vision, identity and what seems to me as a non technical person a solid technological base..
regardless of if i stay or keep looking, thank you and godspeed..
after my first live session (0.8.0 if i'm not mistaking) somewhere i remember leaving a comment which today could be misinterpreted easily with the latest developments, but trust me, i meant it and it is a compliment..
it said: this is the next ubuntu!!
thank you for having me..
over and out..
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Post by: ultima on 26. February 2013, 17:34:29
Welcome aboard wintermute , you happen to work with Manjaro !

Hope you ll enjoy your stay here .
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Post by: ruziel on 26. February 2013, 17:36:36
welcome Wintermute!

it's great to see as an experienced Linux user as yourself glowing about Manjaro. i agree with you, i think Manjaro could welcome become one of the 3 most popular Linux flavours in the future - it's hard to measure the user base & one can only tell so much by looking @ DistroWatch. my vision for the OS is to do what i can to help it achieve some real in-roads into the non-Linux user base. it's already rock solid in my experience & has a fantastic community behind it - at least as important as the OS itself.

go well meantime.

Ruziel.
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Post by: ultima on 27. February 2013, 23:14:39
No new members ! lol
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Post by: sowilo on 28. February 2013, 00:18:05
Hello everyone !  ;D
My name is Killian, I am 17 years old and i live in France.
I started using Linux with Ubuntu about 5 years ago, Then I used several distribution like debian, mint, crunchbang, fedora...
And now i use Manjaro-xfce and it is awesome !

Thank you in advance for your welcome! ( and sorry for my english )  :)
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Post by: ultima on 28. February 2013, 00:38:11
Welcome aboard Killian , hope you ll enjoy it here , we re a friendly bunch in here . Some guys with your experience will be handy here concerning Linux .
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Post by: sowilo on 28. February 2013, 17:34:12
Thank you for your welcome ! :D
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Post by: ultima on 28. February 2013, 17:53:05
No problem buddy !
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Post by: ixsaints on 01. March 2013, 03:08:24
Hello everyone here in Manjaro forum!!
My name is Kee and I am from Malaysia.. I came across Manjaro from DistroWatch.com
I have been using Linux for a few good year. I have been using Archlinux and Cinnarch but now I would like to try Manjaro for a couple of year down the road with my old machine.

Hopefully I can learn more in this forum. :)

Cheers!
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Post by: ultima on 01. March 2013, 11:23:42
Welcome aboard fella ! Hope you ll enjoy it here , we re a friendly bunch .
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Post by: ruziel on 01. March 2013, 11:30:18
ixsaints, welcome number 25! good to have you with us. we look forward to interacting with you on the Manjaro board.

go well & peace to one & all in Malaysia.

R.
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Post by: ruziel on 01. March 2013, 11:40:44
sowilo, a beeeeg welcome to you as well! we hope you stick around for a while & have some fun with Manjaro...

all the best meantime & see u around.

Ruziel.
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Post by: ixsaints on 01. March 2013, 12:34:58
Wow.. i feel so warm in here...
THanks @altima and @ruziel
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Post by: ultima on 01. March 2013, 12:55:33
No problem buddy .
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Post by: ruziel on 01. March 2013, 17:02:17
More power to Kuala Lumpur!
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 01. March 2013, 18:21:59
I've been a Linux user since 2008.  First linux distro that I tried was Ubuntu 8.04.

Then started using Fedora 9 as Primary OS rather than Windows, then moved to Ubuntu 10.04.  I disliked Unity, so I was using Xubuntu 12.04.

I always wanted to try Arch but the initial install seemed difficult.  This week I came to know about Manjaro 0.8.4 and I was excited to see it using XFCE.  So I jumped in immediately.

I think its time for me to learn more about Linux rather than just using it as a Primary OS.  I'm sure ill learn more about Linux using Manjaro.

I'm really excited to join this community.  :D
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Post by: ultima on 01. March 2013, 18:24:45
Welcome aboard StealthPinguin , love that name by the way . Hope you ll enjoy iy here & stay for a while !
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 01. March 2013, 18:30:35
Welcome aboard StealthLinux , love that name by the way . Hope you ll enjoy iy here & stay for a while !

Thanks dude.   :D

I believe, ill stay here for a very long time because I believe I've finally found the exact distro I was searching for. 
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Post by: ruziel on 01. March 2013, 18:30:46
StealthPenguin, welcome.

sounds like you've been around the Linux block a few times & it's great that you're giving Manjaro a go. i'm the other end of the spectrum - only started out with Linux 3 months ago & after a brief but enjoyable time on Mint, i found Manjaro & am now running it on 2 notebooks. Xfce is my favourite. i look forward to hearing about your first impressions of the OS.

Go well meantime.

Ruziel.
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 01. March 2013, 18:40:16
StealthPenguin, welcome.

sounds like you've been around the Linux block a few times & it's great that you're giving Manjaro a go. i'm the other end of the spectrum - only started out with Linux 3 months ago & after a brief but enjoyable time on Mint, i found Manjaro & am now running it on 2 notebooks. Xfce is my favourite. i look forward to hearing about your first impressions of the OS.

Go well meantime.

Ruziel.

Thanks dude.  :D

Actually I'm pretty impressed with the speed & stability of Manjaro distro.

Gnome 1.x was my favourite until I tried Xfce.  Xfce is really awesome which turbocharges Manjaro.

The only thing I'm concerned about is the "font rendering" which is not as good as the Ubuntu variants.  I installed Ubuntu fonts from the AUR repo, edited a few setting and still I'm not getting close to Ubuntu's font rendering.  I guess I have to learn more and I'm willing to do that.  :)
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Post by: ruziel on 01. March 2013, 18:54:24
StealthP, have you tried tweaking the font settings in appearance > fonts - if you haven't already, try playing with "hinting" and "sub pixels"...u have probably been there, done that.

i agree, Xfce rocks on Manjaro!

enjoy.

R.
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Post by: eskaini on 01. March 2013, 19:11:24
I'm sorry.  I haven't added any welcomes for a few days.
So
Welcome to all the new converts to Manjaro  :)
It's all been said, but I'll repeat, Manjaro is a really fantastic distro and the forum members are really friendly and helpful (even answering my newbie questions with patience)
It's really nice to see a community growing with so many nationalities being represented.  Shame that governemtns can't learn from us  :(
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Post by: ultima on 01. March 2013, 22:57:41
You bet paulh on governemt stuff , % you re forgotten on the welomes on my side ! lol  :D
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Post by: mrmfldmn on 02. March 2013, 21:19:09
Hi, I'm Mariam from Berlin.

Thanks a lot to the developers for this amazing distro. It runs fast, reliable and nearly out of the box on my system (Thinkpad R500). I have the Cinnamon edition and I really like this desktop. Had some minor installation issues, but could solve them thanks to this friendly forum.

I have been with Linux more than 10 years now, starting with SuSE 7, then mostly on Ubuntu. I didn't like the current Ubuntu version, it seemed bloated to me, Nautilus ran quite slow and greyed out every now and then. And I don't like the commercial direction Canonical seems to pursue. Above all, I was tired of installing new versions 2 times a year or work with old software, so I was eager to try out a rolling release distribution.

So far I feel extremely fine with Manjaro and I think I'll stay.
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Post by: ruziel on 02. March 2013, 21:39:39
hi mrmfldmn.

welcome to the Manjaro community. we're pleased you've connected with us. it's fantastic how many people from all over the world are discovering this fantastic distro. i was an XP user for the last 10 years and only started with Linux 3 months ago. after enjoying Mint, i discovered Manjaro & it runs fantastically on my two ThinkPads. i was running Cinnamon on one of them but have grown to love Xfce & it's now on both. Cinnamon's a lovely DE though & looks fab. we look forward to seeing you around in the forum. Manjaro seems to be really on the up.

go well meantime & best to u in Berlin.

Ruziel.
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Post by: mrmfldmn on 02. March 2013, 22:33:37
Thanks for the welcome, ruziel.

Must be a wonderful experience to switch from XP directly to Manjaro. I enjoyed switching to Linux back then but I remember it was fairly tricky sometimes. Talking about XFCE, I've been with Xubuntu right after it started when it was quite a fuss to get it suited to your needs. It's so much more user-friendly today. What I like about Manjaro especially is that at the same time you have a lot of control over your system.
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Post by: ultima on 02. March 2013, 22:36:08
Welcome aboard mrmfldmn , hope you ll enjoy it here , we re a friendly bunch .
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Post by: mrmfldmn on 02. March 2013, 22:40:03
Thanks altima. Glad to be here.
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Post by: ultima on 02. March 2013, 22:42:52
No problem my friend .
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Post by: ruziel on 02. March 2013, 22:50:40
mrmfldmn, yeah it was great to go from XP to Manjaro - I don't think I could have made the jump to Linux so easily a few years back. now we get to enjoy a well put together Arch-based OS with some great desktops - it's a real winner!
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Post by: eskaini on 02. March 2013, 22:53:33
Yes - welcome everyone! I've noticed that we also have some great new regs on the forum too.

As far as I'm concerned, all you guys are the most important part of Manjaro. And believe me when I say that you are also a major source of motivation and energy for us to continue refining the system  :D
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Post by: ruziel on 02. March 2013, 23:00:45
Carl.

that's great to hear - as you can see, we're loving what you & the rest of the team are doing, so even if we're not pitching in on the techie side, people are still getting stuck in with welcoming, suggestions etc. It's great to see & there's a fantastic energy about Manjaro.

and #10 on the 3 month DistroWatch charts!

more power to Manjaro.

Ruziel.
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Post by: YFDogan on 02. March 2013, 23:04:17

Wellcome to our all new members. Glad you all have here.
BTW Accept my apologies friends. I have several times tried to upload the new KDE ISO but unfortunately it has ended for me as disappointment.
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Post by: ultima on 02. March 2013, 23:08:11
I guess we all try to do our best to help Manjaro grow healthy & to keep the new members around .
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Post by: eskaini on 02. March 2013, 23:54:39
Wellcome to our all new members. Glad you all have here.
BTW Accept my apologies friends. I have several times tried to upload the new KDE ISO but unfortunately it has ended for me as disappointment.

Phil figured out what the problem was.
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Post by: eskaini on 02. March 2013, 23:56:16
Quote
Above all, I was tired of installing new versions 2 times a year or work with old software

EXACTLY! That's frustrating. And as I still have Xubuntu on the one machine and Manjaro on the other, I can compare each day: Manjaro is the winner :-)
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Post by: frustratedtech on 03. March 2013, 03:43:14
Hey guys.

Xubuntu to Manjaro here. First time on arch distro and learning thanks to the good folks here and in irc.

Some small bugs so far but nothing I've seen that is terrifying.

Looks like ill be on here for a while. It all started cuz every time I add a monitor to Ubuntu it breaks xorg and nvidia. Takes hours to fix. I finally said f it. Xubuntu wouldn't even work with my new 27" IPS monitor, let alone the 24 sitting next to it.

Manjaro open source version works perfect. Some adjusting on the xfce side and now it's working perfect.

I look forward to learning the package system and overall looking for stability so I can work every day without worry of something costing me more useless time (add monitor).
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Post by: ixsaints on 03. March 2013, 08:51:25
More power to Kuala Lumpur!

Yea!!! Btw, is there any local community for Manjaro in KL?
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 03. March 2013, 10:57:56
Hey guys.

Xubuntu to Manjaro here. First time on arch distro and learning thanks to the good folks here and in irc.

Some small bugs so far but nothing I've seen that is terrifying.

Looks like ill be on here for a while. It all started cuz every time I add a monitor to Ubuntu it breaks xorg and nvidia. Takes hours to fix. I finally said f it. Xubuntu wouldn't even work with my new 27" IPS monitor, let alone the 24 sitting next to it.

Manjaro open source version works perfect. Some adjusting on the xfce side and now it's working perfect.

I look forward to learning the package system and overall looking for stability so I can work every day without worry of something costing me more useless time (add monitor).

Welcome aboard!  :D
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Post by: ultima on 03. March 2013, 12:26:23
Hey guys.

Xubuntu to Manjaro here. First time on arch distro and learning thanks to the good folks here and in irc.

Some small bugs so far but nothing I've seen that is terrifying.

Looks like ill be on here for a while. It all started cuz every time I add a monitor to Ubuntu it breaks xorg and nvidia. Takes hours to fix. I finally said f it. Xubuntu wouldn't even work with my new 27" IPS monitor, let alone the 24 sitting next to it.

Manjaro open source version works perfect. Some adjusting on the xfce side and now it's working perfect.

I look forward to learning the package system and overall looking for stability so I can work every day without worry of something costing me more useless time (add monitor).

Welcome aboard fella , hope you ll enjoy it here .
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Post by: axel668 on 03. March 2013, 18:50:39
Hi everyone, greetings from Germany ! Been using Lubuntu last, but I tried anything, including all kinds of Mint, Crunchbang, Bodhi, Archbang, Siduction, LMDE, even vanilla Arch ... must say, Manjaro is one of the best, certainly the best Arch- based ...
Feels like this is the beginning of a great friendship  8)
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Post by: ultima on 03. March 2013, 20:05:53
Great , welcome aboard fella !
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 04. March 2013, 05:32:20
Hi everyone, greetings from Germany ! Been using Lubuntu last, but I tried anything, including all kinds of Mint, Crunchbang, Bodhi, Archbang, Siduction, LMDE, even vanilla Arch ... must say, Manjaro is one of the best, certainly the best Arch- based ...
Feels like this is the beginning of a great friendship 

Welcome Aboard!
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Post by: ruziel on 04. March 2013, 08:50:08
welcome xel668 - you've been around the distro block a few times already, so it's good to have you here - we hope you stick around for a while! go well meantime, Ruziel.
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Post by: Namida12 on 04. March 2013, 19:04:25
JR Namida just joined, have installed Majaro 8.2 to my AMD Dual-Core C-60, Radeon HD 6290 Graphics, with a ASUS AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard.  Now have downloaded XFCE 8.4, created a DVD  and it recognized that I had EFI and let me boot the live media as EFI. (hopefully I can format drive & Install).

I reside near the edge of the desert in Las Vegas, Nevada the town that never sleeps. I know little about Linux, nothing about Arch have been a 64-bit user since 2007 when my household left Microsoft with the anger of not being able to keep vista running in new hardware. 

I have chosen Manjaro, because of the EFI video.  This version is different from the install on my hardware, and find the interface Topsy Turvy from my older install (1 month)...  Hope there is a way to move the taskbar to bottom of screen when I install this newer version I am posting with as Live media?

When I am not on my Bicycle training for the STP (Seattle to Portland July bicycle event I shall endeavor to learn more about this Manjaro) or working!!!

JR

EFI Hardware:
AMD Dual-Core C-60, Radeon HD 6290 Graphics, with a ASUS AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard
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Post by: ruziel on 04. March 2013, 19:10:11
Welcome Namida12! We hope you stick around for a while & let us know if there's anything we can collectively help you with - the Manjaro community is growing fast & I'm sure you'll find us a friendly, supportive bunch. More power to you! Adios, Ruziel.
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Post by: ultima on 04. March 2013, 19:10:48
Welcome aboard mate , what s your bike buddy ! Enjoy your stay here .
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Post by: Celta on 04. March 2013, 20:25:07
Hi everyone. I'm from Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. I have been in linux since 2 or 3 years. I started with ubuntu gnome2 and i was very happy until unity. Then i installed mint mate but didn't like so much. I searched for a month for a proper distro. I was between xubuntu and fuduntu. And finally read about manjaro in yoyo's blog. He convinced me and after two months with manjaro xfce I'm very happy with it. It is very fast and stable and it has a great community. So I think I will be with manjaro for a long time. Thanks to the manjaro team to make this distro possible!
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Post by: ringo on 04. March 2013, 20:41:16
and you only sees the top  of the kilimanjaro mountain :)

its an arch with stable powers:) and a fun outside :)

rolling os is always good to watch over and its fun to maintain on manjaro ways...
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Post by: ultima on 05. March 2013, 13:02:44
Welcome aboard celta , I was also with Fuduntu before . Enjoy your stay here mate .
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Post by: mete13 on 05. March 2013, 13:31:37
Hi every one.
My name is murat, i come from Türkiye (Turkey). I use linux since 2008 and first distro ubuntu. Then and last Arch-Kde and Manjaro-xfce.
All linux users have a nice day with linux
LOVE FROM TÜRKİYE (TURKEY)
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Post by: ruziel on 05. March 2013, 13:35:36
Celta, welcome - beautiful part of the world you live in! My family & I spent some time in Santiago de Compostella & absolutely loved it. I would like to do the full walk/pilgrimage one day. So Manjaro is now running on machines in Galicia!

Murat, great to have you joining us - I think you will find us warm & keen to help where needed. I'm a newbie but the least I can do is give you a warm hello  ;)

WELCOME.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 05. March 2013, 13:38:56
Welcome aboard fella , enjoy your stay here . You happen to like KDE as well .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mete13 on 05. March 2013, 13:50:58
Celta, welcome - beautiful part of the world you live in! My family & I spent some time in Santiago de Compostella & absolutely loved it. I would like to do the full walk/pilgrimage one day. So Manjaro is now running on machines in Galicia!

Murat, great to have you joining us - I think you will find us warm & keen to help where needed. I'm a newbie but the least I can do is give you a warm hello  ;)

WELCOME.

Ruziel.
Ruziel thank so much for warm welcome.
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Post by: YFDogan on 05. March 2013, 13:51:44
Wellcome all new members. Hope you enjoy Manjaro and our greate community as well. :)
Hoşgeldin Murat ;)
Yusuf.
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Post by: kc1di on 06. March 2013, 01:32:27
Hello,
I'm new to Manjaro but not to Linux  been using linux in one for or another since 1995.  Have been hearing lots of good things about Manjaro and thought I'd give it a try so far using in on a desktop Compaq seems to run very well.
I live in Maine USA and enjoy linux and Ham Radio.
 :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 03:56:44
Welcome aboard New England rep , I might live like an hre or 2 from you, As for your Ham Radio rig , what do you have buddy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hullu basisti on 06. March 2013, 10:36:01
Hi,
My name is Matti, but you can call me Masa. I live in Finland. I like to ride motorcycles, play electric bass and listen to heavy metal music. Other activities are kettlebell and barbell workouts. My weaknesses are dark chocolate and singlemalt whiskies (with a good scifi/fantasy book or movie).

My linux experience started with an old Ubuntu (can't remember version) and newer versions with Unity started to become too heavy for my hardware. So I then tried Peppermint 3, Precise and Slacko Puppy and other stuff. They worked wonderfully and Slacko Puppy will remain my backup distro (I use it from the pendrive). I really can't remember how I discovered Manjaro, but I installed 0.8.3. openbox to one of my older laptops at the end of the last year and it was love at first sight. When 0.8.4. came it was even better and that's the way it should be. Evolving. I think I have found my main distro and I hope I have a long relationship with Manjaro. Keep up the good work and thanks for the team.
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Post by: ruziel on 06. March 2013, 10:39:54
Hullu basisti, welcome! great to have you on board & we hope you stay for the ride. i'm also highly impressed with the distro & am now running it on both machines, after a decade with XP. you'll find lots of heavy metal fans on here who enjoy single malt - i'm not a metal head but will never say no to a good single malt.

more power to you senor.

Ruziel.
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Post by: kc1di on 06. March 2013, 11:15:42
Welcome aboard New England rep , I might live like an hre or 2 from you, As for your Ham Radio rig , what do you have buddy !

thank you for the Welcome - I work only low power H.F. currently use a Ten-Tec R4030 mini rig.
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Post by: westend on 06. March 2013, 11:47:15
Hi everybody,
I am from West of Germany - Frankfurt. Linux user since 2005. Arch Linux user since 2008. Manjaro is installed on my office laptop (without any Windows!), to try it as an enterprise version of Arch. I installed it with Cinnamon, although my other two laptops (home and trips ultrabook) have gnome-shell.
Lets see how it works. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hullu basisti on 06. March 2013, 12:14:43
Hullu basisti, welcome! great to have you on board & we hope you stay for the ride. i'm also highly impressed with the distro & am now running it on both machines, after a decade with XP. you'll find lots of heavy metal fans on here who enjoy single malt - i'm not a metal head but will never say no to a good single malt.

more power to you senor.

Ruziel.
Thanks.
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Post by: ruziel on 06. March 2013, 12:19:25
westend, welcome & glad to see you are using Manjaro for business. i ran my small biz on XP for a decade & moved to Manjaro a couple of months ago - currently using it with Xfce on both machines & not looking back - smooth as anything & solid as Mt Kilimanjaro that it's named after. good to have u here & hope u stick around with us for 2013 & beyond! more power to you, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: westend on 06. March 2013, 13:20:24
westend, welcome & glad to see you are using Manjaro for business. i ran my small biz on XP for a decade & moved to Manjaro a couple of months ago - currently using it with Xfce on both machines & not looking back - smooth as anything & solid as Mt Kilimanjaro that it's named after. good to have u here & hope u stick around with us for 2013 & beyond! more power to you, Ruziel.
Thanks!
I used Arch in office for more than one year, but introduction of systemd leaded to two problems in November 2012 and January 2013. The both problems were fixed, but business activities do not allowed to spend on it time. Business OS should be more stable, even with frequent updates. (Windows actually was less stable than Arch)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 06. March 2013, 13:30:06
westend, if you don't mind me asking, what's your line of business? i'm always fascinated to hear about other business users who find Manjaro fit for purpose within an environment where a rock solid system is absolutely necessary. i can't afford to run my business on something like Arch, that is undoubtedly brilliant but also requires a lot of managing, knowledge & TLC.

my only real "problem" using Linux for business is Libre Office - I often find that Word & related text documents change format when moving them into Libre, and vice versa. however that's a small price to pay for using Manjaro - it's fantastic & business feels rock solid running on it.

more power to westend!

R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 13:41:25
Hi,
My name is Matti, but you can call me Masa. I live in Finland. I like to ride motorcycles, play electric bass and listen to heavy metal music. Other activities are kettlebell and barbell workouts. My weaknesses are dark chocolate and singlemalt whiskies (with a good scifi/fantasy book or movie).

My linux experience started with an old Ubuntu (can't remember version) and newer versions with Unity started to become too heavy for my hardware. So I then tried Peppermint 3, Precise and Slacko Puppy and other stuff. They worked wonderfully and Slacko Puppy will remain my backup distro (I use it from the pendrive). I really can't remember how I discovered Manjaro, but I installed 0.8.3. openbox to one of my older laptops at the end of the last year and it was love at first sight. When 0.8.4. came it was even better and that's the way it should be. Evolving. I think I have found my main distro and I hope I have a long relationship with Manjaro. Keep up the good work and thanks for the team.

Welcome aboard mate , I do play the bass also . Enjoy your stay here , we re a friendly bunch .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 13:45:24
thank you for the Welcome - I work only low power H.F. currently use a Ten-Tec R4030 mini rig.

Cool , I only had a Ranger / a custom built antenna when I was a truck driver .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 13:46:30
Hi everybody,
I am from West of Germany - Frankfurt. Linux user since 2005. Arch Linux user since 2008. Manjaro is installed on my office laptop (without any Windows!), to try it as an enterprise version of Arch. I installed it with Cinnamon, although my other two laptops (home and trips ultrabook) have gnome-shell.
Lets see how it works. :)

Welcome aboard & enjoy your stay here .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: westend on 06. March 2013, 13:58:54
ruziel, it is "small to medium" aerospace components manufacturer. Server is Red Hat, but most of workstations are Windows 7. However Linux is allowed if you know how to handle it (company IT offers only basic support in this case). SUSE is in good use too. My main reason completely to switch to Linux was security - I am often on business trips with my laptop. So, I already three years do not know what is trojan, malware and similar things. Last versions of LO can open almost 90% of MO documents without problems. I think that these 10% is "good price" for complete security. Furthermore, MO works quite good in wine if you need. At least in past I run MO 2007 without any problem.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: YFDogan on 06. March 2013, 14:00:07
I would like to say ' Wellcome ' to our all new users. Hope you all have here for a long time. We (Manjaro users in Turkey) are working on a nice tutorial and when it is ready I will share it here as soon as possible. So be patients friends.
Yusuf.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 06. March 2013, 14:09:14
westend, that's really great to hear you are running it within a corporate aerospace environment.

@philm @roland @carl - it would be great to have some pieces on the blog about the variety of work, creative & other environments that Majaro is being used - people tend to go for SUSE, CentOS & others within the business arena & Manjaro has a number of business users that chose it over Windows, Mac & other Linux distro's.

this is great news!

thanks, R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 14:13:37
Great westend , do you guys make some carbon fiber parts ! or you re into electronics .
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Post by: ruziel on 06. March 2013, 14:15:18
westend, you may be just the person to drive the Manjaro Airlines project!  ;) - I'm not sure if you've seen that thread on the forum...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: westend on 06. March 2013, 14:24:11
altima, light metals system components and secondary structures.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 14:27:01
Great westend , must be built out of aluminium if I m not mistaken .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: westend on 06. March 2013, 14:34:09
altima, the main business is actually magnesium. Aluminium is only small part in our reference.
I should admit, that I am not in design department. CATIA and SW are still problems for Linux.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 14:37:12
Thanx westend , magnesium s even more expensive than alu .
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Post by: Hullu basisti on 06. March 2013, 19:46:14
Thanks altima and YFDogan for the welcome. So glad to be a part of this.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Robert Trance on 06. March 2013, 21:08:45
Oh hell, i posted 1st time under the Off Topic, instead of this section I.Y., my bad, sorry!

So.... My name is originally Robert Varga, later changed to Robert Trance. Yes, because of music, trance music (all kind of) is my life, besides computers and web.

I also produce music, as house, trance(y), chillout....had two albums on Reverbnation, smaller one and a two sided. Listen music every day, where ever i am. I borned in Hungary (Europe), last 9 years and currently i'm in the Netherlands, and yes mainly because of the music and also family thingies (and weed!! hahaha)

Other thing is maintaining blogsites (one of them to see via my profile' s link, or via my G+), although i did not placed article the last  couple of days, but active they are anyway.

3rd, the love for open source, linux. I used Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE. openSUSE stayed and will also stay on my desktop, while on my laptop i made the switch..of course for the better: Manjaro. I already expressed how much i love in a first-timer post, no repeating that!

Below high res. wallpaper is for you guys!
Cheers,

Trance
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 21:25:14
Welcome aboard , don t worry about that ! lol

Their s a section about musicians in the forum in the Off Topic if I remember well , keep it on buddy !

Here s the link to it : http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=2234.0
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: miguedrive on 06. March 2013, 22:05:47
Hi everyone! Welcome to the greatest forum ever :)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: chibi03 on 06. March 2013, 22:08:46
Hello everyone,

I'm from Austria, Vienna and currently studying Computer Science in England, Birmingham. I've been playing around with Linux distributions for a while now,
I went from Ubuntu -> Open Suse -> Linux Mint -> Manjaro. I have to say I still am a complete newbie at everything and I'm thankful for all of the help I've received
from people in this forum and others.

Nice to meet you all! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. March 2013, 22:10:22
Hello everyone,

I'm from Austria, Vienna and currently studying Computer Science in England, Birmingham. I've been playing around with Linux distributions for a while now,
I went from Ubuntu -> Open Suse -> Linux Mint -> Manjaro. I have to say I still am a complete newbie at everything and I'm thankful for all of the help I've received
from people in this forum and others.

Nice to meet you all! :)

Welcome aboard fella ! Hope you ll enjoy it here .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 06. March 2013, 22:30:22
chibi03, good to have you here!

enjoy.

R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: psmith on 07. March 2013, 04:41:25
I came upon Linux/Ubuntu/OpenSouce in 2005.  Was probalbly more interested philosophically, but started tinkering about then.  Linux has been a love/hate affair of mine for the past several years.  I've been an exclusive Mac user since my days at Uni in the late 90's, but am looking (always looking  ;D) for the right time to switch and commit.  I came to Manjaro from the fine guys at TuxRadar Podcast and Linux Format... it was a throwaway comment in the podcast that caught me, "pre-configured Arch."  I've really been enjoying Arch, but just don't feel ready for those Big Boy Pants yet.  A month of Manjaro has been ace!

Cheers.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 07. March 2013, 06:29:33
psmith, welcome to the Manjaro community - it's good to have you joining us. i agree with you - Manjaro is an amazing distro and growing fast. i sense it could become a de-facto first choice for new Linux users alongside Ubuntu/Mint over the next 12 months, which would be a massive achievement. it's aim of being a user-friendly, Arch-based distro is a winner. go well meantime, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 07. March 2013, 12:17:42
I came upon Linux/Ubuntu/OpenSouce in 2005.  Was probalbly more interested philosophically, but started tinkering about then.  Linux has been a love/hate affair of mine for the past several years.  I've been an exclusive Mac user since my days at Uni in the late 90's, but am looking (always looking  ;D) for the right time to switch and commit.  I came to Manjaro from the fine guys at TuxRadar Podcast and Linux Format... it was a throwaway comment in the podcast that caught me, "pre-configured Arch."  I've really been enjoying Arch, but just don't feel ready for those Big Boy Pants yet.  A month of Manjaro has been ace!

Cheers.

Welcome aboard fella .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DragonDon on 07. March 2013, 15:15:34
Greetings all!

Heard about Manjaro while on Wordpress.com, thought I'd give it a spin.  I like the way it works!  I just get a really good vibe from it.  I was previously using Debian but this feels more finished.  Debian works great, but needs 'fiddling' with at times, which can cause the need of more 'fiddling' which can leads to hours or lost time.  I haven't 'fiddled' with much yet on Manjaro but the stuff I have setup (iptables and some software) things just seem to be going much smoother. :)

Thanks for all your hard work guys!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 07. March 2013, 15:17:10
DragonDon.

great to have you on board & glad you are loving Manjaro OS. i've heard a lot of good things about Debian, but you're right - this baby runs smooooth!

onwards & upwards.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: teslas_moustache on 09. March 2013, 02:48:41
I guess I forgot to do this. Just jumped right into questions.

Haven't installed yet. Moving away from Ubuntu. I just feel like it's going in the wrong direction. Manjaro is new and interesting and easy (I hope). I've run the Live USB and I think I'm in love.

My name is Chris. I live in the US.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 09. March 2013, 07:18:56
teslas_moustache, welcome!

if you personally feel Ubuntu is going in the wrong direction for you - i felt the same - then i think you might love Manjaro. i love the rolling release model and the team are doing a brilliant job with it - i can't recommend it enough. if you want something that is fast, not full of a bunch of software you don't want, rock solid & supported by an amazing community, this is a great OS! i look forward to seeing teslas_moustache around in the forum. go well & more power to u. let us know how you get on with your install.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: josealb77 on 10. March 2013, 09:04:46
Hi everybody,
I'm happy with my Linux Mint MATE but I like the rolling-distro idea and a little more of support, so I'm trying archlinux beggining with manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. March 2013, 09:09:52
welcome josealb77. yeah Mint is a great distro & Mate a solid desktop. Mint with Cinnamon was my first adventure into Linux but since discovering Manjaro, it does it for me & the team are making great strides. all the best & we hope you stick around. go well. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aceuve on 10. March 2013, 17:45:00
Hi there! I'm from Málaga, Spain and now I'm living and working in Cardiff. I started using 3 years Guadalinex V6 to V8 version until a few weeks ago. Then I began the search for another system because it was starting to fail, so I tried Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but I did not like. Since I'm not well versed in the terminal I tried to find a user-friendly version and thought Linux Mint Debian as a transition to learn, but doing the search I found Arch Linux, and Manjaro, which will be my choice. On Monday I will set it for the first time and hopefully do well on my laptop :)

Thanks !!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. March 2013, 22:52:02
aceuve, welcome! let us know how the set-up on your notebook goes & give the forum a shout if you have any problems. best to you in Cardiff from South Africa. cheers, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aceuve on 10. March 2013, 23:18:46
aceuve, welcome! let us know how the set-up on your notebook goes & give the forum a shout if you have any problems. best to you in Cardiff from South Africa. cheers, Ruziel.

Thanks Ruziel! I'll let you know! ;)
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Post by: 4eyes on 11. March 2013, 01:59:50
 
Quote
now I'm living and working in Cardiff

Hi there Aceuve...

..  now there are at least two Manjaro users living in Wales!

I am near Prestatyn on the the north Welsh coast.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: geezer on 12. March 2013, 15:07:15
Hi all, after a couple of fits and starts, I've been using Linux--mostly Mint--for a couple of years, but really like Manjaro's potential. I live near Providence, RI, USA.  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 12. March 2013, 23:58:09
Welcome to the newset members .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Onida on 13. March 2013, 00:31:24
Hi forum,

I'm Onida and new to linux all together.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jefsview on 13. March 2013, 08:48:43
Hi all. I've been running Linux for about a year and a half now. Originally I just wanted to run a 64bit system, but couldn't afford a Windows upgrade for my 4 year old box. So I jumped in heads first into Linux and been loving using/learning it ever since. My main goal was to have low resource usage so I would be able to run a few of my favorite Windows programs. I had known of Linux for years, having been employed at a bookstore for a decade and I recall all of the books we stocked on the subject.

I burned a few dvd's and jumped into Ubuntu and Linux Mint, then fast forwarded to Xubuntu. I ran into challenges, like a nasty wifi dongle with a Broadcom driver (I ended up buying an Asus pci  wifi card instead, which worked out of the box). Then I tested the waters of Debian distros like Crunchbang and LMDE, tried out Sabayon and flirted with Fedora (for about 10 seconds). After my first year, I was dual-booting several distros, but I still tried to stay within Debian or Ubuntu, since I knew them better and was still learning. I heard lots of talk, and saw lots of Youtube videos on Arch, but knew I wasn't ready for such in-depth configuring.

Then I heard of Manjaro and gave it a whirl, and liked what I was seeing. Manjaro was teaching me how to run Arch. Baby-steps, but it was a start. And I liked watching the development going on within Manjaro and the community. It's rather exciting watching this distro grow.

Most recently, I built my first computer and have resources to spare. Currently I'm booting Manjaro Xfce and Openbox flavors, and 2 Debian Sid distros (I like to have back-ups handy, just in case something goes bang). I've left Ubuntu and its flavors behind -- Manjaro is the future for me.

-- Jeff
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Post by: YFDogan on 13. March 2013, 09:05:57
Wellcome brothers and sisters to our new awseome community. Hope you all enjoy this new experience.
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Post by: mrmrn on 13. March 2013, 11:40:12
I am a Linux user from 4 years before till now.
I am a physics PH.D. student in iran.
it seems manjaro will be a very good distro in future
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 13. March 2013, 11:42:58
welcome jefsview & mrmrn - it's great to have you both as part of the community.

enjoy!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Robert Trance on 13. March 2013, 12:01:30
Very welcome to the newest members of this family!

:-D

Live Long And Tranceeeee!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: archuser on 13. March 2013, 13:39:20
Hello everyone,

I came here from Debian and Linux Mint Debian Edition.

So far, Manjaro surprised me and, hopefully, will continue to do so. Time will tell I guess.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 13. March 2013, 13:48:53
Welcome aboard to the new members , enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 13. March 2013, 13:55:51
welcome archuser! i hope you stick around for at least the rest of the year & help us to collectively ensure that Manjaro realises it's undoubtedly great potential.

onwards & upwards senor!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: archuser on 13. March 2013, 13:57:46
welcome archuser! i hope you stick around for at least the rest of the year & help us to collectively ensure that Manjaro realises it's undoubtedly great potential.

onwards & upwards senor!

Ruziel.

Thank you :)

Definitively: I genuinely believe that Manjaro has a lot of potential, if not more than most new distributions I recently tested.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ShalokShalom on 13. March 2013, 14:01:04
Hello everyone,

I came here from Debian and Linux Mint Debian Edition.

So far, Manjaro surprised me and, hopefully, will continue to do so. Time will tell I guess.

WELCOME

Our Rolling is real ;) :P

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: archuser on 13. March 2013, 14:30:34
WELCOME

Our Rolling is real 

Thanks :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: qtwsp on 14. March 2013, 03:14:42
Hi,everyone!my name is wusuping,i'm from China.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Holmes on 14. March 2013, 03:52:27
welcome.....................

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 14. March 2013, 06:30:41
qtwsp, welcome to the Manjaro community!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 14. March 2013, 15:36:06
Hi,everyone!my name is wusuping,i'm from China.

Welcome aboard fella ! Enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: stone.foot on 16. March 2013, 17:18:30
I switched to Linux fulltime Oct 2012 after my Windows7 Hdd died.  I couldn't make a backup before it died and I just won't pay for a restore CD just to get Windows 7 back.  I have run Linux in the past, as duel boot.  After getting settled, I decided to give Manjaro a look and have it installed and am running it full time.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 16. March 2013, 19:12:10
Full time welcome :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 16. March 2013, 19:14:03
I switched to Linux fulltime Oct 2012 after my Windows7 Hdd died.  I couldn't make a backup before it died and I just won't pay for a restore CD just to get Windows 7 back.  I have run Linux in the past, as duel boot.  After getting settled, I decided to give Manjaro a look and have it installed and am running it full time.

Welcome aboard , enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Andypants on 18. March 2013, 13:44:59
Hello everyone!  I'm Andrew, and I am from Dayton, Ohio in the United States.  I work in tech support and have been using Linux for about a year now.  I started with Linux Mint on my home computer.  I discovered Manjaro this past November.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 18. March 2013, 13:53:31
Hello everyone!  I'm Andrew, and I am from Dayton, Ohio in the United States.  I work in tech support and have been using Linux for about a year now.  I started with Linux Mint on my home computer.  I discovered Manjaro this past November.

Hi Andy - nice to have you aboard. +1 for your user name!  :D

('Pants' in Britain means 'underwear').
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 18. March 2013, 22:53:04
Welcome aboard Andy , enjoy it around here mate .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. March 2013, 06:34:28
stone.foot & AndyPants - welcome! it's great to have you here & it's great that Manjaro is working so well for you both. i don't miss XP!!!

see u around the forum.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 20. March 2013, 20:56:31
Seems like lots of new members here , but no posts ! lol
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: verderol on 21. March 2013, 08:51:35
Hi there,

I just wanted to introduce myself, I've been lurking around the forums for some time now, even posted a couple of screenshots

I consider myself a newbie in all things linux despite I've been using it nonstop for a good number of years. Ever since my XP machine went nuts back in 2006, and I had to to use my first livecd to rescue my documents

Maybe because the transition was so smooth that never occurred to me to switch back. Well, actually I have a triple boot now, but never use windows.

A little bit of distrohopping in my early years with linux though, mostly between Pclinuxos, mint and sabayon, then stayed with Mint 9 until late 2012, when I started searching for a replacement since it wouldn't longer be supported.

So here I am, after trying nearly every so-called lightweigth distros for my old home computer, happy with my OB-lite setup and willing to share and help any way I can. Though, as I said before, my skills are quite modest to say the least

Greetings from Spain, and please excuse my poor english writing skills
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 21. March 2013, 09:08:01
welcome verderol! it's great to have you here & really, no need to apologise for your english skills - your language ability is better than a lot of native english speakers i know. go well meantime & see on the boards. adios, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 21. March 2013, 12:18:24
Welcome aboard mate ! , You re English seems ok with me also , hope you ll enjoy it here buddy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cism on 23. March 2013, 07:21:56
New to the forum, not to Linux necessarily, but always a student. I am 33 ex-tech support jack-of-all-whatevers: T1, bonded T1/voip-convergence/routing/switching/small-biz and also did a stint working for M$ as a contractor for xtremeConsulting. Anyhow, after a year or so pretending to give a rat's ass about Enterprise Exchange for Fortune 500's, I lost the (very nice paying) job and decided it was high time to get a degree in something [high-school dropout, ex-failed-rockstar-wannabe that I am].  Being paid now by Unemployment to grab an AAS in network design and admin. During the course of which, (pun?), I've converted away from M$ as I reasonably could, and am trying to re-learn everything I *thought* I knew about computing/networking environments a'la a newfound appreciation as discovered through tinkering (which as we all know M$ doesn't really love its users to do much of ...but I will say Powershell is neat - only that it mimics bash so hey, why pretend anymore?)
Crunchbang (Debian is very easy going) had been my flavor of choice for about a year (and I've tried a few other flavors and mixups and DEs and WMs and franken-systems), but after a few weeks' playing around, I've switched brews. I am digging Manjaro. Now that the obligatory introduction is out-the-way - and whilst my children are finally asleep - I amoff to scour forums, wikis, etc. ..Promise to holla at someone if I run into anything needing clarity! Thanks.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 23. March 2013, 12:22:58
Welcome aboard , enjoy it here mate . Hope your new carreer will be good for you buddy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: catweazle on 24. March 2013, 02:18:00
Hi, everyone. I started off with using Linux Mint Cinnamon two months ago in January, after many, many years on Windwoes and DOS as a developer and software engineer. I couldn't bear the thought of going to Windwoes 8 so I jumped in and went the whole hog.

I heard about Manjaro just the other day and thought I'd give it a go. Well, I was very impressed. For such a young distro it's really well polished. Kudos to the devs.

I managed to install Manjaro on a pair of 128GB SATAIII SSDs in RAID0. This OS just screams along. Even firefox starts quick.

Oh, I'm 84 years old and live in Australia.

Cheers.
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Post by: Holmes on 24. March 2013, 02:29:29
welcome.............

Quote
Oh, I'm 84 years old and live in Australia.

 :o  :o

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: miguedrive on 24. March 2013, 03:22:28
New to the forum, not to Linux necessarily, but always a student. I am 33 ex-tech support jack-of-all-whatevers: T1, bonded T1/voip-convergence/routing/switching/small-biz and also did a stint working for M$ as a contractor for xtremeConsulting. Anyhow, after a year or so pretending to give a rat's ass about Enterprise Exchange for Fortune 500's, I lost the (very nice paying) job and decided it was high time to get a degree in something [high-school dropout, ex-failed-rockstar-wannabe that I am].  Being paid now by Unemployment to grab an AAS in network design and admin. During the course of which, (pun?), I've converted away from M$ as I reasonably could, and am trying to re-learn everything I *thought* I knew about computing/networking environments a'la a newfound appreciation as discovered through tinkering (which as we all know M$ doesn't really love its users to do much of ...but I will say Powershell is neat - only that it mimics bash so hey, why pretend anymore?)
Crunchbang (Debian is very easy going) had been my flavor of choice for about a year (and I've tried a few other flavors and mixups and DEs and WMs and franken-systems), but after a few weeks' playing around, I've switched brews. I am digging Manjaro. Now that the obligatory introduction is out-the-way - and whilst my children are finally asleep - I amoff to scour forums, wikis, etc. ..Promise to holla at someone if I run into anything needing clarity! Thanks.

Welcome buddy! Happy to have more people on our community!


Hi, everyone. I started off with using Linux Mint Cinnamon two months ago in January, after many, many years on Windwoes and DOS as a developer and software engineer. I couldn't bear the thought of going to Windwoes 8 so I jumped in and went the whole hog.

I heard about Manjaro just the other day and thought I'd give it a go. Well, I was very impressed. For such a young distro it's really well polished. Kudos to the devs.

I managed to install Manjaro on a pair of 128GB SATAIII SSDs in RAID0. This OS just screams along. Even firefox starts quick.

Oh, I'm 84 years old and live in Australia.

Cheers.

Wow! That's really amazing! You've got a RAID0! xD Just kidding, nice to have experimented users in our home, Welcome!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 24. March 2013, 11:12:56
Welcome aboard catweazle , hope you ll enjoy it here . Cism also !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Phizzo on 25. March 2013, 17:53:36
Hey guys, am downloading the ISO of majaro as we speak!  got back into linux again and back in the dya the only distro i hadn't used but wanted to was arch linux, and now a days i dont got as much time as i used to, to monkey around with an arch linux install haha. so  was really looking for a, well basically exactly what this distro is lol.  im excited to try it out and probably end up usign it as my main distro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 25. March 2013, 18:02:00
Welcome aboard Phizzo , enjoy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tsw on 26. March 2013, 14:26:22
Well, should have started here, but better late than never.

Here is an 32y old dude from Sweden (south sweden to be specific). What to say, been into computers since '87 (had a VIC-20 if I remeber correct), then Amiga a few years, and then the PC train.. (too bad, amiga was good, Workbench = then we're talking lightweight!)

Have from time to time spent time to pure overclocking, let's see, 3-4 years ago I ran i7 920 at 4.3 ghz on a Asus Extreme motherboard, damn, that had been fast even today =)

But, now I have family and such, so I just use laptop now (ASUS of ocurse), but I would need to change to a more powerful one. This AMD drives me crazy sometime.

What else.. works as an electrician for E.ON (well known, mohah), but is also an educated mechanic - but that is more hobby now. Programming I'm not that sharp - only thing I master is pascal (yes, feel free to lol) =) Many years now, but did some DOS softare. GUI has never been my thing, but that was back in the W95 days.

Ah! Also spend some time to develop my own Samsung galaxy S3 ROM (nightstorm ROM on xda forum)

Uhm... that's pretty much it. Sitting a lot on IRC (freenode, manjaro). Join!  Seems like idle is still the shit ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 26. March 2013, 19:26:31
Welcome mate , enjoy Manjaro .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: MercuryMan2020 on 27. March 2013, 03:41:58
Hello all!
My first *nix OS was Xenix on Tandy equipment back in the 80's!  I was a young dude then.  48 now...
Anyway, started linux with RedHat a LONG time ago.  disc by mail.  I have a 1 year old computer, low cost emachines EL-1358G with built in Nvidia gForce 6150SE graphics.  Ubuntu CHOKES on this.  Got it working well with OpenSuse 12.3 but was not happy really.
Just grabbed Manjaro today and thus far, VERY happy!  Graphics support "out of the box"!

Anyway, I live in a small town called Estacada in the Portland Oregon metro area.

Looking forward to really getting this box setup!

Matt Anderson
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: z1lt0id on 27. March 2013, 06:08:17
Hello,

I've been posting here for the past week or so but I'll introduce myself properly.  My name is Dean and I'm from Melbourne, Australia.  I've been using Linux since 2007 and started of with Ubuntu, then went to Mint, then Arch and now Manjaro.  I'm an avid musician and gamer and I am currently running the net install with kde :)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: NickStone on 27. March 2013, 08:22:31
I suppose I should introduce myself.  Have been using computers since the early 80's my first computer was a Sinclair ZX81 (it had a massive 1Kb of RAM!) The only thing you could do with it was learn how to program and create small programs. 

After a few years migrated to the Amiga 600 (I think it was) a very nice machine then from mid 90's migrated to an IBM compatible PC (simply called pc's today) running Windows 95. 

Upgraded to Windows 98 and after about a year or two of using that I stated to hear about this wonderful new operating system called Linux and started to experiment with it.  My first distro was Red Hat 5 that I got free from a PC magazine. 

Upgraded all the way up to Red Hat 8 then switched to Mandrake 9.1. 

After a break from computers for a few years, I got myself a cheap second hand dekstop pc with Windows XP installed but ditched that in favour of Ubuntu 9.10 after finding a copy of Ubuntu 9.04 on a disk from a pc magazine but for some reason that would not install so I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu which was 9.10 at that time.

Stuck with Ubuntu until 12.04 then started "distro hopping" and discovered Manjaro from another Linux magazine.  Booted the live disk and was impressed with it so much that I replaced my existing distro with Manjaro.

Before I installed Manjaro I was planning on trying to install Arch but could not find the disk that I had Arch on but found a disk with Manjaro and used that instead.  I plan to be using this distro for quite a while (hopefully longer than I was using Ubuntu).  Nothing wrong with Ubuntu but do not like where Canonical are heading.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Warez on 27. March 2013, 08:49:00
Hello, im new to this forum, not new to Linux. I first started with Ubuntu 9.04, since i`we used different distributions, maninly Ubuntu derivates, some Arch, and now i give a run to Manjaro.
Currently i can`t make a final pass to linux because of college(studying for a master's degree), i  use different software that are either Windows dedicated or they don`t run correctly in Wine. Mostlly i  use Linux, and Windows only when I have ​​a project or a homework related to college and of course when i want to play some games.

English is not my primary language, please excuse my grammar mistakes.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 27. March 2013, 11:40:29
Hello all!
My first *nix OS was Xenix on Tandy equipment back in the 80's!  I was a young dude then.  48 now...
Anyway, started linux with RedHat a LONG time ago.  disc by mail.  I have a 1 year old computer, low cost emachines EL-1358G with built in Nvidia gForce 6150SE graphics.  Ubuntu CHOKES on this.  Got it working well with OpenSuse 12.3 but was not happy really.
Just grabbed Manjaro today and thus far, VERY happy!  Graphics support "out of the box"!

Anyway, I live in a small town called Estacada in the Portland Oregon metro area.

Looking forward to really getting this box setup!

Matt Anderson

Welcome aboard Merc , good to see experinced people around ! Enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 27. March 2013, 11:41:54
Hello,

I've been posting here for the past week or so but I'll introduce myself properly.  My name is Dean and I'm from Melbourne, Australia.  I've been using Linux since 2007 and started of with Ubuntu, then went to Mint, then Arch and now Manjaro.  I'm an avid musician and gamer and I am currently running the net install with kde :)

Welcome aboard , enjoy Manjaro buddy , what instrument do you play .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 27. March 2013, 11:43:20
Welcome aboard to the new members .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: john29 on 28. March 2013, 11:00:26
Hello! Retired and live in Clacton on sea
My first computer was a  Amstrad PC1512 I upgraded to 640K of RAM and add a  8087 maths co-processor
Asrock 970 motherboard
Amd 955 cpu
16gb ram
Hgv 2700 bt modem
I try linux mint,ubuntu,arch,archbang
I am not abile to post useing manjaro linux
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 28. March 2013, 12:03:50
Welcome to all newbies who have connected with the Manjaro community over the last few days & weeks - may you fly fast & far, as well as have some good times with us here as we collectively help to make Manjaro better & better.

Onwards!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: HardyH on 28. March 2013, 13:10:00
Hi guys.
I have been using Manjaro now for 3 days after exclusively using Ubuntu, then, after Unity was introduced ,Debian and after Gnome 3 infected it and after they broke 64 bit support on 32 bit systems, then Linux Mint systems for a coupe of years.
Never dared to install Arch, as the installation always seemed to tricky for me, but now, after a friend pointed me to Manjaro, I am really statisfied.
It's fast, it's flexible, maybe also thanks to AUR access and it feels so much more suitable to my needs than any other OS i have used before.
After 3 days of using it I think i will keep it as my main productivity system.
Had some minor issues with loked package management and getting my epson usb printer to work when I first used it, but everything could easily be fixed thanks to some great wikis, some internet research and also thanks to very friendly and helpful people on the Manjaro IRC chat.
I am from northern germany by the way, using 64 bit with the MATE desktop.
Keep up the good work, I will promote Manjaro among my friends.
Hardy
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: barkbombardier on 28. March 2013, 15:27:31
Hello all 43 from the U.S. been on Debian for 3 years now think I'm ready to play with the big dogs.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 28. March 2013, 21:44:03
Hello! Retired and live in Clacton on sea
My first computer was a  Amstrad PC1512 I upgraded to 640K of RAM and add a  8087 maths co-processor
Asrock 970 motherboard
Amd 955 cpu
16gb ram
Hgv 2700 bt modem
I try linux mint,ubuntu,arch,archbang
I am not abile to post useing manjaro linux

Welcome aboard , hope you ll enjoy it around here .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 28. March 2013, 21:45:33
Hi guys.
I have been using Manjaro now for 3 days after exclusively using Ubuntu, then, after Unity was introduced ,Debian and after Gnome 3 infected it and after they broke 64 bit support on 32 bit systems, then Linux Mint systems for a coupe of years.
Never dared to install Arch, as the installation always seemed to tricky for me, but now, after a friend pointed me to Manjaro, I am really statisfied.
It's fast, it's flexible, maybe also thanks to AUR access and it feels so much more suitable to my needs than any other OS i have used before.
After 3 days of using it I think i will keep it as my main productivity system.
Had some minor issues with loked package management and getting my epson usb printer to work when I first used it, but everything could easily be fixed thanks to some great wikis, some internet research and also thanks to very friendly and helpful people on the Manjaro IRC chat.
I am from northern germany by the way, using 64 bit with the MATE desktop.
Keep up the good work, I will promote Manjaro among my friends.
Hardy

Welcome aboard Hardy ! welcome to the Mate club also !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 28. March 2013, 21:46:08
Hello all 43 from the U.S. been on Debian for 3 years now think I'm ready to play with the big dogs.

Welcome aboard , enjoy it buddy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Uchu on 29. March 2013, 20:01:20
Hello Manjaro Community Uchu here to say that manjaro is a great disto
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 29. March 2013, 20:02:27
Welcome aboard Uchu , enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CLASH on 30. March 2013, 02:00:06
i live in south america and i m a newbie on this i try ubuntu first, dont like, mint but i bored and now im from manjaro and i love it!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 30. March 2013, 02:08:26
Welcome aboard Clash, altima is usually the resident welcoming party but he is offline so i say hi instead. what flavour you using?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CLASH on 30. March 2013, 03:40:14
Welcome aboard Clash, altima is usually the resident welcoming party but he is offline so i say hi instead. what flavour you using?
i dont know what is flavour , my english is very poor but i use manjaro gnome 3 64 bits if you refererr at this.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 30. March 2013, 13:05:37
Welcome aboard Clash, altima is usually the resident welcoming party but he is offline so i say hi instead. what flavour you using?

Welcome aboard CLASH , enjoy it here .

Everyone can say welcome mate , no problem with that at all le3adam . go ahead .

Flovor would be if it s Mate , XFCE or whichever Edition that you have .

Your English will be all right Clash .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 30. March 2013, 13:14:58
I even stole your catch phrase lol, Welcome aboard  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 30. March 2013, 13:25:40
No problem .  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mad on 30. March 2013, 20:43:32
Hi to all, i'm from Serbia, using Manjaro Xfce and loving it  :)
Got sick and tired of windows...
Regards :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 30. March 2013, 20:44:41
Welcome aboard Mad , enjoy buddy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: iamk2 on 01. April 2013, 07:31:39
Just installed the newest stable Manjaro (XFCE) and if you have tried the newest stable (Mint 14-LMDE-Ubuntu-Snowlinux-Sabayon-Fuduntu-Cinnarch-Archbang-Opensuse-Fedora-Zorin) and like me,

1. Your PC requires a kernel past 3.6 to come out of suspend properly (with all systems go)
2. You have the kernel you need but overall the distro is just slow.
3. You can not understand why a distro would have items like "system settings" in their desktop menu and it does nothing when  pressed.(Really, take the link out if you don't have the package to back it up. WTFO)

Your probably jumping for as much joy as I am to know I can finally say goodbye to windows on my machine. Wish I could say goodbye all together, but when you have been in the biz as long as I have, you have to many friends and family that like to call you their personal fixer. They better start changing over to this OS or I might just have memory issues!!!

I am 43 and retired in S.C. (USA) for now - been involved in IT for over twenty years but always with Microsoft products and Networking Hardware.

Sure I have Telneted and used terminal commands with unix and linux systems but mostly on a limited basis - but now that I have a lot of free time I have decided to jump heavy into some programming languages and Linux.

So, you have already got an idea from above about my first experiences with desktop linux.

Look forward to using this OS as my stable environment as well as dual booting into my own (working on) arch setup.

Packages I added to this OS are avidemux -codeblocks-serviio-autokey-and I am using screensavers for an active wallpaper look.
Unlike all of the other distro's I have tried - reaching this set up was pretty much painless.  Oh Yeah go Manjaro again.

have a question but will post that where it goes -

Just want to say to the developers - great job - its quick -stable- unbelievably easy for windows users to adapt - What else can I say?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 01. April 2013, 12:27:18
Welcome aboard , enjoy it mate .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: b3d on 01. April 2013, 12:48:54
Hi all,

Im from Poland and at this point its my favourite distro. Got tired of Windows recently and I love Manjaro atm.

Cheers. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 01. April 2013, 18:14:43
Great , welcome aboard .  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sinayion on 01. April 2013, 21:35:13
Hi all, giving Manjaro a shot, since I want to find a distribution that I can either easily install on machines that I don't really want/have time to administer fully, and suggest to friends as an alternative to Windows.

My daily OS of choice is Arch and I love it, but at the same time understand its target audience. I've always wanted a more Sabayon-style (user focused) OS based on Arch, and it looks like you guys are right on track. I always disliked the idea of Cinnamon (Gnome 3 made me hate anything based on Gnome after so many years...) but you guys have made me give it a shot and know I can enjoy it without being linked to Ubuntu.

Great work, keep it up. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 01. April 2013, 21:54:58
Welcome aboard mate ! hope you ll enjoy it .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 03. April 2013, 11:54:42
Welcome aboard to all Manjaro newbies. It's great to have you all here & I look forward to interacting in the forum - this is an incredible OS & I still can't believe it's still classed as being in "beta". Over 3 months of using Manjaro & I continue to be super-impressed.

Best to you all!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: YippiekieYay on 03. April 2013, 17:11:39
Hi everyone,

I'm from France and just trying out Manjaro, after trying almost all arch-based distributions on distrowatch.

So far it's the one I like most for desktop use...

I think I'll keep it ^^
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: YFDogan on 03. April 2013, 17:29:45
Wellcome everybody and enjoy...

People who never met Manjaro... They will be regretfull

And people who met Manjaro.. They will be regretfull too.. ( because of why not they met Manjaro  before)

;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 03. April 2013, 18:20:18
Welcome aboard Frenchman !  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 03. April 2013, 19:02:47
Hi,

Welcome. There (http://www.manjaro.fr/forum/index.php) is a french forum too.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dante on 03. April 2013, 20:28:10
Hello Community,

I'm Dante from Germany and also an member registered on Archlinux German Forum. My experiences starting at 1985 in an German University with SCO Linux, AIX and FreeBSD. After a long journey over several Linux Distributions beginning with Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo and Fedora close to work with Linux about 6 years ago because my Job claimed most my spare time too. In past 6 months I began with Linux again and start to fresh up my knowledge with Archlinux because I found that this Distro have a lot of potential to growing up.

I went now to Manjaro because I think that this wonderful Distro has also the potential to expand the Arch-Community as Ubuntu does for years ago with Debian.

Congrats to the Developers here for this excellent Distribution easy to use an bring a lot of User to the Arch-Community. So I give a change and if I can to help here to make this Linux better for all.

Sorry, my English is not the best - don't hesitate to correct me if I wrong sometimes.

greetings,
-dante
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 03. April 2013, 20:53:40
Welcome aboard mate , another experienced Linux member around .

Your English s pretty good to me , don t worry about it .  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: hakkafusion on 05. April 2013, 06:42:25
After lurking the forums here, decided to try out Manjaro.
D/ling it atm, while trying to decide btwn xfce or cinnamon.
Thanks for the welcoming forum!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Covert0ne on 05. April 2013, 11:02:59
Greetings all,

I'm Dan/Daniel from the UK. I'm coming up towards my 22nd birthday and currently work in domestic IT support. When I decided to take a full-time job instead of university I strove to teach myself as much as possible whilst doing a job I love and so far have been successful! I'm a massive Linux fan and almost ready to format my SSD's and make the switch. (my gaming hobby and desire for triple monitor support is stopping me right now.)

I look forward to contributing towards the community and getting involved as much as possible, cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 05. April 2013, 11:10:22
Welcome all recent Manjaro newbies - you people just make the community that much stronger & we're glad to have you aboard. R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 05. April 2013, 11:11:09
welcome dan!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Covert0ne on 05. April 2013, 11:14:31
welcome dan!!

Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 05. April 2013, 11:42:07
Welcome to the newest members . Enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fabalthazar on 06. April 2013, 17:01:32
Hi!
I am Fabrice from Grenoble in France. I am studying signal processing with electronics and informatics at an engineering school. I use Linux every day. Starting from Ubuntu (a much little time), then with Linux Mint Debian Edition (that I still have), I discovered Manjaro Linux to start with Archlinux. I particularly love the nvidia optimus support and the "Do It Yourself" philosophy.
Hope we will exchange many things together!
See you :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 06. April 2013, 17:06:26
Hello Fabrice  welcome here.  :)

There is too a french forum (http://www.manjaro.fr/forum/index.php).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: miguedrive on 06. April 2013, 17:07:38
Hello to all of you pals! It's really nice to have more Manjaro users! Stay put!

Also, get involved with the commynity through the IRC Channel, #manjaro on FreeNode

Greetings!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Zaka on 06. April 2013, 18:04:41
Zaka, from the U.S. ~ pleased to be here!

Been using Manjaro since early March ~ it's the bomb!  Very glad to get off the perpetual update/upgrade cycle and the one-size fits all whether they want it or not mindset of the larger Linux distros.

I've run into a few snags, but with a bit of patience and the Google God, they were easily fixed.  I will most likely migrate all the rigs in my small network to 8.5 when it's in concrete.  Kudos to the Manjaro Team for an excellent distro!  Thanks!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. April 2013, 18:12:45
Welcome abaord . Where are you in the States buddy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Zaka on 06. April 2013, 18:14:05
Welcome abaord . Where are you in the States buddy !

Thank you!

I am located in Georgia, near the coast.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. April 2013, 18:47:59
Hey cool , not far from Brunswick near the I-95 !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Zaka on 06. April 2013, 19:28:32
Hey cool , not far from Brunswick near the I-95 !

Small World ~ I'm about 75 miles north of ya'!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 06. April 2013, 22:48:02
I don t live there mate , I used to sleep there with big trucks when dropping loads in Jacksonville for either GE or a fasterners s distributer in  there , & slept at the T/A over there .  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: loubapache on 07. April 2013, 17:27:54
New user here.  Just downloaded 0.8.4 and this one looks promising.  I had to deal with a few common issues others have also experienced like update, missing update icon in panel, etc.  Will work on this for a bit and wait for a later stable release.

Thanks,
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 07. April 2013, 18:03:43
Welcome aboard ,  some in the forum had some update issues as well , I had some myself , usually it went ok for for me , but it s ok know . enjoy n!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: terry_gardener on 07. April 2013, 19:30:28
hi everyone
just installed manjaro net version and installed gnome 3. been using ubuntu for about 5 years i have tried other distros including arch but always went back to ubuntu.

the last time i used arch i couldn't get the lirc remote to work so ended up back to ubuntu but this time i have managed to get it to work with systemd.

always like the idea of rolling release and latest software but stable.

i hope i enjoy the ride.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 07. April 2013, 19:31:33
Welcome aboard , enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mips on 07. April 2013, 19:31:49
My experiences starting at 1985 in an German University with SCO Linux, AIX and FreeBSD.

I think you meant SCO Unix  ;)

Linux only arrived 6yrs later.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mike525914 on 07. April 2013, 22:25:17
Hi everyone,
i'm from France and have been using manjaro OB-lite since a couple of weeks now on my compaq netbook. i've tried quite a lot of distros and really liked the rolling release approach but after having faced several breakages of all my archlinux installations, so i searched for a distro based on arch but more stable and with a less painful installation process. And here i am joining the manjaro community. To conclude a screenshot of my current desktop. see you !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 07. April 2013, 22:30:15
Welcome aboard  :)

I recall the existence of a French forum (http://www.manjaro.fr/forum/index.php).  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 07. April 2013, 23:15:38
Welcome aboard . Enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. April 2013, 11:35:49
Welcome to all of you! It's great to have you as part of the forum, as we look to collectively support the wonderful Manjaro development team & each other.

Go well meantime,

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: oriolfa on 08. April 2013, 11:45:17
Wellcome mike525914!

I'm here for a month and have to tell it's a GREAT community! I'm surprised that seems people lives here  :o

Post any doubt freely, cause there is always someone ready to help.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dark_neo on 08. April 2013, 21:24:23
Hi I'm from Mexico, this is my first time with Manjaro, I proven other distros like Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, Solus, Ubuntu, my name is Luis and I hope to be of help as soon as a user with more knowledge in this distro. ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Zaka on 08. April 2013, 21:29:59
Hi I'm from Mexico, this is my first time with Manjaro, I proven other distros like Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, Solus, Ubuntu, my name is Luis and I hope to be of help as soon as a user with more knowledge in this distro. ;D

Hola, dark_neo! 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Holmes on 08. April 2013, 21:35:38
welcome

vlw fwi, Holmes :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 08. April 2013, 21:44:09
Wellcome mike525914!

I'm here for a month and have to tell it's a GREAT community! I'm surprised that seems people lives here  :o

Post any doubt freely, cause there is always someone ready to help.

Welcome aboard , enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 08. April 2013, 21:44:58
Hi I'm from Mexico, this is my first time with Manjaro, I proven other distros like Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, Solus, Ubuntu, my name is Luis and I hope to be of help as soon as a user with more knowledge in this distro. ;D

Welcome aboard , lots of experience with Linux !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: yubasin on 09. April 2013, 02:15:45
hi, I'm from morocco, I have tried Linux for 3 years now and live with it (1 Os), I tried Ubuntu Linux Mint, Debian, Solusos

and now I'm using Manjaro which depends on Arch, with Openbox, I found it a good experience and I'm loving it so much
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 09. April 2013, 02:22:14
Welcome aboard Morocco man ! Enjoy it here .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: shadow on 09. April 2013, 17:52:43
Hi, another one jumping aboard. I've been using a lot of distros since 2007 when I started with Ubuntu, I consider myself a distro hopper who keeps going back to Arch. Guess I'm getting too old for the job as I no longer have the patience slash skills to deal with it, so here I am looking for an easier approach to Arch advantages. Hope I can settle here and give a hand when it's needed. I'm from Spain, btw.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: verderol on 09. April 2013, 17:58:38
Otro más, bienvenido Shadow

Welcome aboard
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Linuxkartoffel on 09. April 2013, 19:01:47
Hi, Manjaro Brothers^^. I'm from Germany and used many many many distro's before i sawed manjaro Linux :D. I Used Arch Linux, Debian and derivates (Ubuntu, LM, Zeven OS Neptune, sparkylinux etc..) and some others like Sabayon, Opensuse, Mageia. Every Distro had an issue with my Notebook don't know why :D but Manjaro has no problems runs perfect on my Notebook.

Thanks for this Great OS,
greetings from Germany.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 09. April 2013, 22:23:08
Hi, another one jumping aboard. I've been using a lot of distros since 2007 when I started with Ubuntu, I consider myself a distro hopper who keeps going back to Arch. Guess I'm getting too old for the job as I no longer have the patience slash skills to deal with it, so here I am looking for an easier approach to Arch advantages. Hope I can settle here and give a hand when it's needed. I'm from Spain, btw.

Welcome aboard shadow , enjoy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 09. April 2013, 22:24:09
Hi, Manjaro Brothers^^. I'm from Germany and used many many many distro's before i sawed manjaro Linux :D. I Used Arch Linux, Debian and derivates (Ubuntu, LM, Zeven OS Neptune, sparkylinux etc..) and some others like Sabayon, Opensuse, Mageia. Every Distro had an issue with my Notebook don't know why :D but Manjaro has no problems runs perfect on my Notebook.

Thanks for this Great OS,
greetings from Germany.

Welcome aboard , enjoy !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Shadow Warrior on 11. April 2013, 23:19:37
Hi too all Manjaro users

Im English and live  in many places from nothern canada  to uk to sweden and america centro

I have little or no idea on anything about  terminals and command line stuff and most technical jounals  read like chinese to me

I have used Linux from an old knoppix, and freespire, and a few others with no problems so im trying Manjaro

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 11. April 2013, 23:21:30
Welcome aboard fella ! Their s a nice Pacman Tutorial in the Forum , I ll try to find it for you .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 11. April 2013, 23:24:56
Hi too all Manjaro users

Im English and live  in many places from nothern canada  to uk to sweden and america centro

I have little or no idea on anything about  terminals and command line stuff and most technical jounals  read like chinese to me

I have used Linux from an old knoppix, and freespire, and a few others with no problems so im trying Manjaro


Here s the link shadow : http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=1705.msg13100#msg13100
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 13. April 2013, 08:06:11
Hi too all Manjaro users

Im English and live  in many places from nothern canada  to uk to sweden and america centro

I have little or no idea on anything about  terminals and command line stuff and most technical jounals  read like chinese to me

I have used Linux from an old knoppix, and freespire, and a few others with no problems so im trying Manjaro
Welcome aboard!

Everyone is a newbie when they try some new stuff for the first time.  Manjaro is a really great distro and just don't give up because you can't understand something.  Use google and you'll know that there are answers for everything related to Linux.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Menelaos on 13. April 2013, 19:20:49
Hi to all!!! My name is Menelaos, i am from Greece. Been with linux for 4 months now, and i went from mint(wile trying as many distros as i could through it) to manjaro openbox, and i just love it! fantastic distro, i am a bit new to linux and i hope i can manage it. what worries me the most is braking stuff.. cos it is really hard form me to put them back together. the install was very manageable and fast! and i could find all i needed in the forums to fix my update glitch, and put my main progs and game up, whitch is world of warcaft, and i was pleased i was able to make it run so fast!
Fantastic work guyz! wish you the best for the future!
          May the linux force be with you all!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ultima on 13. April 2013, 20:08:06
Welcome aboard , enjoy .
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jsawyer on 14. April 2013, 03:25:25
Been using Manjaro for a couple of days and am pleasantly surprised. I've been using Linux since my Windows 98 died. I started with proprietary versions, SuSe, Mandrake and even Lindows. I started building my own PCs and experimenting with other flavors, Blag, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc. I bought a bunch of Linux Bibles and got really into it. I stuck to deb/rpm flavor. I was looking for something to play around with while waiting for the major upgrade to my favorite distro (SolusOS). I downloaded the new Cinnamon and it just didn't work for me. I added the Xfce Deskstop and it really rocks. I've been able to find solutions to my problems here in this forum and in the Google+ Community. Hats off to the developers. This old dawg is learning new tricks.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 14. April 2013, 04:15:21
Hi to all!!! My name is Menelaos, i am from Greece. Been with linux for 4 months now, and i went from mint(wile trying as many distros as i could through it) to manjaro openbox, and i just love it! fantastic distro, i am a bit new to linux and i hope i can manage it. what worries me the most is braking stuff.. cos it is really hard form me to put them back together. the install was very manageable and fast! and i could find all i needed in the forums to fix my update glitch, and put my main progs and game up, whitch is world of warcaft, and i was pleased i was able to make it run so fast!
Fantastic work guyz! wish you the best for the future!
          May the linux force be with you all!
Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.


Been using Manjaro for a couple of days and am pleasantly surprised. I've been using Linux since my Windows 98 died. I started with proprietary versions, SuSe, Mandrake and even Lindows. I started building my own PCs and experimenting with other flavors, Blag, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc. I bought a bunch of Linux Bibles and got really into it. I stuck to deb/rpm flavor. I was looking for something to play around with while waiting for the major upgrade to my favorite distro (SolusOS). I downloaded the new Cinnamon and it just didn't work for me. I added the Xfce Deskstop and it really rocks. I've been able to find solutions to my problems here in this forum and in the Google+ Community. Hats off to the developers. This old dawg is learning new tricks.
Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Saeed Iranzad on 14. April 2013, 04:28:28
Hello!
I am Saeed from Iran. I have not yet installed Manjaro, but downloaded and ready to install.
I have been using Linux mint for a while and then tried to install Arch but failed.
Now Manjaro is a new hope to try and use sort of Arch.
May it be my main OS forever!
Thanks to creators and developers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: miguedrive on 14. April 2013, 04:48:24
Welcome boys! It's nice to have more and more Manjaro Users from all around the world!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 14. April 2013, 08:06:03
Hello!
I am Saeed from Iran. I have not yet installed Manjaro, but downloaded and ready to install.
I have been using Linux mint for a while and then tried to install Arch but failed.
Now Manjaro is a new hope to try and use sort of Arch.
May it be my main OS forever!
Thanks to creators and developers!
Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pirateserb on 14. April 2013, 15:13:33
Hello!
I am medical student from Serbia. Yesterday I finally said goodbye to M$ Window$ and replaced it with Manjaro 0.8.5 XFCE 64bit on my laptop Asus K52JT. I tried many linux distros in past 5-6 months and finally found the best one for me. My laptop runs cooler and that is the thing I like the most. Installing proprietary drivers for amd gpu was easy. Only one thing that I would like to see is hardware acceleration for flash videos (YouTube) in browsers for linux. Only way I can get it is by using XBMC with Youtube addon and enabled VA-API.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 14. April 2013, 15:25:26
Welcome pirateserb hope you enjoy it here  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: matthiias on 14. April 2013, 22:49:01
Matt from Ohio, U.S.
Just started with Manjaro a couple days ago and so far, it is very nice.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: poker98face on 14. April 2013, 23:45:11
Welcome aboard matthiias  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ashari on 15. April 2013, 01:56:52
Me too - just couldn't resist the smooth livecd with great performance and stylish looking distro.

Tried installation in 0.8.4 cinnamon but couldn't get it to work because of the kernel panic issue.
(Think it was grub related).

Just installed 0.8.5 openbox just this morning.  All is well, so far.  Do have a few kinks that should
be resolved.

Happy to be here...

Cheers.
Ash Ari
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 15. April 2013, 07:26:30
Matt from Ohio, U.S.
Just started with Manjaro a couple days ago and so far, it is very nice.

Me too - just couldn't resist the smooth livecd with great performance and stylish looking distro.

Tried installation in 0.8.4 cinnamon but couldn't get it to work because of the kernel panic issue.
(Think it was grub related).

Just installed 0.8.5 openbox just this morning.  All is well, so far.  Do have a few kinks that should
be resolved.

Happy to be here...

Cheers.
Ash Ari

Hello!
I am medical student from Serbia. Yesterday I finally said goodbye to M$ Window$ and replaced it with Manjaro 0.8.5 XFCE 64bit on my laptop Asus K52JT. I tried many linux distros in past 5-6 months and finally found the best one for me. My laptop runs cooler and that is the thing I like the most. Installing proprietary drivers for amd gpu was easy. Only one thing that I would like to see is hardware acceleration for flash videos (YouTube) in browsers for linux. Only way I can get it is by using XBMC with Youtube addon and enabled VA-API.



@all - Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: niculinux on 15. April 2013, 21:12:46
Hello! An italian linux user, very very inexpert but an user-friendlyness lover ;)

Hope you guys will enjoy my "incompetence"  ;D ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: draconian on 16. April 2013, 05:23:53
Hi all, been using different *Nix's since early 2000's and installed Manjaro on my laptop and I love it!  Great work!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 16. April 2013, 07:34:35
Hello! An italian linux user, very very inexpert but an user-friendlyness lover

Hope you guys will enjoy my "incompetence"   
Hi all, been using different *Nix's since early 2000's and installed Manjaro on my laptop and I love it!  Great work!

Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: BootZ on 16. April 2013, 10:39:09
Well, here I am. Strungling with English and Manjaro :-)
My name on this board is BootZ. People used to call me BootS, a short version of my last name, I found the Z on the end much much cooler...
I live in the Netherlands, I'm allmost 50 years old, and do work in the IT for a very large worldwide company. In my daily job I am specialized in virtualizations, be it servers or desktops, on the VMWare platform.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumali on 16. April 2013, 10:47:24
@ BootZ, welcome to the forum Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 16. April 2013, 12:02:45
Welcome all newbies over the last few days! It's great to have you on board & active on the forum. Enjoy...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: st0rmt4il on 17. April 2013, 04:52:47
Regards from Dominican Republic!

Im new to the linux world!.. Im using Manjaro with Openbox 0.8.4 and i like it a lot!

I hope to learn so much about linux and about this distro too ;)

GrettingS!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 17. April 2013, 08:12:07
Regards from Dominican Republic!

Im new to the linux world!.. Im using Manjaro with Openbox 0.8.4 and i like it a lot!

I hope to learn so much about linux and about this distro too

GrettingS!
Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sebrei on 17. April 2013, 09:17:21
Hi at Manjaro, I am a more experienced Linux user for more than 10 years, when I decided to fire all windows progs from my computers. Then I lived in Ubuntu world, but was always curious enough to try different OS. Now I came across Manjaro, because I was looking for a good distro to work on an old eepc, and Lubuntu is a bit boring. And, i 've found the great I3 wm Manjaro respin, which has a lot of power. So, my netbook is running safe and fast and I managed to customize, I've learned a lot about tiling managers and I am getting used to an other Linux world. Thanx for this wonderful forum which offers a lot of help if u can use search... :-)))
I am living in Vienna, Austria, and would be glad to have some contacts around ;-)

Sebastian
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumali on 17. April 2013, 09:29:23
Welcome @sebrei. Thank you for your nice comments.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 17. April 2013, 13:39:42
st0rmt4il & Sebrei - welcome to both of you. It's great to have you as part of the community & we hope you stick around for a looooong time!!

Go well meantime.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: h00ver on 17. April 2013, 18:16:36
Hi there from Munich/Germany!

Ever wanted to install Arch, but haven't had enough time (Wife & Daughter ;-) to read the guides on Archwiki. Then i read about Manjaro, installed it on my ThinkPad T500 and i'm really suprised that it "runs like hell". Everything works like it should (installed tlp & tp_smapi etc.).

Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful Arch-based Distro.

Grettings
Michael aka h00ver
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mips on 17. April 2013, 18:43:24
Then i read about Manjaro, installed it on my ThinkPad T500 and i'm really suprised that it "runs like hell".

Enable readahead and it will boot even faster.

Code: [Select]
sudo systemctl enable systemd-readahead-collect systemd-readahead-replay
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: h00ver on 17. April 2013, 18:58:15
Enable readahead and it will boot even faster.

Got a Samsung SSD 830 - fast enough for my needs :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: chozen on 19. April 2013, 02:09:51
Hey all!!!  ;D

I'm Mario from Jamaica and I'm just 20. My Linux story began in 2010 with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). I had a PC running Windows 7 with 1.5 GB of RAM. The 1 GB stick went bad and I started looking for ways to speed up my desktop cuz I had school work to get done and the slow PC was really cutting int my productivity. Enter Lucid Lynx and my crawling desktop started jogging. A few weeks later I discovered LXDE, installed it with compiz and the desktop with 512 MB worth of RAM started sprinting and looked pretty darn good too :D!!! I was hooked on Linux.

Since then I've purchased my own laptop (Acer Aspire i3 processor @ 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM) and have been distrohopping to find the best distro for my needs. Found Manjaro just over a month ago through Lou and Spatry on Youtube and haven't looked back. Now running Compiz-Standalone based on the most recent openbox release and I love every minute of it. Never thought I'd see the day that my 64 bit system running compiz could boot up in under 20 seconds and start up fully using under 220 MB worth of RAM and move so ridiculously fast!!!!

I know it's been a long intro but I'm really passionate about Linux and that passion has been turning to frustration lately with all the confusion on the linux desktop but Manjaro has restored my passion once more. Kudos to the Manjaro devs!!! Keep up the great work!!! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: geezer on 19. April 2013, 03:02:47
Welcome aboard and cool runnins mon!  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Macmeister on 19. April 2013, 04:22:57
I've used various Linux distros for a while, but have just installed Manjaro for the first time. I think it's a keeper!  I'm a web designer, and these days do all my work under Linux. It seems like the Manjaro community is awesome, and I look forward to taking part.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 19. April 2013, 07:32:21
I've used various Linux distros for a while, but have just installed Manjaro for the first time. I think it's a keeper!  I'm a web designer, and these days do all my work under Linux. It seems like the Manjaro community is awesome, and I look forward to taking part.
Hi at Manjaro, I am a more experienced Linux user for more than 10 years, when I decided to fire all windows progs from my computers. Then I lived in Ubuntu world, but was always curious enough to try different OS. Now I came across Manjaro, because I was looking for a good distro to work on an old eepc, and Lubuntu is a bit boring. And, i 've found the great I3 wm Manjaro respin, which has a lot of power. So, my netbook is running safe and fast and I managed to customize, I've learned a lot about tiling managers and I am getting used to an other Linux world. Thanx for this wonderful forum which offers a lot of help if u can use search... :-)))
I am living in Vienna, Austria, and would be glad to have some contacts around ;-)

Sebastian
Hi there from Munich/Germany!

Ever wanted to install Arch, but haven't had enough time (Wife & Daughter ;-) to read the guides on Archwiki. Then i read about Manjaro, installed it on my ThinkPad T500 and i'm really suprised that it "runs like hell". Everything works like it should (installed tlp & tp_smapi etc.).

Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful Arch-based Distro.

Grettings
Michael aka h00ver
Hey all!!! 

I'm Mario from Jamaica and I'm just 20. My Linux story began in 2010 with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). I had a PC running Windows 7 with 1.5 GB of RAM. The 1 GB stick went bad and I started looking for ways to speed up my desktop cuz I had school work to get done and the slow PC was really cutting int my productivity. Enter Lucid Lynx and my crawling desktop started jogging. A few weeks later I discovered LXDE, installed it with compiz and the desktop with 512 MB worth of RAM started sprinting and looked pretty darn good too !!! I was hooked on Linux.

Since then I've purchased my own laptop (Acer Aspire i3 processor @ 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM) and have been distrohopping to find the best distro for my needs. Found Manjaro just over a month ago through Lou and Spatry on Youtube and haven't looked back. Now running Compiz-Standalone based on the most recent openbox release and I love every minute of it. Never thought I'd see the day that my 64 bit system running compiz could boot up in under 20 seconds and start up fully using under 220 MB worth of RAM and move so ridiculously fast!!!!

I know it's been a long intro but I'm really passionate about Linux and that passion has been turning to frustration lately with all the confusion on the linux desktop but Manjaro has restored my passion once more. Kudos to the Manjaro devs!!! Keep up the great work!!!

@all - Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Mav on 21. April 2013, 04:39:10
Hello

I have a new laptop so thought I'd try a new distro.
Manjaro appealed beacause it claimed to have the new ATI drivers pre installed

MK
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 21. April 2013, 17:50:58
Welcome all newbies - I love reading through & seeing people from all over our planet starting to use Manjaro. A lot of people try out Manjaro & soon realize the quality of the OS & the warmth & support coming from the community - I believe enough people will stick around to help Manjaro achieve it's potential. Welcome, welcome!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: -Paul- on 21. April 2013, 19:44:03
Hey I am Paul, not new to Linux, but new to the Manjaro forums. I have been using Manjaro now for about a month or so, and love it. My main distros over the last 6-7 years were Debian, Ubuntu, Opensuse and Arch. I have to say that Manjaro is the only distro that I have ever really been truly satisfied with. It is a very fast and stable distro. I love it. Also the community seems very friendly and helpful, which is something you cannot say about some other distros. I think it time to stop distro-hopping now and keep Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 21. April 2013, 20:18:24
hey Paul. welcome! it's good to hear that an experienced Linux user such as yourself is so impressed with the distro & that you plan to stick around rather than hop to the next "new best thing" anytime soon.

see you on the board.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mike4ca on 21. April 2013, 20:19:44
I have been using my flavor of Manjaro based on ArchBang for a couple months (used net install and built from there).  It is the distro I use regularly.  I have been very happy with the updates and the amount of information about them in the blog.  I am a forum Moderator and wiki contributor over at ArchBang.  I will start hanging out here as well since the Manjaro base is really what I am using. 

My install is not far from the Openbox version, but using my preferred applications and skip the login manager.  I do miss the LTS kernel from the Arch repos.  I actually downloaded the package and manually installed with pacman -U.  I am also running GRUB(legacy).  It does the job I want and I am comfortable with manually configuring it.

Thanks Manjaro team and all volunteers for making a good rolling release distro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: MR H3LLMAN on 21. April 2013, 22:39:22
Hello all. My name is Sean. This is my first time using Manjaro but have been using Mint/Ubuntu for past 2 or so years. Felt like it was time to upgrade to something nicer haha. I currently live in Atlanta, GA. I am not an extremely experienced Linux user as some of you seem to be but am greatly looking forward to learning more and talking with y'all!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 22. April 2013, 08:35:09
Hey I am Paul, not new to Linux, but new to the Manjaro forums. I have been using Manjaro now for about a month or so, and love it. My main distros over the last 6-7 years were Debian, Ubuntu, Opensuse and Arch. I have to say that Manjaro is the only distro that I have ever really been truly satisfied with. It is a very fast and stable distro. I love it. Also the community seems very friendly and helpful, which is something you cannot say about some other distros. I think it time to stop distro-hopping now and keep Manjaro.
Welcome aboard.


I have been using my flavor of Manjaro based on ArchBang for a couple months (used net install and built from there).  It is the distro I use regularly.  I have been very happy with the updates and the amount of information about them in the blog.  I am a forum Moderator and wiki contributor over at ArchBang.  I will start hanging out here as well since the Manjaro base is really what I am using. 

My install is not far from the Openbox version, but using my preferred applications and skip the login manager.  I do miss the LTS kernel from the Arch repos.  I actually downloaded the package and manually installed with pacman -U.  I am also running GRUB(legacy).  It does the job I want and I am comfortable with manually configuring it.

Thanks Manjaro team and all volunteers for making a good rolling release distro!
Welcome aboard.  Its really nice to see some experienced Linux user switch to Manjaro.  :)


Hello all. My name is Sean. This is my first time using Manjaro but have been using Mint/Ubuntu for past 2 or so years. Felt like it was time to upgrade to something nicer haha. I currently live in Atlanta, GA. I am not an extremely experienced Linux user as some of you seem to be but am greatly looking forward to learning more and talking with y'all!
Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: klutuk on 22. April 2013, 16:04:10
hello all. just install manjaro and it's beautiful  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: SquirrelOfWrath on 22. April 2013, 21:31:24
Hi!
I started with Linux around four years ago with ubuntu, and then, after they tried more and more to look and feel like a Mac, I switched to Mint.
I still think that Mint does an excellent job as a distro, it's just... well. Since it's based on ubuntu, it too becomes more and more bloated with every new release. It's mighty, alright. It's comfortable. But it's slow, and, frankly, it starts to get boring. Because everything works the way it's supossed to, I don't have to adapt, don't have to learn new things. But I want to.
I was curious about Arch since I heard about it the first time, but I was always put off by the experience required to do anything with it. I'm not totally inapt with Linux, but still probably only half as clever with it as I think I am (by the way, the hint during the installation process for manual partitioning - 'If you have no idea what this words mean, please use the assistant' - just made my day :D ). So I'm trying Manjano, and I have to say, I like it. I love how fast it is, and the idea of all the possibilities that lie just underneath the surface is pretty exciting. Just have to see how deep I want to get.
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 23. April 2013, 07:31:43
hello all. just install manjaro and it's beautiful 
Hi!
I started with Linux around four years ago with ubuntu, and then, after they tried more and more to look and feel like a Mac, I switched to Mint.
I still think that Mint does an excellent job as a distro, it's just... well. Since it's based on ubuntu, it too becomes more and more bloated with every new release. It's mighty, alright. It's comfortable. But it's slow, and, frankly, it starts to get boring. Because everything works the way it's supossed to, I don't have to adapt, don't have to learn new things. But I want to.
I was curious about Arch since I heard about it the first time, but I was always put off by the experience required to do anything with it. I'm not totally inapt with Linux, but still probably only half as clever with it as I think I am (by the way, the hint during the installation process for manual partitioning - 'If you have no idea what this words mean, please use the assistant' - just made my day  ). So I'm trying Manjano, and I have to say, I like it. I love how fast it is, and the idea of all the possibilities that lie just underneath the surface is pretty exciting. Just have to see how deep I want to get.

Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ellge on 23. April 2013, 10:42:11
Just installed Manjaro with Openbox and LXDE. I wanted to try Arch instead of Debian for a while. Evrything looks good so far (I have an old machine with one of the first AMD dual core CPU:s and only 1GB RAM). Some problem with Pacman and db.lock + difficulties installing new kbd-layouts & changing timezone but I expect this will work out when I get aquainted with the distro.
 Manjaro looks very userfriendly if you have some experience in Linux computing.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pranav on 23. April 2013, 10:49:21
Hey I am Pranav from India. I have been using windows, then shifted to Linux by Ubuntu then installed manjaro about a month ago. I am using manjaro LXDE .8.5
keep up the good work manjaro
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: danjiro on 23. April 2013, 18:46:56
Hello, everyone! I'm from Indonesia. I have an Indonesian name but on the Internet I just want people to call me Danjiro. I've been using Linux for about two years. My first distro of choice was Mandriva 2011. I was personally satisfied with it but then I decided to look for another choice when I found that Mandriva was no longer in "business". This time, I determined to find a highly customizable distro. I first stumbled upon Arch but it scared me with its pure CLI installation.

Then, there came the light from this distro, Manjaro. With all benefits of Arch plus hospitality in all senses of the word, Manjaro surely attracts my attention in a blink of an eye. I decided to install the Net Edition just to give myself the sensation of "building my own distro from scratch". I'm very satisfied with it! Intuitive text-based installation, robust package management, rolling release cycle, low resource consumption, easy customization, active forum, humble developers, and humane philosophy. I think I've found all I've been looking for from a Linux distro in Manjaro. :D

Sorry for the long post. Just to put it in brief: I'm satisfied with Manjaro and looking forward to contributing actively in this growing community.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumali on 23. April 2013, 18:57:42
Thank you @danjiro. Welcome :)
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Post by: ianpocks on 24. April 2013, 00:28:00
Im a new user in Manjaro linux. I used to use Debian , but one day I wanted to trying something news and exciting.

I think that Pacman and yaourt are amazing managers!!!

anyone know if the project is stopped or just PowerPill this left out???

I hope to learn a lot with this distribution tb and I hope to collaborate in some way even though I'm not a developer.

Finally, Let me to apologize for my bad English, I hope you are understood it.

Best wishes
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: danjiro on 24. April 2013, 00:33:22
You're welcome, Cumali. It feels great to be welcome here. :D
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Post by: SaltyNoob on 24. April 2013, 02:23:25
I'm partially all in with Manjaro.  :-\
On the desktop (Dell XPS core i5) I'm dual booting with Fedora 18 both KDE.
On the laptop  (HP Pavilion AMD Turion 64) I'm dual booting Manjaro Openbox-Lite with CrunchBang.
So far one month in, no update breakage or config file madness. I hope this continues. Like many, my history with Arch and most of its respins is not too good.

BIG THANK'S for making Mobile Broadband work flawlessly.  It's my primary way of getting online. Usaully, thats my give up point on with most distros. I can complie from source, but command line instructions for mobile broadband internet access is like kryptonite to me. So once again BIG THANK'S
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 24. April 2013, 16:55:38
hello everyone! i'm a sicilian (italian) lover of open-source. i'm using this os gnu/linux since 2007, uninstalling windows vista after two months and during the happy years i have experienced ubuntu and other os user-friendly. i hope to find me well here with you, someone already knows me from the irc channel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: The Pretender on 24. April 2013, 18:18:54
Hi, nice to meet you all. Just got manjaro and i'm loving it. I have a few issues i'm not sure how to handle, but all in all, excellent distro, i see a lot of potential here. Happy to be here :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mips on 24. April 2013, 18:54:17
I have a few issues i'm not sure how to handle, but all in all, excellent distro,

Open a new thread in one of the support sections or look at the existing threads
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: regenjas on 25. April 2013, 14:18:44
I am regenjas,

Just installed Manjaro for the 5th time or so ;p.

Hoping this time it will work!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: uhgreen on 26. April 2013, 14:58:21
Hi everybody!!!

Just installed Manjaro Openbox last night after having Windows 7 installed since January!  (I've been using various Linux distros for the past 5 years or so but took a Graduate class on GIS where we needed to use a proprietary, windows only GIS program! Eww!)  So as soon as the class was done I wanted to get back into Linux and after looking around I thought I'd give Manjaro a shot, especially since Arch is my favorite distro.

What a seamless installation and setup!  I had a tiny problem with updating pacman but that's kind of intrinsic to the nature of Arch's rolling release, right?  Also, it's probably the nicest Openbox installation I've ever used (second is CrunchBang).  So hats off to the design team at Manjaro!!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: txp on 27. April 2013, 15:07:45
Hello everybody,

I am using Linux for the last 6 years or so... I did quite some distro-hopping, but spend most of my time with ubuntu and gnome.
In the last couple of weeks I began to realise that I don't really like the direction in which the 2 projects are going (especially ubuntu).
So it was the time for something new - and here I am with manjaro and xfce.
Still a lot of configuration to do, but I am very confident about this setup.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: erik2282 on 27. April 2013, 23:03:35
Hi I just downloaded, about to install Manjaro. Started out with Linux mint, then Zenwalk, then Slackware, to Fedora. Ive been using Fedora about a year. Wanted to try something new and here I am.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: uhgreen on 28. April 2013, 01:08:14
Hi I just downloaded, about to install Manjaro. Started out with Linux mint, then Zenwalk, then Slackware, to Fedora. Ive been using Fedora about a year. Wanted to try something new and here I am.

From what I can tell so far, Manjaro is a great way to get into Arch.  I hope you like it!  It's kind of like someone building you the foundations to your house and then saying "Ok, now you have free reign!"
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nehclefuet on 28. April 2013, 14:55:53
Howdy fellows,

I changed to Manjaro a couple of days before to come to Arch Linux a little bit closer   :)
Well I had a lot to do to make Manjaro Xfce run. And now my eyes are bleeding from all
that surching this forum. But before I will try to configure Fluxbox on Manjaro a little tiny
problem I still have should be solved first.
This will be posted in an other thread for sure.

Me: living in a small mideuropian country. Like to threat and treat my eee with strange things.
Changing to Linux in last century. Suse was my first.......no not really love! But special.
A couple of years later thinking my life could be less complicated so changing to Ubuntu.
It was amazing. I learned to know Fluxbox and felt in love to it.
Now it is time for a futher challange. May be Manjaro.......

Hugs and greetings



Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jaansass on 29. April 2013, 07:52:10
Im fairly new to manjaro mostly admired the os from afar. I have been primarely a xubuntu, mint, and voyager os user. I have tried manjaro a couple of times and failed though I learned alot each time. I am a big fan though and am turning to the forum for help this time around as needed. 
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Post by: ringo on 29. April 2013, 08:06:42
welcome you all from Belgium :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vanlong441 on 29. April 2013, 10:34:56
glad to see many changes and improvement around here. I'm running Manjaro again.
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Post by: ruziel on 29. April 2013, 10:53:57
welcome jaanaas & other newbies & welcome back vanlong441 - may you guys run Manjaro for the forseeable future & help us support the community & the development team, to ensure Manjaro reaches it's amazing potential.

great to have you here.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Feli on 29. April 2013, 12:56:55
Hello !  ;D

I'm new to Manjaro, and use Xfce with it! I really apreciate this distribution due to it's automatic support for Optimus technology (Asus 1215N) and for the rolling release philosophy !

I live in Switzerland and I'm finishing my master degree in Psychology ! For the moment manjaro is running well, and I still have to learn a few things on using this distribution (I came from Xubuntu).

Not much more to say, except thank you very much for the great job !!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 29. April 2013, 13:41:43
glad to see many changes and improvement around here. I'm running Manjaro again.

that was long time ago :D i remember you :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: lapsu on 29. April 2013, 14:59:52
Hi,
I'm Matt and I run Manjaro in New Jersey, USA.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dentman on 29. April 2013, 20:22:12
Hi all!  ;D

 I have been smashing linux against my brain for a few years now and I enjoy it very much. I dual boot a heavily modded win7 called Last7 and Sabayon (Gentoo) and a heavily modded Kubuntu ( Ultimate Edition 3.5) and now Manjaro. I like Sabayon but everything is so damn hard! Virtualbox install always breaks shit and I have little time to fix things so last break sat for 3 or more weeks and then I just had to reinstall. I have a baby to take care of now so I can't waste hours trying this that and the other thing.
 I use Multiboot on a 32gb USB to boot as many Distros as I want. Works flawlessly and doesn't require setup in windoze!

 8) Rick 8)
    USA
  Alabama
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Snubbi on 29. April 2013, 22:53:24
Greetings from Denmark
I've been using Linux for 14 years now, I have tried 7-8 distro the past 14 years. I love Manjaro Openbox  8), and the Rolling Release. Here I expect to stay for many years.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Attila1964 on 30. April 2013, 00:20:36
Greetings from Hungary, after 8+ year with Linux (Zenwalk, Slackware, *buntu, Mandriva, Arch) some weeks before I found Manjaro and I'm very happy with it...  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dRo07 on 30. April 2013, 07:48:24
Hi,

New on linux since Ubuntu 5.0, used to be on Sabayon since 5.0 (rolling), some gentoo installation from stage 3, opensuse…
I use an ultra mobile X200 laptop (less than 1.5Kg more than 6H autonomy, wlan/wwan), so i love lightweight DM like openbox / xfce and lighweight utility like feh, cmus, mc. Paradoxically i love also energy consumming conky and compiz as i found them usefull.

Now on manjaro single boot (3.7s startup and 15s from powerbutton to first click) / everyday use at work (with sabayon on a 2nd hard drive in my pocket in case i broke something like wwan…)

Thanks to the team for bringing bépo directly in installation medium, and for this great job.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DancesWithHorses on 30. April 2013, 22:09:55
From Canada, been with Linux on and off for 5 years. Started with Ubuntu, then CrunchBang, Peppermint, Vector, Mint and finally Archbang. Laptop and school issues drove me back to Windows but I'm not happy at all. LOVE Arch-based and have tested Manjaro in a sandbox, like it a lot. Now trying to decide how get to Manjaro full-time. Have an Ubuntu netbook that might just fall "victim."
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 30. April 2013, 23:57:31
best to victimize the ubuntu netbook to begin , come from a corner he dont exspect you :p
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: timetopat on 01. May 2013, 01:18:37
I have only used linux for about 3 years but I find the ideas of a friendly and deep rolling release distro very important.  I have used Ubuntu and it derivatives a lot but this is really great.  Also I think who ever does the website did an amazing job.  Easy on the eyes and is very elegant. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: klaatu on 01. May 2013, 03:18:26
Hi,
After some distro hopping I have Manjaro XFCE running on my machine and loving it.
Didn't think I could handle an Arch based distro, but you guys made it easy for me.
Manjaro is running even better than Windows 7, so it's now the only OS I use.
Even my wireless HP printer is working out of the box, amazing!

Thank you
klaatu
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: uoou on 01. May 2013, 04:23:45
Hello, I've been using Manjaro for a good few months now. I love Arch, but it's a pain in the arse to install. Manjaro solves that, all that Arch goodness and simplicity with just enough sugar to make it easy to use, without compromising that simple base. Everyone involved has done an amazing job.

I'd also like to say that I believe Manjaro is the first distro ever to exhibit an understanding of good aesthetic design. The logo, the wallpapers, the colour choices, the website, all those little things which always look like arse in every other distro are beautiful in Manjaro. Whoever the design team are: you are a shining beacon of hope and your work is greatly appreciated.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 01. May 2013, 12:41:57
Hi I've been using Manjaro Openbox edition for a while and so far so good. Thank you for all your hard work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 01. May 2013, 13:02:17
@all new members - Welcome aboard, Enjoy the stay!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DancesWithHorses on 01. May 2013, 17:59:14
best to victimize the ubuntu netbook to begin , come from a corner he dont exspect you :p

LOL, or go crazy on my sister's HP netbook... its piece of junk. I think the hardware is okay, but whatever OS on there has overwhelmed the poor thing.

I should mention, fluent in German if that helps anyone. A bit rusty these days but I can function.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: diggingman on 02. May 2013, 16:19:26
I've been lurking for awhile so I figured I'd make a post.  I started with Manjaro 0.8.4 openbox and am happy to say I think I've finally found the distro for me.  I've tried a few of the typical options, Linux Mint, Fedora and a few of the Ubuntu spin-offs over the past two years, but as time went on and I moved beyond the brand-new Linux users I wanted to move to something that I could have a little more control over.  I installed Arch as a VM but due to a few oddities with my system I was never able to get it running on my machine.  I saw a Manjaro announcement on distrowatch and thought I'd give it a try and haven't looked back yet.  I really like the simplicity of OpenBox and the flexibility of Manjaro and hope the project continues to grow and get the attention it deserves.   
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: piday on 03. May 2013, 00:36:15
Greetings from Minneapolis

I came from Linux mint 13. Started running Manjaro in VM a week or so ago and liked it. When Ubuntu 13.04 came out I figure I would try it again to give Unity another shot (I had some time on my hands) and I figured I go back to mint when when 15 came out. There were a few different issues with grub, nvidia drivers, and steam. After I fixed all those issues I realized I still didn't care for unity. I thought about just reinstalling mint but I decided I try Manjaro to see how it goes. And Wow the install was easiest I've ever experienced with linux. I have been very impressed over the last few days. The only negative I've had so far was there was a lot of screen tearing. Watched a youtube video on it, installed compiz and it has been fixed. If everything keeps going fairly smoothly I stay with this distro for a while.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: incensesmoke on 03. May 2013, 17:09:35
Hi there from south France!

I was using Sidux/Aptosid and Mint before, but after installing manjaro on a netbook for a friend I got the bug too :-) Super nice distro and from what I've read in the forum seems like a real nice community!
Thanks already for all the hard work you've all put into this! I love it!

0.8.5 openbox

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 04. May 2013, 19:17:33
manjaro i see is touring the world, impressive! welcome to newcomers!
if you want, make a visit stable to the irc channel #manjaro (freenode server).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: adrianhoohaha on 05. May 2013, 10:23:51
Greetings from the Philippines!

My name is Adrian. I installed Manjaro just now. I'm quite new to Linux having used Linux Mint and openSUSE for just about 6 months combined uptime. I don't have enough experience on using Linux but I am not afraid of exploring (and breaking) computers. I'm currently learning the terminal and will take a matter of time to be proficient at it. Hope to get the best out of this forum! :D

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumali on 05. May 2013, 10:31:24
Welcome @adrianhoohaha. We will try to help :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 05. May 2013, 13:28:26
Wow, it's great to have all you new users from around the world joining us on the Manjaro forum - long may you roam here!!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: adrianhoohaha on 06. May 2013, 00:25:17
Welcome @adrianhoohaha. We will try to help :)

thank you! hope we get along well! :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 06. May 2013, 16:37:22
@every new members,

Welcome aboard.  Enjoy the stay!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: slimline66 on 06. May 2013, 22:58:28
Hello all. :)

I think I've finally found my new OS and distro. 8)

I tried linux a few years back and didn't really get on with it, but now ... bloody hell, ... it's brilliant and so fast!

A couple of weeks ago my brother gave my his old (4 years) laptop with Vista installed because it kept locking up. If you can fix it you can have it, he said. After looking, with my limited knowledge for possible hardware faults, and finding none I decided to try a live ubuntu disk that I burned a few months previously. It was a bit slow but ... no lock ups!! Well, I installed it along side Vista and played with it for a few days and STILL no lock ups. In the mean time I was becoming addicted. :)

Vista was duly given it's marching orders, replaced with ubuntu and the laptop given to my other half.

Ubuntu was installed on my own laptop along with Vista. Mint seemed to be recommended as an alternative to ubuntu so I installed that too, and loved it, until little bugs started to show. After watching a top 5 linux distro review, manjaro (number 2)and Linux lite (number 1) came next, and Mint went. Had a quick play with them both, then back to ubuntu. I do like ubuntu but, I can see where it's going and don't feel it's for me.

Then back to manjaro ...

That was about 5 days ago and to be honest, it's really grown on me. I love the fact that its so fast and everything just works. I can see that a lot of hard work has gone into making it that way, and everyone involved should be jolly proud of themselves. 8)

Today I discovered "Enlightenment" ... and made my choice. ;) 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 07. May 2013, 20:25:13
Hi,

I am a 28-old student "forever" currently in The Netherlands but origins are German/Finnish. Recently been tinkering a lot with Linux and now found the system and community that responds to my needs. Still discovering new features as well :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 07. May 2013, 21:16:15
I do like ubuntu but, I can see where it's going and don't feel it's for me.

Then back to manjaro ...
I bet you made the right choice.  Welcome aboard.  Enjoy the stay!



Hi,

I am a 28-old student "forever" currently in The Netherlands but origins are German/Finnish. Recently been tinkering a lot with Linux and now found the system and community that responds to my needs. Still discovering new features as well
Welcome aboard.  Enjoy the stay!


PS : I lol'd @ 28-old student "forever" because I'm also on the same ship.  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rustguard on 08. May 2013, 09:03:58
hi Jaime from Australia been using mint for a few years, but looking for a better os for my netbook. A hp mini 210
so far tryed vector, pclinuxos, solydx, lubuntu, crunchbang and debian.
Manjaro looks like a nice distro. I used KDE in the nineties but been using gnome for a while. but I am really liking xfce
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 08. May 2013, 12:12:36
Welcome rustguard :)

i hope you stay for a wile to known manjaro better. distro hopping is bitlearning bt you dont learn how  the distro as base :)

you are very welcome !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. May 2013, 12:20:29
rustguard in Oz, welcome! i'm based in South Africa & moved from Mint 13 to Manjaro in January - I enjoyed Mint but really love Manjaro with XFCE desktop. I hope you stick around for a while, connect with the community & find out how the OS works on your netbook - I'd be interested to hear how you get on. Great to have you here. Go well meantime, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Se7enTime on 09. May 2013, 16:37:42
Hi . . .

I'm Se7enTime and I from Indonesia,
and now still downloading Manjaro 0.8.5.2 at my Ubuntu Studio 12.04

Nice to meet you all  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 09. May 2013, 17:04:20
Welcome Se7enTime - long may you roam here!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Vampir3 on 10. May 2013, 12:55:52
Hi everyone
in cyber-world, im Vampir3, living in Iran, ex-fedora user and now im happy with manjaro for a few weeks. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. May 2013, 13:12:57
Vampir3, welcome & greetings to you in Iran! It's good to have you here on the forum & I trust your stay with us is an enjoyable one. See you around... ;)

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: alxmcv on 10. May 2013, 14:27:04
I've basic skills of programming in C++, since I've "ok" programming background, and I quite interested with programming & will to learn to programming skills. I'd like to contribute and learn together in Manjaro development. How to go?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 10. May 2013, 14:29:50
welcome!

iran? omg
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Jeccu on 10. May 2013, 14:47:34
Greetings from Finland!
I'm quite new to Linux, started to use it about a year ago and learning some new stuff every day. I ditched Windows after using it since version 3.0. :)
I've currently four computers running Linux: Linux Mint 13 (Xfce) on my 2nd computer, XBMCBuntu 12.2 on my mediaplayer, OpenMediaVault 0.4.28 on my home server and now Manjaro 0.8.5 on my "main" computer because I wanted a rolling release. I have to say I'm really impressed! Great job Manjaro Team!
This is my distro! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 10. May 2013, 15:11:31
welcome!

if you want, you can have xbmc based on manjaro (or directly on arch). ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. May 2013, 15:19:13
alxmcv & kraig, welcome to both of you - it's great to have you join us. alxmcv, if you want to add your machine & OS info into your profile, that would be useful for support purposes.

enjoy!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 10. May 2013, 15:50:43
Hi to all new ones from Iran to Finland. Nice to have some countrymen here :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: siggiy on 11. May 2013, 00:12:12
Hello everyone,
i'm a Linux greenhorn but i want to deal with it. So the last weeks i have tried some distros and now i'm here. :)
I like the idea of rolling releases and Manjaro gave me - as a rookie as i am - the chance easily to install an Arch-based distro.
So far i'm quite happy with my new powerful and lovely toy called Manjaro. :)
Many thanks to the (dev-) team and this wonderful community!

Greetings from Germany and have a nice weekend
siggiy
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: krillejava on 11. May 2013, 15:06:57
Hi!

I'm new here, but not to Linux. I'm a bit off a Linux junkie... :P
I've being trying out Manjaro now for three days, and i have to say,, wow. ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 11. May 2013, 15:38:01
Welcome krillejava & glad you are loving Manjaro. It's good to have you here. Go well meantime & see you round the forum....Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: filipvk1000 on 11. May 2013, 17:58:35
Hi everybody. My name is Filip,I'm 15 and I come from Croatia. I wanted to install Arch,but I was insecure,I tought that CLI installation will mess me up,so I found Manjaro on distrowatch. I was skeptic,but when I installed it,I really really liked it,so,I think this will be my main distro for now. I've had Ubuntu,Mint,Fedora,openSuse,etc.,but this is the best so far. Developers,thank you very much for your work. Just keep up the good work,don't give up,this will be the next Ubuntu,trust me!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 11. May 2013, 18:35:27
filipvk1000, welcome - great to have you here & i agree, Manjaro has a very bright future....see you around on the forum!  ;)

Ruziel.
Title: Thanks MANJARO
Post by: chris64 on 11. May 2013, 22:03:44
I have been a fan to Ubuntu distro since 4 years and I love it until Unity came to desktop environment and started to hate Ubuntu.
My natural move was to distro LinuxMint, which was much better and I do still using LinuxMint today.

I run my small company on linux and do not miss Microsoft with expection of very few applications.

However I did not find my "love" with Linuxmint either and look at ArchLinux.

After a week of installation errors I got ArchLinux running on Gnome environment but felt I did not have time to do trail and error learning, as I have to put food on the table for my family with productive work and satify my customer needs.
I drop ArchLinux and felt I needed to find a more intutive distro that I can gradually learn from.

I found Manjaro on YouTube and tried it out. My experiance was positive and felt that I might find my love with Manjaro if I got to know the distro better.
I have Manjaro installed on my laptop for the purpose  to learn more and see if I can replace LinuxMint..

Hope I finnaly can enjoy a good distro that have pontetial for the future and that the distro is easy to install applications as well to configure the desktiop environment after your personal needs.

So far Manjaro has done excellent work under such short time and I will follow the development and hope it will grow even more in popularity ...

Title: Re: Thanks MANJARO
Post by: YFDogan on 11. May 2013, 22:17:07
All what we can say is 'Wellcome brother'.
I m sure you will enjoy Manjaro and Manjaro family ;)
Title: Re: Thanks MANJARO
Post by: ruziel on 11. May 2013, 22:24:57
Hi Chris64 - welcome, it's good to have you here. I have come across a lot of people who have moved from Ubuntu and also Mint. Mint 13 was my first Linux distro and I like it, but was looking for something lighter, faster & with a rolling release. I hope you stick around & help us grow Manjaro. Go well meantime & see you around the forum. Ruziel.
Title: Re: Thanks MANJARO
Post by: ringo on 11. May 2013, 22:44:51
Warm Welcome :) i came also from ubuntu / Mint and LMDE (debian edition) The begin also difficult im not that kind distrohopper :p i have my needs like an Eid and now on rolling...

not everything is perfect....but what is perfect? :) Manjaro is fun.. and give lot room too learn also without fix your Os too much... there is lots of playground in it :)

Welcome :p
Title: Re: Thanks MANJARO
Post by: chris64 on 12. May 2013, 10:09:07
Hi YFDogan, ruziel, and ringo32

Thanks for your feedback and your comments.
Feel GREAT to be here in this Forum and looking forward to share my experience and enthusiasm for Manjaro.

I feel that it's potential energy of the forum that's realized into something good for Manjaro.
Title: Re: Thanks MANJARO
Post by: eskaini on 12. May 2013, 10:27:26
Welcome Chris
Like many on this forum, I also started with Ubuntu, then Xubuntu after Unity was released, still never had all I wanted from a distro, until I found Manjaro.
It is by far and away the best Linux distro there is IMHO
Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ttzhou on 12. May 2013, 13:16:01
Newbie - to Linux, in fact. Started with Ubuntu for 3 weeks, wasn't a fan of the bloat. Wanted to go to Arch, but I don't have the luxury of learning it's inner workings to the point of familiarity, so I went with Manjaro. Best choice ever. Love this distro to death.

From Canada. Currently in China. Use Manjaro mainly to play with it - I am kind of an artsy guy and I like to customize everything. Manjaro let's me do that to my heart's content. :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xcbiker on 12. May 2013, 13:28:51
Hi all,
my name is Sergio and i'm from Italy.
I'm currently living in the area of Rome.
I'm empoyed in P&G (Procter & Gamble company) and my current responsibility is to take care of the Pomezia Plant's
distribution center. In detail I'm dealing with the warehouse inventories and IT systems to manage them.
For years i worked in the IT , them move to the logistics, although my skill in SAP , networking and programming in general made me quite flexible :-)
At home i use Linux since 2008 altohugh i consider myself just an advanced-user, not a guru or a command-line haker.
Started with SLAX, i used almost every distro in the distrowatch top-ten.
In the end, in the last 3 years i found Fedora to be the more complete and cutting edge.
Now i recently switched to Manjaro to give a try to a rolling release distro.
All in one,  i'm very happy of the work done by the Manjaro team. The Openbox flavour is fast and stable: i' running it on my nettop, while on my main laptop i installed a XFCE turned into a Gnome one.
Nice to meet you all and compliments for the quality of the forum and the website in general. Kiss
Sergio
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bier on 12. May 2013, 14:52:45
Hi, I am living in Wuhan ,Hubei,China, to be honest , little people here use linux, I don't know why, maybe common Chinese refuse to learn more skill of controlling their computer, they just content to use OS which most people around them are using, ie. windows.   
I happened to encounter Linux(fedora) around year of 2005, and ever since then, I prefer Linux to windows, I am happy that we are given this wonderful innovation and  opportunity  of  exploration and to choose the right components of our operating system that we like the most. Currently I have installed Bodhi linux and Manjaro-gnome in my laptop, Manjaro-Openbox in my desktop and Manjaro-xfce and W7 in my wife's laptop.
I think Manjaro is one of the most wonderful Linux distros , it provides great irc and forum support, and although I still have issue of correctly installing optimus to my wife's laptop, I have to give Manjaro a 5 stars rating.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pip on 12. May 2013, 19:24:40
I'm Philip from Poland. Manjaro is my first linux not based on debian and I'm love it :) Also it's first system that loves my computer and there are no problems with it!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 12. May 2013, 19:26:38
If I may quote from our brother YFDogan

Welcome brothers (and maybe sisters)  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: murak on 12. May 2013, 20:37:02
Hello manjaro community!

My name I Joakim and I live on the Swedish island Gotland. I have been on and off Linux since ~2000 (?). Started with a failed install of Knoppix, then I used Ubuntu for a long time through their exellent free cd with free shipping service. When I got a speedier internet connection a whole new world opend up since all distros now could be downloaded quickly and burned to a cd. I have tried alot but always fell back to Ubuntu which I felt was simple, no fuzz. When I got a NetBook (asus eeepc 901GO) I got into crunchbang and started tinkering a lot more with the OS than I had been doing before (crunchbang is greate, with a greate community) Alongside that I got to know Mint on the desktop and liked it alot. I did not like when Ubuntu changed to Unity (and Gnome changed to.. well Gnome 3.0) so I never got back to Ubuntu, I wish them the best of luck though.

And now I found Manjaro, which is becomming a one hell of a distro! Its simple, FAST and no-fuzz. Thank you for a greate distro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mips on 12. May 2013, 21:02:14
Welcome. I'm looking for someone in Sweden to find my ancestors, I can trace my origins back to someone from Gothenburg but I would love to take it further back and know more! So if any Swedes are willing to help I would greatly appreciate it!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 12. May 2013, 22:16:21
welcome to all newcomers!

benvenuto xcbiker, sono un connazionale! 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tempusfuoit on 13. May 2013, 04:36:24
Hi my name is Brad and I am currently stationed in Alabama with the US Coast Guard. I've been using Linux since Ubuntu 7.04. After the Unity fiasco I moved to Fedora and then Arch. I was really happy with Arch and stayed with it for a year. Eventually it became a pain to keep 4 computers running it with military deployments. I migrated to Mint and thought the Cinnamon desktop was awesome. However, 6 months into the install my wife had a real problem with the amount of time it took to boot into Mint on her laptop and demanded I put Arch back on the machines. After, spending 4 hours unsuccessfully installing Arch due to optimus, x-org, and/or systemd I gave up. That is when I found Manjaro. I have to tell you that was the easiest optimus/bumblebee install I have ever seen. So far I am very impressed with this distribution & if you guys keep up the good work then I'm home. Cinnamon on a rolling release is the best any Linux user could hope for. I tried the XFCE flavor & it is fast but a little sparse for my taste.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: adrianhoohaha on 13. May 2013, 07:50:33
Hi my name is Brad and I am currently stationed in Alabama with the US Coast Guard. I've been using Linux since Ubuntu 7.04. After the Unity fiasco I moved to Fedora and then Arch. I was really happy with Arch and stayed with it for a year. Eventually it became a pain to keep 4 computers running it with military deployments. I migrated to Mint and thought the Cinnamon desktop was awesome. However, 6 months into the install my wife had a real problem with the amount of time it took to boot into Mint on her laptop and demanded I put Arch back on the machines. After, spending 4 hours unsuccessfully installing Arch due to optimus, x-org, and/or systemd I gave up. That is when I found Manjaro. I have to tell you that was the easiest optimus/bumblebee install I have ever seen. So far I am very impressed with this distribution & if you guys keep up the good work then I'm home. Cinnamon on a rolling release is the best any Linux user could hope for. I tried the XFCE flavor & it is fast but a little sparse for my taste.

I agree with the bumblebee. this is one of the reason I like very much about Manjaro. :) Welcome to the forums! :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ljharp on 13. May 2013, 22:04:54
 ;D Harpllo here.... newbie to Manjaro, long time sampler of assorted Linux distros. Now if I can just get this blasted graphical installer to work for my 8.5 install, things would be like nirvana.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sean on 16. May 2013, 02:37:10
I'm a long time Arch user, but I got tired of seemingly pointless changes made to the install mediums. It seems like whole sections in their wiki are becoming outdated faster and faster these days, too.

I'd heard about Manjaro for awhile, but its ties with Arch kind of made it sound like a Linux Mint version of Arch. Usually with forked distros, I can't see much reason not to a minimal install of the main distro itself (e.g., Debian over Mint/Ubuntu), then just add what I want.

I tihnk it was some spat in the Arch forums about Manjaro that got me looking at it more. Lo and behold, there was a minimal-install net CD available...well, been using it for a couple of weeks now. I'm really liking the distro so far, and it's fast!

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 16. May 2013, 09:26:06
@all new members,

Welcome aboard!  Enjoy the stay.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 16. May 2013, 09:33:32
WELCOME! to all you new Manjaro users - it's great to have you here on the forum & using this wonderful OS. I hope you stick with it & help us make Manjaro better & better. Don't forget that we're still in beta & the development team have an exciting vision for it. Enjoy! Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rifsta on 17. May 2013, 12:12:26
Hi all

Living in Sydney, Australia, originally from Indonesia. Been using Manjaro for almost 2 weeks now (loving everyone minute of it), like some others here in the forum, I have also tried many distros in the past; Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, CentOS, and even Backtrack 5 to name a few. However these were tried on my virtualbox until I found Manjaro. Right there and then I did a full install on my main computer (Goodbye Bill Gates muahahaha).
Tried the openbox first, it was great but I needed more so I installed xfce 0.8.5.2 when it was released but had issues. So installed xfce 0.8.5 which I downloaded previously but never had the time to install :)
By far the best distro I have ever experienced. Special thanks to the developers and supporters.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 17. May 2013, 13:25:35
rifsta in Oz, welcome! it's great when you find a distro that really suits you & Manjaro certainly does that for me. it's good to have you here on the forum & we look forward to interacting & helping the team to ensure Manjaro reaches it's potential. it's an incredible start & as someone who only moved from XP 4 months ago, Windows seems a long long way away. Go well meantime, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tclark on 17. May 2013, 20:48:03
I'm a long time computer & Linux user who recently installed Manjaro. The first computer I laid hands on was a TRS-80 in the 80's my first Linux distro was Mandrake 8 in the late 90's. Professionally, I write automated QA tests for software in perl. Personally, I love to build and tinker with computers.

Of the dozen or so distros I've tried, I had most recently been using Ubuntu. Like others, I wasn't happy with the direction that distro has been taking. Most worrisome to me was the increase in the amount of bugs I was seeing, and the decision to put "Please buy stuff" results from Amazon etc. into my local search results by default. The original reason I went with Ubuntu back with version 9 I think, was that it "just worked". It detected all my hardware, and was easy to maintain. It prided itself on being a distro "for humans". I'm fine with testing new distros in a VM or a spare partition, but I also need a stable desktop to get things done.

I had tried Arch but there was a lot of work involved just to get to a working desktop, and I never got around to it. Recently, I had read about Manjaro, based on Arch but being easy to install and use. I'm very happy with the default install and how easy it is to get the software I need. I'm also happy to go back to a distro that does things in a more traditionally Linux way, with regards to configuration files (something I liked about Arch & Gentoo).

Kudos to the devs for making such a smooth working, user-focused distro! I hope to be able to contribute in the way of testing bugs. Also, I'm very happy to see such intelligent, respectful posts in the forums. I've seen the best & worst of distro communities' behavior. A friendly community around a distro is very important to me :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 17. May 2013, 20:59:09
tclark, welcome to the Manjaro forum - it's great to have you here & i'm sure you will bring a lot of valuable insight & knowledge to the community. go well & see you around on the board. Ruziel.
Title: Just wanted to say Hi!
Post by: kellerman on 17. May 2013, 22:41:36
Hello to Manjaro community! :)
I'm gonna be short.
I was Arch user for years and today switched to Manjaro. I can say that I'm very much impressed. I got tired of the hard maintenance of Arch over years.  :-\ And you know about the stability in Arch...  :-\
For those who say that Manjaro is hard to set up, they probably havent tried Arch. Over 3 hours I was able to get the system to fit my needs perfectly (XFCE as DE) and had almost no issues at all. Perfectly working! The fresh stock install was very good, all necessary things were set up, nothing much less and nothing too much. Very good. Great job done Manjaro developers!  :)
And the GUI installer - GREAT! So easy to install/reinstall my system now! Thanks!  :)
By the way the theming and artwork is superb! And pacman frontend and updater makes life so much easier!
Title: Re: Just wanted to say Hi!
Post by: ringo on 17. May 2013, 22:55:16
i say Hi to you tooo :)
Welcome , !! in our family !
Title: Re: Just wanted to say Hi!
Post by: YFDogan on 17. May 2013, 23:27:20
Wellcome home brother ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kenharkey7 on 18. May 2013, 10:11:55
Hello all, I am currently downloading Manjaro 0.8.5.2 xfce and decided to go ahead and register while I was waiting, right now im running Debian tracking jessie but wanted to give manjaro a try. 

About me: My name is Ken I am 33 from california, been using linux for nearly 8 years, 5 years as my primary os and 3 years as my sole os.  I consider myself an all around geek, i simply love technology. Currently i'm learning website design (html 5, css3 and javascript) as well as  programming (mostly java and python), I also make android roms in my spare time.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumali on 18. May 2013, 10:32:32
Wellcome home @kenharkey7 :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 18. May 2013, 10:37:14
Welcome to all new members to this great distro, with a forum and community to match. Hope you all come to love Manjaro as much as all others here do  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: adrianhoohaha on 18. May 2013, 11:20:01
Hello all, I am currently downloading Manjaro 0.8.5.2 xfce and decided to go ahead and register while I was waiting, right now im running Debian tracking jessie but wanted to give manjaro a try. 

About me: My name is Ken I am 33 from california, been using linux for nearly 8 years, 5 years as my primary os and 3 years as my sole os.  I consider myself an all around geek, i simply love technology. Currently i'm learning website design (html 5, css3 and javascript) as well as  programming (mostly java and python), I also make android roms in my spare time.

hello kenharkey7! glad to see an anime fan here :D welcome to the forums! :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kenharkey7 on 18. May 2013, 11:20:44
hello kenharkey7! glad to see an anime fan here :D welcome to the forums! :D

im glad to see someone who is glad to see an anime fan lol
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: adrianhoohaha on 18. May 2013, 11:30:49
im glad to see someone who is glad to see an anime fan lol

lol :))
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 21. May 2013, 10:49:21
It's great to see all the Manjaro newbies rolling in - welcome all! Anime fans especially welcome...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: enkku on 21. May 2013, 12:38:21
Hi!

Enkku from Finland here. Congratulations to Manjaro team for this great distro. I just did a net install with KDE, and it was a breeze!
I have to say, mhwd is a blessing for any Ati user, I tried all kinds of rolling release distros, and every time I ended up with display adapter fan blowing papers off my desk.
Now I have it up and rolling and it's the best Kwin performance I've ever had with this machine. Thanks :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 21. May 2013, 12:41:16
Enkku in Finland, welcome! It's great to have you join us & I'm pleased you're enjoying Manjaro KDE flavour. Go well meantime, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: guv999 on 21. May 2013, 22:34:51
Greetings from Ireland.  Have been distro hopping for a while, but am very happy with Manjaro.   Thanks for a great distro
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cjbrambo on 21. May 2013, 23:29:28
Greetings!

I decided my manual labor job -painting yachts in Florida- was killing me, and sucky, and went to school in 2010. In June of '10 I purchased a notebook. It was, and still is, the first computer that I have really owned and had the privilege to maintain. I used my notebook with pre-installed Win7 on it, and within two hours was pissed off and downloading Ubuntu 10.04. Since then I have hopped around distros a bit. I've spent most of my time with Mint Xfce. Sometimes software requirements with school has dragged me back into Win 7, but never for long. So Linux is very exciting to me. I don't know much, but I love to learn. As much as I love a stable system, it can be great for things to break every once in a while. Breaking things is always a great chance to learn something.I just installed Manjaro Xfce, having an issue, but it is very nice. I look forward to digging my heels in here.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: l1nus on 22. May 2013, 03:00:42
Hi  :)

Sorry I missed this thread before my #1 post here in this forum


I am Indonesian, first time using Manjaro...after my Arch is refuse to used by me after latest upgade to linux 3.9.x :D

Regards,
l1nus
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: oxiboost on 23. May 2013, 01:12:32
 Hello everyone, I am oxiboost, though most call me just oxi. I'm from Argentina, and thus my native language is Spanish, although I use Manjaro in English. First time using Manjaro (or anything Arch-based, really.) as a main OS. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two separate partitions, but decided to format and try going full Linux for once. Fortunately playing around with Ubuntu for a bit (even though I always used Windows 7 as my main) has more or less accustomed me to the basics, yet not enough to be considered anything but a newbie yet. I'm running the XFCE version of Manjaro, x86, and for now I'm pretty pleased by it.

Since I'm having some problems finding my way around, I decided to make a forum account here. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. I'll probably make a thread soon in the newbies' board.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: siralucard on 23. May 2013, 02:52:48
Greetings to the Manjaro staff and community,

First of all, thanks for this fine distro! I've been following the development for a while now and finally decided to take the plunge to see what all the fuss is about. The installation was smooth as butta..it was almost a little too easy :)  I went with the main Xfce iso, even though I typically use Openbox. So far I'm really enjoying it...I like what you've done with it. The default selection of apps is pretty nice too, but of course you can't please everyone which is why I'm glad you offer a net install. That's pretty cool. Other than the minor little annoyances of Xfce (which is not confined to any one distribution...so nothing against Manjaro) I've only had one issue so far which was with Steam and that was fixed easily with a Google search. I may post a new topic in case anyone else has had the same issue. That's all for now...keep up the awesome work...later.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 23. May 2013, 06:49:59
@all new members

Welcome aboard! Enjoy the stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bobbinspenguin on 23. May 2013, 21:09:17
I made a post before noticing this so I should probably introduce myself. I'm from Manchester, UK and dual boot Win7 and Linux. I've been using openSUSE since about 2002 but enjoy playing with others. I use Windows for gaming and Linux for 3D/2D stuff. Blender, Inkscape, MyPaint....that kind of thing. Blender always performed better under Linux anyway and used to look like Imagine3D on the Amiga so Windows users were put off it pre-version 2.5.
I like manjaro so far and it's something I want to stick with for the long haul. Actually be part of and maybe I'll contribute towards it at some point. I want to see it evolve into something new and be part of that if I can. Let's see what happens.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 23. May 2013, 22:35:53
First time using Manjaro (or anything Arch-based, really.) as a main OS. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two separate partitions, but decided to format and try going full Linux for once.

I have actually similar plans oxiboot! I think soon I am going to take the leap of faith and become a full-time LinuxUser. I have been with Manjaro and its different flavours about 2 moths now and everyday still learning something new. Hopefully goes similarly for you  ;) Welcome to everybody else as well :) Yet another Finn too  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: folkarys on 24. May 2013, 18:58:33
Hi, I'm Piere aka folkarys, a french manjaro xfce user, since 2 weeks.
I'm register on the french forum since about same time.

During my free time, i take nature picture,  geeking on my pc and love reading book.

See you on the board ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Drakasin on 24. May 2013, 23:55:24
Hello everyone!
I am Drakasin and I've been distro hopping for about three months (as a total newbie) and now I am landed here. I'll be staying for a while ( maybe this will finally be THE distro I'll enjoy the most and I'll be able to settle so I can finally learn how to operate the damn Terminal). For how long? Only time will tell. Also, greetings from the Czech Republic (and greetings to all anime and FiM fans!)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 25. May 2013, 01:02:40
Hello everyone!
I am Drakasin and I've been distro hopping for about three months (as a total newbie) and now I am landed here. I'll be staying for a while ( maybe this will finally be THE distro I'll enjoy the most and I'll be able to settle so I can finally learn how to operate the damn Terminal). For how long? Only time will tell. Also, greetings from the Czech Republic (and greetings to all anime and FiM fans!)

Hi :) Nice to have you in the Manjaro community. Havent been using linux for much longer myself, but already found ways to possibly replace windows entirely! Hopefully your path will be similar in that regard also :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xfrank on 25. May 2013, 04:22:34
Hi, I'm from Mexico (but born in Italy). I'm a teacher and researcher. I use pcs mostly for work (office). Years ago I tried to change my OS from windows (XP, now 7) to linux. My first experience (experimental) was with kubuntu (I didn't like KDE), then Xubuntu (better, I like Xfce). Recently I did move more seriously to Linux Mint (Xfce). I like it, is very easy to use, nice and stable. I have it installed in dual boot with XP in two PCs, gradually I'm working more and more with linux than MS.
Recently I discovered this distro, Manjaro linux. It's really AMAZING. So beautiful, and yet so lightweight and spartan! It is running now in an old, weak atom pc that I use for experiments. This little PC with Manjaro flies!  I would like to convert this distro in my main, working OS. But: 1 - I have to learn a lot (is quite different than Mint), and 2 - I'm worring to break the system doing wrong things in the terminal. Right now I have a problem with repositories and my pamac disappeared (I opened a thread on this). Arch/Manjaro seems more complex than Ubuntu/Mint, but more interesting too.
Anyway, I'm here.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: josy1982 on 25. May 2013, 23:05:47
Hi,

my name ist jovan i am 30 years old from Germany. I worked long time for the fedora project now was time to change. I tested a lot of distributions but don't found one that i like. Now i installed manjaro xfce and it's great. It's easy to install and use. i am now working 3 days with manjaro and it's great for me i am using the testing branch. For now i have to say that is my favorite distribution great work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 25. May 2013, 23:52:11
Welcome Both,  :) im since september here and it works good :) and jovan you use Testing so make sure if you have some problem make the problem in the right track under the Testing repository topic if you use testing :)

Manjaro have the best of both world.. its stable and it is arch, ok some issues can come...but for me is this a great hobby so o dont mind but  im a pretty sober user anyway :)

welcome both :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: hachre on 26. May 2013, 04:17:15
Hi guys :)

I heard about this distro through the Linux Action Show :) (Btw to all the newbies here, if you wanna watch a weekly show about linux topics it is great http://jupiterbroadcasting.com)

Ancient History
I have been into Linux since 1996 (started back then with SuSE). I mainly started with servers, then later (around 2000) switched to Linux on my desktop as well. In 2006 I switched from Linux to OS X and have used that mainly until now. For about 3 months now I've been looking for a suitable desktop distro.

Recent History
A few weeks ago I came across Arch and I love it. However after trialing it for a few weeks I soon began to notice that keeping everything working took and a huge amount of my time, while I had other things to do. So I switched to Ubuntu. After a few weeks of that I noticed that I'm not happy with the amount of software you can get and easily install (even though there are PPAs) and I missed the flexibility of Arch.

Manjaro - the perfect mix of "Arch" and "Ubuntu"
That's when I came across Manjaro, and I have to say it looks to me so far that it's the perfect blend of flexibility and ability for customizability (if you wanna get into it) from Arch combined with a bit of out-of-the-box-working and you-don't-have-to-do-everything-yourself from Ubuntu.


It looks to be the perfect mix and I'm very excited to have found it :) See you around guys!
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Post by: alpargyenge on 26. May 2013, 05:37:50
Hy. My name is Alpar from Romania, and i switched from Ubuntu.
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Post by: Lukimya on 26. May 2013, 12:23:19
Great to see that users with different experience levels find Manjaro cool! Welcome to all :)
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Post by: stonski on 26. May 2013, 14:08:53
As i introduced myself in the german Thread, i just wanted to say "Hello" here as well.

Switched recently from Ubuntu to Manjaro and guys it's great.

Cheers, Stonski

PS: i saw that there are a bunch of south africans here! a special Hello to you guys. You have such a beautiful country. I'm there almost every year and really Suidafrika - addicted. Made some really good friends there over the last 10 years in Cape Town, Port Shepstone and Paulpietersburg. so well, thats it for the moment...  :D
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Post by: locdog on 27. May 2013, 09:41:25
Hello, I am a UK Debian/Ubuntu/Mint user who is looking to learn more about Arch Linux.  I use the openbox version of Manjaro.  I want to use Manjaro as my Ubuntu replacement as I am now forced to as I triple booted Mint 13, Uberstudent and Ubuntu 12.04.  During partioning I erased my Ubuntu partition (its ok as Ubuntu was for personal use, Mint for my social enterprise and Uberstudent for teaching). 

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/51130faf633694c7a800ee477f57517a/tumblr_mmshcwpXKW1qgpgdjo1_1280.png)

As a part of my social enterprise we recycle computers for the elderly.  I use Debian for this, but I am considering using Manjaro and Arch if/when I can learn more....

Thanks and Hello
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Post by: angus71_de on 27. May 2013, 14:43:18
Hello out there !
I´m new with GNU/Linux and recently (two days ago...) installed Manjaro, Openbox-version.
Wow, very impressive, fast and slim! Nice Distro !  :D
There are one or two points that i will need help.... so see you at the Newbie Corner...
Greetings from Germany
angus
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Post by: BuffaloX on 27. May 2013, 19:38:17
Hi, I've been using Manjaro KDE for about a month now,
And I just want to thank and congratulate the people behind Manjaro, which of course include Arch too.
This may well be the best distro available today, for people who want to be up to date, but don't want to manage all the details that Arch requires.

Everything wotked out of the box, and Catalyst drivers installed easily, and so did every program I've installed so far, including PlayonLinux with 32 bit libraries, and my current favorite game Path Of Exile, and the Steam client too.

For some reason KDE runs much smoother than it did with Kubuntu 13.04, although i also had the latest catalyst driver and KDE version on that.
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 29. May 2013, 08:19:17
@all new members.

Welcome aboard! Enjoy the stay.
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Post by: Ferre on 30. May 2013, 08:19:24
Hello everybody :) As a long-time Debianist I'm trying out Manjaro. I've read a lot about it and the concept of a rolling release always seemed an attractive alternative to the secure character of Debian-based distro's I've used until now. And I must admit : I like it, it's fast and snappy and everything works just fine :)
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Post by: Azra on 30. May 2013, 17:07:26
Hi Guys!!
Am from Kenya working as an IT security professional.
I have tested many distros but...
Its official, this is the best distro i have ever used!
Excellent work by the Manjaro Team!
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Post by: Kim on 30. May 2013, 17:48:34
Hello,
I installed manjaro yesterday. Like the snappyness and Arch-compatibility + Cinnamon.
Great impression so far - I used Ubuntu for years before I switched.
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Post by: ruziel on 30. May 2013, 17:56:32
Kim, welcome! It's good to have you join us & I'm pleased you are enjoying Manjaro so far. It's still in beta, so will just get better & better. Enjoy... ;)
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Post by: fatbajo on 30. May 2013, 18:12:16
Hello Everybody! I'm from Bulgaria and I've been using Manjaro for over month. I've had a few issue but sorted them out easy enough. It's a sexy looking,well behaving distro and I like it  ;D 8)
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Post by: MetalFanTux on 31. May 2013, 06:58:05
Hi All.

I am  from colorado. I just installed Manjaro 0.8.5.2 on my Laptop. I am currently running  Cinnamon desktop on I still consider myself a newbie but I have been running Linux in various flavors since 2002. I  think I may have found a new distro home though. Thanks for a wonderful distro. I hope to become an active meber of this community. 8)
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Post by: puppylinuxworld on 31. May 2013, 12:59:33
Hi All

Puppy Linux here I have just started a full bootcamp series on Manjaro linux over on youtube link is below hope to have a ton of fun with Manjaro  :-*

http://www.youtube.com/user/PuppyLinuxWorld (http://www.youtube.com/user/PuppyLinuxWorld)
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Post by: Lukimya on 31. May 2013, 13:55:32
Hi All

Puppy Linux here I have just started a full bootcamp series on Manjaro linux over on youtube link is below hope to have a ton of fun with Manjaro  :-*

http://www.youtube.com/user/PuppyLinuxWorld (http://www.youtube.com/user/PuppyLinuxWorld)

Hi Steve I have been watching all your videos over the past year or so! Great to see you at the forum. Hopefully Manjaro satisfies your needs. Welcome to the forum!
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Post by: andyinmokum on 01. June 2013, 10:31:59
Greetings from Amsterdam, I'm very much a newbie to Linux, so far so good, though I do have a lot of questions. I have set my laptop up as a dual boot system for Linux Mint 15 and Manjaro. Both with the Cinnamon desktop. I've done this so that I gain experience with both, Ubuntu and Arch in a user friendly environment,  I've disposed of Windows completely. I'm very much looking forward to becoming competent with both OSs.
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Post by: ringo on 01. June 2013, 10:36:13
Welcome  :)



happy to see a Dutchie :)
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Post by: bluemeda on 01. June 2013, 15:37:44
hello guys ;D
im trying manjaro again
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Post by: holden87 on 01. June 2013, 20:00:41
Jeez, forgot to introduce myself. Well, i've spent some days on the forum now.

I come from Slovenia, the northernmost country of the ex-Yugoslavia, i study comparative literature, finishing my bachelors this year (hopefully). Hope to use Manjaro for a long time to come.
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Post by: thunderlinux on 01. June 2013, 22:06:53
Im from USA and im loving manjaro. Hi to all of you!
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Post by: mips on 01. June 2013, 22:56:55
Welcome!
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Post by: philip r on 01. June 2013, 23:57:40
Hi all,

I have recently inherited a Toshiba Tecra S1 with 1Gb of RAM.  I had to supply the HDD (80Gb).  Just been 'playing' about with the latest 'live' distro of Manjaro which came with a Linux magazine.  I must say it looks great.  Now for a question.

I have a 50Gb partition (I presume this is SDA1) for Windows Vista Business and confused as to install Manjaro using CFDISK.  Can someone give me the step-by-step complete breakdown as what I should do?  I am a complete newbie.

I tried lastnight to install it from the DVD, but I think I have 'trashed' my Vista partition in the process.

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Post by: ringo on 02. June 2013, 00:01:14
Welcome friend op a new topic to focus on that :) would be nice :) and clear too :)

but question which iso type do you have also? do you have xfce 8.5.2 cd iso ? because we are rolling that means if you are far behind you could get sometrouble :)

do in terminal lsb_release -a and thinks would be more clear.
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Post by: mips on 03. June 2013, 17:52:59
I have a 50Gb partition (I presume this is SDA1) for Windows Vista Business and confused as to install Manjaro using CFDISK.

I tried lastnight to install it from the DVD, but I think I have 'trashed' my Vista partition in the process.

Don't presume/assume anything, check with sudo fdisk -l

Secondly I suggest you download the latest release 0.8.6. Pick whether you want XFCE, KDE, Opbox or Netinstall and 32-bit/64-bit.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/release/0.8.6/
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Post by: tmfdenham on 03. June 2013, 19:42:40
Hi, I have been using Linux for about four years now and tried out so many distros. I have finally found the one!!!!!

I have installed Manjaro Xfce 0.8.6 and absolutely love it! So fast and responsive and one of the main draws for me is the rolling release model. In all the distros I've tried out so far the one thing that has always bugged me is the standard release model and having to re-install the system every 6-12 months just to keep up to date.

I love everything about this distro from the default DE (Xfce), to the community :) and the website, so user friendly. I hope I never have to switch distros again! Thanks for making such a great Linux distro!

Thomas :)
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Post by: dgcoventry on 04. June 2013, 09:40:25
Good day! <doffs hat>

I'm originally Zimbabwean, twenty years in the Oil Industry in Scotland, now back in sunny South Africa! Home!

Built my first 486 machine from a friend's discarded motherboard in early nineties (gosh, is it THAT long ago?) and installed SUSE on it.

I've been running Ubuntu quite happily for the past ten years or so, but have grown a bit tired of the bloatware and have been looking for leaner distributions, especially since working on some large renders of complicated machinery in Blender.

I installed Arch Linux on one of my machines and was extremely pleased with boot up times: between five and ten seconds to GUI.

However, a lot of crucial software was broken, mainly (in my view) because the AUR system means that buggy, unmaintained software is prevalent in anything not actually officially in the Official Repositories.

I also found that the support forums were unfriendly, pedantic and often sarcastic and prone to posting Google links (which, more often than not had already been searched exhaustively) rather than offering any meaningful assistance.

Since then I've tried Slackware and FreeBSD (aborted because of it's restrictive partitioning model), but haven't found anything to match Arch Linux' fast boot up times.

So here I am on Manjaro. Hoping for a dristro that approaches Arch Linux in performance but is more friendly, both in terms of the User experience and in User support.

</doffs hat again>
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Post by: StealthPenguin on 04. June 2013, 09:53:53
@all new users

Welcome aboard! Enjoy the stay. :)
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Post by: mips on 04. June 2013, 11:24:24
However, a lot of crucial software was broken, mainly (in my view) because the AUR system means that buggy, unmaintained software is prevalent in anything not actually officially in the Official Repositories.

Manjaro does not alleviate this problem just so you know ;)
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Post by: ruziel on 04. June 2013, 11:32:02
dgcoventry, welcome! Ruziel, the most untechnical member of the support team here... ;) I'm also based in South Africa. I can say for sure that you won't find that notorious sarcasm or "read the f-ing manual" type attitude in this forum - we like to keep it positive & even though there can sometimes be debate & differences of opinion, flaming is stepped on swiftly. As for the challenges that come with AUR, Manjaro won't necessary be free of that - given it's Arch roots - but you will certainly find people eager to help. Give Manjaro a run for a week or so & then feel free to post your findings, challenges & suggestions. This OS is still in beta but I feel confident enough to run my business on it & intend to do so for the forseeable future. Go well meantime, Ruziel.
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Post by: dgcoventry on 04. June 2013, 13:52:48
Yes, I understand that.

I'm aware that the AUR system is also implemented on Manjaro; I'm just hoping that I can get a little help in resolving problems getting software to work.
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Post by: Kraig on 04. June 2013, 14:11:21
welcome all and dgcoventry! you can also visit the irc channel #manjaro (freenode server).
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Post by: mejcoffin on 04. June 2013, 21:59:01
Hi Everyone -

Have joined Manjaro , after upgrading to Debian Wheezy , and finding out that  stable actually meant really really slow!

Installed Manjaro 3 times in 6 days , but thats becuase I'm an idiot :-)

At least I can use my machine again !
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Post by: kashcheyka on 05. June 2013, 09:37:19
Hi Everyone!

My name is Ilya, i'm from Russia. I was impressed by Manjaro - so easy to install Arch with it's bleeding edge software and one command-away nonfree GPU drivers! It was a dream!:) I used to use Arch, then Debian testing (it is curently on my working laptop). But now i am thinking about switching to Manjaro (and maybe use Debian as dualboot for insurance:).
    I do some science work here in Moscow.

Thank you guys for the Manjaro!
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Post by: bakerybum on 05. June 2013, 14:29:09
Hi Folks -

Making the move to Manjaro after being a Mint user.

Really like the layout and the performance, especially on my laptop...and the community seems great!

Live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - married 10 years - 3 kids.

Looking forward to this ride!
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Post by: schorem on 05. June 2013, 19:32:19
So now it's my turn :)

I am new to Manjaro, coming from Debian/Ubuntu and I thought it's time for something new. Tried to install Arch, but could not get it working to my satisfaction and stumbled upon Manjaro. So far I really like it. Guess it's now time to leave the VM and install it for real :)
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Post by: philip r on 05. June 2013, 21:30:18
Don't presume/assume anything, check with sudo fdisk -l

Secondly I suggest you download the latest release 0.8.6. Pick whether you want XFCE, KDE, Opbox or Netinstall and 32-bit/64-bit.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/release/0.8.6/
Hello mips,

Thank you for your reply.  Do I have to download 0.8.6 in full or can I update from 0.8.5 once I have got it installed? - at the present time I am using the 0.8.5 live edition.

I am used to 'Windows XP/Vista' (apologies) doing the updates automatically for me! - I use 'Windows XP/Vista' for work and running astronomy programs on home PC & laptop.
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Post by: ruziel on 05. June 2013, 22:29:34
Personally I would download the latest version & make a live DVD/USB with that.
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Post by: rhodium on 06. June 2013, 11:47:59
Hello my name is Erkid and I live in Albania and I am 18 years old.I have been using windows for about 8 years and have been trying to setup linux in my new notebook for about 1 year but no success so I gave Manjaro a try and everything is working great so far.Thank you for offering such a great distro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 06. June 2013, 12:00:46
rhodium/Erkid, Ruziel from the support team here. It's great to have you join us & good to hear that Manjaro is working well for you - it's all about having fun & getting things done on a fast, light, stable system! As you know, Manjaro is still in beta so will just get better and better as the months roll on. Go well meantime & see you round the forums. Adios, Ruziel.  ;)
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Post by: rozebig on 06. June 2013, 19:41:37
hello all,

Im from the netherlands and 43 years old. I`m new white arch base systems so i need some help some times.
im in linux for 1 year now and 2 days on manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 06. June 2013, 20:08:25
rozebig, welcome to Manjaro - it's great to have you here in the community. It's a great ride & we hope you stick around. Feel free to feed us back your comments. Go well meantime, Ruziel.
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Post by: KarBoraN on 06. June 2013, 23:42:18
Hi linux's Brothers and Sisters. :)

(http://u1306.hizliresim.com/1b/7/nvpvu.jpg)

(http://k1306.hizliresim.com/1b/7/nvpw0.jpg)
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Post by: steague on 07. June 2013, 01:52:14
Hello,

I just wanted to say how impressed I am with this distro.  Two weeks and loving the KDE 64 bit stable release on my laptop.  I've used Arch in the past and I forgot how well thought out it is.  Manjaro takes Arch and makes it easy.  I like easy. 

My compliments on a job well done.
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Post by: ringo on 07. June 2013, 02:13:58
Welcome :)

Manjaro make Arch better :) but still use of forum will improve such a lot :)
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Post by: poker98face on 07. June 2013, 02:18:51
Hi linux's Brothers and Sisters. :)

(http://u1306.hizliresim.com/1b/7/nvpvu.jpg)

(http://k1306.hizliresim.com/1b/7/nvpw0.jpg)
Welcome to Manjaro  8) Wat is your Gtk theme and icons btw? and is it Mate?
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Post by: KarBoraN on 07. June 2013, 02:25:13
@poker98face
Mate
theme : GreenLaguna
icon set : Pardus Operation System's new icon set, u can not dowload now. But if u want I can send u.
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Post by: poker98face on 07. June 2013, 02:32:12
Thank you. Btw isn't Pardus dead?
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Post by: KarBoraN on 07. June 2013, 02:47:45
@poker98face No. Pardus reborned. Debian Pardus :).

https://www.pardus.org.tr/
http://www.pardus.name.tr/en/

icons for
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzAm2AnpEbJBRmlmQnhPZC1NRFk/edit?usp=sharing

(http://r1306.hizliresim.com/1b/7/nvtdg.png)
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Post by: poker98face on 07. June 2013, 02:55:48
Thx. Debian Pardus is not "real" Pardus  :-\
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Post by: KarBoraN on 07. June 2013, 03:04:19
@poker98face no , Pardus is changed. We must do it. And turkey polity supported debian pardus.
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Post by: poker98face on 07. June 2013, 03:10:22
http://www.pardus-anka.org/en/ - Pardus-Anka project
http://pisilinuxworld.org/ - Pisi Linux
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/pardus-2013-review-the-mighty-have-fallen - Pardus 2013 review 2/5

Thats why Pardus is dead for me. These 2 projects are interesting  ;)
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Post by: KarBoraN on 07. June 2013, 03:27:57
@poker98face because they are separationed. And Turkey polity not support Pisi linux and Anka Linux :). After this 4ever DebPardus
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Post by: poker98face on 07. June 2013, 03:32:48
Ok, but why old debian and not Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for example? I just think that Pardus-Anka or PiSi will be beter for home user than DebPardus
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Ham Radio on 07. June 2013, 04:16:51
Hi Everyone!

I am not new to Linux but am not an expert either! I have used Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Chakra Linux, and openSUSE. So far I am loving Manjaro! I have dual-boot set up with Windows, which I am trying to get away from. I went ahead and installed Manjaro KDE edition and love it! Congrats on making Arch easy to use!
I am hoping I can help out at some point too :)
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Post by: MickeyRat on 07. June 2013, 13:31:11
Hello There,

I'm a database administrator and I work in a Linux terminal every day but, professionally that's it for Linux and I don't have root access.  I do know how to use VI though. :)

At home I've been playing with Linux off and on for 10 or 12 years.  Back then it was tricky but, I managed to get it to work.  What ended up driving me away every time I tried it was lack of package managers and dependency hell.  It was around 2009 that I finally managed to make the switch full time.  That time I started out with Ubuntu but, we parted ways with that Unity horror.  Then it was Mint Cinamon but, I got tired of installing new releases every 6 months.  So, I thought rolling release and briefly tried LMDE Cinamon.  Something felt clunky about that distro and it was actually semi-rolling release which really wasn't what I wanted.  I decided I wanted a real change.  Arch?  Maybe later.  Then I found Manjaro.

I installed the XFCE version for a real change.  It's been a pleasant surprise.  The install was simple.  It's very snappy.  Some things were trickier than others but, I got everything I wanted to work so far.  None of it was very difficult and I could easily find any info I needed here or the Arch forums/wikis.  There are some very minor differences I'm having to get used to but, I think I'll be staying with this for a while.
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Post by: jaansass on 09. June 2013, 03:15:25
Hi

This is my second attempt with manjaro and it is going well. I have learned so much since my first struggle. the forums are great though admittedly I have been more of a silent partner. I am in the US army and use my computer to access military sites. Manjaro was easy to set up for cac card access using the instructions from the arch sites. All of my humble bundle games work some through steam, others natively and one through wine. I love the pacmac and yaourt. On a more interesting note Manjaro seems to work better than the military computers with windows 7 in accessing and displaying military secure sites especially class flash and pdf instruction.
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Post by: munda on 09. June 2013, 06:55:16
Good Day,
Hi,
I am From India.

I am been into GNU/Linux world for last 16 months or so
From Ubuntu 12.04 > Linux Mint 13(Mate) > Manjaro Cinnamon 0.8.5 > Fuduntu > Manajaro XFCE 0.8.5 > Manjaro Open Box  0.8.6

May be i am little late to  introduce myself here as my previous exp. wasn't that great mainly b'cos of my choices cinnamon issues and XFCE was not for my eyes.. aesthetics maybe..

open box edition seriously rocks ..... boots up in my system @ 17-20 secs, Fast (no crashes /freezes till date).
my system is   AMD X3 445, 4 GB DDR 3 RAM.
Manjaro forum is really supporting /helpful way better than others as i have seen so far  & that's the main reason i am sticking around.
So Kudos to the Manjaro Team.
Cheers!!!
Munda
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kieron on 09. June 2013, 09:21:32
Hey all,

I've just install Manjaro on my laptop, I had a cover disc from a magazine, and thought I would give it a go.  I have dabbled with various distros in the past, I found Arch a little too complicated to setup, so Manjaro will hopefully be the perfect distro for me.  I was amazed with the ease that I could install a new kernel, I have built one from scratch in the past and compiled it, that took quite some hours, and a lot of assistance from a magazine article. 
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Post by: cumali on 09. June 2013, 09:30:10
Welcome @Kieron. Thank you for using manjaro :)
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Post by: ohrenkamen on 09. June 2013, 09:38:27
Hi, I'm from Czech Republic, have been with linux since summer 2012 a classic Ubuntu, Mint, Scientific linux or Fedora so forth where Ubuntu was like a haven till I discovered Manjaro 0.8.2 with smashing Gnome-shell. Of course as a newbie I reinstalled a few times.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: functionoverform on 09. June 2013, 16:52:11
I'm Matt, i'm from Chicago and manjaro is the best distro ever. it took me awhile to decide on what to change my 1st gen sputnik laptop over to, and this, partially due to the default 3.9 kernel, and partially due to the fact that its arch based, made it the obvious choice. i do love arch, but managing it can be quite a chore. this is definitely the best of both worlds. i currently have a fedora box as well, which will probably be getting the manjaro treatment before it knows what hit it. thanks again for all the great work on this distribution, and i hope its here to stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Losgann on 10. June 2013, 20:54:58
Hi, I'm from the northeast of the US (grew up in Massachusetts, currently live in Connecticut). I first started with linux in 2008 when I built my first computer and tried to make it go. I've used mostly Ubuntu and Ubuntu-derived distros (Linux Mint has been a favorite), but I've tried out all sorts of stuff, including Arch, which I liked, but always ran into trouble trying to set it up and get it to work. I'm not a programmer or anything, primarily a desktop user, though a pretty computer literate one; i.e. I'm not afraid of the command line, I just have no idea what to do there most of the time :). I discovered Manjaro recently and was quite interested as it struck me as sort of Mint-like in its aim to provide a great out-of-the-box desktop experience but on top of an Arch base, which intrigued me. I tried out most of the Manjaro flavors, and though I've been largely an XFCE guy (with a soft spot for LXDE) I found that the Openbox flavor runs wonderfully on my netbook, so I'm going to keep it and try to learn more about Openbox as it's my first time with a window-manager only environment. I am really coming to like Openbox + Compton + Docky as a setup, I must confess. Looking forward to getting to know the Manjaro community and learning more.
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Post by: ringo on 10. June 2013, 21:01:12
so you have a good state of mind :)

Manjaro is as an archbased distro very stable;, if you look on the other archbased distro you have less work on manjaro but on some things you may make your fingers bit dirty..
but here on manjaro we try it to do with an gloves :)


glitches can come but mate of mine has argentgos but he has to fix the issue :S so you have a ready made envirement and do some fixing ..hmmmm

well, some is still a workout thats a funpart but on a running system is mostly quiet stable..
never had issues... its also hardware depended in some cases, its difficult on that.


welcome =:)
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Post by: JCChristian on 11. June 2013, 01:04:07
Hello.  ;)
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Post by: Woland on 11. June 2013, 02:55:09
Hello people :)
I have used Backtrack for some time, when I wanted to check my neighbour security :D I liked Linux and I found this, downloaded it and for now I like it, well I have it few days, but nevermind :)
I'm 19, from Croatia :)
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Post by: CanEMiR on 11. June 2013, 10:01:30
Adım Emir, güzelim Türkiyenin en soğuk ili Erzurum´dan katılıyorum. 98 yılından redhat tabanlı gelecek linux ile başladığım bu macerama kuramadığım manjaro linux ile devam etmeye çalışıyorum :) Türkiye´de bir çok proje başlatımlarım oldu, ilk debian turkiye.org sonrasında gimpturkiye.org, opensusue-tr.org, mandrivaturkiye.com, arch-tr.org ve manjaro-tr.org ile devam ediyoruz.

Gerçek hayatta av bayisi sahibiyim, ilgi alanlarım balık avı, kara avcılığı, linux ve gimp.

Bu arada bu manjaro´da Gforce 210 desteği yok bilginiz olsun :)
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Post by: eskaini on 11. June 2013, 12:38:27
Hi everybody !
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Post by: megapop on 11. June 2013, 14:56:26
Hi all! I used to be a big fan of Arch Linux, but since they dropped the installation setup I was kind of too lazy to install it again... so now I'm very excited about the Manjaro experience! :)
- Sebastian
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Post by: grraf on 11. June 2013, 20:33:52
   Hello i'm from romania , started slowly gravitating towards the linux world some 2-3 years ago... obvious enough with ubuntu being the most popular distro at that point my journey began there, after a while i began to look around for a less glossy/blingy/bloaty distro that could satisfy my desire for stability and speed with a moderately fast update/upgrade pace... so several distros later came linux mint debian(Xfce-ed as far i'm concerned that DE offers the best compromise between simplicity/features and it isn't a resorce hog) and it managed to offer me pretty much all i can possibly need from an OS. Then came the mint team's decision to drop the Xfce-ed lmde so they can focus more on the main edition(S) and cinnamon/mate-ed lmde and as result here i am dual booting a mate-ed lmde and a Xfce-ed manjaro. 
  So far so great concerning my manjaro experience  ;D ...i find the distro to be 'incredibly' (not joking the distro runs like a dream (congrats to the team on this))  snappy and stable and have managed to get it up and running all my favored apps along with my gog purchased gaming collection(running smoothly with the aid of wine&playonlinux)
  As far as i'm concerned the manjaro team did an excellent job with this distro and it will become my main OS in the close future provided the distro keeps its current standards up  ;)
  PS: the 15th(my paycheck day) of the month is around the corner and won't forget to donate something to the 'team' as a reward its yr hard work(sadly both my time and linux knowledge isn't vast enough to be of much use in another way at the moment)
  PPS:can smb point me towards the manjaro/arch equivalent of the 'Debian administrator's handbook' (by this i mean something comprehensive and properly explained from witch i can learn just about anything that catches my interest regarding this distro...)         
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Post by: Lukimya on 12. June 2013, 14:39:37
Hi :) Take a look at the Wiki's https://wiki.archlinux.org/ (https://wiki.archlinux.org/) and http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Main_Page (http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Main_Page)

Welcome abroad!
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Post by: ringo on 12. June 2013, 17:53:06
sizin olan karşılama arkadaşı :)

Adım Emir, güzelim Türkiyenin en soğuk ili Erzurum´dan katılıyorum. 98 yılından redhat tabanlı gelecek linux ile başladığım bu macerama kuramadığım manjaro linux ile devam etmeye çalışıyorum :) Türkiye´de bir çok proje başlatımlarım oldu, ilk debian turkiye.org sonrasında gimpturkiye.org, opensusue-tr.org, mandrivaturkiye.com, arch-tr.org ve manjaro-tr.org ile devam ediyoruz.

Gerçek hayatta av bayisi sahibiyim, ilgi alanlarım balık avı, kara avcılığı, linux ve gimp.

Bu arada bu manjaro´da Gforce 210 desteği yok bilginiz olsun :)
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Post by: Juan Manuel on 13. June 2013, 16:55:52
Hi there!
I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
I'm very happy with my Ubuntu Studio for audio recording, but I didn't find yet a nice distro for general use.  I've tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, OpenSuse...now I want to give a try to Manjaro.

Greetings
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Post by: tarski on 14. June 2013, 02:05:39
Ahoj, I'm from Austria.

Was it really necessary to specify my kernel, video card & driver just to register?
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Post by: Cmiller on 14. June 2013, 03:55:35
Hi, I'm Cmiller. I use both Windows and Linux. Use Linux more so than Windows. I have tried out the Ubuntu distros with their Gnome interface. And have also used Mint Cinnamon. I wanted to try out the xfce desktop, and I came across Manjaro. It looks great so far.

I am no Linux Guru or anything, and am still trying to learn the terminal, but its pretty easy to catch onto once you get into it  :).

~Cmiller
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Post by: Lukimya on 14. June 2013, 09:32:43
Ahoj, I'm from Austria.

Was it really necessary to specify my kernel, video card & driver just to register?

Hi there and welcome!

No, its not necessary, it is just fun and for in case of trouble the helpers dont need to ask the obvious :)

Welcome to Cmiller too :)
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Post by: Buddha on 14. June 2013, 10:17:28

Well, I've been on the Manjaro forum for a week or two now I guess, so I thought I should say hi.

I've been very impressed w/Manjaro so far, I 1st tried it on my cold-tar-slow laptop w/XFCE, super cool. I like it so much, I decided to replace my Kubuntu LTS install w/ Manjaro KDE x64.  I'm actually now using Manjaro Openbox x64 on my laptop, it's so freaking fast now, I can't believe it.

Manjaro was my 1st experience w/the ARCH system.

I like Manjaro due in part to the fast start-up and shut-down times, crazyness; and a big plus is of course w/the AUR.

It's pretty easy to download, build and install packages with AUR and pkbuild. WOW!

I'm not a programmer and could never successfully build ANY program from source on ubuntu. not once. lol

Anywho, I'm very happy to have found Manjaro!  And thanks to the AUR and friendly community!
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Post by: thung123 on 17. June 2013, 01:33:20
Greetings,

I started with Ubuntu 12.04, then tried Linux Mint (xfce, mate, cinnamon). Unity and reinstalling the system every 6 months or so pushed me toward a different distro. I have heard about arch for its speed, stable, up to date, and rolling release, but the lack of graphical installer like ubuntu and linux mint were my initial barriers to try the distro. But Manjaro really met all of my concerns. I have been using Manjaro Xfce for two months now and love it.

From: California, USA
Xfce
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Post by: vbj on 17. June 2013, 10:59:59
Hi all,

I've been using Linux for 15 years, different distroes (SuSE, debian, arch). Stumbled upon Manjaro, found it interesting, installed in VirtualBox on my present system ( LTSP on LMDE), and was impressed: userfriendly installation & update, speed of Arch (even in VirtualBox!).

I got even more impressed by the resent system upgrade (combining the bin dirs) without user intervention. Got a bit disappointed, though, at Pamac update throwing an error, that only a pacman -Syu could correct - not particularly userfriendly; but Manjaro is young, so things like that hopefully will get better.

I contemplate making Manjaro the OS on a new system, that I'm building. LTSP is a must, though, and Arch has no package for that (there's an Arch wiki page with a somewhat similar setup, but I prefer the 'genuine' stuff). Maybe I'll try some dirty workaround  8).

I value Freedom.

Regards
vbj
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Post by: ruziel on 17. June 2013, 12:45:35
welcome to vbj, thung123, Buddha & the rest of the newbies - it's GREAT to have you here! Manjaro is still in beta but growing fast - we hope you stick around for a long time! Go well meantime, Ruziel.
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Post by: TerryWJ on 17. June 2013, 22:10:17
My name is Raven. I live in West Hollywood, California, USA. I am using Manjaro Community KDE 2013.06 edition. I am a video game designer. I have to say that this is the BEST KDE of any linux distro!!!!
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Post by: ringo on 18. June 2013, 00:27:01
KDe Rocks :-) but i use Xfce :)
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Post by: Linux_guy on 19. June 2013, 06:50:06

Hey everyone,

I have been using Linux since University studies 9 years ago. I thought I might try it at home and fell in love with it.   :D   First livecd and install was Simply Mepis. Then I couldn't resist the compiz effects, xgl version 0.1 on OpenSuSE. Thought it was great then problems came up with repos deleting themselves, compiz corrupted my installation many times and other bugs. Moved on to other distros like Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, PCLInuxOS, Gentoo even. PCLinuxOS was great distro used it since version 2007-2008 minime install of course. But as the updates came and went it started to become more frustrating with Beryl and flash not working well. Then when I tried to get more knowledge about linux. I tried playonlinux and wine. And couldn't install MS Office 2007 on it. Still doesn't work.

Linux Mint I have using since version 9 or 10 till now which is at 15. But 13 is way better for my computer. But again I want to expand my knowledge and try another distro with rolling release, updated software. I was recommended to try out manjaro. And I had problems with the livecd being very slow and the installer not working, couldn't even use sudo setup. But finally got it working. And it seems really good except for KDE clock doesn't remember the time I set it to after reboot. And Opera has crashed the computer a few times and KDE has crashed a few times too.
But it is beta. And hopefully the bugs will be ironed out for 1.0 and it can replace good old Mint LTS 13.

Linux_guy
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Post by: ringo on 19. June 2013, 10:21:48
kde clock you can tell it working with NTP, sudo systemctl enable ntpd  and sudo systemctl enable ntpdate then reboot

taking the network time..

further yeah i use Xfce for my own :)
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Post by: gashforing on 21. June 2013, 20:59:51
Hi,

I am amirul from bangladesh. I am a telecom engineer. I am searching good linux distro, after testing all major distro (ubuntu,mint,mageia,opensuse,sabayon) I choose manjaro, which seems to me very neat and clean as well as user friendly.   
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Post by: Bluedramon on 22. June 2013, 17:21:00
Hi, I'm Bluedramon. I'm new to Manjaro. I have been interested in Linux for a few years and had tested a few versions via Virtualbox. Originally I was going to use Linux Mint, but decided to go with Manjaro instead (although I'm just using a Live DVD of Manjaro Openbox at the moment).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 23. June 2013, 09:11:46
It's great to have you people here & seeing how Manjaro is growing - word is getting out. We have a wonderfully supportive community, which is vital if the OS is going to appeal to new Linux users, or people from non-Arch based distros. Go well all & see you around the forum. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ErwinC on 23. June 2013, 12:55:35
Hi, I'm from Belgium, I'm a 53 years old Linux user (since 2005), I left Windows several years behind me.
Till last month I was using Kubuntu 13.04 full-time.
Since I am reading about the strange direction-moves Ubuntu takes and will take in the future, and how it possible may affect Kubuntu and co...  I thought it was time to move on.
I tested LMDE 2013 Cimmanon, I liked the rolling release idea a lot, but I missed KDE.
So I searched and found 2 'rolling' KDE distributions, not to hard to handle, that could fit my needs:  SolydK (Debian-way) and Manjaro.
For now, I'm testing them both.
Greetings,

Erwin
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: globen1 on 23. June 2013, 18:31:10
Hi all.
I am a total noob on manjaro, i use the xfce version.. but i really like they way manjaro works and this forum is great, alot of friendly people willing to help.. I am from sweden.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Smith on 23. June 2013, 18:58:57
I'm an Australian who recognises the importance of privacy and freedom.
Manjaro, and most Linux distros support this through the use of non-commercial software.
I've used many distros, trying to balance between polish and performance.
Manjaro excels in both: the only downside is stability.
With that being said, Manjaro is becoming increasingly stable thanks to the devs and community.
I truly believe Manjaro will become one of the most used distributions by 2014.
I wish to eventually offer graphical/technical support through theming and coding,
but these are early days and I have a lot to learn.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hank on 23. June 2013, 21:10:12
Hi folks!
I'm happy to be part of this community.
I hope to learn a lot and also collaborate as far as I can.
Regards!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rex on 26. June 2013, 23:03:27
Hello out there, I'm new here with Manjaro after several years PCLOS. On my desktop at the moment Mint.
I'm from the Netherlands, 66 and retired, name Jan
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 26. June 2013, 23:18:37
Jan/Rex, welcome to the Manjaro community! It's great to have you here. Go well meantime & I look forward to seeing you around the forum. More power to you. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 27. June 2013, 17:17:17
Hello,

My name is Chris and I have been using Manjaro for about an hour. I spend a lot of time in the north of France but live "officially" in the south of England.
I am a microbiologist and qualified in fermentation technology and biochemistry
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: flashboy on 29. June 2013, 22:20:52
 Hi, I am know online whit the nickname flashboy or flashboyonly. I am the ADMIN of www.forumpractic.net --> a romanian forum that speeks about practical thinks.

 I like to test Linux distro when I have time, and I sow on youtube yesterday,  MANJARO, I like it and today I succide to install it on a UEFI platform whit just the info that are provide it on LIVE BOOT. :)

I was testing diferent LINUX DISTRO for me and my forum in the past. I was testing LINUX for noobs or new whit LINUX :) like ZorinOS and the last one LUBUNTU. But today i give it a try of MANJORO distro. I just replace my LUBUNTU whit MANJARO today. :) I realy like it alot, but i have many to learn whit this ARCH DISTRO. :)

I am intend to cooperate whit you and give an hand when I can whit you. I will try to bring sime romanian ppl on this distro and hope make it know here in Romania because is a nice and good distro.

I hope you have fun like I have whit this distro, and will make it bether and very stable distro in the future.

HELLO FROM RO AND KEEP IT WHIT THE GOOD WORK
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I MA A NOOB WHIT THIS DISTRO SO PLEACE HELP ME WHEN I NEED IT
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Post by: dnls on 01. July 2013, 03:48:38
Hello, I am from Georgia U.S.A. and have been using Linux since Slackware 96.  Have used many distros over the years, but in time most get so bloated or obsolete they force you to seek out alternatives. I first tried Manjaro but decided to try Arch.  Several hours later I had a working Arch laptop with a stripped down Xfce and no customization, and learned how much work was put into Manjaro  ;D

This Manjaro distro is what a Linux Distribution should be.  Fast, simple, and easy.

In another month school starts back and the kids need new instruments.  It's hot here in Middle Georgia, but lately we have been getting a thundershower almost every day, so plenty of time inside to play on the laptop with Linux.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Sami-Perkele on 01. July 2013, 17:28:46
I am from Finland (if you couldn't already tell from the nickname ::)). I have been using Linux for about 7 months now and Manjaro for about 4 months of it. I run Manjaro on both my laptops. I use the Openbox flavour and I love the simplicity and minimality of it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: antisocky on 02. July 2013, 00:08:34
Hi there!

I'm Anthony from New Zealand. I'm a student nurse at the moment and have been using Linux for the last 2 years! I discovered it via Ubuntu and have since hopped distro's ranging from Mint to Debian to Gentoo.
I am a bit of a designer and producer with a passion for the arts! I am also a part time actor too!

Ka Kite!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: andi54 on 02. July 2013, 17:12:30
Hi Guys, I'm Andi from London. Been distro-hopping for 2.5yrs now. Started(and hated Ubuntu)and moved over to Zorin OS & Mint for the last year. Loved Mint 14, but hated that it is Ubuntu based and the fact it is not a rolling release or upgradable. So after a couple of years running Ubuntu based distros, the natural progression/ambition to ultimately running to be on the cutting/bleeding edge running Arch for most. My time/skills/ability determined that I wasn't quite ready to build a vanilla Arch install from scratch. I like the Cinnamon desktop so I tried Cinnarch & a few others, but you guys knock the competition outta the park. Brilliant,slick,well thought & non-buggy distro and as near perfect as there is. In actual fact,I just wish Clem would drop Linux Mint being tied to Ubuntu and just go to work with you guys coz you seem to be on the same page!!!
I tried Manjaro 10 months ago and the progress you've made since then is amazing. Your climb up the Distrowatch chart is testament to that and I, for one, will be staying on Manjaro exclusively now.
Best wishes and keep up the great work guys,
                                                                   Andi.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: inoxllor on 02. July 2013, 23:39:25
Hello, I am from Lisbon.
New to Manjaro and Arch Linux.
Trying a new distro and this one seems to be the Best so far. :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: n1ete on 03. July 2013, 12:18:47
Hey i am Jakob and from Germany! i generaly use debian as my home server and loved it. ubuntu was never a real choice for me but with manjaro i think i can much learn! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vortex on 03. July 2013, 21:37:12
Hi.I'm from Croatia.I started with fusion linux(fedora fork),Fedora,ubuntu,Mint,Manjaro,Arch, and now back to manjaro. i really like it. Good job guys. I have use every kind of DE/WM and now i use KDE.Removed openbox from openbox edition.I like bling bling in KDE. So,keep on going!

Sent from my PAP4300 DUO using Tapatalk 4 Beta

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Post by: Enchie on 05. July 2013, 13:45:31
Hello Manjarians!!! I'm from South Africa, been using *nix for about a month now, got sucked into Fedora, Knoppix, OpenSUSE and Sabayon but none of them really tickled my fancy.

I chose Manjaro simply because it's an epic distro, has an awesome community and a green logo (A fan of that sticky stuff ;)). I hope my Manjaro journey will be a long and prosperous one.

Kinds Regards
(̅_̅_̅(̅(̅_̅Enchie_̅_̅_̅_̅̅()ڪ




Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Smrdec on 05. July 2013, 17:05:47
Hello Manjaro team/users/contributors !

Regular Linux user here , I have used and tried almost everything from linux, also forked Xubuntu via remastersys for company  internal use.
Yesterday I just migrated my programming workstation to Manjaro Openbox  8)

I'm from Macedonia, regularly working as sysadmin (most linux stuff) and part-time programmer.

I really missed that "arch" speed ,
cya :)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mack on 05. July 2013, 19:11:37
Hello, to all the members here. I'm mack, from WV, USA, and have been using manjaro-openbox-0.8.6-x86_64 for about two-weeks and am absolutely amazed at the speed and "slickness" it possesses.

I've been using linux for about 6 months, running lmde and debian on an older box, while installing manjaro on a box about a year old.
I like the debian distro better than the lmde one on the old box.

Kudos to the developement team for such an unrivalled distro, IMO.

Also, this forum seems to be helpful and very friendly. I'm thankful to be included in this community.

mack :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: markcore on 06. July 2013, 00:24:04
Hey Guys! Manjaro user here.. :D This isn't really my first distro so I'm quite comfortable using Manjaro (it's fairly easy actually :D) and hopefully I'll be able to contribute back to the community someday..

I also would like to thank the developers who made the distro for such an amazing idea to bring Arch based distro for beginners like me who are still familiarizing the overall linux environment..
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: wchouser3 on 06. July 2013, 02:17:16
Hello everybody. My name is William Houser. I live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I've been a Linux use for about four years now. I've enjoyed trying different distros over that period of time. I started with Ubuntu, just like everyone else....lol. I quickly out-grew it in favor of Mint, which I found to be a bit more polished. I also ran Fedora for about six months, but didn't care much for the less than straight forward way of getting the packages I wanted. I went back to Mint because I believed if I was going to end up compiling packages anyway, I might as well enjoy a little more user-friendliness. As Cannonical began to make some questionable management decisions, I thought is was a good time to move on to something a little more traditional, in terms of adhering to Linux philosophy. I was interested in the AUR for sometime, but was a little gun shy towards switching to something like Arch. Manjaro seemed to be the perfect answer. I am extremely happy with this distro. I has most of the benefits of Arch, without the tricky install process, and the potential problems stemming from unstable upgrades.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lasseh on 06. July 2013, 11:05:24
I have used ubuntu for many years now,but after trying manjaro Xfce i am staying with it.
Thanks for a really good and fast distro!
I'm from Sweden.
 :)
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: belinol-pr0ser on 06. July 2013, 17:46:08
Hello all; Gideon from Canada here, I've been passively fiddling with Linux for a few years now (Ubuntu, Mint, Arch, Bodhi, Rosa, Mageia, Fedora, etc...) & thought I would give Manjaro a shot. The summer seemed like the perfect time to turn my old G73Sw into a dedicated Linux machine (until the fall when I have the parts for my new desktop).

I hope you all have a lovely day.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: killJoy on 10. July 2013, 00:49:24
Hello, all...

I am new to Manjaro and Arch-based distros in general. I still have alot to learn about pacman and also the newest xfce desktop environment (although I did play with older versions of xfce on Fedora). So far, it has been extremely fast and stable for me.  I am very pleased.

My previous distros: Ubuntu 8 through 13.10, Dreamlinux, Fedora 10, Mint 10 through 15 (cinammon and kde), Opensuse 12.3 and Bodhi Linux (E17).

None of them had everything that I was looking for in one distro. So far, Manjaro seems like the best of them all.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: supratim on 10. July 2013, 13:49:24
Hi,greetings to all. This is supratim and I am using manjaro kde 8.3.x for last few days. I am 29 years old and work for a software firm in India. I follow open source technologies with passion and manjaro is gonna be my new favourite. Currently I am running x86 32 bit build on a desktop with an HDTV attached as display over dvi->hdmi connector. So far games work great (with nvidia-video driver.. OS driver locks up under load and I have not tested it for games!) I have a few suggestions which I will put togeather in a different post perhaps.  Kudos to manjaro team for such a nice work! keep it up!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: crfvendramini on 10. July 2013, 14:59:46
Hi

My name is Carlos and I live in São Paulo/SP/BRA. Using manjaro for a few months after have used many distributions, despite that none of them I liked the most until I have found Manjaro OpenBox, which is a lightweight, simple and fast operating system. Very easy to mantain updated and very close to the bleeding edge. I really like it, mostly because simply works. :-)

Thank you very much for the excellent job.

 :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lucky on 10. July 2013, 15:47:03
Hello all! I am glad to be here. I have been using Manjaro for about 4 months now and really enjoy it. I started using linux as a desktop alternative to the **ndows choices back in the early 90's. I was using pure arch with XFCE earlier this year and fell in love with the pacman management system. Sense then i was searching for a more user friendly distro with an awesome idea. One that would take allot of my install times down, more stability, easier configuration and provide the same power tools im used to. I found a home here. So again hello and thank you all for the awesome work you have done with this  distro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 10. July 2013, 22:07:26
its good to fit you in here :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Swadhin on 11. July 2013, 19:15:20
Hi All, I'm Swadhin from India. A long time Linux user (Suse, Sabayon & Ubuntu) but new to Manjaro.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bandura on 12. July 2013, 03:22:18
Hello, greetings to all Manjaro community.

I started my Linux journey 3 years ago, by accident, as trying to migrate to Win7 from WinXP, I deleted the Win7 boot partition and I couldn't boot to WinXP to take my files, therefore I downloaded an Ubuntu Live Cd... and then I got stuck to Linux... I stayed with Ubuntu for around 3 months and then tried Deibian, after Mint and finally stayed with Arch Linux for around 2 years in my Desktop pc...

Regarding DE's... I like Gnome 2, having tried Cinnamon & Mate in the past, but not KDE... I have tried also Openbox with Archbang...

However, due to the fact that I do not have much free time, I was searching an Arch distro, that I will not have to deal with it all the time. Thus, after reading some reviews and articles about Arch based distros, I noticed that whoever tried Manjaro, has only good words to say, so I installed Manjaro KDE last week, without second thought...

(I noticed at Manjaro Wiki that compiz is not working in Cinnamon (and possibly with Mate as well ?), and since I like Konqueror, K3b and Konsole, I thought that maybe is the right time to give KDE a try... )

My first impresions, although I have 2 issues with KDE itself, is that Manjaro is an amazing distro and thank you very much for your efforts and your fantastic work.   :)

ps: The fact that I didn't have to mess up with the optimus nvidia drivers + bumblebee and everything worked smoothly after installation... made me a Manjaro fan...

Once again, Manjaro Team, thank you very much for this wonderful distro.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vx4695 on 12. July 2013, 04:20:41
Hello to everyone!!! I'm Nick from the USA. I'm still new to Linux but learning as much as possible. I've recently used Sabayon, Ubuntu and Fedora. I really like Manjaro's speed and feel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Travisyard on 13. July 2013, 05:44:53
Hi, I'm Travisyard. I am a Linux enthusiast in the making. I first tried Linux Mint 14 in January, and have since distro-hopped until I finally landed on Manjaro xfce, Debian xfce, and PearOS.

I am very pleased with my linux OSes, but am rather inexperienced. I can't wait to dive in to the community! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 13. July 2013, 05:57:06
take a full linuxBath and you wil never go back from where you came :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: h3l10s on 13. July 2013, 17:16:13
Hello everyone, I'm John from the USA. I have been using linux on and off since the early 2000's but always kept going back to Windoze for some reason. That stopped about 3 years ago when I purchased a netbook. Linux, especially a light distro is definitely the best way to go on one of those. I've been hopping around from distro to distro ever since. I recently came from ArchBang and CrunchBang. I absolutely love the rolling release schedule of Arch but being a manager at a restaurant and a full time college student I don't have a whole lot of time to make everything work. I installed Manjaro a few weeks ago and I haven't looked back since. Excellent battery life coupled with fast performance; you couldn't ask for more on a little acer netbook. Thanks for creating such an awesome distro and I look forward to helping out where I can.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: funkfrisk on 15. July 2013, 02:52:03
Hello everyone,

        This is my first time using linux and I've been trying out so many distros and i am happy to say that i finally found the one I'm sticking with. I have an old HP Compaq Tablet PC and have manjaro with xfce and it's running nice with everything working except the automatic reboot. It says ipw2200.frw or something timed out. Thanks for those who contributed and all of your hard work.

                                                                                                   
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mungatsuma on 15. July 2013, 19:06:10
Hi Everyone, am new to Manjaro and the only Arch I've tried was Chakra, been in Linux, mainly Debian based and *buntus. Now trying Manjaro. Was brought here by E17. Tired of Bodhi. Currently installed openbox.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ccandiotes on 17. July 2013, 04:19:03
Hi all. I'm Christo from South Africa. I installed Manjaro(KDE) because I need to learn Linux. Now I have access to a great community to guide me as well as an excellent OS that just works. Thank you to all the developers and I hope to see Manjaro on DistroWatch Top Ten  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 17. July 2013, 21:25:47
Hi all. I'm Christo from South Africa. I installed Manjaro(KDE) because I need to learn Linux. Now I have access to a great community to guide me as well as an excellent OS that just works. Thank you to all the developers and I hope to see Manjaro on DistroWatch Top Ten  :)

Current position is number 9, Welcome! ;)
Title: Hello from Turin, Italy
Post by: SilvioTO on 18. July 2013, 11:35:58
Hello everyone, in my search for ever better O.S., I trying Manjaro last week on my laptop and now installed on my desktop too. It seem a good balance of updated software and stability... Is my dream   ;)

Great work Team, you have all my respect.

A warm "Ciao" to all users!  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 18. July 2013, 14:13:07
welcome to all!

benvenuto silvioto, un altro italiano... oleeeé! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: QuantifiedAPI on 18. July 2013, 20:22:24
Scott @ Quantified API - long time Arch User, prior to that Gentoo and Debian.

Currently main build is Arch am testing Manjaro... xfce version is nice 8.6, openbox needs a little more love...

I use arch for servers, hack boxes and main dev machine. occasional resort to windows fro office, better skype and some MSFT related work.

Nice work on majaro, still unsure about not using pure arch repo/aur... (caused me no end of issues to get RoboMongo working... if that is added to your repo's awesome... most of my other toys seem to work... right now cant get RoboMongo working at all...)

looking forward to next versions... (I work super minimal, so have to strip a lot out of the current builds... )

current setup toolchain
- sublime text 3 for all edits :) it;s awesome
- packer - coz. I got used to it (yeah I know...)
- node.js
- base-devel
- qt5 (will be very happy when a small qt5 is out and I cna also dump qt4,,,)
- dropbox/skype - heavy but alas needed for work
- firefox-ux
- thunar
- nitrogen
- vlc
- mpd/mpc
- openssh, openssl
- git, gitg
- gource (because I am crazy, and well like to use it as a screen saver and remind me how much more work my teams are doing compared to myself!)
- lxterminal (sometimes as background...)
- infinality-fonts - coz I like my eyes

and very little else :)

anyway nice to meet ya all!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mkennedy150 on 18. July 2013, 21:41:55
we use AUR our arch repo is in our unstable branch
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Skyxer on 19. July 2013, 03:44:57
Greetings!
I've just recently switched from Ubuntu after a year of adapting to linux, so I'm quite new to arch/arch-based distros and I've always wanted to try it out, but their setup is too complicated and boring... until i found Manjaro!
So far i'm loving it, it comes with everything I need (except Sublime Text :P).

If this is still a beta, I can't wait until we can all get our hands in the final product, because this has to be one of the best distro I've tested.
Anyway, you can learn more about me and what I want to do in my website, and also if there is anything I can do to help feel free to PM me.

TL;DR
Awesome distro, here to stay.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. July 2013, 03:57:04
Welcome Skyxer. I agree with you - Manjaro is a pretty awesome distro & while still in beta, dependable enough for me to run my business on day-to-day without worry. It's great to have you here. More power to you! Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 20. July 2013, 20:06:26
I'm from Melbourne, Australia.
Long time Arch user.

Manjaro interests me for a few reasons;
- Packages are filtered through a couple more testing stages before they get to me, helping to combat the rolling-release system's only real downfall.
- Xfce is already my primary DE. Presumably an Xfce-centric distro will provide a polished and stable Xfce experience.
- Seeming assurance of keeping completely to Arch's package names, making Arch PKGBUILD's (whether from AUR or main Arch repos) require less/no tweaking to build.

Since my netbook will remain running Arch proper, I don't have to abandon my packages in AUR, which is nice.

'bout it, really.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jonathan.tobin78 on 21. July 2013, 22:00:36
Hey! I've used Arch many times before but thought I would use Manjaro just to have an easier time and I love it! It's no doubt my favorite distro to date :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Luck of Duck on 21. July 2013, 23:59:39
Luck of Duck from Finland, officially derp, and almost total noob to linux. I can now type yaourt pretty much in my sleep and that is about it so far. I dont know if it is good or bad but that makes games and shit work on this distro. Or at least Running with Rifles. Otherwise i'm so far pretty happy with Manjaro.

I really dont have a good reason to my migration to linux. I'm just curious. And ok, I dont want to use Windows anymore, since Win 8. And I dont really have that much love for OS X either. I'm using 2011 iMac, and its ok, I used to boot Win7 from it and all but, I dont know. Kind of want something else. Try things. Derp and herp around.

So far Manjaro is looking good. It could very well be the OS of my next computer.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kunaguvarun on 22. July 2013, 12:43:32
Hi all. Installed Manjaro Linux 0.8.6 with a USB device. Installed without any errors and runs blazingly fast.

However, from the below wiki,
http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=The_Rolling_Release_Development_Model (http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=The_Rolling_Release_Development_Model)

Is it true that Manjaro is still in beta stage?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mkennedy150 on 22. July 2013, 13:49:25
yes it is still in beta.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: EduRo on 24. July 2013, 18:58:55
Hi everyone. I'm Edu from Romania,and i love Manjaro's speed,is faster than Pclinuxos,my distro for many years,who itself runs in circles around *buntus. I'm using the openbox x64,and it's great till now,except for the little learning curve of different package management and stuff.
Has..style, i like it. On the edge and still stable,till now. Congrats to the devs !  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 24. July 2013, 21:45:14
EduRo, welcome! It's great to have you in the forum & I'm pleased you're enjoying Manjaro. It's a distro with a passionate team of developers & a warm community. Go well meantime, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Nikolay626 on 25. July 2013, 04:57:26
Hello my name is Nikolay. I'm fairly new to Manjaro and first heard about Manjaro from TuxRadar, I saw that Manjaro made Arch easy to use and, hearing so much about Arch's speed, I downloaded Manjaro to my computer, which I recently upgraded causing me to find a usable, stable, 64 Bit Linux system. I came from Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Mint, Pear, Rosa, Debian, Fedora, PC-BSD, OpenSUSE. All which seem like turtles compared to the speed of Manjaro. I only had one issue which was quickly fixed in the forums at amazing speed, I have never seen such a helpful and responsive community. I am extremely happy with Manjaro and hope to continue using it for the rest of my computer's lifetime and I will download it on every computer I buy from now on.
Thank you

-Nikolay
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 25. July 2013, 22:53:27
Nikolay626, welcome! It's good to have you here. I've been using Manjaro since the start of the year & am loving it. The OS gets better & better and along with a passionate development team we have a positive & supportive community - just what newbies & people in general want. See you around here! Ruziel.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thundersqueak on 26. July 2013, 15:00:35
2 weeks in and manjaro is rockin' was a long time user of ubuntu with gnome 3 but after 12.10 couldn't boot any images on my lappy very happy with the gnome desktop on manjaro (3.8 still crashes a bit tho,prolly due to extensions)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 27. July 2013, 21:52:17
Welcome thundersqueak! Long may you roam with us here @ Manjaro. More power to you senor. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Daktyl198 on 30. July 2013, 23:07:15
I've been using Manjaro for about a week now and I LOVE it :D

I had a few issues, but it was all just because I'm new to anything related to arch (I'm coming from a long line of debian-based distros :) )

Glad to be here and I'm sure I am going to be sticking around for a while.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Chouan44 on 31. July 2013, 01:59:48
Hey everyone !

I use Manjaro x64 OB after switching from Archbang.

All great distro but I find Manjaro more functional "out of the box"

French Manjaro Lover
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: hammy_283 on 31. July 2013, 05:41:34
Hi, I would like to say I'm very impressed with Manjaro Openbox Edition. I have used Crunchbang before but I didn't like how outdated it was. Anyways, would like to say thank you to the creators of Manjaro. You guys did a great job.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: chris16940 on 31. July 2013, 23:05:27
hello everyone, have just installed Manjaro.  Have been toying with the idea for some time, but when I saw Bumblebee was with the distro, that settled it (have got a laptop with Nvidia graphics (Optimus) and am getting 3 hrs. 15 mins. running time, very pleased.  I am 72 years of age, two grown up daughters and a wife who wants to learn how to use a laptop!!.  Hope to meet lots of people like myself, eager to learn. 

The weather in Ipswich (UK) is just starting to get hot again, temperatures of 31 Centigrade forecast for tomorrow and Friday.  Lucky us!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 01. August 2013, 11:21:17
Welcome to all new users! :) In Northern Germany is hot too, around 26 but should warm up a bit more during the day.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 01. August 2013, 11:28:48
Welcome all newcomers. You will not be disappointed.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 01. August 2013, 11:45:18
chris16940, hammy_283, Chouan44 & Daktyl198 - welcome to you all! It's great to have you here on the forum & trying out Manjaro - I hope to see you around here for the forseeable future, as we look to collectively help Manjaro & it's wonderfully supportive community to grow. As you know, it's still in beta but I have found it to be a reliable distro & the development team have a lot of exciting ideas for it, as it moves surely towards 1.0. Also remember, the dev team are ALWAYS open to suggestions. Have fun & GREAT to have you new people here. More power to you all. Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: winter on 01. August 2013, 13:35:34
Long overdue Hello!  I've been using Linux since late 90's. Used many through the years, but always went back to APT. Came across Manjaro last fall, installed it, and been using it ever since. Switched from XFCE to Openbox in March and I couldn't be happier. Machine is solid and fast. I've enjoyed watching Manjaro grow in leaps and bounds, and to be a part of it. Don't post much, but I'm on throughout the day lurking and reading. A final Thank you, to all the dev's, and to all of those that contribute and help in this great community!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Evil-K on 01. August 2013, 23:01:18
Hello everyone!

Just started using Manjaro extensively over this week after having used SolydK for several months.  I'd still be using SolydXK had it not been for the fact that it didn't recognize my new-to-me Dell laptop's wireless card or graphics card.  Before then, I've been using the 'Buntus, Zorin, Mint, and PCLinuxOS.  This is my first Arch-based system.

Must say I'm very impressed with the work that has been put into Manjaro!  I also love the little nuances that have been put in, like the inclusion of the Tux avatars!  All in all, it runs like a champ.  Very snappy and very responsive!

Good job with Manjaro!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Fnux on 02. August 2013, 01:27:44
Hello Mandjaroners,

True newbee with Mandjaro that I discovered two weeks ago via the French forum (Yep, I'm a Froggy... nobody's perfect), I'm glad to introduce myself.

Novice with Linux (I started only 2 year ago with Ubuntu Lucid 64) I try now to discover the best Nux place (for me) to feel comfortable (since I truly don't like the new Canonical Unity way) but not only with the distro and its GUI but also with its team and its community.

Obviously, here is the spot!

I hope there's not too much "only open source" Ayatollah here since I'm using some proprietary commercial software as well as few closed source freeware that I'd like to discuss later.

Being quite an old computer user (since 1973) I still use Windows 7-64 for some tools that I can't find a real equivalent on Linux (e.g. an old one like Harrap's Shorter or professional stuffs like SolidWorks and Adobe Premiere + After Effect).

I'm also a "fan" of the damned good old "Big Blue" OS/2 Warp.

BTW, I use several computers at home for the fun to discover new Linux but my main homemade development PC is as follows:

Box: Antec
MB:  Asus Firetooth 990 FX
CPU: AMD FX 8150 8 core @ 4.2 GHz.
RAM: Skill 32 GB. DDR2 1.866
SSD: 2 x Crucial 240 Gb. (1 for Nux and 1 for Windows 7)
HDD: 1 x WD 150 Gb. @ 10.000 RPM (for new Nux testing)
HDD: 1 x WD 3 Tb @ 5.200 RMP (for multiple NTFS shared partitions)
Video card:  Asus 210 Silent (Nvidia 1 Gb. DDR3)
Screens: 2 x Futura HD17A (1280 x 1024)
DVD-RW: 2 x LG dual
AC: Troughpower XT Gold 850 watts
KB: French
Mouse: Logitech

Installed OSes: ArchLinux, Bridge, CentOS 6.4, Fedora 17-18-19, LinuxMint 14-15, Mandjaro, RHEL 6.4, Ubuntu (all of them from 10.04 up to 13.10) and Windows 7 & 8.1 preview.

Hope we'll share good times together.

Now, life is too short my friends! So I've some hobbies other than computing such as:

- Paragliding (Canopy Advance - I'm instructor and tandem certified)
- Biking (Suzuky GSX/R 1000 full power - but only on tracks)
- French wines & Single Malt Scotchs (when I'm back from above sessions)
- Hard Rock and Heavy Metal as well as pure classic music.

Recent job: Computer admin and politic journalist in a free radio station.

Locations: half of the year in Palm Beach (Florida - USA) the other half in the south of France.

Looking forward.

Kind regards.
Fnux.

PS: If you're interested by some "tutos" I wrote for newbees like me on Ubuntu (such as how to install and use Filezilla client and server), please let me know and I'll made them available (with Mandjaro screenshots).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: x on 02. August 2013, 06:59:16
Hey everyone. New to Manjaro, long time Linux user. I think I've found my new favorite distribution!

By the way I'm not sure how my username is only one letter. I had an actual and "whole" username in the box when I registered, somehow it only took the "x" and I didn't realize it before submitting the form.  ;D Just an FYI, I'm not trying to "edgy" or anything, haha.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 02. August 2013, 16:20:40
welcome to fresh newcomers!

evil-k
i remember you in the forum solydxk, i'm glad to read you here. :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 02. August 2013, 16:47:37
X, welcome! It was obviously your destiny on the Manjaro forum to be so named! It's certainly memorable. It's great to have you here & great to hear that you are loving Manjaro. Seven months in & I'm still loving it too. Roland & the development team have a lot of exciting things planned & I'm sure you will find the community warm & supportive - that's what we aim for. Go well meantime & see you around the forum. More power to you! Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: x on 02. August 2013, 18:25:11
Haha, no doubt. Thanks for the warm welcome!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: KuroiLight on 03. August 2013, 07:51:20
Hello, This is the 3rd distro I've managed to install, and the first I've enjoyed using.
    Been running it alongside W7 for nearly 2 months now, and so far I haven't encountered anything I couldn't fix without help from the manjaro and arch wikis; no crashes, and a overall excellent experience. which is great especially after having to deal with ubuntu's constant crashes and glaring bugs.

Thanks for a very easy to use distro!  ;D
will post screenshots in august thread later on.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 03. August 2013, 07:59:31
KuroiLight, welcome! It's great to hear how you are enjoying running Manjaro next to W7. Go well meantime. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 03. August 2013, 10:24:49
Hi all
not really 'new' to the forum, was here a few months back, only really left as I ran into a couple of issues which, for me at the time, were show stoppers.
But I kept playing with Manjaro off and on, on a live basis, and now think that those issues are resolved (at least they appear to be, at least everything is working as I want it to  :)).
I've also poped back now and again as a guest just to take a look at some of the posts on the forum
So now back, and I have to say, really glad to be here, as Manjaro is by far and a way IMHO the best distro around.
Until later
Peace to all
Paul
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 03. August 2013, 10:53:36
Hi PH/Paul - it's good to have you back here with us & I'm pleased u feel that Manjaro has improved since your time away. There are lots of things planned by the core team for the development of this wonderful OS going forward, so I hope you see u around the forum. Go well meantime & more power to u. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Gosport_gaz on 04. August 2013, 17:38:11
Hi
I've been using various flavours of Linux for several years, but this is the first time that I've tried an Arch disco.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 04. August 2013, 18:37:55
Gosport_gaz, welcome to Disco Manjaro!  8) It's great to have you here with us.

Burn baby burn...

Ruziel...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: boombanana on 04. August 2013, 21:32:43
Hello there

Just found out about Manjaro and finished my install ~2 hours ago, I like what I'm seeing here :)
I've tried several distros and I'm running Arch for several years so I'm already feeling at home ( a shiny new home that is ). I hope that I can contribute a bit to this distro and I'm not good at introducing myself... I'll just stop writing and start enjoying my new home.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: irukandjiandme on 05. August 2013, 16:43:43
Hello! The peace & love on this forum is palpable and I want to stay forever.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 05. August 2013, 16:49:28
@irukandjiandme, welcome! it's great to have you here & i'm pleased you are enjoying the vibe. we look to keep it positive & supportive - plus troll free. all the best meantime & i look forward to seeing you around. adios, Ruziel  ;)

@boombanana, welcome to you too! it's fantastic seeing people joining up & loving the OS + supportive community. it's hard to believe Manjaro is still in beta - it's just gonna get better & better & i know any contributions you make will be appreciated.

more power to irukandjiandme & boombana!

Ruziel  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: StealthPenguin on 05. August 2013, 21:47:29
@all new members,

Welcome aboard. Enjoy the stay! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: digun on 06. August 2013, 17:25:30
hi i'm a former crunchbang user and looking for a new distro with rolling release. nice to meet you all! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kc1di on 06. August 2013, 17:26:44
Nice to have your here digun, Enjoy!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 06. August 2013, 18:04:37
digun, welcome! it's good to have you here. any friend of CrunchBang is a friend of ours. i trust you enjoy your stay. more power to you, Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: miguedrive on 06. August 2013, 22:14:23
hi i'm a former crunchbang user and looking for a new distro with rolling release. nice to meet you all! :)

I'm a Crunchbang user :P, my netbook loves to crunch and then bang xD, but i'm also a Manjarian boy, welcome to the crew digun!

--------------

hello to all! Welcome to the coolest forum ever made, stay on the sight!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 06. August 2013, 22:17:02
You guys should try linuxbbq if you like #!.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: miguedrive on 06. August 2013, 22:41:45
linuxbbq is for maniac-level 10 xD

But, i'm downloading the iso xD will see...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: wongs on 07. August 2013, 09:55:13
You guys should try linuxbbq if you like #!.

They do have the "dark side" mix, which is a homage to crunchbang but with debian sid (siduction) repos and some of their own useful tools.

On my external HDD for trial distros, I have tried their more full-featured i686 BBQ "roasts" (Elitist, proof, quacksalver). While they have been very interesting and fast (Elitist is zippy!), I always have a problem updating because the linuxbbq repos are always down, and the siduction repos can be busy/slow at times.

For the moment, quacksalver (very strangely it's in sourceforge for download, but there's only been one mention of it in their forum) is still on my HDD.

I'm fascinated by the whole linuxbbq project, but their distros are more high-maintenance than I really have time or the expertise/knowledge for.

Very funny distro release announcements on their site.
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Post by: Ikram on 08. August 2013, 11:57:05
I just started with this wonderful distro a month ago and I am very happy with it. I really look forward to it becoming a leading distro. Kudos to the developers on a great job. I have the Openbox preview now and will take it for a spin when I have the time.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. August 2013, 12:19:03
Ikram, welcome! I'm pleased you are enjoying the distro. There are all sorts of things planned for it's development over the coming months & I hope you stay around for what is sure to be an exciting ride. More power to you meantime. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: GameBoy on 08. August 2013, 13:03:46
Hi guys,

I'm from Republika Srpska, i have been using Linux for quite a while,mostly on Arch and Fedora, but I did a lot of distro hopping.
The reason I started using Manjaro is because it's familiar for me as an long time Arch user, and I see a bright future for this distro.
I will try to help the community and will test the testing branch when I come back from my vacation, and I will probably look at the source code a bit

Greetings to the community,it looks like a nice place to stay :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aanfthelast on 09. August 2013, 01:49:45
Hi guys,
I'm from Indonesia. I just installed Manjaro yesterday and I'm using OpenBox DE, I really like it  ;D
I've been tried some other rolling release distro but this is the first time I'm satisfied...
Well... that's it.  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: corbintechboy on 09. August 2013, 02:47:35
Hi guys,
I'm from Indonesia. I just installed Manjaro yesterday and I'm using OpenBox DE, I really like it  ;D
I've been tried some other rolling release distro but this is the first time I'm satisfied...
Well... that's it.  :D

Well, welcome to this thing we call Manjaro :D.

I hope you enjoy the distribution as much as most do.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 09. August 2013, 21:18:22
GameBoy & aanfthelast, a big welcome to you both. It's always great to have newbies to Manjaro landing & hearing how they are enjoying their early experiences of the OS. We hope you stick around for a while at least, get to know some people & enjoy some of the exciting plans the development have in store for us upsteam. Go well meantime & see you around the forum. Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kc1di on 10. August 2013, 12:36:00
Hi guys,
I'm from Indonesia. I just installed Manjaro yesterday and I'm using OpenBox DE, I really like it  ;D
I've been tried some other rolling release distro but this is the first time I'm satisfied...
Well... that's it.  :D

Welcome to Manjaro , Enjoy :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: banana on 11. August 2013, 15:38:12
Hello!

I'm a software developer from Croatia. I've read some nice reviews about Manjaro, so yesterday I've decided to give it a try. It's working really nice, you are doing a great job, I'm planning to stick with this distribution. Still, I'm a begginer at linux domain (installed it as a dual boot with win7), but I'm very excited about exploring and learning it.

Keep the good work, cheers!  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 11. August 2013, 23:02:06
Welcome Banana. Good to have you here. Enjoy your Manjaro adventure & see you around the forum. Adios, Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: maplobats on 13. August 2013, 16:24:08
Been on Manjaro for about 3 weeks now, and loving it!  Had been on Ubuntu for about a year before that, mostly using KDE (but not kubuntu), and recently had been using Mint KDE, which was quite nice, but I find that Manjaro suits me better. (perfectly in fact)
I had tried out slackware back in the early 90s, and ran RedHat 7 briefly back in about 2003, but mostly had been unfortunately stuck with windows.

Compared to Ubuntu/Mint:
Pros:
Boots in less than half the time. (systemd vs upstart is nice)
Consistently faster.
Consistently runs about 15 degrees cooler.
Have learnt more.

Cons:
Nothing so far (for me anyways, however Ubuntu/Mint can be great for some people)

About me:  I am from Canada, where I was a biochemist.  I am currently living in China, where I am teaching English to adorable little children, and am married to a lovely Chinese woman.

One last thing:  It brings me a great deal of joy that I can boot my 6 year old laptop into Manjaro (XFCE), change a config, and reboot back into XFCE in less time than it takes my wifes relatively new computer to boot into Windows 7 once. (haven't gotten her to switch.....yet)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 13. August 2013, 17:19:50
maplobats, welcome. A Canadian living in China with his beautiful family, booting the old laptop into Xfce - sounds perfect!  ;)

It's great to have you here in the forum - hopefully you will find it supportive & fun, the way we intend it.

Go well meantime & see you around!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Wilson on 14. August 2013, 10:00:27
Hello everyone. I originally joined to make a post about Skype, but somehow fixed my problem in the process! So I thought I might as well post here.

I've been using Linux all summer and loving it. I distro-hopped for quite a while (I tried Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition, I even stayed with Mint for quite awhile).
I decided to try Manjaro after learning how to use the Arch Rollback to get the stable version of Compiz 0.8.8. So far it has been the single greatest Linux experience I have had. I love the repositories and having the AUR at my fingertips, for once I really feel like the sky is the limit with a distro.

I feel like I can stick with this distro for a long time, and I'm looking forward to removing Windows from my PC one day for good!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 14. August 2013, 10:36:46
Wilson, welcome - it's great to have you here! Your experiences echo mine quite a lot. I loved Mint but the fast, light, rolling release OS that Manjaro offers fits me well. See you round the forum! Ruziel  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: gingermatty on 15. August 2013, 11:42:52
Hi my name is Matthew, I started using linux with Ubuntu a few years ago but then I started getting into arch linux with archbang but I wanted a more stable linux distro. So then I discovered Manjaro Linux about a few months ago which was the perfect balance of stability and speed.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Foxy on 15. August 2013, 20:04:14
Hello everyone!! :D

My name is Foxy and i am using manjaro for a while now..
I want to wish everyone the best wishes and bye bye!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumali on 15. August 2013, 20:13:20
Welcome @gingermatty and @Foxy :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Foxy on 15. August 2013, 22:31:08
Hello @cumali  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 16. August 2013, 08:55:45
Welcome Foxy & gingermatty - it's great to have you on the forum & I'm glad to hear you are loving Manjaro. Stick around for the adventure - Roland, Guillaume & Phil have some amazing things planned. Here's to a good weekend, Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: johnnyntm on 16. August 2013, 11:43:52
hello
I'm from romania
I use xfce rc2 edition and i want to say that i'm impressed!  And is the first time after 6 years when I use linux. This time is just linux. Now that the electricity is cheap I dont need windows anymore. I have light - desktop.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 16. August 2013, 12:09:08
welcome all!

Now that the electricity is cheap I dont need windows anymore.
eh?! ???
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: daifuku on 16. August 2013, 12:59:46
Hello I am Jose, a spaniard living in the UK. Recently I got a nice laptop, after a few days I got bored with Windows 7, then I decided to install ubuntu, then I got bored with it, I wanted to try something new and I head about this Manjaro thing.

It looks this is what I was looking for.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 16. August 2013, 13:09:40
welcome here!

a spaniard living in the UK.
after a few days I got bored with Windows 7, then I decided to install ubuntu, then I got bored with it
nice! ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Vivisektion on 16. August 2013, 18:07:22
Hi from germany!

I tried a dozen distros though, but I've been stuck on Manjaro since yesterday... I was on Ubuntu 13.04 before, well, actually I'm using both now, haha!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ifacedown on 18. August 2013, 10:38:13
Francis Hernandez, from the Philippines. Manjaro user for three days. I've been using Ubuntu and openSUSE before.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: zeppo on 18. August 2013, 11:22:13
Greetings all!

I'm from the Central Coast NSW Australia and have using manjaro for a week now and absolutely love it! I'm new to the linux world started with
ubuntu 12.04 then 13.04 then mint15-kde and came across a youtube demo of manjaro and liked the look of it and had to try it and so far love it.
This is by far the best I've tried, easy for a newbie like me to install. I'm running the kde version... :)

Cheers!

Ken.


Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aaditya on 18. August 2013, 11:48:32
Hi! This is Aaditya from India and i have been using Manjaro for 2 months now  ;D
Except for one initial crash after installation on first upgrade( it was a hell of a crash, had to search God knows how many Arch user forums articles  :o),
Manjaro is running very well for me :D .Its my primary Distro (using it with Debian) .
All apps work(except the Alsa Mixer, and it took many days to figure it out) and its pretty lite on resources too(using the xfce version)  :)
The whole thing is packaged very well, and it works good (especially XFCE + plank dock combo).
Pamac also works well, though i prefer pacman. ;D
What amazes me is the responsiveness in the forums.  :D
Thanks.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 18. August 2013, 12:09:48
aaditya, zeppo, ifacedown & Vivisektion - a warm welcome to the 4 of you. It's always great to have new faces on here & I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying using Manjaro. The development team have some exciting plans in the pipeline. Go well & see u around the community forum. R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aaditya on 18. August 2013, 13:44:22
aaditya, zeppo, ifacedown & Vivisektion - a warm welcome to the 4 of you. It's always great to have new faces on here & I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying using Manjaro. The development team have some exciting plans in the pipeline. Go well & see u around the community forum. R.
Thank You  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Alberto Garay on 18. August 2013, 14:02:09
Hi there,

I'm Alberto, newbie in Manjaro, and also in Linux at my laptop.

I'm from Madrid (Spain).

I have installed OpenBOx flavour.

Hope I don't bug you with my newbie questions.

Cheers
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 19. August 2013, 07:24:41
I'm from the Central Coast NSW Australia
Greets fellow Aussie.
And welcome to all newcomers :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. August 2013, 09:19:31
Alberto Garay, welcome. There's no chance of you bugging us with your newbie questions - fire away!  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jacklaw on 20. August 2013, 08:53:21
Hello All,

My name is Jim Acklaw.  Live in Scotland, Uk.  Been using Ubuntu, Mint, Debian for several years;dabbling with Linux for many before that too!
Moved to Manjaro a couple of months ago, and have finally settled with 'OpenBox' variant - just really nice, even though there are lots of things i personally need to get a grip of!
Looking forward to never moving away from Manjaro/Arch - this is THE one..
best wishes to All fellow users
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 20. August 2013, 10:25:40
jacklaw, welcome to you up in Scotland! Great to have you here & hearing that Manjaro is doing it for you. See you around the forum. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nico470 on 20. August 2013, 14:54:40
My, what kind of manners are these? I didn't even introduce myself before starting to use these forums!

Anyhow, as my nick suggests, I'm Nicolas. I'm a French dude from Reunion Island (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union) — which, if you clicked the link, is basically just overseas France.

I started using Linux back when Mandrake 9.0 was released (that might've been around 2001), but I didn't start to get my hands dirty (read: manually adding or removing things, configuring things) until 2010, when I wanted to have a modern OS on an old laptop (think P4 era old). I began with Ubuntu, since it was touted as the easiest Linux distro by then.

When unity came rearing its ugly head — no offense to unity fans, I just think the cons outweigh the pros —, I bore with it for a while, until I was fed up with it and moved onto another distro: Fuduntu. It was light yet didn't lack when it comes to aesthetics... and it was a rolling release distro, too. Well, since that ship sank not too long ago, I began another quest for a lightweight distro, and what was not my surprise when I stumbled across a Linux distribution that is light and that doesn't require its 32-bit kernels to use PAE — I'll let you guess which CPU I got. And not just that, but... an arch-based distro! Needless to say that my dreams have come true with Manjaro.

I was so satisfied with it that I also installed it on my dad's computer (too many headaches with Ubuntu and the legacy Catalyst driver), and I have to say that so far, I haven't had a single issue after updating. Even switching to a newer kernel is problem-free. I might be a Linux novice, but this is the first distribution I have come across that has been so stable. I sincerely hope things will stay this way. :)

tl;dr: Manjaro is just great.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 20. August 2013, 15:32:28
nico470, welcome! You write crackingly good English for a 2nd language speaker. Anyone who has installed Manjaro on his Dad's PC gets my vote, that's for sure. I share your excitement at having discovered Manjaro. When I moved from XP at the start of the year, Mint was my first stop but having stumbled upon this OS & community, it was a "no brainer" - fast, light, up-to-date & rolling, with a positive community. Roland, Phil & Guillaume have some very exciting things planned & it's sure to be a great ride. I look forward to seeing you around the forum, with your erudite posts. More power to you Nicolas - the Force is with you. Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 20. August 2013, 19:53:39
Welcome nico740,

Incidentally, I note the existence of a French forum.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nico470 on 20. August 2013, 20:32:44
nico470, welcome! You write crackingly good English for a 2nd language speaker. Anyone who has installed Manjaro on his Dad's PC gets my vote, that's for sure. I share your excitement at having discovered Manjaro. When I moved from XP at the start of the year, Mint was my first stop but having stumbled upon this OS & community, it was a "no brainer" - fast, light, up-to-date & rolling, with a positive community. Roland, Phil & Guillaume have some very exciting things planned & it's sure to be a great ride. I look forward to seeing you around the forum, with your erudite posts. More power to you Nicolas - the Force is with you. Ruziel.

Mine eyes are bvt blinded by your compliments! Yea, uerily, I say vnto thee, that the flesh that begat mine own flesh possesses our beloued Manjaro on his uery machine, and, olde as he mighte be, is completelie ablo to make vse of it.

Jokes aside, I graduated from as uni as an English major, and I'm the kind of student who spends his whole days splitting hairs over minute things, not to mention spending a huge amount of his time talking to native speakers. It's only natural that I've become this fluent. Still, it feels good when a native speakers compliments my English skills. Thanks, dude! :D

Welcome nico740,

Incidentally, I note the existence of a French forum.  ;)
Thanks, man! =)

Yeah, that's right! I should drop by a word on the French forum as well. What would it become if none of us French people posted there?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: du hast on 21. August 2013, 04:20:50
hello i knew here nice os guys!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dasfast on 22. August 2013, 14:02:42
Hello to all. Recently installed Manjaro, figuring some things out. This is a very polished distro and seems to perform very good.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 22. August 2013, 14:34:32
dasfast, welcome - great to have you here! Enjoy & see you around the community forum. Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 22. August 2013, 14:36:47
Hello to all. Recently installed Manjaro, figuring some things out. This is a very polished distro and seems to perform very good.

+1 dasfast.  Manjaro is one of the most polished distros I've seen after several years of hopping around, and it just get's better with each version (not the right word for a rolling release, but you get what I mean?)  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thundersqueak on 22. August 2013, 14:43:11
welcome ph
yep it's good and getting better always good to have new blood,and extra brains
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Glacierstone on 23. August 2013, 03:26:10
Hi all, very new to Manjaro.  Been using it in a VM for month or so now.  Then installed it on a POS laptop while I learned to use it for another month.  Now I've went full blown Manjaro on my main daily systems. I've got to say it's an awesome experience so far.  Love the MHWD, latest kernels, and the ease of use with Virtual Box.  Hopefully y'all can keep up the good work, and the pace of development it's been nothing short of amazing so far.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jpenguin on 24. August 2013, 06:06:39
Hi all, I'm a distro-hopper.  I hate MONO, & use KDE.  I dual boot between 2 distro's and have at least one in a VM

I try to buy most of the humble indie bundles, love cogs
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 25. August 2013, 07:40:04
Using Manjaro for sometime from 0.8.5. Joined forum now only. great work manjaro team. thanks for providing such a great distro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ManjaTon on 25. August 2013, 16:06:49
Hi to all,
I installed Manjaro Linux on my DELL Latitude few months ago and I'm very happy to have all works good.
I used Slackware, Gentoo, RedHat, Ubuntu and Mint but I think Manjaro have the pros of all previous distros.
Light, speedy, rolling-release and graphically attractive..
Nice work!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ogghi on 25. August 2013, 17:24:48
Hi, I'm David from Switzerland!

Happy to be here as the OS is awesome!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: meaustin on 26. August 2013, 05:35:07
Happy to be here also,  very awesome OS!   8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 26. August 2013, 13:24:46
Glacierstone, jpenguin, sdch, ogghi & meaustin - welcome to all of you, it's great to have you on the community forum. Manjaro is growing steadily as an OS and as a community, as we move towards going from current "beta" to 1.0. I look forward seeing you around the forum. In the meantime, feel free to put forward any suggestions to the development & support team, as we're collectively looking to make sure the whole experience is as positive & productive as possible. Go well meantime, Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: simiyah on 26. August 2013, 20:32:51
I'm from Jamaica and I love this OS!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 26. August 2013, 21:46:58
simiyah, welcome - I'm glad Manjaro is doing it for you in Jamaica. Fantastic! It's good to have you here. Go well meantime & see you around the community forum. Peace & power to you, Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: houndhen on 27. August 2013, 04:13:43
I have been looking for a great rolling release with a KDE desktop. I am downloading the iso and hope that Manjaro is something that I can use.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Nerd on 28. August 2013, 06:55:31
Hello.  I joined to find out what I'm doing wrong.  lol


I've been using Ubuntu for about 3 years but I haven't really learned anything except how to google then Copy & paste. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 28. August 2013, 09:11:12
Welcome houndhen! - hopefully you will love Manjaro with a KDE desktop. Stick with it for a few weeks, let the community help you iron out any problems & see how you go. It's good to have you here! See you around the forum.

Hi, Nerd - welcome to Manjaro! I trust you will learn lots - I'm pretty sure you will, as Manjaro is stable & user friendly, but allows you to get stuck into things, use the terminal & all that good stuff. I look forward to seeing you around the forum.

Go well both of you.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mark2013 on 28. August 2013, 12:05:35
i'm new to Manjaro and i live it very much. i used to have ubuntu and mint on this laptop but i'm loving manjaro now. it's faster and class.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thundersqueak on 28. August 2013, 12:33:24
@mark 2013 Welcome and yes it is!  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 28. August 2013, 12:56:09
mark2013, good to have you here & I'm glad you're loving Manjaro!  ;)

Please fill in the technical info on your profile - this helps everyone support you better.

Thanks,

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mongoose961 on 28. August 2013, 17:36:41
Hello All,

Happy to be here and hope to be an active member of the Manjaro Linux community.  Been a Linux user since 2001 and started with Red Hat 7.1 (back when it was free).  I have distro hopped from Mandrake, Corel Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Bodhi, ArchBang and now here (where I hope to stay for awhile).  I have been told that the community here is one of the best so I can't wait to interact.

Thanx,
Mongoose961
Clovis, NM USA
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 28. August 2013, 17:42:51
mongoose961, welcome seasoned distro boogie traveller! It's good to have you here. I'm confident you will find the community engaging, positive & hopefully, intelligent!  8)

Thanks for dropping in & I look forward to seeing you around the community forum.

Go well meantime.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tux_Rocks on 29. August 2013, 12:34:26
Hey everyone new here and loving it so far. Been playing around with Linux distros for a little while now (mostly Ubuntu and it's many other flavors), thought I like to try something different so here I am. This looks like a great project, the team and community are doing an amazing job.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 29. August 2013, 12:40:56
Tux_Rocks, thanks for those kind words! Yeah we're pretty excited about Manjaro - the OS and the community around it. There are a lot of great distributions out there & that's good for end users. Hopefully you will stick around here for a while. Go well meantime, Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sknitti on 30. August 2013, 07:40:11
Hello everybody.

My name ist Steffen. I am a mechanical engineer and work in the shipbuilding industry.
My Linux-Adventure started in 2001 with Red Hat. After a Journey over Suse, Knoppix, Kanotix, eLive, Debian, sidux, siduction, ubuntu, Xubuntu, Sabayon and Mint I must say Manjaro is a very nice and fresh Distribution that has been fitted my needs from the first moment. I hope for a good mix of proven and fresh new things.

kind regards
Steffen
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ThaBudhha on 30. August 2013, 21:44:55
Hy,

My name is Andy. I am from Austria and I am working as a network technician. I use Linux for a fews years now, but I am a tiny distrohopper. Up to now I used Ubuntu, Debian(and many derivates) and Fedora but most of the time I used Ubuntu. Finally i found a distro which can keep me away from Ubuntu. For my needs Manjaro is stable as hell and pretty lightweight. Please, keep working on that great piece of Linux.

brgds Andy

PS: Sorry for my bad english
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 30. August 2013, 22:40:34
Steffen, good to have you here - welcome!  ;)

Andy, your English is great - don't apologise...there's no need. It's good to have you here & I'm pleased you are loving Manjaro. It's just gonna get better and better.

See you both around the community forum.

Thanks,

Ruziel.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: oldpond on 31. August 2013, 03:49:08
Hey all!  I'm Mike from Canada, not Canmore  :P and I run Arch and I3 on my two other machines.  Been giving Manjaro a test ride with KDE for the last couple of weeks.  Thanks so much for all the work putting this together! 

Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dan669 on 31. August 2013, 15:33:06
Greetings from Prague.
I'm "One Man Company" focused on museums, restoration, old crafts etc. Old technologies and handwork.
Linux using from 2007 - Debian, Mint, Gentoo, Sabayon, SolusOS. Now for last few weeks absolutely happy with Manjaro. Rock solid, fast, funny work with packages, great forums...
Missing F3 on Thunar - using Sunflower or MC. I'm very surprised with Xfce (flavor of SamLinux, years ago...). With Compiz completely satisfied me, only missing Translucency effect for inactive windows (it's because Compiz version available in AUR).

Open source and cooperation is Our future in my eyes. We all living through the last days of Rome, we'll see what happens. It's all in our hands. Microsoft and Google can't save us, they all want to possess us. I have no Facebook account. I have my own face and people across me, mostly of them are artists working with hands. Many of them, although they are not Geeks, intuitively understand the value of Linux - abandon old XP's and start to play with new system. Never think about it before, they feel that Linux is a breath of freedom and indipendence. It is my icing on the cake for using Linux.

Attachment - one of my favourite walls... ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 31. August 2013, 15:49:56
dan669, it's great to have you here - welcome! I really like what you say about Linux generally & your philosophy of life. I also don't have a Facebook account - closed it quite a while back. 8 months into using Linux & I still feel great, firing my Manjaro machine up in the morning & getting away from the Mac/Windows world. It's so easy for people to take the FOSS community and it's many blessings for granted. Go well meantime & see you around the Manjaro forum. More power to you! Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: NGIB on 02. September 2013, 11:35:10
Howdy folks from SE Georgia USA.  I'm just an old guy that wrote code for DOS based systems for over 15 years.  Got out of the computer business in 1999 and became an Accountant.  Like many folks I'm looking for a Linux system so I can leave Windows behind for good.  I'm very impressed with Manjaro so far - it's fast and smooth...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: yogrt on 02. September 2013, 13:19:59
Hi, I'm from Holland and new here, using Manjaro with Xfce on a Toughbook 19 mk 2 for about a week now, after I switched from a Macbook because I was completely fed up with proprietary software. Now I'm learning fast and I really love it! Although I don't really comprehend Linux yet I'm sure I'll never go back to Mac (or windows for that matter) :-)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: banger0250 on 03. September 2013, 00:21:59
Hi been distro hopping for years, i only use old pc's and laptops, so for me manjaro with openbox is great. Arch is the best, but for an easy,fast install, on a lappy in particular, manjaro has hit a sweet spot for me...;-)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: lotofo on 03. September 2013, 10:00:23
I've been with manjaro as my main desktop / laptop distro for a week now.
I like the speed and the "look and feel". For me, there has been a learning curve,
but all in all, not too bad. MANY thanks to the folks on irc who have helped me!

I am from New Mexico, USA (Nuevo Mexico ... Tierra Encantada)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 03. September 2013, 14:10:00
Welcome Manjaro newbies - it's great to have you here!  ;) There are lots of exciting developments planned by the team & it's still in beta, so so far so good. See you around the forum, Ruziel.
Title: Hi!
Post by: albero_lara on 04. September 2013, 07:52:06
Hi, my name is Gustavo Lara, a greeting from Sonora, México.

Manjaro is one of the best distros I've used, congratulations to the crew  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tintin on 04. September 2013, 12:28:59
Hi from Belgium (flemish guy in Wallonie).  New to arch but been using linux distros on and of for the last 2 years (almost none i haven't tried) together with W8 (without metro) which gets me into my desktop in 11 seconds.  Manjaro is a serious contender when it comes to booting up.

So far everything seems quite stable and loving manjaro so much it's really tempting to ditch W8.

As for work and hobby(s), i'm a paragliding train driver who loves to read English books when i'm travelling abroad ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 04. September 2013, 12:36:08
tintin, welcome!  ;)

If you don't really need W8 & you're loving Manjaro, why not ditch it? Either way, it's good to have you here.

See u around.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Faico on 04. September 2013, 16:41:15
Hi! I'm from Spain. I've been using linux for just a few months and discovering some distros (Ubuntu, Pclinux, Mint, Netrunner, Chakra) and I'm really impressed with Manjaro, I think I found the best distro for me, great work!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 04. September 2013, 16:46:25
Faico, welcome! I'm glad you're loving Manjaro with KDE flavour. It's good to have you here - there are a lot of exciting developments still to come for Manjaro, as it moves from beta towards 1.0.

See you around  ;)

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: paologonzalez on 05. September 2013, 06:07:19
Hi, I'm Paolo Gonzalez from the Philippines. I've been playing around with Manjaro for months now. Prior to Manjaro, I used Fuduntu, and then, very briefly, Sabayon. I first started using Manjaro 0.8.5 XFCE edition. Now, I'm fiddling around with the Openbox edition. I really love how well-made the distribution is, and I'm amazed with how much I'm learning about Linux from using it. Great work, Manjaro team!  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 05. September 2013, 10:16:24
paologonzalez, welcome! It's great that you're loving Manjaro with the OpenBox flavour. There's something exciting growing here. See you around the forum. Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vaikus84 on 05. September 2013, 17:56:28
Hello. I have been using some different stuff until now. Manjaro seems very interesting.
Last main Distro was LXLE lxle.net
Switched over because got a newer laptop and have more power under the hood now.
Here I have the freedom to mix and match more than in Ubuntu platforms.

Hope to get good support.
Thanks
Vaikus84
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: SandiWho21 on 05. September 2013, 22:29:41
Hello, I've been using Manjaro now for a few weeks and I am really satisfied with it.
I am currently using the Openbox edition.
Greatings from Croatia!  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tintin on 05. September 2013, 22:46:20
tintin, welcome!  ;)

If you don't really need W8 & you're loving Manjaro, why not ditch it? Either way, it's good to have you here.

See u around.

Ruziel.
Cheers Ruziel,

One of the only applications that's keeping my W8 installed is Replay media catcher for grabbing hard to get embedded videos.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 05. September 2013, 23:12:43
tintin, I'm guessing that you've tried the various browser plug-ins? Either way it's good to have you here. See you around the forum.... ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thor_20 on 06. September 2013, 19:15:38
Likewise! New to Manjaro and I love every split-second of it :D wow, what a ride! Okay, the 'buntu sisters are great, bu Manjaro...
I was on Arch, but it died on me leaving me with a dead system...then I needed some distro that could re-install quiclkly, Arch stopped using the CLI installer and everything had to be typed in ... by hand. Not very good for a crunch-time situation...
Manjaro is what Arch should have been, in fact, it leaves Arch behind...
Sorry to the Archers out there, Arch is great, but Manjaro is...(hehehe) better.  :P

Thor
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: biancad on 06. September 2013, 21:10:27
I have discovered Manjaro two weekes ago, I think was love at first sight. Before Manjaro i was flirting with Ubuntu (relationship with ubuntu was for 4 years :D but we break up recently) and Mint. And Manjaro is... like the ideal man: simple, elegant, enough immature, but stable.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kertase on 06. September 2013, 21:35:47
Hi everyone

Just came to Manjero, most important things work out of the box I really like it.

My father using fedora for work i grew up with it but since it is kind of slow and all it was time for something new...

Edit: by the way I speak English, German and French
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fanis on 07. September 2013, 09:10:23
Hi, I am from Greece. I installed Manjaro on Thursday and I am hugely impressed (in a very positive way)

I am using a rolling distro (mint debian) since 2011, before I was using Ubuntu.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 07. September 2013, 10:58:07
Welcome to all of you - it's great to have you here! For those of you who haven't filled in the technical details in your profile - kernel, desktop environment, drivers etc, please do so - these details really help others help you, without having to ask the basic questions. Thanks & see you around, Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Skydancer on 07. September 2013, 11:14:30
Another Manjaro newbie. I've been using it for a couple of days and I like its stability and responsiveness. Before, I'd been using Ubuntu for some years, which is a solid distro, but I didn't how they do certain things. I've been "flirting" with Arch for some time, but I don't have the time and hardcore geek enthusiasm to use it, so Manjaro seems like a perfect choice for me.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: St.Jimmy on 07. September 2013, 13:57:28
Nice to have you all here :) Hope you'll enjoy Manjaro as much as I do
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rostyk on 07. September 2013, 22:32:17
Hi there, Greetings from Ukraine!
I've just switched to Manjaro from Ubuntu linux which I used since 11.10 and I like what I see very much.
This is the wery first linux distro, on which my Asus laptop web camera started to work properly out of the box.
Thanx guys.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: faust on 08. September 2013, 08:19:01
russian translator. migrated from ubuntu cause i tired from their experiments and going away from other linux distros.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sdim on 08. September 2013, 19:43:50
Hi, everyone.

After playing with Linux, and specifically Mint, for 6 years now, I decided to give this distro a try, influenced by the fact that
it's a user-friendly Arch one.
I'm using the XFCE flavor and I'll be asking a few questions about a few things.
Thanks in advance for bearing with us who are not yet familiar with the way things are done in Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: b4dave on 08. September 2013, 22:31:31
Hello. I am new to Manjaro in fact I have been running the community KDE desktop for less than 24 hours. I am already in love with Manjaro! I just thought I would sign up, introduce my self, and put myself out there to help in anyway that I can. I do a lot of work in Gimp and video editing in open shot. I also do a lot of tech admin stuff on two Debian servers.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jonathon on 09. September 2013, 12:42:12
Hi everyone!

I normally hang around on the Ubuntu+1 fora but I thought I would have a look at Manjaro. So far, so good! I like the defaults you have, and everything is nice and snappy!

Only issue I've found so far is that you clobber files during profile setup, so if I choose an existing $home I lose my existing settings! (that, and sometimes the files are then owned root:root, which is not handy).

Jonathon (aka jfernyhough@ubuntuforums)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 09. September 2013, 12:53:12
Welcome to all of you - it's great to have you here. The Manjaro community is growing in leaps & it's exciting times for the OS.

Go well meantime & see you around the forum.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Massentier on 09. September 2013, 16:41:15
Hi all,

I'm new to manjaro as well as linux. I'm trying to get it to run on my acer aspire one 722 netbook. I like it a lot so far but have some issues with the pacman database synchronisation apparently. Will open a thread if I don't get it resolved. See you,  ::).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 09. September 2013, 19:08:55
Massentier, welcome! I'm sure you'll get that little gremlin sorted out - I had something similar when I first installed Manjaro may moons ago. See you around, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 10. September 2013, 08:14:25
Aye up! 8)

I am an ex-zen buddhist monk now working as a caretaker. I also used to be a computer programmer working for ICL on the DAP back in the early 1980's. Now I just play with computers just for fun (hence having a Raspberry PI for learning Python). But at the moment I am thinking of switching to using Manjaro on my Desktops as a recent update to Xubuntu 12.04 stopped my wi-fi access to the Internet from working (a kind of Deja vu feeling as a WindowsXp update stopped my dial-up Internet connection from working which lead to using Ubuntu 8.04). I also end up being the main source of computer support for the wider family, hence needing a tool like TeamViewer in order to SEE their computer problems.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. September 2013, 11:57:46
YorkshireTyke, welcome! Hopefully you will find Manjaro a great fit for you. I now run my business on it completely - 8 months already - and it's proven to be fast & solid. I know TeamViewer is in the repositories - or at least AUR - so you are sorted on that front. Go well meantime & see you around the forum. Adios, Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: merovingian on 10. September 2013, 23:42:32
Well my name is Mark. I've been using Ubuntu based distros for about a couple of years and finally decided to check out Manjaro Xfce. 0.8.7. So for after a day of using it, I'm really liking it a lot and it may just be my new distro. The only thing that I can't seem to get working is G++ since I like to use Geany for learning c++. Other then that so far I  don't have any problems with 8.07.Any help with g++ will be great.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aaditya on 11. September 2013, 06:53:28
Well my name is Mark. I've been using Ubuntu based distros for about a couple of years and finally decided to check out Manjaro Xfce. 0.8.7. So for after a day of using it, I'm really liking it a lot and it may just be my new distro. The only thing that I can't seem to get working is G++ since I like to use Geany for learning c++. Other then that so far I  don't have any problems with 8.07.Any help with g++ will be great.
Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -S base-develHere gcc is present.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Cracker on 11. September 2013, 13:23:00
Hey there!

Cracker here (not a real one ;) ). I've been using manjaro (xfce flavor) for several months. Before that I'd been ubuntu/mint user for several years. These two distros never satisfied me completely. I was infatuated with Arch distro, and running it for a very short time, but you all know the story about drivers and setting Arch. As I was a little bit short when talking about time I just had to quit. Now, finally manjaro is something I had in my dreams! Well, I think it's enough for beginning... Now I have to go because I have an upgrade question! :)

See you!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 11. September 2013, 13:33:47
Cracker, great to have you here! Manjaro is just getting started!! See you around the forum. Ruziel  ;) ;
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: merovingian on 11. September 2013, 19:14:35
Code: [Select]
sudo pacman -S base-develHere gcc is present.

Thanks. I'll have to install it to see if it works. I've only been using Manjaro for a couple of days, so I'm still learning it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: merovingian on 11. September 2013, 19:30:32
Thanks. I'll have to install it to see if it works. I've only been using Manjaro for a couple of days, so I'm still learning it.

Just installed base-devel and Geany won't compile gcc. It's saying it needs g++.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aaditya on 11. September 2013, 19:35:42
Just installed base-devel and Geany won't compile gcc. It's saying it needs g++.
Dont know about geany, but type in your terminal
Code: [Select]
g++ --versionOpen a new thread if you are having problems.
If you do g++
and it gives "fatal error: no input files" then g++ installed.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: merovingian on 11. September 2013, 19:39:55
Dont know about geany, but type in your terminal
Code: [Select]
g++ --versionOpen a new thread if you are having problems.
If you do g++
and it gives "fatal error: no input files" then g++ installed.

It says version 4.8.1.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vectormax on 12. September 2013, 00:43:14
From Riverside County, CA
Old timer (52) that's been using Linux off and on since the mid 90's. Was on Ubuntu derivatives for quite some time, but that's like using MS Windows with one of those add ons that decorate your Windows and dock. So I decided to go with an Arch based distro that was easier to install and maintain than Arch, Manjaro! Love that I easily installed Netflix support (netflix-desktop) and Steam is just a click away. Awesome job!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: johnis on 12. September 2013, 18:09:03
Hi to everyone!!! I am using linux for 5 years i have tried a lot of distros and almost every window manager. I tried manjaro xfce 5 months ago on my laptop and I loved it from the very first time I used it. Recently I installed manjaro xfce again on my desktop this time and every day I am finding something new about it. Your forum has helped me a lot in the past, I hope that I can help you too...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bier on 14. September 2013, 08:59:31
Hello, guys, I am living in China, I started to use Linux around 2006, Fedora 6 attracted me very much those days. Later tried ubuntu and other buntus, facinated by the free and open source idea, I read a book named "free as in freedom" which records Stallman's ideas,life and experience. I began to use open source softwares such as firefox browser, I totally agree with the idea of openness and sharing. In China , Almost everyone is using pirated Wondows OS, no matter it is at home ,at school ,shop or enterprise, it is a big shame for our Chinese people(Even though now I am using Linux at home and my laptop most of my time, I have to use PC which is provided by our company and installed with pirated windowsXP in my workplace and in virtualbox of my laptop). In China, there are very few people who prefer to install any linux-distro to their desktop or laptop PCs ,I am the only one who are using Linux on a day-to-day basis here. I don't understand why people can not appreciate the marvel that Linux has achieved, maybe they are just used to what they are using now.  In my experience of using Linux desktop distros, I think Arch linux is the fastest in term of responsive speed,once you use Arch linux , you will not be able to continue to stand the lag and complication of *buntu . But Arch linux was designed for developers and so called power users, it is notoriously unstable for commoners and needs lots of caution and attention from users. Manjaro came to save us from this dilemma. Besides Manjaro I also use Bodhi currently.  Big thanks to manjaro's development team !!       
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 14. September 2013, 09:12:48
Welcome to all newbies. I always love coming onto this thread & finding out how people ended up using Manjaro.

@Bier, I must say it was awesome reading your post. I love it that Linux brings together such a cosmopolitan group of people & the fact that I can read your account in China, while sitting at my home in South Africa, is amazing. Regarding Windows, I think there is a massive amount of inertia in people. I was aware of Linux for years before I started using it - only 9 months ago!

It's great to have you all here. More power to you all!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ThereIsNoOne on 14. September 2013, 17:03:59
Hello, everyone!

Since I am likely to ask for help with my migration into the Linux world, I found it appropriate to introduce myself first  :)
I'm a pretty bland and boring family man with kids and a wife :-)...with virtually no Linux experience.

I have for the last 8-9 months played with the idea of completely leaving the Windows universe. The main thing that has hold me back is my interest in photography and heavy "investment" in learning photoshop and fine-art printing with custom ICC-profiles and color-calibrated screens. However, I'm sick of windows.

I have a home-network running with a media server and NAS. (and a teenage son that constantly infects his laptop with trojans and viruses - despite antivirus-programs and firewalls).
Right now I am running Linux Mint 15 with KDE on this laptop - which is (or was at the time of purchase) a high-end quad-core i7 gaming-laptop with 120Gb SSD and a Seagate 500Gb "hybrid" SSD/HDD and 16 Gb of ram.

I also have an older laptop with 1gig ram running Manjaro (Openbox) - and I love it!!! It literally resuscitated the laptop and gave it another life :-)
I am planning to move from Mint to Manjaro on this pc as well.

Thanks for the good work you all do and please, have mercy on me when I need help - which I do :-)
Title: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: djarama99 on 14. September 2013, 22:28:55
So I'm here... after installing and testing several distributions like openSuse, Mint, elementaryOS and so on. I was almost given up the project Linux on my computer. Last try with Manjaro 0.8.7 64bit and I'm quite surprised. Installation was easy, new software was fast installed, fonts looking fine, desktop as well - it will stay for longer. Still no clue how is pacman working and all the other things (I'm an ordinary Win user), but the target is to change completely to Linux.

Thanks for this distribution, for your work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rufus on 15. September 2013, 06:35:42
 howdy and hi! I am rufus from san francisco. Happy to be here on a much friendlier down to urth forum and project. I will be taking
a close lOOk at manjaro in the near and learning the ins and outs. I am pre-linux to Slackware and on to Debian for many years.
Ive been an Arch user for awhile and am glad to see that Manjaro has grown so gracefully to become a stable, mature, and
worthy project. I hope this to be fun and suspect it will be. so.....manjaro's   watch OUT!!!;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 15. September 2013, 11:12:24
welcome to all!

Besides Manjaro I also use Bodhi currently.
manjaro e17 >> http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/community/e17/2013.06/
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bier on 15. September 2013, 17:06:06
welcome to all!
manjaro e17 >> http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/community/e17/2013.06/

I will have an eye on manjaro's enlightenment spin, this evening I plan to download the image and make a liveUSB to give it a shot. Thanks.
The reason why I stick with Bodhi is that when Jeff (Bodhi's lead developer) made and provided the first version of Bodhi ISO image to the public back in 2010, I was there , from then on I felt as if I was a family member of Bodhi, even though it almost was one-man's show, (sorry to other memebers of Bodhi team), I cherish that feeling of being a part of it. Jeff is really very busy these days, so that Bodhi is not rolling very fast recently.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: alexan7777 on 17. September 2013, 19:21:55
Hello
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Eidos. on 17. September 2013, 22:02:19
Hi everyone,
I'm from Germany, 23 years old, using Linux more or less a few years now. With Linux Mint 14 I started to leave Windows finally. Now I switched to Manjaro and I love it :) . You, guys, do an awesome job!
See you around,
Eidos.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: finickydesert on 18. September 2013, 02:23:17
just installed the openbox version and loving it so far.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: molivera on 18. September 2013, 03:38:45
Hi, I have just installed the distro and it seems great so far!!!!    ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: smartechh on 18. September 2013, 19:51:04
HI I'm David from Italy, just new to Manjaro, I would like to use this distro as well as it requires :-D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 18. September 2013, 20:21:35
benvenuto qui e piacere di conoscerti. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nicodemus144 on 19. September 2013, 05:44:00
hi everyone!

i started on linux in 08 with Ubuntu.  once they went to Unity i transitioned to KDE on kubuntu. later i moved to a more modern and progressive distro in Arch-derivitive Chakra.

ultimately i'm a gamer, so i need gtk libraries, so i thought it best to try to find a light DE distro based on GTK that is also modern like Arch.

well, Manjaro is that distro!  progressive software, utilizes the AUR, and xfce!

love it!  congrats on a great distro and i hope to enjoy my time here with you all! :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bloomode on 19. September 2013, 06:07:58
 Hello manjarees I am "the mode" a long time Archer....Glad to see this worthy Distro evolve and mature. A friendlier
and stabler Arch derivative....GooD Job!! Soon will move it off the virtual blocks onto an SSD Im getting...Great!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: netsky on 19. September 2013, 12:35:20
Hello from a French user (also registered on the Manjaro French Forum).

I started using Linux about 1 or 2 years ago with Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) and since it didn't fit my needs anymore I started looking for other distributions to find the ONE.

And here I am, using Manjaro for 3 months now and it works like a charm  :)

Great job for all of you guys who did this!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: TeoLinuX on 19. September 2013, 14:50:33
Hi all, and greetings from Milan.

I'm installing Manjaro for the first time.
I'm a long time user of Linux (since 1998 while at University). And I manage my NAS with FreeBSD + ZFS.

After Redhat, Mandrake, Suse, Ubuntu, Fedora, I now want to try something new and ROLLING ;)
So, gentoo is great for tinkering but time consuming (especially for my notebook), Arch is super and the KISS philosophy is commendable.
My problem is that I want to skip the Arch steep learning curve (in installation phase) and have something which just works out of the box (but still derived from the great Arch)

So, I'll try Manjaro which sounds like a really promising distro, on the rise on all reviews. Besides, nothing stops me from studying with calm Arch in a VM :) so I can get more knowledge on the internals of a rolling distro.
I already tried Manjaro in a VM and I have to say it's impressive. Now I prepare a partition on my SSD and take the plunge.
See you soon in the forum.

TeoLinuX
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Groovie on 19. September 2013, 14:56:44
Hello @ all

I am from Austria / Tyrol -> deep in the mountains ;)
I am using Manjaro Linux for the first time.
Linux is my main operating system since nearly one year now

I heart a lot of good news aboud manjaro so i decided to give it a try ;)

Greetings Groovie
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. September 2013, 15:18:43
Welcome all newbies!! It's great to see you joining us & long may you roam here. I trust you will find the community helpful & the OS, fast & rock solid. Lots of exciting developments are planned. Go well meantime & see you around the forum. Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: BobCo on 22. September 2013, 01:58:56
Hi.
I'm Bobby I'm from texas.
loving manjaro.it's a great running distro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Gerep on 22. September 2013, 03:45:34
Olá olá my friends!

I'm Daniel, from Brazil and ex Ubuntu user. Decided to give Manjaro a try based on Distro Watch description: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=Manjaro (http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=Manjaro)

I'm really impressed by everything, no doubt I'm gonna start talking about it to my friends.

Power to us all my friends!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tórus on 23. September 2013, 04:27:13
Hi there.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: melbr00ks on 23. September 2013, 04:59:43
New to manjaro and arch. Wish me luck!

I used mandriva and pclos kde for years and learned very little, so I tried out #! open box, and love it. I thought I'd try something arch-based, and here I am. Nice distro so far.

Using openbox for now, might try lxde in the future.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: chirag on 23. September 2013, 07:14:45
Hello All, 

I am little new to Manjaro distro but I am using Linux since 4 years.

I am using old PC (AMD Atholon) with Manjaro Openbox and its running out of the box.

Feeling happy with this distro... C U around...  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: wolfbane on 23. September 2013, 12:36:33
New to everything but not afraid. Be gentle Manjaro....
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: AnonKS on 26. September 2013, 02:31:37
Hi from Germany!
Was a long time arch user. Usually dual booted with mint. Arch was for my geeky side and mint was the distro I would develop under. Well now I have the best of both worlds, without separate partitions :)

I'm running manjaro openbox on an old athlon II system. Quick and snappy, just like an arch distro should be. Very happy so far.

Any Linux noobies who read this, a couple arch tips to make computing more fun:

Edit your /etc/pacman.conf and add ILoveCandy in there. Enjoy
Also install an app called screenfetch from the repositories and add screenfetch to the bottom of ~/.bashrc
These 2 things make the terminal really nice, and the manjaro logo looks great in ASCII. ;)

Sent from my XT890 using Tapatalk 4

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vito49 on 26. September 2013, 11:06:42
Hello, I'm not new to Linux , I use it since somewhere on the end of the 90's, if memory serves my first Linux was Red Hat 5 (on diskettes!!), but OK growing older doesn't keep memory very reliable.  :)
But I'm completely new to Manjaro Linux. I did a lot of distro hopping over the years, my latest ones were Ubuntu, Mint, Solyd, Debian, Zorin ... but then I came to Manjaro and I must say I like it very much. As a desktop I use KDE but I tried them all believe me with Xfce as a good second best. I finally decided to stop hopping like a 15 year old and decide to stick with only one distro and only one DE. I even re-partinioned my HD into only one partition to avoid installing a second distro as a dual boot, something I did always before. Age, I know ...
As you probably can see my English isn't perfect, I'm from Flanders in Belgium, a small region with around 6 million inhabitants, we speak Flemish, that's in fact the same as Dutch (NOT Deutch) the language they speak in The Netherlands, it differs from Dutch only the same way British English differs from American English.
I'm not a Linux expert, even I use it for many many years. You probably will be surprised about the stupid questions I ask in the forum  ;D

That's it for now. See you later here in the forum.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vstarsteve on 27. September 2013, 05:07:47
Another windows noob, hi all. I've tried out Ubuntu ,Fedora 19 ( and Korora and Sabayon),Mint 15 KDE and Cinnamon, Zorin, and Netrunner Enigma, all in the last couple of months. Netrunner is my fav but not much info for noobs . I'm tring out openbox manjaro and so far it's radical departure lol!

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Dusklurker on 27. September 2013, 05:57:36
Hey guys.
I'm new to manjaro. I'm working on getting it installed right now. Seem to be having a couple issues with my laptop for some reason. So at the moment I'm using Ubuntu, but will switch once I get a chance.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: chaplspike on 27. September 2013, 07:00:11
hello, how is everyone.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: claud on 27. September 2013, 19:44:15
Hello everyone,
I'm using manjaro as my plunge into Linux and it's really good so far! Very easy on resources and runs perfectly on my laptop. Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: africantreebass on 28. September 2013, 06:30:59
Hello...hailing from the US (florida)...just came from ubuntu and I LOVE this distro. I've tried a few others and none of them were quite what I needed, until I found manjaro. Thanks for the hard work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thundersqueak on 29. September 2013, 12:40:14
welcome guys, so good to see so many new users
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sammy-90 on 01. October 2013, 00:53:17
Hello manjaro world and folks...  ;D :D

I have been involved by kraig... this manjaro is cool as it uses a good core system such as arch, and a good interface such as E17 by now... so I said... fuck yeah I must at least give a shot to this cool combo... and manjaro is developed greatly I heard and is pretty user friendly... so wtf whi not absolutely I must try it... and here I am now downloading my manjaro E17 stable version... the huge iso 1.1gb... I hope to join the community and to attend the forum... not for each issue to come... I hope I mean to use it fairly and greatly...

thanks you all manjaro's community!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 01. October 2013, 02:07:10
benvenuto sammy! 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: msiyer on 02. October 2013, 19:18:23
Hi guys,

I am from India. I have been using Linux and other Unix like OSs for the past year or so.
I primarily use openSUSE and Arch. I also use FreeBSD.

Arch is great but installing it is just too much to bear.

I had used Manjaro six months back. It was great and I liked it but did not stick with it.
I see a huge following now and great things are being said about Manjaro.

I have installed Manjaro on a very high-end i7-4770, 32 GB RAM PC with Broadcom 43228 and all works.
Beautiful!

I struggled to get Broadcom drivers on other OSs. openSUSE standard release too has Packman drivers but Tumbleweed suffers from lack of them.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: luca8298 on 04. October 2013, 19:20:53
Hi

Name's Luca

Italian living in London, recently switched from Windows XP to Linux (should have done it earlier!!!!)

Tried a few distros before picking Manjaro. Not easy as a first step into Linux, but I love it!!!

Ciao
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 04. October 2013, 21:52:09
benvenuto luca8298! :)
Title: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rockhopper on 05. October 2013, 03:11:14
I am from the USA, proud home of the NSA. Just let me know what you need to know about yourself and I will have it printed in the New York Times and the Guardian for all to read.  :-X  I've been with Linux since 2000 when I got a Mandrake cd for just under 10 dollars and right away started hacking to get my dial-up modem and sound working, it took me 4 months, loved every minute of it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 05. October 2013, 07:26:10
welcome user!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: lappets on 05. October 2013, 17:17:05
Hi, I am from Berkshire, England and have used Ubuntu for 7 years. I have decided to switch to a rolling release distribution and Manjaro fits the bill very well indeed. I am using the Xfce desktop.
Cheers.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: anion on 06. October 2013, 13:36:49
Hello ! I am from Greece .

I am using Manjaro KDE for two weeks now and i like it very much . I wanted a rolling distribution and not to have to re-install all applications every 6 months . Also with Manjaro you have access to aur which has tons of applications .   :)
 

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: anas2461997 on 07. October 2013, 13:34:59
I'm Anas from Damascus, Syria
I now want to try Manajro because I want to move from a Debian-based distros to Arch-based, and Manjaro really helping me with that :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 08. October 2013, 02:46:19
Hello,

I am from the US and recently installed Manjaro xfce.  Great job people.  Hope that you continue in development and make this a top-notch distro for the masses.

Best,
Bepo
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 08. October 2013, 08:18:44
Welcome all newcomers. You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: riccc on 09. October 2013, 11:19:33
Hi everybody,
my name is Riccardo and I live in Italy.

Thanks to an old Acer notebook and some free time I jumped in Linux world.
Now I'm trying to play around with Manjaro and get familiar with this new world (for me at least).
I have a Windows background and a very basic knowledge of Linux, thus be patient with me guys!

I'm sure I'll find good people here.
Let's start!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 09. October 2013, 12:53:02
benvenuto riccardo!

se vuoi ricevere aiuto immediato, prendi in considerazione anche il canale irc.
http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?action=irc
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: gazulon on 09. October 2013, 16:37:46
Hello from France, I'm new on Manjaro ; searching for a good and lightweight distro to run on my netbook, found some : linux mint debian edition, Snow linux etc. Then i found Manjaro with Enlightenment desktop (Turkish Delite) ; nice and light (but what a mess !) and I will go on with it even if I have difficulties to set the window manager and some ot its "gadgets", "shelves", "modules", settings and preferences everywhere possible !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 10. October 2013, 10:00:18
Hello,
My name is Devon and I live here in the United States, have been a Ubuntu user for a few years and decided for certain reasons time for change. I must say Manjaro has become one of my favourite distributions. So hello to everyone and looking forward to joining the community.

your name is not so private :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 10. October 2013, 16:32:18
lol... full email address as username. welcome.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Dave W. on 10. October 2013, 17:01:52
Hello people!

I got a few posts in before I introduced myself.  :)   My name is Dave and I'm from the state of Pennsylvania in the USA.  I have, for a long time now, wanted to try arch or an arch derivative, but for one reason or another decided to just to stick with debian. 
I'm glad I made the jump...you folks have made it easy.  I'm really surprised how easy it is with this distro...Thanks.

So, right now, I look forward to digging in, learning and having some fun.    ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tutan_kbron on 10. October 2013, 19:38:06
Hello everyone, I'm Uriel and I'm alcoholic....

ok... i guess I'm in the wrong place.

I'm from Mexico and as many of you I came from Ubuntu, I've been using Linux for 7 or 8 years, I was using Ubuntu until unity became default WM, I didn't like Gnome 3 either so I changed to Linux Mint but... I don't know I was looking for something diferent than Ubuntu, so I tried to install Manjaro a few months ago and I feel very very comfortable, it's fast, easy, good looking and rolling release!!!!  ;D

I wish I could use it at work  :(

I gave a second chance to KDE and now is my favorite Desktop!

Greetings

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: devon1287 on 10. October 2013, 22:02:59
your name is not so private :)
Yeah I noticed that after posted, I requested that account to be deleted and got a real user name.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: george.serik on 11. October 2013, 00:40:48
Hello everybody!

My name's George and I've just started my master's degree and decided to go with Linux. A friend recommended me Manjaro and from what I've seen so far this seems to be the best choice for me. I've yet to install it because my laptop will be arriving tomorrow.
I intend to use Manjaro with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Hopefully that will work out fine.

The community seems nice so I'm glad to take part of it as of now.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: numpty on 11. October 2013, 14:08:38
Hello everyone! I am a 60 something year old from Wales and i was running Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Lite but since yesterday i have installed Manjaro Linux Xfce and think the OS is really up there with the best. Going to be a steep learning curve but i am determined to give Manjaro a good try out. Cya!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 11. October 2013, 15:16:29
welcome all newcomers!

how many people in recent days. :o
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 11. October 2013, 16:06:29
welcome all newcomers!

how many people in recent days. :o

Equals a lively community ;) welcome on my behalf as well :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: FadeMind on 11. October 2013, 16:24:48
Welcome

My name is Tomasz and I come from Poland. I'm IT Technican.
I am interested in the broader computer science, new technologies. I like to be up to date. I started to be interested in Linux in 2009. Currently abandoned Ubuntu (and derivatives). I moved to a more stable (despite appearances) land - Manjaro.

I'm pleasantly surprised Manjaro community.

Regards
Tomasz P. (FadeMind)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CyberShadow on 12. October 2013, 06:37:49
I am new to Manjaro as well as Arch. I have been using Linux for 2 years now. I do hope to fit in and become more knowledgeable about Manjaro and Linux by utilizing this forum
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Ameyuri on 12. October 2013, 19:39:55
hello =)
my name is karim, algerian.
first time using manjaro and i love it
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 12. October 2013, 20:21:11
WElcome !!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ThaBoss on 13. October 2013, 16:08:01
Hi, Greetings to you all! My name is Justin,I'm from Italy :) I have been using Linux for 5 years! now first time i use a distro based on ArchLinux..so after 2 months i can say that I love Manjaro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 13. October 2013, 17:16:08
welcome!

benvenuto thaboss! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: arnold on 13. October 2013, 17:52:34
Hello Friends,
Its Arnold from India. An Arch fan myself improving my linux skills so trying on manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fraterchaos on 13. October 2013, 23:50:39
Hi all, brand new to Majaro, newbie to intermediate in Linux...

from the USA, started with Linux back around 2000 using the old mandrake, kind of slipped out of it for a good while, then started up again a couple years ago with Ubuntu. Slid back out for a while and when I decided to get back to it, my Ubuntu install was out of date, ran into serious issues with updating it (can't stand Unity basically) and decided to try Linux Mint. Got Mint 15 KDE and it was fairly nice, but I've been watching Spatry's videos on YouTube and recently heard about Manjaro there.

I'd been wanting to try Arch but was fairly unsure about trying to install it, so Manjaro is perfect! I'm running the latest stable build, with Xfce (and install Kwin as well) and just loving it!

Keep up the fantastic work!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xkaspian on 14. October 2013, 10:33:16
Hello Friends,

I'm Xkaspian from Luxemburg. I few already using linux distributions from Ubuntu, Ubuntu-derivates, LinuxMint, Debian and now Manjaro. I'm an Arch fan and try to improve my linux skills.




Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Sascha on 15. October 2013, 01:58:15
Hi my name is Sascha from Berlin, Germany. I am so amazed at the diversity we have in this forum!. I started using Linux with Ubuntu 3 or 4 years ago. Then switched to Trisquel for political reasons (free software). I want to learn something new about Linux, I feel like Ubuntu is hiding to many things in nice installers and GUIs to really learn much at a certain point. I despise Unity, I think it was an authoritarian project from the start and I truly hated it. Openbox is great, also like cinnamon.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: franzer on 15. October 2013, 23:37:23
Hello~ New to the community, but been an Arch user since 2010.  Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mayhem on 16. October 2013, 00:07:42
just came here to say big thanks for manjaro and it's community.install manjaro lxde on my old laptop with 512mb ram non-pae cpu celeron which ubuntu forgot about Non-Pae cpu users so i found this great distro. thankss !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: lexx541 on 16. October 2013, 09:07:28
Hi,
I'm new here ^^

I'm from Germany, near Stuttgart...

I've some experience with linux (I'm distrohopping since 2009) and I think I've found finally "my" distro with Manjaro  ;D

So, hello again ;)

lg,

lexx
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nattydread on 16. October 2013, 11:53:56
Hi I'm Natty,

I'm new to Manjaro but I really like what I have seen so far.
I am a physicist and C++ programmer and have used linux for about 6 years,
distros include ubuntu, mint, centOS and openSUSE.

Nice to meet you!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thundersqueak on 16. October 2013, 13:37:36
Welcome one and all  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Fishman on 16. October 2013, 16:08:34
A Big Howdy From Texas! I am new to Manjaro and this community. I am loving this Distro and the people on chat and here! I hope to make many friends and be of help to someone too.  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ohrenkamen on 16. October 2013, 16:11:31
Welcome on board, Man
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Fishman on 16. October 2013, 17:42:28
Welcome on board, Man
Thank you for the warm welcome.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: handy on 17. October 2013, 03:02:38
Yeah I noticed that after posted, I requested that account to be deleted and got a real user name.

I just deleted that account for you & that post that showed your email. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: shadowerwtas on 17. October 2013, 10:32:23
Hello everyone, i am from Greece and came from many other distros like Ubuntu / Chakra / LMDE and was looking for a friendly rolling distro to use. I think i found what i wanted here! :D And now i'm using Manjaro with Cinnamon.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: [redacted] on 18. October 2013, 01:07:17
Hello everyone!  I've been using linux for about a year or so now.  Started with fedora, found fuduntu (which is now dead), really liked the rolling release model, and eventually wound up with manjaro.  Loving it so far!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 18. October 2013, 07:42:53
WELCOME ALL NEWCOMERS!! It's great to have you all here. We look forward to seeing you all around the forum. Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 18. October 2013, 14:26:19
welcome to newcomers! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Gallefray on 18. October 2013, 15:10:50
Hey other Manjarans!
I'm Gallefray, and I'm a Game Developer/Web Designer!
I was using arch for about 4 months, then I updated my PC and I couldn't be bothered to install
arch on this one, so I tried manjaro. I've been using it for a while now and I really like it. It doesn't
have quite as many packages as Arch does but that's epsillon2 IMHO. :3

I'm on twitter here:
http://www.twitter.com/Gallefray

- Galle
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 18. October 2013, 15:57:51
welcome gallefray!

what do you think of openarena as designer? i'm only curious, it's a question from a carefree quaker like me.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Jolt2bolt on 19. October 2013, 04:06:25
Hello! I'm New with manjaro. I was always want to try Archlinux but my shot time and the arch way makes you to read and learn all, that I can not try, but thanks manjaro I prove the Arch way in a simple taste that make me keep in this distro for a lot of time. I hope the asistence of this well mannered community and well that's all

Greetings!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 19. October 2013, 05:02:38
Greetings,

I'm new to the forum and Manjaro.  Looks like an active community. Hope that this distro takes off and becomes successful.

Bepo
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bardo on 19. October 2013, 12:42:59
Iḿ new on manjaro. Iḿ from south of Portugal.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. October 2013, 12:57:24
Bard, Bepo, Jolt2bolt & Co - WELCOME!!!  ;)

It is truly great to have you here and we don't take your presence for granted. Out of the 100's of Linux distros - many of them fantastic and most of them good in their own way - you chose Manjaro. May I say that I think this is an excellent choice?! I trust that you find the forum helpful, fun & supportive.

More power to you!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 19. October 2013, 14:57:12
welcome all! 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PendragonUK on 19. October 2013, 17:17:08
Hi guys, I'm an Ubuntu refugee looking for a new home. It's very early days right now as I installed only an hour or so ago. So far so good. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: colorpixel on 20. October 2013, 09:58:37
Hi@all - i'm new to manjaro...i love it - great distro & great people - congratulations  ;D

take care & greetz colorpixel
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Aryvandaar on 20. October 2013, 15:58:20
I started using Manjaro a few weeks ago, and so far I'm really impressed by the stability of the distribution, and the user friendliness. I've used Linux on & off since 2006, and I've used many distributions. Starting with Debian, and with a lot of help from my class mate I installed with the net install. I used Debian for quite some time, and after that I used openSUSE a lot. Then my interest for Linux kind of died, but I got back into Linux again a few years ago with distributions like Sabayon and Zenwalk.

So far, this seems to be the right distribution for me. The thing that really appealed to me was that it worked out of the box on my laptop, which is rare, because installing Linux on my laptop is like playing Russian roulette, but not with Manjaro!

Windows 8 really inspired me to make the change, and the recent surveillance reveals with NSA and secret police agencies in various countries, so I'm testing on my laptop now so that I can get acquainted with Linux again, set up my games then make the switch on my desktop as well. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: QtAndNice on 20. October 2013, 16:02:37
I actually can't remember if i introduced myself properly back then
anyway this gives me a good chance to make some feedback

I came to manjaro after being disappointed with distros like:
Fedora (forced SELinux MAC, lack of packages)
Debian (old packages)
Ubuntu (painfully slow, spyware, it just sucks)
PC-BSD (stone age feeling)
...

I work as a developer (Currently C#, C++, SQL) at a company that works hand in hand with autodesk
we are developing CAD Software

In private i use a little of my spare time developing a cross platform game engine (c++/OpenGL)
The QTCreator comes in very handy for that purpose.
at work we use VS2k10 and PostgreSQL(which is really slow compared to MySQL)

I worked few years as an Infrastructure Administrator mostly at a campus (Linux server VM, Windows Server 2k2 2k8 and another few as Software developer (C++, C#, SQL, Linux shell, Windows Shell, Java, VB6(yes the good old times) and a bit of XML and JS)

Manjaro was in a pretty early dev phase when i found it first so i had to use the experimental installer because of my system configuration(GPT and stuff)
after the installation i was amazed by the speed of that system and the up to date packages.
No matter what i wanted it was all there with pacman and always the current versions (unlike debian which is a dinosaur, but hey)
so here are my thoughts till now:

Manjaro is faster than Fedora and simpler than Ubuntu.
It has a vast bleeding edge package database thanks to Arch Linux, yet it does not brake after an update like Arch does sometimes  ;)
After playing around with XFCE i wanted the KDE Community Edition but it is way better to just install the KDE core stuff on the official release.
Even with resource hungry KDE 4, manjaro runs very snappy, IMO the applications even start a bit faster on KDE (Firefox for example)
Manjaro should stick with the Arch repos all the time, that way, people like me can use the AUR repos, it is REALLY great.
To me, Manjaro is the greatest Linux distro to date.
I am waiting for the day when Linux will dominate the gaming industry, thanks to valve's offensive act of Linux centrism this can happen in the near future.
I Still have to use Windows (7) for some games, tho i achieved some impressive results at using wine API layer, yet not all games are runnable using wine.

After windows 7 i won't upgrade to any farther windows systems because Microsoft is a NSA-o-phile.
...that's the reason i choose Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Aryvandaar on 20. October 2013, 16:15:19
Ubuntu (painfully slow, spyware, it just sucks)
...

I've always worried about Ubuntu and spyreware. In general, I don't trust corporations, because the money speaks to them, and they only have a morale as long as it doesn't prevent them from selling their products. 

Manjaro is faster than Fedora and simpler than Ubuntu.

Yes, that is something that I forgot about. Manjaro feels notably faster than most other distribution I remember using.

I am waiting for the day when Linux will dominate the gaming industry, thanks to valve's offensive act of Linux centrism this can happen in the near future.
I Still have to use Windows (7) for some games, tho i achieved some impressive results at using wine API layer, yet not all games are runnable using wine.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/12/4826190/linux-only-needs-one-killer-game-to-explode-says-battlefield-director

After windows 7 i won't upgrade to any farther windows systems because Microsoft is a NSA-o-phile.
...that's the reason i choose Manjaro.

I tried the Windows 8 beta, and it was horrible, and of what I've read about the changes it's still not a good OS in my eyes.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Trotskythehero on 20. October 2013, 16:42:37
Been using Xubuntu for a few years and have decided to try Manjaro, using xfce for a degree of continuity. I've been trying Manjaro in virtualbox on and off for a couple of months and am generally impressed. So, this morning I dual booted my PC so that I can give it a good workout. I'm an Engineer (for the benefit of our US cousins, that does not mean I drive trains :)) located in the midlands in the UK and I hope to be in and out of the forums while I learn how to get things done.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: MoRZiLLo on 20. October 2013, 21:57:27
Hi all!
I'm Spanish. I use debian and derivates from 1994 to 2009, when Ultimate Edition gamers out.
Now have my Debian wheezy, some Mint LMDE(13, 15, MATE,Cinammon, XFCE...) and a Ultimate edition 3.5.1. Always 64bit

For first installed Manjajo 0.8.7 XFCE 64bit, my NVIDIA GTX 660 and the mhwd game me serious problems. And nouveau with my DFP TV Sony bravia 32" too.

I installed the distro and runs flawesly and speedy, but my screen is out of range when start X.

Obiously!!! I like nouveau work and i'm trying to configure, but it's impossible.

Now, i have Nvidia 325-15 with kernel 310 using a command :
Code: [Select]
sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux310
And install everything hardware need in this kernel.

OK. Not problem use propietary drivers, but i like nouveau project and if not possible to run well(runs fine, but screen problems overscan only), propietary is the election :)

You can put and .config/autostart and edit pushing this(if you have troubles with DFP and 1920x1080 res) :
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[Desktop Entry]
 Type=Application
 Exec=nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="DFP-1: 1920x1080 { ViewPortOut=1820x1020+50+30, ViewPortIn=1920x1080 }"
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
 Name=nvidia-bien-centrada

Save and restart...and your screen is viewing ok and centered. Only try this if you have troubles like me with DFP and Nvidia.
¡¡¡¡¡¡ONLY RUNS WITH PROPIETARY using Nvidia-settings!!!!!!

And i kill pulseaudio and configure Alsa in 5 minutes, with surround and put my audigy first than my HDMI using arch wikis and putting this in .asoundrc(in home):
Code: [Select]
defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.pcm.device 3
defaults.ctl.card 1
pcm.!surround51{
type hw
card 1
}

ctl.!emu10k1{
type hw           
card 1
}

Thanks for the great and stable and update work on Manjaro!!!!  Is a powerfull , livian(XFCE) and fastest than any other i tried before. THANK YOU!!!  and sorry for my spelling errors.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: artvision on 20. October 2013, 23:34:29
Hi All,

Just installed Manjaro as a triple boot (Win7, Crunchbang and Manjaro), so far so good :)

Keep your good work Manjaro team :)

PS: Just curious if someone else managed to configure properly Sublime text 2+Sublimelinter (with the correct mapping to nodejs)?

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: WaywardGeek on 22. October 2013, 01:20:04
I found out today that the linux distro Sonar will switch from being based on Ubuntu to Manjaro.  I'm installing Manjaro now.  I hope to help out in accessibility now and then.  Thanks to the Manjaro team for being welcoming to the blind community!  I personally suffer only from an odd form of macular degeneration, but I've worked on and off for a few years as a contributor to accessibility in Linux.

Bill
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: merelyjim on 23. October 2013, 06:08:29
Hey, *
Switched to Manjaro today after failing to update Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8.1 [actual]. I had been running a dual-boot with Sayabon, but decided to try something new and completely nuked the drive and after a very easy 15-minute install, I had a working system. Very cool!
Decided to give Manjaro a try based on two points; Xfce and Rolling Release. This is something that I've had trouble finding on Debian-based distro's in the past.

Aside from that, I post on a blog that no one reads but allows me a chance to vent, G+, and twitter.

I live in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. I'm the Geek at Office Depot.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ohrenkamen on 23. October 2013, 09:18:10
Welcome aboard, mate
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 23. October 2013, 10:39:34
Welcome all newbies! It's great to have you here & we look forward to seeing you around the forum. Manjaro is still in beta, but is rocking already - lots of exciting plans by the development team ahead.

Enjoy & more power to you!!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PhanTom on 23. October 2013, 14:44:54
Hi,
I'm Tom, I live in the Netherlands.
I study Computer Engineering in Amsterdam.
I use Manjaro for a week now.
Before Manjaro I used to use Xubuntu, but the update screwed up, so I decided to go with Manjaro XFCE.
 ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 23. October 2013, 15:11:51
PhanTom, it's good to have you here. I trust Manjaro will deliver the experience you're looking for.

Go well meantime.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Fishman on 24. October 2013, 07:08:18
I want to welcome all of the new folks coming into Manjaro Community Forums. I hope you find your place here comfortable and educating as I have. This is a great community of friends too. :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: captainkraft on 25. October 2013, 21:50:20
Howdy,

I've started using Arch on my desktop and laptop over the last week and naturally I heard about Manjaro. I love that it is based on Arch because I've fallen in love with it.

In my Arch build I have enjoyed Openbox so far and I'm going to stick with it for Manjaro.

Cheers.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: taffycat on 26. October 2013, 12:41:28
Windows - gone; UBUNTU - no more....welcome to my laptop MANJARO.  Looks good so far - HDMI works first time...speedy, responsive, fully featured---what more could an ex-pat (Welshman living in England!) want...thank you team
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thundersqueak on 26. October 2013, 12:49:34
croeso taffycat hope you enjoy,and us english not so bad,though of course saying that i do live in spain.......
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 26. October 2013, 13:20:33
welcome captainkraft, taffycat & all other Manjaro newblets! it's good to have u here - we trust you find your time in the forum, fun, positive & helpful.

more power to one & all!

Ruziel  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: djamestc on 26. October 2013, 17:50:47
Hey guys,

Fairly new to linux and very new to manjaro.  I really liked the fact that my wireless card in my campaq presario worked out of the box with a fresh manjaro install.  Having some issues with a system update, but I think it can be resolved.  From Alabama. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: thedeadsparticus on 26. October 2013, 20:07:04
Hello all,

Fairly new to Manjaro, I chose to use the XFCE and OpenBox versions for a class on Linux I'm taking. I had been using Bodhi Linux (Ubuntu clone w/ enlightenment DE), but decided to use Manjaro as a segway into ARCH. I struggled with arch the first 4 or so times I tried it.

I was hesitant to make an account as I figured I wouldn't stick with Manjaro, but I have had a change of heart. I really like this distro, both versions. My current fav is the OpenBox release. I have noticed software differences. Maybe I will try it with enlightenment later.

Thanks in advance to anyone that helps me along the way, and hopefully I will be able to help some of you. This seems like a pretty friendly environment and I'll attempt to contribute anytime I can.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: joemen25 on 27. October 2013, 03:20:26
Hello world!

Manjaro is everything to me. period! no more talk. hehehe

I'm a telecom engineer, linux hobbyist and living in the Philippines.

Nice to meet you guys...

-Joe  8)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: elthommy on 27. October 2013, 15:04:13
Hi All :-)
My name is Thomas and I am from Antibes, France.
I am currently mainly using Ubuntu on my desktop but I am playing with Manjaro since 1 week and I am considering making it my main OS at home (but for now I need few more testing :P)
Cheers
Thomas

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tmallafre on 27. October 2013, 22:42:27
Hi,
I'm Tomàs from Catalonia. After 5 years with ubuntu and 1 year with Linux Mint Debian Edition, I'm very happy having found Manjaro  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 28. October 2013, 06:32:00
Welcome to you tmallafre, elthommy, joemen25, thedeadsparticus & djamestc! It's always great seeing people on here who have just discovered Manjaro. This tasty distro is still in beta & the team have a lot of exciting things planned. I hope you stick around for a long time & help us collectively make the OS & community better and better.

Adios for now & see you around.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ThatGuyNatK on 28. October 2013, 19:27:09
Tried Manjaro on a challange from a friend, been with the distro for about a week now, and I absolutely love it

In canada

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 28. October 2013, 22:25:33
Hi. I'm new in Manjaro, i come from Arch.

I must say that i love Manjaro. Is just what i ever wanted: Easy to use and easy to custom. Thanks to the developer team for bringing us this superb distro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 29. October 2013, 09:26:42
Cool to see so many new introductions :) See you guys around here at the Forum and on Irc :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 29. October 2013, 10:09:34
ThatGuyNatK & PrussianKat, welcome! It's great to have you here, from Arch, from Canada, wherever...

See you down the rabbit hole....

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pastor on 29. October 2013, 10:38:30
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM for turning one of the most useless distros(arch) into something useful, easy and very fast.
arch has complexity for the sake of complexity. If i wrote software like that I would be broke. If manjaro was for money you would be rich.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 29. October 2013, 12:58:04
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM for turning one of the most useless distros(arch) into something useful, easy and very fast.
arch has complexity for the sake of complexity.
You're wrong. Arch is only useless to a novice Linux user.
It's simple for the sake of simple, little or nothing is added on top of upstream's software, which makes it unfriendly for new/novice users... but calling it "complex" isn't accurate.

Nonetheless, welcome to Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 29. October 2013, 13:07:24
I love Arch, bit i just imagined games done the Arch way.

"Ok, here's your command line. Now chroot into that environment and enter the following after editing the .conf-files. Dont forget that you don't have wlan-support and that you will have to play that games using your keyboard only (it's set to English, if you're no native English speaker, try to become one ASAP). Did i mention you have to add your users to the games group and that you'll have to install some packages first (around 35, from which 31 are in AUR only).

Now this is not completely fair, but you get the point: Arch is not for newbies, Arch is for tinkerers. But for them, it's friggin' brilliant. If you want a system that just works and for which you don't have to read a couple hundreds of pages, take Manjaro. It's friggin brilliant, too.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: growled on 29. October 2013, 16:32:16
Been on Ubuntu and Mint forever, but heard about Manjaro on the Linux Action Show recently when they did the Arch challenge. I like the ease of Ubuntu and their derivatives and Manjaro seems just perfect for me as a way to try an Arch based distro. Loving it so far.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Oc2pus on 30. October 2013, 01:15:13
I'm using manjaro for about 3 weeks now, and I am very impressed by what you created from something that made me pull my hair. The delay in package-delivery combined with the work you are doing makes this distribution an awesome piece of software.

Keep on rockin'. 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cbamford on 30. October 2013, 07:36:44
Hello all,

I've been using Manjaro for a few months now. Have an Ubuntu and Fedora install as well, but lovin' Manjaro/OpenBox - I feel lighter.

Living in Canada
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: LAPB on 30. October 2013, 13:34:20
hai, im lucio, im 21, im from argentina and im studying informatics engineering.

not sure what to say other than yeah hai, i like your distro so i installed it
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: H-H-H on 30. October 2013, 16:15:48
Hi folks,
           After building and maintaining a Linux From Scratch system for over a year I thought to myself , There has to be an easier way. So I looked into arch and used that for a while but then i happened across a Manjaro video on you tube and thought to myself I would give it a go and i have been hooked ever since. Manjaro just works and for this reason is now my new favourite distribution.

It is also the base for my own re-spin which i am currently getting to grips with so expect many more posts from me with questions that i should already know the answer to lol
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 30. October 2013, 21:59:02
a linux system from scratch? meaning own independent distro? :) welcome to ManJaro  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: flippy on 30. October 2013, 23:10:00
I think it safe to say I been using Linux Distro for about 6 year now(off and on. Maybe 2 year stright up linux only.). It all start with openSUSE 11.0. Was using linux for the fact that my video card die on my old computer at the time. And xp on a fresh install. And some how computer still was laggy as hell. Man these were they days I remember spent weeks trying figure out why nvidia driver was not work. Even though they keep saying to used this driver. lol Almost a month latter I figure it out. They were giving me 64Bit video driver for on a 86x system. WTF was ubuntu forums were thinking. So I have tryed a lot of distro. Learning how terrible ubuntu security was. Witch made me hate it more. Even though I did only like 8.04. Don't want to really call myself a Intermediate user. Even though I had used less userfriendly distro like Arch, Slackwear, and Salix OS.

I'm hoping to stay with Manjaro for a long time to come.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: LAPB on 31. October 2013, 14:01:04
Hi folks,
           After building and maintaining a Linux From Scratch system for over a year

you sir are very powerful
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: natanvarga on 31. October 2013, 15:06:56
I've been running manjaro for 2 months now. I tried ubuntu, fedora and linux mint also but this is the best by far. I love how fast it is with OpenBox, especially considering I have not very new laptop. Gonna stick with manjaro for sure.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: melltuga on 01. November 2013, 10:42:31
Hey there :)

I'm relatively new to Manjaro, but I've been on various Unix-Distros for a couple of years now (I'd still consider myself a beginner).
Manjaro is great so far, let's see how long it'll stay my main-distro :)

Forum seems awesome as well, so hello to all of you :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 01. November 2013, 10:44:10
Welcome to all Manjaro newbies! May you roam a long time with us...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hill-Climber on 02. November 2013, 10:29:17
Hi all
Thought I would try out Manjaro after breaking all the other distros I have tried (3 versions of Ubuntu, Mint x2, and a few others).
Found it after my Bro recommended Arch but I decided that was beyond my ability so searched for Arch based.
I have been using Manjaro for about 6 months now and I like it.
Catch you all soon.
Hill-Climber
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: RATINCAGE on 03. November 2013, 14:53:57
I am fairly new to Linux, I only installed Ubuntu alongside Win 7 on my main laptop back in January. Originally I I figured I would learn Linux since I have a budding career in IT and it would be a nice skillset to have. In my few months learning to use it, it has taught me a lot and I have really grown to respect the FOSS community.  I've been trying out Manjaro in live USB and Virtualbox for a while now. I was really impressed with it overall and decided to install over my previous Ubuntu installation. So far I am very pleased!   :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bigfoottrucker on 04. November 2013, 00:09:32
Probably been running Manjaro about 2 weeks, trying different DE's. Fairly new to linux, used mostly ubuntu strains. Gave this a try and I'm finally happy with it. I think this will be a great place to learn.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Auxesis on 04. November 2013, 09:13:06
An Ubuntu (vanilla and minimal installs using openbox) user for the last five years I have tried more than a couple of times to setup Arch. However, configuring my network was an excruciatingly painful experience and after managing to only once get it functional a mere two days later an update bjorked my install. Needless to say I returned frustrated and deflated once more to Ubuntu before I discover Manjaro (thanks DistroWatch)...and my network just worked! Two weeks and counting I must say that I am loving everything about it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: grizlizli on 05. November 2013, 00:33:10
Hello!
My name is Milos, I come from Belgrade, Serbia. Everybody calls me Grizli. :)
I really love Manjaro - have been using it for 2 weeks now. Fast & Stable!

Cheers everyone :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kunaguvarun on 05. November 2013, 09:30:24
@grizlizli,
Welcome to Manjaro. Enjoy your stay  :P

Plese spend some time in updating your profile with your system configuration. It helps!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: grizlizli on 05. November 2013, 13:44:35
@kunaguvarun
Thank you :)
Will do that!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: chamatkaarin on 05. November 2013, 14:39:18
Hi all,

And thanks to everyone for making this such a great distro. I had a couple of Arch installs years ago, which I loved for being so fast and lightweight, so I'm happy to be back!  And on a system which has a little more testing / stability than before.  I am especially happy about what a fully functional desktop this is, considering how light it is on resources (my tweaking has helped a bit, but the system was great to begin with).  My system temp is 41 C right now and idles in the high 30s; it rarely goes over 45 or 46 playing video on vlc, whereas it idled at 49C on Mint Debian and was in the mid-50s with video.  Having had motherboards burn out on me in the past, I'm thrilled with these temps.

btw, for folks using devanagari fonts, I filed a bug (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=70968) with libreoffice, which they've already fixed, so we should be ready to go with 4.1.4.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Aryvandaar on 06. November 2013, 00:19:43
Glad to see some more people joining. Welcome aboard.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mich04 on 06. November 2013, 13:24:36
Hello,
I am just introducing myself. I am from the us, Illinois. I have been using Arch for a while and thought I would look at someone else's work on a configured system. Since arch is in my opinion is one of the best distros I have ever used. E17 is my favorite desktop. I have been using it for 2 years now. Linux is a hobby for me.

I am a farmer at the moment soon to be missionary. So if you don't hear from me for a while don't be sad. :)I hope to see people around.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 06. November 2013, 16:30:05
welcome to all! ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: electragician on 07. November 2013, 17:15:51

Hi folks!

My name is Matt and I'm a long-time linux user and general netizen. That said, I'm simply a hobbiest, with no formal training or education in computers, much less in Linux.

I have traditionally stuck to Debian and Debian based distros, but find that the allure of the newest version of packages exciting.

These days I distro-hop a lot, but I thought I'd pop in and say that there's something special about Manjaro Xfce. It's well themed, stable and fast. I like the bits and pieces inherited from Arch, but with a layer of hand-holding and easy setup. This distro has a *lot* going for it.

I'd just like to say "Thanks!" and "Good job!" to the development team.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 07. November 2013, 17:21:51
electragician, welcome! and thanks a lot for dropping in to share those encouraging words. That's great to hear. Hopefully we'll see you around the forum but either way, enjoy Manjaro.

More power to you!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: electragician on 07. November 2013, 17:41:55
Thanks Ruziel!

I'll be around for sure. I keep coming back to Manjaro because it is so compelling.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: manolo on 07. November 2013, 21:25:28
Hi, from Portugal i was more a debian based fan.....
But things are about change.
Just installed yesterday in a very, very, old Toshiba laptop.
and I am thinking to install it in all machines at home.
Thank s to the MANJARO team for they re impressive work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: acinic on 07. November 2013, 22:44:04
My name is Alexander. I come from a town Paracin Serbia. I entered the world of Linux Gnu due to the philosophy of free software. I started with Ubuntu 6.06. I quickly switched to Linux Mint. Manjaro distribution has great potential. I wanted to see the kind of quality compared to the Gnu Linux Mint. I mostly use computers for internet and watching tv, multimedia! Greetings to all members and admirers Manjaro free software!  :P
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: IEcansuckit on 07. November 2013, 22:53:05
Greetings everyone! I just stumbled onto Manjaro after being with Arch for a couple of months. I got tired of spending hours (it seemed like) trying to get it themed somewhat decently. I love the direction Manjaro is going and looking forward to sticking with this distro for a long time! Kudos to the devs!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ncanestrari on 08. November 2013, 01:41:30
Using Manjaro since a Month after a long experience with Debian/Ubuntu/Mint. Tried Arch for some time, I loved it, but I always find it too much on the edge. Glad to know I can rely on a distro like Manjaro for a solid desktop experience.
Thank you guys.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pavbaranov on 08. November 2013, 10:26:24
Hi everybody. I'm Pawel from Poland. I've used linux since 2005 or 2006 (Mandriva, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, Kubuntu, Chakra). Almost always with KDE. Now I'm very satisfied Manjaro's user. Thanks to all the Manjaro's Team!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. November 2013, 10:42:41
pavbaranov, welcome & great to have you here. Enjoy! Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: SPOFF on 08. November 2013, 16:23:43
I live in South Africa & am loving using Manjaro with Cinnamon desktop! If the team continue their amazing work & the community remain positive & supportive, I predict Manjaro will be top 8 in DistroWatch by the end of the year!

I may not be the first to point this out, but it is November and Manjaro is #8 on Distrowatch.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. November 2013, 16:37:06
SPOFF, LOL - it looks like I was right then!  ;)

I remember how excited I was when I wrote that - I subsequently moved to Xfce but am still thrilled with Manjaro.

Best for the weekend all!

Ruziel  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 08. November 2013, 17:44:09
SPOFF, LOL - it looks like I was right then!  ;)

I remember how excited I was when I wrote that - I subsequently moved to Xfce but am still thrilled with Manjaro.

Best for the weekend all!

Ruziel  8)

Any other predictions? :P
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Riotta on 09. November 2013, 14:14:49
Hello, I'm Roman from Poland, using Linux for a long time, since 2001 but last 3 years I used Windows, now I'm back to Linux again exclusively. Manjaro is doing something important for the Linux community, it's a solid Linux distribution which drives real KISS ideology. I used Arch Linux for about a year or something like that but it's real pain if your want to use modern Linux desktop environment, it's too much to set up and maintain, you can do this with great Arch wiki but at the end it's not worth the time for people which are not on the curve of learning Linux cause they have some more than basic knowledge about the system. But that is purely my opinion :). I'm happy to meet the community and I want to thank all the developers and community helping souls. I hope that Manjaro will last and rumors about forking to BSD like distribution system are not true ;).

Best Regards
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 09. November 2013, 14:24:13
@Riotta, welcome! It's great to have someone of your experience & energy here. Personally, I don't think you have anything to worry about regarding Manjaro forking to a BSD type OS - at least not exclusively. There are a lot of people who love the Arch/Pacman base & whatever happens, I'm confident that an Arch-based Manjaro stream will be maintained. See you around the forum!  ;)

@Lukimya - LOL, no other predictions apart from sensing that Manjaro will go from strength to strength & become widely seen as a leading, edgy yet dependable Linux OS for newbies & experienced heads alike. We might get the odd troll & naysayer, but there is a lot of love, passion & positivity in the community.

Manjaro rocks!!!

Ruziel  :o
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cconrad on 09. November 2013, 16:16:52
Hi,

I'm a web developer, residing in Sweden. New convert from Windows 8. Having developed websites for deployment on *ix systems for some years, I finally got fed up with not having access to all the awesome tools that my servers shipped with (and spending lots of time to resemble the production environment as much as possible on a non-POSIX compliant OS).

I've made several attempts to switch to Linux over the last decade, unfortunately all of them ended after a few days with me chasing down some driver / file / configuration snippet to get support for some obscure hardware or software, then realizing that I spent way too much time not being productive. What initially got me to reevaluate FOSS as my main OS this time were Edward Snowden's revelations. I tried Fedora, PC-BSD and some other systems/distributions, but none of them worked as flawlessly out of the box as Manjaro. I have now used it for a couple of weeks and see no reason to switch distro again anytime soon.

If I had to say one bad thing about Manjaro it would probably be the lack of support by proprietary software manufacturers (i.e. no way to install *.rpm or *.deb by default), but that is hardly the distributions fault. And I know that the AUR has a lot of that stuff in it, though not always the latest versions, so I hope to find some time to learn writing my own PKGBUILDs soon.

Kudos to the Manjaro team for making not only Arch, but Linux in general, accessible to newcomers :)

// Claus
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: slygunner on 10. November 2013, 02:32:27
Just installed Manjaro and besides that I am a REAL newbie to Linux. I have used Ubuntu before but not to any great extent. Already have questions but I think I'll read the wiki or look through the postings before jumping right in! ...and besides that I live in a far off distant land called Idaho!! Wish me luck.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. November 2013, 05:30:52
@cconrad - welcome to the Manjaro forum & good to have you here - I hope that you find Manjaro ticks the boxes you need. If not, as you know, there are plenty of fine distro's to choose from. I look forward to seeing you around the forum & how you get on. R.

@slygunner - so we have a Manjaro user in the pan handle state! My wife & I spent 4 months in Idaho a few years back - beautiful part of the world. Feel free to ask any questions - we're here to help - and see you around the forum.

More power to all Manjaro newbies!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CompCrash on 10. November 2013, 07:09:35
My name is Chris, I have a new laptop coming in a few days and want to use it to learn more about Linux. I been using Ubuntu on my desktop, simply because almost nothing else works. I think Manjaro will be a good balance between easy to install and having a platform to learn. This should be a interesting experience.

PS: If anyone is interested this is the laptop I ordered, Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K01US
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: used02 on 10. November 2013, 07:35:52
hey from michigan's upper peninsula - off the coast of lake superior...  im an oil painter and have been screwing around with various linux distros since around 2002? if i remember right....  anyway - used to dual boot for gaming and some photoshopping - not so much into the dual booting anymore...

now i just play around on wine and gimp.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. November 2013, 08:51:47
Welcome used02 & CompCrash!

CompCrash, you're right - Manjaro is a great distro for stability & learning - once you are happy with Manjaro Stable, you can always move to "Testing" for a bit more of a challenge.

See you around.

R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: XSG CERBERUS XI on 11. November 2013, 02:11:07
Name is Cerberus and I live in the USA, complete newbie here in the linux environment (day 5 since I first touched a linux distro) so unfortuneatly I was with windows for the longest time, now I am exploring different operating systems that catch my interest. My buddy let me check out his Arch Linux distro that he created and it was pretty amazing, so hopefully I can learn from everyone here and make this first time linux users expeirence an awesome one :)

Cerberus
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jictor18 on 11. November 2013, 05:38:57
Greetings from Romania.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 11. November 2013, 06:52:15
Welcome jictor18 & cerberus.! It's great to have you both join us.

@cerberus
- I was a newbie to Linux from XP not so long ago & found Manjaro within a week or two of moving across, after a test drive of the excellent Mint 13. Feel free to ask whatever questions you have & I look forward to seeing you both around the forum.

More power to you both.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Aryvandaar on 11. November 2013, 08:04:26
Hello and welcome newcomers.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: limaunion on 11. November 2013, 13:32:01
Hi! long time linux user here ('96...) having tried all distros you can imagine, but mainly running Debian during the last 5 years.

My first contact with Manjaro was about 6 months ago when I switched my laptop running Fedora, but later it was sold.

Yesterday I decided to switch my workstation (far more critical than my ex-laptop) from Debian for three reasons: (1) I hit a weird problem after updating the testing branch, (2) I got tired of GNOME (fallback mode) and (3) most importantly I got tired of following Debian testing which is going to enter soon another freeze cycle. For all of that I decided to try Manjaro Xfce.

Everything went perfect, just had some minor things to tweak as expected.

Keep up the wonderfull work with this nice distro.
LU
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 11. November 2013, 13:36:44
Hi! long time linux user here ('96...) having tried all distros you can imagine, but mainly running Debian during the last 5 years.

My first contact with Manjaro was about 6 months ago when I switched my laptop running Fedora, but later it was sold.

Yesterday I decided to switch my workstation (far more critical than my ex-laptop) from Debian for three reasons: (1) I hit a weird problem after updating the testing branch, (2) I got tired of GNOME (fallback mode) and (3) most importantly I got tired of following Debian testing which is going to enter soon another freeze cycle. For all of that I decided to try Manjaro Xfce.

Everything went perfect, just had some minor things to tweak as expected.

Keep up the wonderfull work with this nice distro.
LU
Always great to have users from such fine heritage as Debian proper.

I was an Arch user for years before Manjaro, but before that I was for years a Debian Testing/Sid user too. :)
Debian Stable still runs my servers to this day.

Welcome.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jeidern on 11. November 2013, 14:17:19
Good day to all, first time here in the manjaro forum.... have been tinkering with linux for more than 2 years now... but still a newbie ^_^
I haven't installed Manjaro yet... I want to answer my inquiries first before plunging in. I have tried the live USB though and it looks sweet.
Looking forward to using it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JohnG on 12. November 2013, 08:17:28
Hello everyone! I'm relatively new here, although I've been hanging around as a guest for a while now trying to absorb as much knowledge as I can. About a year and a half or so actually  ;). I've Been a Manjaro user for just about as long too. Although I do keep my hands in other Arch based distros as well. I'm hoping to start contributing now that I've decided to make the leap and join :D.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 12. November 2013, 10:13:33
JohnG, great to have you here. Jump in & enjoy! Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: smudgeon on 13. November 2013, 23:53:40
Hello there!

Just popped over to see Openbox + Linux done right :) Whoever designed the desktop for the Open Box Live distro has done one hell of a job.

Looking forward to sorting out my installation issues and enjoying the experience.

(edited because I'm a doofus and kept calling it Enlightenment)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 14. November 2013, 01:13:14
welcome to all and smudgeon! ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tuk-pikuni on 14. November 2013, 02:16:45
I have an old laptop [Dell Inspiron 8600] for which hard drives are available cheap, so I'm able to switch and swap between several other Linux distros [Fedora KDE, Kubuntu, Calculate KDE] as well as Manjaro KDE. Unfortunately, I've run into an issue with a new Manjaro KDE install that I can't sort out, so at the current time, that's why I'm here.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 14. November 2013, 02:31:02
Not new, but  returning. Hopefully with better results this time  :) if anyone needs help  with wifi drivers let me know I've worked up some pretty good stuff for updating them to play well with arch/Manjaro. Hi to everyone and  old friends.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 14. November 2013, 07:14:02
rfk1ll 2.0, welcome back & good to see you here.

Go well meantime.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: camt on 14. November 2013, 15:20:35
Hello to all
I'm from Portugal, I have used linuxmint but I decided to change and use for Manjaro to try.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vektek on 14. November 2013, 15:29:31
Hi everyone. I'm Kev from Devon in the UK. Have tried many times to move from windows to linux and have always failed (Bloody Terminal) Gonna give it one last ditch attempt based on the comments in your community saying how helpful and friendly you are. So wish me luck before i have to pay into Bills retirement fund again!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 14. November 2013, 15:38:15
Hi everyone. I'm Kev from Devon in the UK. Have tried many times to move from windows to linux and have always failed (Bloody Terminal) Gonna give it one last ditch attempt based on the comments in your community saying how helpful and friendly you are. So wish me luck before i have to pay into Bills retirement fund again!

Welcome all newcomers

@Kev you'll find Manjaro pretty easy to get on with and the community here do always try their best to help  :)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 14. November 2013, 15:44:42
camt, welcome!  ;)

Mint is a wonderful distribution & the MintCast podcast team recently gave Manjaro a very positive review - after giving it a test drive, they said it was fair to call it the Mint of the Arch world. We also aim to create a positive & helpful community, to support users of the lovely, fast, rolling OS we call Manjaro.

Good to have you here.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vektek on 14. November 2013, 15:52:43
Welcome all newcomers

@Kev you'll find Manjaro pretty easy to get on with and the community here do always try their best to help  :)

Thank you very much ... I really appreciate that.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 14. November 2013, 18:47:50
rfk1ll 2.0, welcome back & good to see you here.

Go well meantime. :)

Ruziel 
Thank you, Im glad to be back, albeit in a more minimal capacity :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: neuromancer on 15. November 2013, 10:39:29
Hello everyone :)
I`ve been using Linux for about six months (mostly Mint, and it did its job really well), but after finding out about Manjaro, and thoroughly testing it in virtualbox, I`ve decided to install it permanently. (more about my woes about that in another topic)  :)

Cheers to everybody who participated / participates in process of creation of this amazing distro and its excellent community.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 15. November 2013, 10:41:23
neuromancer, great to have you here - any friend of William Gibson is a friend of mine!

If you could complete your profile with the basic technical information about your machine, that would really help others help you.

Good to have you here & see you around the forum.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: neuromancer on 15. November 2013, 10:56:48
neuromancer, great to have you here - any friend of William Gibson is a friend of mine!

If you could complete your profile with the basic technical information about your machine, that would really help others help you.

Good to have you here & see you around the forum.

Ruziel.

Will do. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Elusive man on 15. November 2013, 21:12:32
Hello everyone
I`ve been using Linux for about two years (Mint,Fedora and mostly Arch) and Manjaro from6-7 months.
Greetings From Bulgaria!
Поздрави от България!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ic3d3mon on 16. November 2013, 06:58:15
Hello

I live on the west coast of Canada and I am also taking the plunge on Manjaro XFCE .

I have come across alot of error which I am still trying to work out with some very patient people here.

I look forward to meeting more people and learning  this distribution.

Cheers
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Wicked_Jester on 16. November 2013, 19:49:59
Beginner to Manjaro (and anything closely resembling Arch), but enjoying the ease of use and performance of this distro. Currently using 0.8.8-rc2 with GNOME 3.10 and everything has been going smoothly. Between hitting the forums and the Google+ community, I am learning a lot, though there is more to learn. One thing I do like is installing this puppy once and not having to do it every six months. Looks like I finally found my linux distro of choice.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself . Doug
Post by: dougmack on 17. November 2013, 01:23:09
Hello. I'm new to Manjaro but not to Linux. Already this distro is giving me problems. I guess I should find a topic in the listing and put my problems in those topics.

Anyway, I'm a retired Electronic Engineer, also a licensed Extra Class amateur radio operator. Have used Linux (not exclusively) for about 15 years. Recently am using Linux almost exclusively, except when it doesn't have the programs I need, like WordPerfect, AutoCAD, GPS programming, programming for amateur radios, etc.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nailbangr on 17. November 2013, 02:29:57
Hello  I'm a Canadian was running dual boot windows7 & simply mepis.  Windows got infected so I wiped the hard drive & installed Manjaro to try it. So far so good.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 17. November 2013, 02:42:21
Hello  I'm a Canadian was running dual boot windows7 & simply mepis.  Windows got infected so I wiped the hard drive & installed Manjaro to try it. So far so good.

Brave move to whipe out the devil :)

Welcome to everybody. Remember to check the forums when there is a problem. chances are that somebody it is already addressed here :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: beardedragon on 17. November 2013, 18:48:42
New to Manjaro, not new to Linux.  Hope to add to this forum as I have other places.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Dennis on 17. November 2013, 19:44:18
Hi all,

I'm new to Manjaro, not new to Linux. I hope to find a new home here after SolusOS died.

I'm using Linux now more than 20 years (well, I'm getting old :-)), but only as a compentent end user. That means for me installing a distribution, use the net until evething works as I need it and afterwards "don't touch a working system" ... ok, except security updates.

Regards,
Dennis
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Richard on 17. November 2013, 23:09:10
I installed Arch back in 2010. I got it almost usable
but found some apps I wanted were not packaged.
While I was working to compile a couple, I found SalineOS
and went back to Debian. The lazy way out.
Yes, I chickened out. :) 

Began with MuLinux in 1998. Actually purchased and installed SuSE-7.2.
Then Mandrake-7.2, Mepis, Kanotix, sidux, testing, Mint, PepperMint,
etal, then Arch, and back to SalineOS based on Debian Stable.

I installed Manjaro-0.8.7.1-686-32 bit to a partition last night.
There is a lot to like about it. Anthony from SalineOS suggested
taking the time to learn the ropes and then keep rolling.
I'll keep it upgraded and work on a couple of my favorite apps,
get it to print, learn the pkg managers, and so on.

Learning to love the ArchManjaro way...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Richard on 17. November 2013, 23:11:29
Hey BD.
Good to see you here.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: askorbeta on 18. November 2013, 10:31:15
Hi everyone  :D

I was a Windows users since Windows 95, but moved to Linux about three months ago. No plans to go back to Windows... I first used openSUSe 12.3 (a very very nice distro), but after trying different ones, I found out Manjaro and I decided to install it permanently. For me, it is the best  :)

Cheers to everybody and congratulations for this amazing distro and for its excellent community.  ;)

Askorbeta
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kelly69 on 18. November 2013, 18:08:03
Hello guys :)

I'm from Saudi Arabia, This is one of the best distributions I've ever used. I've never so quickly fell in love as I did with Manjaro Linux, I used before Ubuntu for 1 year now i'm in love with Manjaro xfce, It's beautiful, stable, extremely functional, easy to customize, well developed, and as user-friendly as it comes. Thanks for all your hard work and constant dedication to this project.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Fatto di note on 18. November 2013, 21:00:40
Hello,
I'm Marco from Italy.
I love music and Linux.
My english is not good but I hope you understand me the same.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Matsudaira on 18. November 2013, 22:17:14
Hi Everyone.

I am from Poland. A few years ago I have been doing some administrative work on the machine working under Fedora Core - one of the fist distros - I do not remember which one exactly. It was the machine for controlling a scientific instrument. I remember my first impressions about Linux. I sat at a computer (there was RedHat with KDE on board) and I noticed that the system looks like Windows, but it definitely is not Windows. From that point I interested in Linux. I have tested Fedora, Mandriva/Mageia, openSUSE, PCLinuxoS, and some others. Unfortunately a distro release model does not suit me, because I am not practically interested in reinstalling a system each time when new release is out, mostly in each 6 months. Arch and Gentoo are too difficult for me. I thing an operating system should be invisible to user as much as possible, it is intended to control hardware and provide an environment for work/gaming/etc. It should be easy to install, configure and maintain. Now I test Manjaro (rolling distro, easy). And I must say that the Manjaro is a serious candidate to be a primary OS on my machines.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 19. November 2013, 15:59:15
welcome all!

benvenuto marco! 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: VVedran on 20. November 2013, 17:09:51
greetings from Croatia, my name is Vedran
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 20. November 2013, 17:16:47
VVedran, welcome to you. There's never a dull moment in the Manjaro forum - make yourself at home.

Adios & see you around.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Aryvandaar on 20. November 2013, 19:13:44
Welcome to all new users!  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: alejuss on 23. November 2013, 16:08:34
Well, Hi everyone! I'm from Argentina, and my english is not so good, but I understand. After test thousand of distributions of Linux, finally I choose Manjaro  ;D. I love it! Your simplicity, XFCE, stability, the last updates of programs. Is really cool, I like it!

I hope enjoy for very time this distribution, and find solutions to my problems here in this forum. So, thanks everyone for the support and welcome. I hope I can also help as you can.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Warez on 23. November 2013, 19:41:58
Welcome all newcomers!

alejuss, for sure you will find a solution for all your problems using the forum or IRC.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bohu on 24. November 2013, 03:19:58
I am in Branson, Missouri, USA.  I have not yet installed Manjaro but I think I will soon. My current distro (SalineOS) is shutting down so I need to find something new.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Richard on 24. November 2013, 03:33:35
Welcome, @bohu.
It's a good choice.
A few things to learn but it is quick and stable.
I'm enjoying the change.

Anthony is working on making the grub-doctor available,
which is the only thing missing from SalineOS.

You may have to use the AUR for a few things.
But the repo is growing all the time.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: QtAndNice on 24. November 2013, 12:19:24
Hello newcomers and "Welcome to the stage of history" enjoy your stay
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Jonass on 24. November 2013, 13:05:43
Hello and greetings from the north of Sweden. Been here for a while as a reader and a solution searcher. But as im about to throw out my first own question i felt its good manners to intruduce myself first.

Only been using linux for a year now, been dualbooting with Windows 7. Have tried Ubuntu and Mint 13 before i took the final step to remove windows completly and install Manjaro Xfce. And i havn't looked back yet, and i dont think i will. But, im still a big newbie and the forum is beeing visited every day (not always problems, just for the joy mostly). Im still an hardcore WoW player and when i finally could go from Windows to Linux the choise was easy. And as the gamingmarket seams to spread to this platform there is no need for any windows anymore. Running Manjaro on my htpc aswell with fastbutton on the remotecontrol to Xbmc!

Lastly there aint so much to say.. Fulltime worker at a powerplant as a technichan, and a freetime computer supporter to family and friends.
Anyway, thats a little info and as u noticed english aint my native language =) Therefor a better reader than writer, but now with an account here and starting to learn Manjaro i will answer questions from others if i can.

Thanks for this Distro! May it live long and prosper!
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: prudhivisekhar on 24. November 2013, 19:44:58
Hi... I am Sekhar Prudhivi from India. Been using Manjaro since 2 weeks.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 24. November 2013, 20:52:27
Wow... India!!! Welcome to all new forumers :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JackMetal on 24. November 2013, 21:06:08
Hi All,

I'm a LONG time linux user (actually, since the 'very' beginning), just testing Manjaro.  I used Arch Linux for a few years, back in the pre .7 version era (I think .71 was the last version I installed).  I LOVED Arch, but had a blow-up during an update and since I didn't have a huge amount of time to troubleshoot, I left Arch and have been on Debian based distro's for the last 6-7 years or so.  Most recently I've been on Linux Mint Debian since it was introduced I think in 2010.  They've gone in a direction I don't care for and their update packs have recently caused a LOT of issues, so I'm now looking for a new distro and thought I'd check you out before I went straight back to Arch (mainly because I just don't have the time to keep up with issues with upgrading, etc. and I'm hoping manjaro gives me the great Arch system with a little safer updates...)..  ;-)

I look forward to testing and possibly contributing!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rosiek on 24. November 2013, 22:09:10
Hi there!

My name is Kuba and I'm from Poland. Manjaro is the first Arch-based distro I've ever used (for some 2 weeks right now) and I'm totally in love with it! I've been using some Debian-based distros for more than a year but I got sick of reinstalling them every half a year. Manjaro is like fresh, warm wind in my adventure with Linux :) I'm quite sure that I'll break something pretty quickly, but I love to learn new things by fixing OS (with a little help of the community ofc ;)). Big thumbs up for design consistency of OS and its websites, especially forum which is very user-friendly.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pooky2483 on 25. November 2013, 12:43:00
Hi all,
I'm a noob to Manjaro - I just installed it yesterday (after 3 failed attempts over the past 2 months, due to either a somehow corrupt burn or a faulty install). The failed attempts somehow broke my GRUB.
I've got a multiboot setup of Ubuntu 12.04 on its own drive and another Ubuntu 12.04, Kubuntu 12.04 and Manjaro XFCE on another drive.

I was a devout Window$ user for years but since getting XP, I think I must have broke the record on having to reinstall in a week and lived in fear of the BSOD. I was planning on spending £1,200 on a new Win7 setup.

That was until I got talking to an old school friend who now lives in California and is a top bod in a computer Co. He got me interested in Ubuntu after I told him of my disappointment with Window$. He recommended Ubuntu (11.10) as it had changed immensely since I last knew Linux in the form of being terminal based.

I've not looked back since, I tried Ubuntu and instantly fell in love with it and wiped my install of XP. I stayed with 11.10 as long as I could and then moved up to 12.04 and have stayed with it ever since, I hate Unity and prefer Gnome Classic. I then got wind of other distro's and after looking around, I have tried some,such as Peppermint (as a DE inside Ubuntu) but after trying KDE, I created the dual boot system I have now.

The spare Ubuntu install I have will probably make way for another distro sometime in the future when I can fix my broken install of Ubuntu on it's own drive.

I have some experience with programming (C,COBOL in 1992) but not done anything with it and now I am dabbling with Python and BASH as I want to update my skills, I tried dabbling with Blender but I'm not very artisticly minded, more logic. And I love the challenge.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jifu on 25. November 2013, 18:09:17
Hi everyone,

I'm a former Ubuntu user, started with Linux in 2008 while studying computer science. I dumped Ubuntu due to losing trust in Canonical's vision and also because I wanted to find a rolling release distro. I've tried many other "easy-to-use" distros (debian, fedora, openSUSE, mint, etc.) but somehow didn't find any of them exactly mine. Now running Manjaro + Gnome 3.10 on two different machines and I'm very happy with it so far.

Oh, and I'm from Finland (although not living there any more).

Cheers,
-J
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 25. November 2013, 18:40:10
WELCOME all Manjaro newbz. We have so many different sorts of people joining the community - nationalities, religions & other -isms, ages, aspirations, levels of GNU Linux skill.

If we remember ONE thing and one thing only, let it be to treat others the way we all want to be treated. Us moderators are here, not as your conscience, to police your thoughts & words. The reality is that a small number of people aspire to nothing more than polluting those distros who's communities are thriving the most - that is where the most attention resides, for the aspiring troll.

As for the rest of everyone here, please speak your heart and mind, make friends, argue, disagree & share knowledge and ideas.

More power to you all, whether you use Manjaro for a day, a week or a decade.

See u around.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 25. November 2013, 23:18:57
WELCOME all Manjaro newbz. We have so many different sorts of people joining the community - nationalities, religions & other -isms, ages, aspirations, levels of GNU Linux skill.

If we remember ONE thing and one thing only, let it be to treat others the way we all want to be treated. Us moderators are here, not as your conscience, to police your thoughts & words. The reality is that a small number of people aspire to nothing more than polluting those distros who's communities are thriving the most - that is where the most attention resides, for the aspiring troll.

As for the rest of everyone here, please speak your heart and mind, make friends, argue, disagree & share knowledge and ideas.

More power to you all, whether you use Manjaro for a day, a week or a decade.

See u around.

Ruziel  ;)

Wise words indeed my friend  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 26. November 2013, 06:54:15
Thanks PH, it's wonderful being part of this great community. You people are what make it really tick & give it the life it has - our job as moderators is purely to help protect & facilitate all the good stuff!  ;)

More power to all newbies!!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ottomops on 26. November 2013, 22:11:34
Hello from Germany.

I have been using Macs and Linux machines for about 10 years now. The last years I was dual booting on a Mac. But I became increasingly tired by Apple's policies. The NSA scandal gave me the final tip over the edge... sold my Apple machine, nothing but Linux from now on.

In the past I used mainly Ubuntu and OpenSuse. This is my first time on an Arch based distro. And I am very impressed by its balance between speed, simplicity, configurability, stability and being up to date. It is so snappy and stable, really nice. And all this comes as a rolling release (got tired of Ubuntu's release cycle too) and with a huge repo. I am very excited about Manjaro, it has about everything I was looking for.

See you around  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: floppydisk on 27. November 2013, 21:44:12
Hi everybody,

I'm new to this forum, but not new to the Linux world. My native language is not English.

I've been using Linux since 2006. Too many blue screen made me decide to switch to Linux. I'm happy so far.

2006-2008: Ubuntu
2008-2011: Linux Mint
nov-2011-dec-2012: Arch Linux
dec-2012-now: Manjaro

At home, all our computers are 100% Linux. We're living in Canada. I have 1 wife and 1 kid.

a Manjaro user (3 manjaro users to be precise),
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: zebedeeboss on 28. November 2013, 18:07:29
Day 1 for me - finally got it installed and working - great job.

For a linux newb its important things work out of the box and at the moment they appear to be doing so.

Once I am more confident ( at least 6 months - lol)  I will try and install Nvidia drivers and get my 3rd monitor working and hope I don't bork the system.

Let the fun begin  :P

Zeb...

previously used various buntu's and debian spins
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 29. November 2013, 00:07:13
welcome all!

floppydisk is a small family manjaries. ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vrkalak on 29. November 2013, 02:59:33
Hey, guys ...

I have been a Linux user for several years.  Started with Fedora way back when. Moved to 'buntu for about 2 days, then found LinuxMint. A short while later discovered Crunchbang.  I use Debian or Debian-based Distros. Have begin playing the Slackware and ArchLinux OSs.

I used the Xfce DE almost since my 1st day with Linux. Now, I primarily use either Openbox or Fluxbox WMs.

I am a Moderator for a couple of Forums - LinuxMint Forum, LostintheBox (Fluxbox) Forum and Ask.Debian.net
Also, I am an official Debian-Maintainer (DM) for the Fluxbox WM package.  Check out my work at http://vrkalak.deviantart.com

I like what the Devs have done - the Manjaro with Arch GNU/Linux OS.  It seems to be, as the slogan says, "Manjaro > Arch done right"  Arch > KISS
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 29. November 2013, 03:09:20
I am an official Debian-Maintainer (DM) for the Fluxbox WM package.
If you've been the maintainer for a long time, then i used your package for years. :)

Thanks and welcome.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 29. November 2013, 10:58:49
It's always great to see fresh faces on the Manjaro forum. Each of you bring your own unique talents & value, so make yourself at home here, help where you can & don't be scared to ask questions. We love "noobs" here!!

This is YOUR community people - the support team & moderators are here to help where we can, muzzle the odd troll  ;) and protect what we're collectively building here - a warm, vibey, supportive & intelligent space for Manjaro users & interested terrestrials.

More power to you all.

Ruziel  ;)
(Coffee Quality Control Officer, Manjaro Galactic Central)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 29. November 2013, 14:27:40
welcome vrkalak. 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: larryg1000 on 30. November 2013, 08:02:50
hi Ive been trying out xfce for about 3 weeks now Ive had a little trouble but its mostly my fault :) I'm hoping to get it tweeked to my liking so it can be my main os
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tertl3 on 01. December 2013, 07:04:04
Billy from United States here.  Happy to be part of the community.  Glad that Steam is working with Linux now too.  Have a nice day.  Ciao
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aeon on 01. December 2013, 10:44:21
I'm Arun frm India.Happy to be a part of the community 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 01. December 2013, 11:51:13
Welcome Aeon & Turtl3!

It's good to have you here & we trust the Manjaro community proves to be a fun, helpful & positive place to hang out, find solutions, make friends & learn.

More power to you.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Paulybungu on 01. December 2013, 13:18:00
Hey all,

Had some issues installing Manjaro, but that was due to the dreaded Nvidia graphics card! When I bought my laptop I wasn't a Linux user it turns out that my hardware isn't the best suited for Linux, but Manjaro so far seems to work the best with my hardware out of any OS I've had on it! I love it. It's quick, responsive and fun to use. The people on here are awesome too, so friendly and helpful.

Great job guys. Can't wait to see what the future releases bring to the table.

Paul :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: throdon on 03. December 2013, 03:18:50
Archbang refugee here. I am really liking the openbox edition. Thank you for putting synapse on the backburner. I much perfer the regular openbox menu.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fyfg on 03. December 2013, 13:26:04
Hello.  I'm new to manjaro.  I've been jumping between Debian-based stuff and Arch-based stuff for many years now on my computers.  So far, I like manjaro--except, on startup, I have to hit it with the "hdparm -B 254" command...otherwise the Load_Cycle_Count takes off like a jet.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 03. December 2013, 13:49:44
Hello.  I'm new to manjaro.  I've been jumping between Debian-based stuff and Arch-based stuff for many years now on my computers.  So far, I like manjaro--except, on startup, I have to hit it with the "hdparm -B 254" command...otherwise the Load_Cycle_Count takes off like a jet.
Please do correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't this a bug in the firmware of some Western Digital drives that can be resolved with a firmware update?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fyfg on 03. December 2013, 15:14:06
Please do correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't this a bug in the firmware of some Western Digital drives that can be resolved with a firmware update?
YES and NO.
The YES part: I think that you are correct that the issue is only within WD/Hitachi drives.  But somehow the Debian/Ubuntu guys built "the fix" into their distro (--using the WD firmware update? I don't know! I have no idea how they exactly did it).  I never had to deal with the issue again... until I changed back to an Arch-based linux distro.
The NO part:  Unless Western Digital changed their modus operandi recently, they have never released any linux-compatible firmware updates.     
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 03. December 2013, 15:35:15
The NO part:  Unless Western Digital changed their modus operandi recently, they have never released any linux-compatible firmware updates.   

I'm talking about hard drive firmware, it has nothing to do with your operating system choice.
If you're familiar with BIOS updating - similar thing, but for your hard drive.

You should be able to look up available firmware updates for your product here:
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

EDIT: Use extreme caution when updating hard drive firmware. These days there's usually safeguards and checks in place to help ensure a mistake isn't made, but nonetheless triple check that you've downloaded the correct firmware for your product. I strongly recommend backing up any important data before doing it, just to be safe.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jamal on 03. December 2013, 16:37:42
Great OS, great community. I like the preinstalled software (much less work for me) and the non-free drivers thing + bumblebee from the start (on other distros my laptop used to heat up due to the lack of bumblebee). I used to recommend other distro, but now things changed, you know what I'm saying :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Aryvandaar on 03. December 2013, 18:51:52
Welcome.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tetrahedron on 03. December 2013, 22:06:12
hi everyone,
I'm a mechanical engg. student from south of india (kerala). I've been using linux for a few years now, started out trying knoppix live CDs and later installed ubuntu , mint and debian wheezy.
A few months back, I decided to give any non-debian distro a try and installed arch (learned lots of stuff  ;) ) .
Yet, I was searching for a new stable primary os and I chose Manjaro because of the lively community .
It was a great choice! Installed ManajaroBox last week and I love it!  8)
Thanks to all manjaro developers and community for this wonderful OS. And I'm glad to join in.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xflea on 04. December 2013, 00:22:52
I forgot to introduce myself  :o So rude  :-[

Anyway, I'm Mirko, I'm 20 and I'm from a little town near Rome (Italy).
I'm a student of Computer Science at the University of Rome 3.

Best regards!  8)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 04. December 2013, 16:27:45
welcome!

benvenuto mirko! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 04. December 2013, 16:36:21
Welcome all newbies - it's great to see so many people joining the Manjaro community.

Long may you roam here!

More power to u all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 04. December 2013, 16:38:32
Hmm is that the real ruziel?  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 04. December 2013, 16:39:58
PH, he dresses like me & speaks like me but hey, what IS "reality"???

 ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Nelson2006 on 04. December 2013, 17:35:15
Hello everyone  :)! This is my first try with arch. Always been a Debian-Ubuntu user and just wanted to see if I can handle arch. I've been told that it's a little complicated  :-\. Hope to find help along the way. Thank you  ;)!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: lautrec on 04. December 2013, 22:20:07
Hello everyone  :)

I'm Paul from the UK and have had Manjaro installed on my laptop for just under 48 hours and am absolutely loving it so far. Hope to stick around for quite some time. Am pretty much a Linux noob, used Mint for the last 2 months and made the switch to Manjaro Xfce-64 edition.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: noaer on 05. December 2013, 21:08:28
Hello everyone, i'm from Kazakhstan. Nice to be a part of this great project :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 05. December 2013, 22:32:51
Welcome Manjaro newbz. It's great to have you here, from the U.K. & Kazakhstan etc. We hope you roam here for a while & that you find the community warm, fun & helpful.

More power to you all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vrkalak on 05. December 2013, 22:58:22
sudo pacman -S newbie

Welcome ... we has cookies!! :P
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bhupendra on 06. December 2013, 20:58:21
I have been using Linux since 2006, mainly Ubuntu. I have tried all major distros including Arch. I am quite impressed with Manjaro. I have now installed Manjaro and Xubuntu both with Cairo-dock on separate partitions and enjoy using both. Great distro, Manjaro, will probably do a screencast soon.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: 041 on 06. December 2013, 21:09:40
Hello everyone!
My name is Zoran and  I˙m from Croatia. I˙m new to linux and eager to learn more . I˙m using some old computer and Manjaro is really fast which I like.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DreamsRevenge on 06. December 2013, 21:19:17
Hello from Athens,  :)
This is my first serious attempt with linux, as I had a short only "encounter" with ubuntu a few months ago.
Being a windows user for many years, due to work demands, I really enjoy exploring manjaro and I have to say that I owe this to a wonderful friend and computer passionate (also with linux 8)) who made this possible for me.
Looking forward to new experiences!  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Banshee265 on 06. December 2013, 22:33:52
Hey guys,

I'm from the UK. I can kind of get around linux but I'd still class myself as a novice. Been distro hopping for awhile now, but have heard good things about Manjaro so have installed it alongside my windoze 7, in fact I only use windoze for updating Tom Tom and playing World of Tanks as not managed to get that installed properly on any linux distro yet, or if I have it's not worked as I've liked. Really would like to get stuck into Manjaro and make it my home.

Bansh
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mrhai on 07. December 2013, 08:31:50
Hi all Manjaroer!I'm from Viet Nam.
I'm begin use Linux since 2007 with Fedora distro and I switch to Fedora from Manjaro about 2 weeks.
Enjoy!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 07. December 2013, 08:38:38
Welcome all noobs. It's really great to see this distro growing so well.  Hope that you all enjoy a long and happy stay  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 07. December 2013, 08:48:16
It's amazing that there are people from so many different countries using Manjaro. Hi to everyone.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: 3mmar on 07. December 2013, 10:48:21
Hi all

This is Ammar from Iraq.. Mechanical Engineer .. love Linux (beginner).I heard many good news about manjaro and want to use it but i dont know which one download (kde, xfce or openbox) help plz.. my laptop is:
hp probook 4540s
core i5
4g
intel hd(r) 4000
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 07. December 2013, 11:35:42
As a beginner, use the (standard) Xfce version, Ammar. And welcome to Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: 3mmar on 07. December 2013, 11:43:44
As a beginner, use the (standard) Xfce version, Ammar. And welcome to Manjaro.

thank u sir . another question plz

now am using win 8.1 and before i installed mint and ubuntu but the grub loader not work (when start up my laptop directly go to win 8.1 ) is manjaro solve this ??
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 07. December 2013, 11:48:20
You should probably open a new thread but yes, Manjaro will probably solve the problem. Read this: http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=BIOS_and_UEFI
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rikkinho on 08. December 2013, 01:04:58
iḿ from Portugal, come from ubuntu ;p a great week with manjaro  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dar1ritch on 08. December 2013, 14:51:20
I live in the United States, wanted to go to a distro that is a rolling release
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jollygreen1621 on 08. December 2013, 18:50:13
hello you all thank you for a first rate distro from Michigan USA triied  most of the  distros  out there this one is by far the easiest I've  found to install and configure was always doted by the command line install of arch your install was great thanks for making a good distro hope to be using this for a long time.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: drumBE on 08. December 2013, 19:16:58
Hi everyone, i live in Belgium and use on my pc's only linux. I've started in the '90s with windows3.11 for workgroups and take that path to vista where it have ended for me.
My first contact with linux was linux-mint 6 'felicia', after that i have used ubuntu, debian, pclinux, #!, linux-mint and one time in the past manjaro but that haven't stay for a long time because i couldn't get my printer to work.
Now since 06/12 i have installed the xfce of Manjaro0.8.8 and this distro is really become great!
Even my network printer was detected (wireless), all i can say to the dev's is keep up the good work it looks really promising for the 1.0 release.
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: werkman2 on 08. December 2013, 20:12:58
first time trying arch based distro, just finished installing, now updating
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nugetchar on 08. December 2013, 22:00:47
Newbie from France, first time with Linux and appreciate this distro :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 09. December 2013, 01:40:26
welcome all!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: werkman2 on 09. December 2013, 03:53:51
well, everything setup, kde like i want, and still cant believe that manjaro kde boots even faster than xubuntu on the same machine, a old crappy dell vostro 1510(dont want to bin it, verry good build quality, and linux friendly) ;D ;D ;D
realy like yaort repo, can get software without messing with additional repos. like it
keep up the good work
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Andrea on 09. December 2013, 09:27:45
Hi to all another one on board, from Italy.
be patient cause i'm no more young and sometimes i could ask stupid questions, but i would do my homework before asking.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 09. December 2013, 09:30:25
Welcome all Manjaro newbies!.... ;)

Andrea,
, there are no stupid questions here, so by all means do your homework but we're collectively here for each other regardless...

More power to u all.

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 09. December 2013, 14:10:38
welcome!

benvenuto andrea! ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vrkalak on 09. December 2013, 19:42:37
Welcome to Manjaro Linux (Arch)

Did mention that we have fresh Coffee ... :P
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xflea on 09. December 2013, 21:13:57
Hi to all another one on board, from Italy.
be patient cause i'm no more young and sometimes i could ask stupid questions, but i would do my homework before asking.

Un altro italiano? Benvenuto  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Retro Gamer on 10. December 2013, 09:00:31
This does feel a little like an AA meeting intro :-P

My name is Jeff and I love linux! HA! I’m a 40 something father of one 3.7 year old son who also runs Manjaro Xfce on the PC I put together for him out of outdated leftovers. :)

I've been mucking about with linux alongside or in between Windows OS's for the last 15 years with the likes of Red Hat, Mandrake, SUSE, Debian, PclinuxOS, Puppy, Ubuntu, and so on. Never got so in to it until the last 5 years or so, finally gave up the “Windows” as my main OS well over a year ago.

My 1st experience with Arch was a few years ago with ArchBang for a while before I eventually just went ahead to roll and maintain my own Arch from scratch. It was fairly easy to follow the wiki and do that. I ran with that for 3 or 4 months until continuing breaking update changes to Arch at that time drove me elsewhere. I eventually came back to Arch briefly by way of Liquid Lemur & Bridge Linux after that, but didn't care for either for whatever reason. Almost a year later I've been using Manjaro as my main OS for several months now and can't see me going anywhere soon. It just "feels" right the way it scratches that linux itch I always have.

I use my Manjaro for my “normal” day to day computing tasks, but also pursuing my hobbies and wanna be hobbies. I edit and process my raw digital canon photos with Darktable, Digikam and RawTherapee. I make and modify graphics in Inkscape and Gimp as well as draw in the latter along with Krita and Mypaint using my Wacom. I edit sound in audacity as I like to edit videos in Kdenlive & OpenShot. I often try to improve my modeling skills using Blender for some long dead Quake/Darkplaces mod that I will never really finish modifying anything of..lol.
I’m going by Retro Gamer well because I love older games of course. I like to play lots of Doom engine games and mods on Zandronum usually online with Doomseeker. Can’t get enough Duke Nukem 3D in Eduke32 either or all things QUAKE using the Darkplaces engine. Thanks to Wine I’ve started playing Freelancer over again from the beginning along with F2P MMO’s like Neverwinter. I was running my Windows Steam games until the last Steam update broke Wine 1.7.7 and under which has been fixed with Wine version 1.7.8. I’m also into hardware emulation for old arcade games and consoles with programs like MAME, Vice, UAE, epsxe, zsnes, etc...

There you go.. Longer than I originally intended with more info than any wants to read!  :P

Thanks for Manjaro! I will use it until the day it becomes a hassle to maintain. Hope that's NEVER!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rosiek on 10. December 2013, 09:52:51
This does feel a little like an AA meeting intro :-P

My name is Jeff and I love linux! HA!

Hiii Jeff! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 10. December 2013, 09:57:16
Thanks for Manjaro! I will use it until the day it becomes a hassle to maintain. Hope that's NEVER!

I feel that most of us have been very happy with Manjaro! No Hassle!  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Aryvandaar on 10. December 2013, 12:48:32
Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tankas on 10. December 2013, 18:33:37
Hey guys, hows things.
My names Mantas. I'm from Dublin/Ireland. Originally from Lithuania.
First time I tried to befriend  Linux back in 1999, when I was 15. A RedHat distro.
Recently I started thinking how to speed up my friends computers, because all of them are so sluggish even just for web browsing. And came up with an idea that Linux should help achieve this easily. So I did read few articles about various popular distributions on the scene, and started playing with live bootable images. Tried few, until i come up with Manjaro. Now I want it for my own laptop as well, as for those a lot newer but much slower computers of my friends. After trying out it, my friends are more than happy to migrate as well.
Now I have to learn things like how to boot Linux with that UEFI nonsense. How activate a unsupported Wi-Fi. Etc.
But its all small fun challenges.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vrkalak on 10. December 2013, 18:48:12
I’m a 40 something father of one 3.7 year old son who also runs Manjaro Xfce

Your 3.7 y/o son uses Linux ...  How 'cool' it that.  :D

Welcome to Marjaro/Arch
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: duskull on 10. December 2013, 22:11:20
My name is Tony and I'm a linux power user. I really like Manjaro, it is fast and very user-friendly. I'm using Mint and Ubuntu also but my favorite distro is Debian. Nice to meet you all :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Cope57 on 11. December 2013, 08:39:41
Quote from: philm
Hello! Bonjour! ¡Hola! Caio! Olá! Hallo! Merhaba! Hei! Halló, Hallå! привет! Γεια σας!

(Insert Name Here)

Welcome to the forum and thank you for installing Manjaro - we are pleased you have joined us. In order to get maximum benefit from the boards, please take some time to look around and familiarize yourself with the different sections. Feel free to introduce yourself here (http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=2119.0) to introduce yourself) as well as bookmark the Manjaro Wiki (http://wiki.manjaro.org) for future reference. Manjaro is a newbie friendly community & we aim to create a positive and fun environment for users. The support team will do their best to assist you with any issues you might have & we look forward to interacting with you in the forum.

Thanks,

Manjaro team & community. Manjaro Linux Forum (http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php)
:D

[sarcasm] Nothing like being welcomed with a script at the exact same moment one creates an account. [/sarcasm]

Upgraded from Windows XP 32bit to Debian Linux 64bit in 2002.  Now waiting for the 128 bit release.
Testing out this Arch based distribution Manjaro to see if it would be a better alternative than Ubuntu and derivatives for new users to Linux.
Manjaro does have a friendly feel to it, and I do like the fact it is compatible with its parent, unlike the *buntus.
I do like the fact one can easily look under the hood and tweak it, a plus for power users.
Not much else, it is a small world seeing individuals from the Internet here.
One individual I see often is vrkalak, especially on deviantART, and other distribution forums.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ltdanno360 on 12. December 2013, 12:16:08
hi im ltdanno;    and  real new to this desktop and forum
i really like manjaro linux "openbox makes the laptop fly
been useing debian for many years and this is a whole new world and
 i love it
 hope to see you guys in the foums and talk soon ttyl 8) ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pjhalsli on 12. December 2013, 13:20:42
Hi everyone.  I used to jump from distro to distro but since 0.8.7 I.ve been faithful to manjaro (openbox of course   ;) )  I think it's just wonderful. Anyways, I  just wanted to introduce myself and send a big thanks to the people behind Manjaro for all the time and effort they have put into this distro.

Greetings from Norway  :)



Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 12. December 2013, 16:44:40
Welcome pjhalsli  :)

I know and like Norway.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: debana on 12. December 2013, 22:11:21
Greetings from Berlin,

to all Manjaro fans. After nearly 3 years of searching and hopping to all top 10 distros in distrowatch I found my homeplace.

Keep up the good work. You guys from Manjaro stopped me from going back to Windows  :)

Walther

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 12. December 2013, 22:16:36
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Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: manjarqo on 13. December 2013, 20:56:19
Greetings from Russia to Manjaro's community!
I know Manjaro not much time, but i loved it, so much that i started russian language community http://manjaro.ru/
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Raphael on 14. December 2013, 01:01:57
Hello Manjaro team and users,

my name is Raphael, I am from germany and today I installed Manjaro for the first time.
Coming from a Debian background I somehow wanted to try something new. So I kept looking around for a rolling release that gives me up to date software without the hassle of living on the bleeding edge all the time.
I must say I am pretty impressed so far. I am running on an older hardware and Manjaro (64 bit AMD with kernel 3.12) runs like a charm. I put the ISO on a USB stick and installed from there. Including time for repartitioning, the installation took less than 6 minutes and blessed me with an out of the box running system. And if this wasn't enough, it also looks good straight out of the box. Fantastic! (remember the two weeks I spend to find a working solution to fix the terrible looking fonts on Debian, and it never looked that good...)
Being a Terminal guy and coming from Debian, I was very sceptic on Pacman, but reading the Wikipage and the manpage (yes, I read manpages, I am oldschool ^^), and using it to install some additional software and get rid of some stuff I dont need, I am even more impressed. I think I might have finaly found my new system here? We'll see. :)
The fact that it is a relatively small team and a young project attracts me even more. Congratulations on the top rankings on distrowatch!
I am looking forward to work with this nice looking beast that suits my desktop now (nicely customized XFCE4, I am old ^^) and getting involved in the forums.
Wish you all a good time, have fun :)

PS: please never go the Ubuntu route, please... it's just wrong ;)
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 14. December 2013, 04:43:57
@Raphael:
From one ex-Debian* user to another; Welcome to Manjaro. I'm fairly sure you'll enjoy using an Arch-based system and eventually prefer it over a Debian system for workstations. That's how it went for me anyway. :)

* I actually only mean ex-Debian on my workstations, my server here still runs Debian proper (stable), of which I remain extremely happy with for that purpose.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Raphael on 14. December 2013, 10:05:25
Thanks Korrode :)
It runs like hell on my machine and I already enjoy working with it.
It brings the fun back to the Desktop, very cool Distribution and Community  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: harrybirch on 14. December 2013, 13:41:40
Hi every one, I'm from folkestone, kent, uk. I've been messing around with distros for a while now and not found one I like, untill now, At the moment I'm multibooting with windows 8.1 and 7 also manjaro 0.8.8 kde, I like this manjaro out of the box install and very easy to use, Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Raphael on 14. December 2013, 13:46:04
Welcome and have fun :)
Isn't it fantastic? :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Porky on 14. December 2013, 19:31:55
I've been a long time Ubuntu user, since it was using GNOME 2, forget which one that was. I got fed up when X started crashing every half hour in both Ubuntu and Mint, and Mint has a horrible habit of breaking APT whenever it gets the chance. I was also generally upset with Canonical's artificial obsolesces of their versions. I didn't like Debian itself because it's really unprofessional, it refuses to work with my graphics card, has a vendetta with Firefox, and doesn't config sudo during the installation for some stupid reason. Also I was generally unhappy with Debian and and forks for using very outdated packages, mislabeled as being "stable".

I always liked Arch, but I hate doing anything manually (if you could tell by my chagrin of adding a single line to sudoers in Debian). I did set it up a few times, but I always dread installing it due to all the commands I have to type and the risk of screwing it all up and doing it all again. This got really bad after I got a UEFI motherboard, even setting it to Legacy Mode wouldn't let me install it. After attempting several failed installations, I've developed a seething disdain for bootloaders.

So Manjaro seems perfect for me. Although it does appear to be inherently broken for some reason (two audio daemons at startup in Xfce, no virtualbox kernels, the net edition won't install correctly), it's a lot better than Debian and Arch, it actually works with my system, gets along with my graphics card and UEFI motherboard perfectly. I don't see myself using anything else for a long time.

I'm also a weeaboo and a lisper.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CyberDeath on 14. December 2013, 23:40:21
Hi i from Czech Republic , Roznov p/R . After short run on ubuntu 5.10 to 6.10 (best distro in 2005-2007) im back on linux.
I have search for best disto to go back nearly half of year. I install xubuntu,ubutnu+Mate+cinnamon,fedora,mint,mageia,debian sid,elemnthary,crunchbang and lots of stuff i not remember.
But Majaro have best stuff from every good distro .... best ideals ...
I have now ManjaroBox 0.8.8 and no Windows ... Steam Linux + PlayOnLinux for winSteam games and now installing World Of Tanks .. and Tomorow i try to launch WOrld of Warplanes !!!

Best in this distro ? Rolling Updates ... always newest app "without" problems , Arch Wiki , OpenBOX , MHWD!

Im running on
A8-6600K OC 4.7Ghz + GTX760

BTW : Skyrim on Windows Max Detail + 16xAA , in Linux max detail an 4xAA ... im very satisfied !!

Sorry for my bad eanglish !

(http://s17.postimg.org/zb63l72dn/Sn_mek_obrazovky_po_zen_2013_12_14_14_34_38.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/zb63l72dn/)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Raphael on 15. December 2013, 00:13:01
Your english is just fine. Nobody speaks proper english here, dont worry :D
Welcome and have fun :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: alextalker on 15. December 2013, 02:54:43
Greetings from Russia to Manjaro's community!
I know Manjaro not much time, but i loved it, so much that i started russian language community http://manjaro.ru/
Hello! It my friend.
I live in Russia, now in St.Peterburg.
I use Manjaro Community KDE.
I am one of the administrators of the Russian-speaking community (http://manjaro.ru) and the owner of the relevant irc channel( in freenode.net, #manjaro-ru ).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jgmx on 15. December 2013, 23:46:14
Greetings from Mexico amigos!

Total novice on Linux, came from Mint because I was attracted by the rolling release model but was overwhelmed by Arch. Been using several flavors of Manjaro on a little netbook and learning a few things. The community looks very nice!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tomek on 16. December 2013, 11:20:17
Hi everybody.
I'm form Poland. I've started my linux way at the end of previous century. I've tried many distros. Last time I was looking for distro that I shouldn't upgrade to newer version every year. So I'm here and I hope that I will stay with manjaro for good.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Techinstein on 16. December 2013, 18:52:53
Hello my name is Zach and on the interwebs use Techinstein and 8BitBacon as my alias. Started use Manjaro came across this issue.. o.o
Anyways I have an nVidia GeForce 660m and I cant seem to get the driver from yaourt -S nvidia-beta-all I seem to run into nvidia libgl conflicts it says something else interferes with it.  Also are their custom kernels for manjaro or arch based linux os's that are made to increase  battery life and keep same performance? 

Heres what I did to Concy RC too --- <--- rememer new to linux in general by a couple of months but know the code and found conky rc edit.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 16. December 2013, 19:22:55
welcome all!

now i'm trying the new point linux distro, is debian stable with mate de, all optimized for the desktop.
it's amazing for now: stable and really efficient, practically i went back to my roots, but better this time. :o

i can only say with bitterness that maybe i'll be back in manjaro in future. :-\
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 16. December 2013, 19:52:58
Old things, but if you like it, enjoy :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 16. December 2013, 20:18:17
Hello my name is Zach and on the interwebs use Techinstein and 8BitBacon as my alias. Started use Manjaro came across this issue.. o.o
Anyways I have an nVidia GeForce 660m and I cant seem to get the driver from yaourt -S nvidia-beta-all I seem to run into nvidia libgl conflicts it says something else interferes with it.  Also are their custom kernels for manjaro or arch based linux os's that are made to increase  battery life and keep same performance? 

Heres what I did to Concy RC too --- <--- rememer new to linux in general by a couple of months but know the code and found conky rc edit.

could you make a seperate thread :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fredrikfritte on 16. December 2013, 20:23:31
Fredrik here, Sweden =D

Been trying out alot of distros, idea was dualbooting with Win8 but i did a clean install..Manjaro all the way hehe.
Been configuring alot for turning powersave off for wifi and stuff like that, also for getting the FN brightness to work.

Will probably be around alot, unemplyed atm ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ffir on 16. December 2013, 22:08:32
Hi there, I'm François, from France.
For a long time i've been a "distro-hoper", switching form Ubuntu to Slitaz, Damn Small Linux, Debian, and finally settling for Arch the last 5 years.  I've switch to manjaro beacause i needed a better stability than Arch on my professional laptop, and i'm so happy with it that it is now installed on every one of my computers !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Oddity on 17. December 2013, 09:28:25
Hello.

Long time user of Linux and new user of Manjaro.

Thank you all for your efforts for making my experience with Linux more enjoyable and comfortable. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 17. December 2013, 17:06:52
Welcome All!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fredrikfritte on 17. December 2013, 17:28:02
Thanks :)
Glad to be onboard, never seen such a friendly/good attitude distro/community like this, only one comparable is Crunchbang.
Others are readthefu****gmanual and hostile towards newbies.

Big props for that
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jogger on 17. December 2013, 19:36:00
Hi,

Installed Manjaro last weekend. Have been loving it. My PC is 8 yrs old and Ubuntu used to crap out on hard drive errors all the time. So far Manjaro has been super stable & fast. Openbox rocks!

Cheers from Berlin!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 17. December 2013, 19:54:17
We don't say RTFM around here. We say RTFM PLEASE
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vector on 17. December 2013, 20:08:57
Hello from Norway:)

I'm coming from Arch and Debian but i have used Manjaro XFCE edition for a month but went back to Arch. Then i discovered Manjaro Openbox and since i used to run Debian Sid with Openbox i want to try it out on this laptop and i am impressed :) Still running Debian and Arch on other laptops but i am considering to swith on the other 2 laptops.

Very good work on this distro and coming from Arch i realy like the Manjaro hardware detection tool. It has never been easier to install the legacy drivers for my ATI gpu card  :)

Take care.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fredrikfritte on 17. December 2013, 20:33:26
Hello from Norway:)

I'm coming from Arch and Debian but i have used Manjaro XFCE edition for a month but went back to Arch. Then i discovered Manjaro Openbox and since i used to run Debian Sid with Openbox i want to try it out on this laptop and i am impressed :) Still running Debian and Arch on other laptops but i am considering to swith on the other 2 laptops.

Very good work on this distro and coming from Arch i realy like the Manjaro hardware detection tool. It has never been easier to install the legacy drivers for my ATI gpu card  :)

Take care.

Oh Norway..Sweden here :)

Tbh i didnt wanna mess up my system by trying to install the Legacy drivers so i turned off Ati in Bios and using freeones and Intel...computer feels better not beeing so hot :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fredrikfritte on 17. December 2013, 20:34:02
We don't say RTFM around here. We say RTFM PLEASE

Yeah =D please is soo much better
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: vector on 17. December 2013, 22:01:05
Oh Norway..Sweden here :)

Tbh i didnt wanna mess up my system by trying to install the Legacy drivers so i turned off Ati in Bios and using freeones and Intel...computer feels better not beeing so hot :D

Hello Fredrik :)

Well it seems that you have a hybrid graphics. Dont know if manjaro hardware tool support your card. But this will give you some info https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/hybrid_graphics .  I only have a ati card but compared to Arch and Debian it is realy a breeze to install the legacy drivers in manjaro :)  No additional repo's  and no downgrading xorg. Maybe xorg are  downgraded but i dont care as long as it works.

Cheers :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: drremi on 18. December 2013, 23:55:56
Hello to everyone!
New to Manjaro, been looking at Manjaro progress and had to download a distro and go ahead and run a Live img.
Like what I see, so between my severl PC's I am sure to find a home for the gnome version somewhere!
Well documented, and that sure helps for this noob!    ;D ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: inkrypted on 19. December 2013, 15:59:57
My name is Chris Sheppard AKA inkrypted. I have been using various Linux distributions for the last eleven years however I just started with Manjaro. I am using the Gnome 3 desktop. I embrace open source and standards. I love exploring new and upcoming technology. I have been using Manjaro only a few days but I am very impressed overall. I have only had a few minor issues that were quickly solved with a Google search and some elbow grease. Happy Holidays everyone.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fredrikfritte on 19. December 2013, 17:40:54
Welcome aboard \0
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jnealh on 19. December 2013, 18:06:19
My name is Jeff.  I have been a distro hopper for a few years.  I started with Ubuntu 10.04 then 10.10 and decided I really liked linux.  A few months later I tried arch because I felt as if Ubuntu was not helping me learn linux.  After 6 months my HD died.  I have been hopping ever since.  Mint so far has been my favorite, however I am trying to move away from *buntu based distros.  I also really enjoyed opensuse until 13.1, which was really unstable.  After my frustration with opensuse I installed a distro a night for a week.  Then I decided to again try Arch.  But then there is the install (easy) and the configuration (not so easy) and then the upkeep (frustrating).  After reading your reviews I decided to try Manjaro.  I must admit I was skeptical.  Arch cannot be easy.  Rolling cannot be stable.  However, I have spent the last 2 weeks reading the forums here and the last week using Manjaro.  I must say I am impressed.  My install went perfectly.  Setup was a breeze, Netflix, HP printer/scanner, all buttons, suspend, networking, all perfect.  This is what I have come to expect from Mint and few others.  Thank you all for the great work. Kudos on my first update as well, it was without a hitch.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Brad on 19. December 2013, 18:21:34
Hi all,

I'm Brad. I'm new to Arch based disros. I've used all Ubuntu based ones in the past and decided to try something different and let me tell you I am loving Manjaro way better then Ubuntu. Yaourt is much better then synaptics package manager IMO and I love using pacman instead of apt-get. It took some fiddling around to get this installed due to me having a Windows 8 laptop and it has UEFI. But I found a way to disable it and go back to the traditional BIOS. I used to always go to Linux and then end up back on Windows days later when couldn't figure out how to fix a problem but I've been on Manjaro for about 3 weeks now and have had a few problems but I am not giving up. I'm planning on sticking with Linux.

The installer was amazing and it installed on my hardware less then 10 minutes which is just unbelievable. I love the Manjaro hardware detection tool and love how it auto configures your graphics card all for you are finds the correct driver and auto installs it during set up.

I've been quite the distro hopper and let me tell you that Manjaro is a distro hopper stopper. I am happy to say I look no further, Manjaro offers and does everything I want it to do and cannot thank you guys enough for all the hard work that you have put into making this distro for us.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 19. December 2013, 19:04:53
Welcome all!

One of the things I love about Manjaro is the great documentation.  The wiki has a ton of information in it (http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Main_Page) and when that doesn't lead to resolution, I can usually work out the answer with either the Arch wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/) or a specific man page (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Man_page).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fredrikfritte on 19. December 2013, 19:41:29
Welcome all!

One of the things I love about Manjaro is the great documentation.  The wiki has a ton of information in it (http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Main_Page) and when that doesn't lead to resolution, I can usually work out the answer with either the Arch wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/) or a specific man page (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Man_page).

+1
btw, done some translation on Transifex.
need some reviewing...75%done on Swedish
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 19. December 2013, 20:00:14
A big welcome to all Manjaro newbies! It's great to have you here, as part of this diverse & growing community.

More power to u all & see you around the forum.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: inkrypted on 19. December 2013, 20:54:47
Welcome aboard \0

Thanks.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: prankster486 on 20. December 2013, 05:02:32
Hello everybody! I'm new to the forums and sort of new to linux. I have been a windows user, abuser and fixer for the last 13 years and love getting paid to solve peoples problems with windows but have been looking for something stable for myself. I have installed a few distro's including lubuntu, xubuntu, puppy, pear, ubuntu, mint and fedora. My latest distro is Manjaro and i have to say i'm pretty happy. I'm learning more about it every day and am hoping to feel comfortable with the system within the next few months. Catalyst drivers aside I am having no issues and am amazed at the comfort and quickness of Manjaro. Cheers everybody!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: craig on 21. December 2013, 14:55:11
Hey all, I'm Craig - I've been using linux since I was 15...which was 13 years ago...Seems like less :/

I jump between computers a lot (and distros) a lot, but I'm a massive fan of arch and the AUR...I'm just a little tired spending so long installing and configuring arch. Manjaro has taken me 20 minutes to set up, including registering on the forums !

I write (sometimes) a blog about linux/arm/chromebooks that has touched on arch a few times - I won't spam..

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Kraig on 21. December 2013, 17:05:25
welcome to newcomers and craig! ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fredrikfritte on 21. December 2013, 21:15:23
Welcome aboard my brothers from another mother :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Bill Raymond on 23. December 2013, 00:39:57
I am really enjoying Manjaro. I have floated through 20 some distros seeking one that I love. This is it, I believe.

Thank you for such a great, free, and free distro. It is really an impressive product.

I am a returning student finishing university and looking forward to getting into a new career. I am a novice, but love to tinker with my distros, often to my detriment, and would love to learn more. A goal for me is to take some of the numerous online programming/linux/unix classes and learn to really dig deep into distros. I would love to set up secure servers and environments for myself and others as a sideline.

With that in mind, I might well be interested in doing some grunt work for the distro if appropriate for someone of my skill level.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 23. December 2013, 07:57:34
Welcome all Manjaro newbies!! It's great to have you here & I always enjoy reading how people came across this amazing OS, finding out about your previous GNULinux experience etc. It was almost a year to the day that I created my first live USB with Mint 13 on it...and then Manjaro.

More power to you all & see you around.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: aymara on 23. December 2013, 20:57:35
Hi everyone here!! I'm from Argentina, totally newbie with Manjaro not so with Linux, but i have to admit that i'm a bit rusty... it's been almost 3 years without using Linux, so... learning from begining!!

I'm happy to found Manjaro :D

See you all around!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: stama1 on 25. December 2013, 14:02:19
Hello, I'm new here . .
My name is Tama . . I'm 15 years old.
I'm from Indonesia, I've start using manjaro for about 2 months. I also have OpenSuse and Windows 7 installed on my notebook. I also have tried some other distros like ubuntu, LinuxMint, Fedora, etc. .
Manjaro is my first Arch based Linux distro. But, I really enjoyed using it. :)
Nice to meet you all . .  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 25. December 2013, 18:04:43
WELCOME! to all Manjaro and/or GNULinux newbzki's & happy Christmas, if you celebrate it. To the rest of you, here's to a new year filled with ever increasing positivity.

See you around the forum.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: skooal on 27. December 2013, 19:10:53
Hi,

My name is Damien, I live in Ireland and am a professional photographer.

I decided to move all my workflow to Linux and it works quiet well so far.

I come from Debian > ubuntu > elementary OS and I am quiet lost in the command line to be honest, there is a learning curve.

With Manjaro I have found bleeding edge with ease of use and have to say that I totally forgot about my elementary os (in dual boot on my PC with Manjaro)

So thanks a lot to the devs.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Techinstein on 28. December 2013, 21:14:52
My name is Zach, I go by Techinstein on IRC and online forums or other gaming names: 8BitBacon.

Linux Experience: 3 Months
Distributions tried: Lost count after 60?
Preferred bPase distribution: Arch
Love new software and helping the community: testing 909 XFCE
New  to compiling Android ROM's as well a WIP

My PC Specs!!!
Notebook: ASUS G75VW-BBK5
Formatted entirely and added -
1TB HDD (Use for Linux - Primary hard drive bay)
250 GB SSD (Use for Windows 8.1 for gaming {BF4, AC4 , STEAM games})
16 GBs of DDR3 (recieved and added 8 GBs of Crucial ram on holidays.)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M (Overclocked on Windows and unlocked CPU cores i know some basic DOS)

Home Set Up for work and play - (had to mention this)

New dual monitor stand
24 inch GateWay monitor HDMI
New ASUS 23 inch 160 hz hdmi montior
all powered by notebook

Anyways thats all my specs and I replied to the thread on 909 testbuild with some bugs already I found if anyone is interested on testing.

My skills (BTW)
- Fast Learner
- HTML5
- CSS3 (Basics)
- Wide range of technology knowledge

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: boob00 on 29. December 2013, 01:55:10
Hello everyone! I am new to the community. My name is boob00 (pronounced boo-boo NOT boob-00) I am a long time user of Ubuntu/Debian based distros such as Mint, Kali, Backtrack, and wanted to try something Arch based. Happy to say I am now running Manjaro XFCE full time on my laptop. I am a member of the Hak5 community and go by boob00 on their IRC and forums as well. I am a security enthusiast with an interest in penetration testing. I must say of all the Linux distributions i have used on my laptop, Manjaro is my favorite. I look forward to being an active part of the community, and using this wonderful distro to the fullest extent.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: joaki on 29. December 2013, 19:21:44
Hi! I'm joaki and i'm glad to stay with you!

I've been following the project since you started, but I dicided to join Manjaro now! :D

I worked (and still working) with diferent distros, but by far... Manjaro is the best one!

I think I'll join the catalan translation team :/

cu on forums!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Z3r0p4n!c on 29. December 2013, 23:46:28
Hello I'm from BRASIL, I love GNU/Linux, Manjaro makes me very happy! :D
I'm using Manjaro/XFCE, this is awesome, fast, stable, clean, no fight with me...
I want to contribute with this distro.
Go Manjaro go!!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sammiev on 30. December 2013, 02:13:00
Hi Folks, been here 3 days and had my system up and running in mins. The only thing left now is my scanner. Thanks for the help I received on the GUFW firewall start up on a fresh boot. Not new to Linux but some what new to Arch based OS. Hope to help out here a little one day. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Sopanx on 30. December 2013, 11:13:22
Hi All,
I'm Sopan from India. A Student Pursuing MCA.
new to linux.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: wuftanoz on 30. December 2013, 12:18:26
Greetings from Buenos Aires. In August I installed Ubuntu 12.04 next to my Windows OS. Slowly I explored all the available applications. But I could not find a solution for the suspend/hibernation issue. So I started to look elsewhere and Manjaro is the third distro I tried.

I am very happy with it. Everything works fine, and I can run programs in Wine as well without any problems. The only issues that need solving are the battery that doesn't charge and dropbox does not install properly either.

Impressive I find the looks of it all, with the lovely screensavers. This morning I opened Krita for the first time and it really is very inviting. Great stuff!!!

All the best,
JP
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 30. December 2013, 12:59:47
Welcome to all! 

Bookmark these three sites to make your/everyones life easier!

http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Main_Page
https://wiki.archlinux.org/
https://www.google.com/

If you have a specific issue you need help with please make a post with specific details and someone somewhere will help you as much as possible  :)

Good luck!

and again welcome to Manjaro :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 30. December 2013, 13:17:26
A big welcome to all Manjaro newbiez! It's great to have you joining the community at the end of 2014 and we wish you all everything of the best going into 2014. Lets all do our collective bit to make it a year to remember in every way - personally, globally, Manjaro-wise & other ways besides.

More power to you all!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: amb7247 on 30. December 2013, 21:36:21
Hello I'm new. I'm planning to try out manjaro in the near future. One of the reason is due to the performance issues I have with Ubuntu 13.10 and how sluggish it is. I don't know if it has anything to do with the drivers. Yesterday I had a to wait a few minutes for it  to do it's thing since I couldn't click on anything. And I didn't have very much open. Eventualy it I was able to use it again. I'm a little impatient but it was getting ridiculous.

My machine is a Intel Core i7-920 2.4Ghz but I usually bump this up to 3.0Ghz.  8GB RAM, I think I can go a little higher. Motherboard is an ASUS PT6-Deluxe V2. I also use an Nvidia 285 GTX video card.

Based on this distribution, which would you recommend for my setup. I'm looking for performance. Especially with youtube and videos through the browser. I've had not so good performance comprared to windows in Ubuntu. Looking for a change.

Thanks everyone.
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Post by: powerflower5 on 30. December 2013, 21:36:55
Hello, I wish to install manjaro on my computer and i've difficulties. I hope to find of the help here.
Sorry for my english beacause i'm french.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: wolfbane on 31. December 2013, 05:18:30
why luks is gone from the 889 previews?  :-X
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 31. December 2013, 08:21:24
Hello I'm new. I'm planning to try out manjaro in the near future. One of the reason is due to the performance issues I have with Ubuntu 13.10 and how sluggish it is. I don't know if it has anything to do with the drivers. Yesterday I had a to wait a few minutes for it  to do it's thing since I couldn't click on anything. And I didn't have very much open. Eventualy it I was able to use it again. I'm a little impatient but it was getting ridiculous.

My machine is a Intel Core i7-920 2.4Ghz but I usually bump this up to 3.0Ghz.  8GB RAM, I think I can go a little higher. Motherboard is an ASUS PT6-Deluxe V2. I also use an Nvidia 285 GTX video card.

Based on this distribution, which would you recommend for my setup. I'm looking for performance. Especially with youtube and videos through the browser. I've had not so good performance comprared to windows in Ubuntu. Looking for a change.

Thanks everyone.

Welcome to Manjaro.  I'd recommend Manjaro to you, after Ubuntu there'll be a learning curve again, but having used Xubuntu 13.10 and Manjaro I can confirm you'll see a massive difference in performance.  Any questions or problems all on the forums will be happy to assist, and no RTFM here although it is of course appreciated if you have   

Enjoy your stay here matey

And of course, welcome to all new-comers to the world of Manjaro   
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: EaglePrince on 01. January 2014, 16:36:53
Hi All,

New boy here. Background is Slackware/Salix for 10+ years. I used arch for the last few months and thought I might as well look at manjaro.

Loving the community and IRC channel. Well done to all involved in producing/maintaining this distro.

My PC is self-built with.AMD quad-core 3.8 GHz CPU and 8 Gig RAM, Nvidia 610 graphics board.Current desktop: Openbox.
My laptop currently runs elementary OS, but I am not sure what distro to install on it long-term. :)

EP
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Post by: byutea on 02. January 2014, 12:29:07
Greeting from Indonesia ;)

New to manjaro and still in learning mode :D, I'm in migration from linuxmint where unfortunately doesn't support my old lovely machine anymore :(

Manjaro is perfect choice for my machine, I use the openbox version and that's lighting fast and I'm very happy with that :D

Thanks' and sorry for my poor English ;)
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Post by: b0f00nmanjaro on 03. January 2014, 16:15:30
Hi All!

I m from Slovenia. I had Gentoo/KDE, Kubuntu/KDE, Arch/KDE,  but now I use Menjaro/XFCE and it seems perfect choice for my needs.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 03. January 2014, 16:23:04
Welcome all Manjaro newbies! It's great to have you here & we trust you will find the forum fun, helpful & positive.

More power to you all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Otacon on 03. January 2014, 16:48:19
Hello all,
and a happy new year !

a little late to introduce myself, sorry.
Otacon, from France. I started linux six months ago, with mint Xfce. Two weeks later, i installed Manjaro Xfce with the testing UEFI installer (the only one available in linux galaxy).on my macbook 5.1 (late 2009).
Works really fine, some little issues kicked by the french forum.

I login in the international forum to be as close as possible of informations, and to improve my poor english.

best wishes for our favourite distro !  :D   
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JeffF73 on 03. January 2014, 20:30:26
Hey there I am from usa, I just recently decided to install Manjaro and give it a run and see how it may work for my liking. I am a long time user of linux distro's since about 1998, I stuck with Linux Mint for many years but got burnt out on the seemingly Loop that alot of linux distro's get stuck in. I wanted to try something different and this seems to be by far my favorite so far and seems to be working great (Manjaro XFCE). Got a few things I need to iron out but well worth the tasks of learning the newer to me flavor.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruairitobrien on 03. January 2014, 21:41:19
Ruairi form Ireland.

Reasonably new to Linux (Ubuntu user) but really love it. Real breath of fresh air after years of Windows.

Trying out Manjaro Openbox Edition and loving it but having teething problems with the installation due to my system. That's what these forums and the dogged persistence of being a Linux user is for right?

Looking forward to being an active member of what looks like a great community.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mr_what on 05. January 2014, 06:22:26
Hi there, Manjaro folk.

I'm currently shopping around for a new distro outside of the *buntu/Debian realm, and like what I've seen so far with 0.8.8. Of course it's not perfect (yet ;) ), and I really only know enough about Linux to be a danger to myself, so I'll ask you all to forgive me in advance for what will undoubtedly be a series of asinine questions.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 05. January 2014, 08:59:42
Hello, I wish to install manjaro on my computer and i've difficulties. I hope to find of the help here.
Sorry for my english beacause i'm french.

if dificulties on language we have also an french support team member and yeah manjaro.fr :)

for most direct help you can try to reach irc at #manjaro.fr !



if possible to try manjaro in an virtualbox is also to known some stuf when its possible offcourse :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 05. January 2014, 09:02:16
Hi there, Manjaro folk.

I'm currently shopping around for a new distro outside of the *buntu/Debian realm, and like what I've seen so far with 0.8.8. Of course it's not perfect (yet ;) ), and I really only know enough about Linux to be a danger to myself, so I'll ask you all to forgive me in advance for what will undoubtedly be a series of asinine questions.

Welcome :)

 Which distro is perfect, i do think not all distro is perfect. Depend also on your productivity sometimes.
manjaro wiki is good to study the manjaro stuf and arch wiki  could be helpfull too. so from both worlds.

and the forum aka irc is also a good medium to follow to learn or debate on stuf!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: yanice on 05. January 2014, 15:57:04
Hi All,

My name is Yanice, I'm a linux user since 2006, my first distribution was Fedora, after that I tried Ubuntu , Debian, Mint to finally stick with Arch during the last 2 years.
I wanted to test Manjaro 2 months before because I wanted a more user friendly experience so here I am :)

Nice to meet all of you, hope my english isn't too bad, it's not my mother tongue :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 05. January 2014, 16:24:49
Welcome Yanice  :)

I come also from Arch  ;)
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Post by: Lukimya on 05. January 2014, 17:06:58
Welcome to all new users :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: richie4422 on 05. January 2014, 19:24:39
Hi, so.. here's my short story.

I am Richard from Slovakia

I became a Linux user in 2010 with Ubuntu 10.04 as the most popular and most "noob" user friendly distro. From then I was happy Ubuntu user, installing Ubuntu on my family's PCs. I quite like all distributions and i don't hate any of them. My PC broke, so I got a new notebook - HP- with UEFI and stuff and with amd/ intel combo. Even after playing with BIOS, I wasn't able to install any new distro, only Ubuntu 12.04.3, but I didn't want to get stuck with old-even supported distro, so i started to try a lot of different distributions- OpenSuse, Fedora, SolydK, Mageia, OpenMandriva, ROSA, Chakra, Netrunner, Kubuntu. They all had some compatibility issues with my notebook- Kubuntu and Netrunner had problems with signed-uefi-amd64 during installation, Fedora even didn't boot, OpenSuse was able to boot only in to rescue mode with disconnected wifi, SolydK didn't boot, Mageia 4 Beta had some problems- not working sound and brightness keys( later it didn't boot in to live usb, i don't know why), new Ubuntu booted in low graphic mode. After all these struggles I was hopeless... I saw Manjaro Linux on distrowatch, found something about it, about Arch,checked if it has packages i want to use. I created live USB...booted, installed and became a Manjaro user :P. It booted in live enviroment with no problems, even from usb stick. Keys are working, notebook works, hybrid drivers ae working-thanks to wiki, steam works. I am facing some problems ( already reported) bet they are not so huge for me, so yes.. that's my story and I am going tu stuck with Manjaro for a long time, lovin' it. :).. hope this distro never die !!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kraniasorestis on 05. January 2014, 19:46:02
Hello everyone! New Manjaro user here, so let me introduce myself. I'm Orestis, an ex-ubuntu, ex-mint, ex-debian, ex-Fedora, :P Greek guy (in every one of those distros, I always found something to hate) and I've been at Manjaro for a couple of weeks now. It rocks hard. Not just hard. This is something else. As a side-note, I'm teaching myself python (although I have just started that) in hope of someday helping out in here somehow.

PS - Have a happy new year!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: robert_mh on 05. January 2014, 21:22:47
Hello all from Western Canada,  and thanks to the Manjaro/Arch developers for this fine piece of work.
I'm completely new to Manjaro, although I have been using various Linux distros as my main OS for several years.
The only reason I use MS Windows at all is for MS Flight Simulator, otherwise I am at home with Linux.
Glad to see such a varied and friendly group of people here... :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 05. January 2014, 21:41:36
Welcome All of them :) manjaro is fun an stable in once... As it counts for an arch based distro :)

Make your self at home and most important is in the wiki is the MHWD stuf as probably you read in the user guide as well ??, i never read it lol..

this is also an community experienced operating system. so keep in though!!
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Post by: miguedrive on 06. January 2014, 20:40:03
Welcome home :)

PS: I'm back to this place :):)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ksousa on 07. January 2014, 01:09:59
I'm from Portugal. My first linux distro was in 1998 Mandrakelinux. Since then i only use in my home linux os. I've tried everything (live and dead distros) but it's the first time i use a "Arch-like" distro and really i'm pleased with the experience. It's a old computer (Pentium CPU T4300 with 3 GB RAM) and Manjaro XFCE runs smooth and fast. Very good work team. I think i'll stay here for a long time   :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 07. January 2014, 01:38:04
Welcome ksousa  :)

I use Xfce also.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Opeth on 08. January 2014, 02:39:09
Hello,

I permanently switched to Linux about 6 months ago. Windows XP support is done and Windows 8 is awful, so here I am.

Just switched to Manjarobox after a few months on Crunchbang. Before that I tried out Archbang, Lubuntu, Mint XFCE, Xubuntu and a home rolled Ubuntu/Openbox. XFCE is too resource hungry for my laptop with only 500MB RAM. Crunchbang worked well, but the Debian repos were lacking IMO. I had trouble setting up Archbang even though I am pretty versed with the terminal and pacman.

I think Manjaro has a great out of the box experience and I like the flexibility that the Stable, Testing and Unstable repos offer. I dont need the newest of the new, but I want packages that are fairly new. I'll let the Vanilla Arch guys find out the hard way which packages will break things.
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Post by: Rob on 08. January 2014, 02:42:19
XFCE is too resource hungry for my laptop with only 500MB RAM.
Hmm i really need to get around to putting out that Xfce-lite/pure ISO, which has a memory footprint less than the Manjaro Openbox editions, and way more functionality. :P
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Opeth on 08. January 2014, 02:51:18
Hmm i really need to get around to putting out that Xfce-lite/pure ISO, which has a memory footprint less than the Manjaro Openbox editions, and way more functionality. :P

Yeah, I'm not sure what it is.. My openbox installs usually idle around 90MB and XFCE about 115MB which seems like no big difference, but the XFCE installs are always REALLY slow for some reason. (Never tried Manjaro XFCE though)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 08. January 2014, 04:31:20
Yeah, I'm not sure what it is.. My openbox installs usually idle around 90MB and XFCE about 115MB which seems like no big difference, but the XFCE installs are always REALLY slow for some reason. (Never tried Manjaro XFCE though)

If it's mainly Xubuntu you're referencing for Xfce slowness, i admit it's been years since i looked at it, but when i last did, it was, IMO, a disgrace. They'd ruined Xfce, bulked and bloated it to no end.

Do try the Manjaro Xfce implementation. Although not ultra-light, it is pretty good and really the only extra 'bloat' is stuff that's actually worthwhile to a lot of users.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Richard on 08. January 2014, 05:10:22
@ Korrode, ...looking forward to
Quote
that Xfce-lite/pure ISO, which has a memory footprint less than the Manjaro Openbox editions, and way more functionality
        8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. January 2014, 10:17:00
Welcome all Manjaro newbies! It's good to have you all here & the range of nationalities represented in the community is truly fantastic.

On the Xfce & bloat front, I feel the Manjaro Xfce spin is light enough, especially given how easy it is to remove unnecessary applications with "sudo pacman -R <package>"

More power to you all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: puffybsd on 09. January 2014, 04:51:44
Hello there. Just joined the forums.  I've been using Linux since the late 90's (OpenSuse), although FreeBSD with Xfce or openbox was my main setup for a long time.

There are many wonderful things about Manjaro, and I've been enjoying Xfce and the approach to package management, although I have nothing bad to say about other distros; I'm currently also running and enjoying CrunchBang, Ubuntu and Fedora as well.  My current favorites are Manjaro and CrunchBang at the moment.

As a New Years resolution, I'm going to try to be more active in the community and contribute back to the projects that I enjoy.

- p.b.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mshuk on 09. January 2014, 08:22:27
Hi everybody, I'm British and live in France. I have been looking for a non-pae distro for my ageing thinkpad R51 but I couldn't find anything I felt I wanted to settle on. I came across a Manjaro recommendation on a forum. Downloaded, installed XFCE version and what can I say other than it's amazing, really put a smile on my face. Just love using it. A big thankyou to everybody involved with Manjaro.

I noticed I had an issue with flash on firefox, green and purple distort but ok on chrome. After a bit of  googling I found out it was due to my Intel 855GM Integrated Graphics and I came across a fix. I'd liked to post about the fix but not sure where ? Possibly tutorials ? Troubleshooting hardware?

Once again a big thankyou.

mshuk
Title: Hi all
Post by: MG on 09. January 2014, 09:57:12
Just today I've installed my first manjaro I'll see how it'll go forward, ...

seems once I got through my first 2 technical issues it goes well, ... we'll see in future, ...
maybe this is the OS that deserves few bucks till now non did.

OH I seem to like XFCE
and probably I'll start adding somethings like compiz for 3D desktop, ... I'll see, ...

anyway enough about this more about me.

I'm a young programmer I started learning programming in Unity C# last year so on start of 2013 and I've already builded 2 games 2 labyrinths.

both have totally different core as I've written them more than 7 months apart this were 2 mini projects.
and above all 2. one is better coded since I've learned allot of programming since.

oh yeah I'm self learner programmer writing for linux. On wondows sadly, .. I hope I can get that trash out of my HDD soon, ...

I live in Slovenia.

and if anyone is interested in playing my game give me a shout will ya ;)

oh and my graphics sucks, ... well there's no graphics at all just cubes and stuff, .. BUT there's very good game play, ...
and gameplay is what I focus 98.989898989898% of my programming time.

if more people like the game more I'm interested in doing good menus and user friendly menus.
till now 2 people had ability to play my 1. game

And both were pretty much pleased with the game.

in my opinion my 2. game has allot more dinamics and gameplay.
and I get allot more fun out of it.

but noone tried it yet will it be you?




till now I have 0/2 unsatisfied people.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 09. January 2014, 10:12:38
post it :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: guagualzhumi on 09. January 2014, 11:25:24
Hello,

I am from Belgium and have been using linux for some years now. I am actually running crunchbang and want to move to Manjaro.

I also just bought a little house in Guagualzhumi, hence the profile name, near Cuenca, Ecuador.

I have some trouble with the installation: (input/output error with lxterminal) but that's probably related to the old usb key.

Happy newyear to all.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 09. January 2014, 12:46:13
Welcome guagualzhumi,  :)

Ringo32 will be happy to have Belgian one more.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CEUOTC on 09. January 2014, 13:48:31
Hi all, just finihsed installing Manjaro on my old AMD system, looks and works great.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jemadux on 10. January 2014, 00:59:35
sorry for late response ,

I like both arch linux and manjaro .. and i think the best way is to be here cuz i want to help that project ..
I used arch very long time and i think that manjaro is more friendlier than arch
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kgmetcalfe on 11. January 2014, 04:46:25
good day/afternoon/evening.  just installed - looks excellent so far. from Edmonton Alberta Canada. looking forward to continued excellence of manjaro. having tried over the years most distros on this old compaq of mine.   used the graphical interface, seems to be missing that one important question. just a fyi. only had one small problem. solved by looking over the other threads.   sudo passwd root  using the drop down kde terminal emulator.     other than that installation and upgradings all completed with no other problems. thanks. some of the bigger distros usually gave me at the very least 5 or more before completing.  looking forward to the continued success of this os.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nadgledach on 11. January 2014, 14:27:03
Hello to all
I am from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and i'm using Manjaro for few months.
Best wishes to all!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 11. January 2014, 14:28:10
Hello,

I am from Belgium and have been using linux for some years now. I am actually running crunchbang and want to move to Manjaro.

I also just bought a little house in Guagualzhumi, hence the profile name, near Cuenca, Ecuador.

I have some trouble with the installation: (input/output error with lxterminal) but that's probably related to the old usb key.

Happy newyear to all.

on manjaro.be your always welcome :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Ovopax on 11. January 2014, 21:33:57
Hi all. I just installed manjaro after I really messed up my previous crunchbang installation.
I'm kind of a novice user but have been on and off installing linux in various forms for ten years or so.
I felt that Arch seemed like my philosophy but was a little more comfortable with the user friendliness here.
Looking forward for a grea time of learning and doing.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: clikkeb on 12. January 2014, 02:17:30
Hi everybody,

I'm glad to join this forum and to test manjaro linux, which maybe will be my home distro for my rather old laptop (it is about ten years old, a fossil in the IT panorama).

Bye
Clikkeb
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rwivie on 12. January 2014, 02:19:30
Hello all. I am Ron. I have been using Linux since around 2000. I started Using Arch Linux in 2004 and still use it as my main OS. I also usually have Ubuntu installed and Windows 8.1. I am wickedlester from Arch forums but usually just browse the forums and don't post much. Manjaro looks interesting so I am giving it a go. Looks like a nice community.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 12. January 2014, 03:10:53
Welcome  All!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PunkUnity on 12. January 2014, 04:04:25
Hello. Been using Manjaro on and off for around a year. I love it. Just did a fresh install coming form debian. Im having problems gettingb youtube.com to even load as a web page. I can load plenty of other video sites, any of them. Just cant load youtube.com. Other than that, this is my style of OS. Im from California, USA.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Opeth on 12. January 2014, 07:09:51
Hello. Been using Manjaro on and off for around a year. I love it. Just did a fresh install coming form debian. Im having problems gettingb youtube.com to even load as a web page. I can load plenty of other video sites, any of them. Just cant load youtube.com. Other than that, this is my style of OS. Im from California, USA.

You may be having ipv6 issues if your ISP doesnt support it yet. You could try temporarily disabling ipv6 to see if that fixes your youtube page loading issue.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Opeth on 12. January 2014, 07:13:23
Hi all. I just installed manjaro after I really messed up my previous crunchbang installation.
I'm kind of a novice user but have been on and off installing linux in various forms for ten years or so.
I felt that Arch seemed like my philosophy but was a little more comfortable with the user friendliness here.
Looking forward for a grea time of learning and doing.

I just switched from crunchbang aswell. Manjarobox is working well for me. (im using alot of crunchbang inspired config files)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 12. January 2014, 08:17:38
More power to Manjaro newbies! It's great to have you here & we trust you will find the community & general experience of using this wonderful OS, enjoyable, positive & adventurous.

Go well meantime & see you around.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Codex on 13. January 2014, 03:27:16
Hey, my name is Jake but I'm known as Codex on other forums ;)
Glad I found Manjaro and was impressed by how simple it was to install the EFI bootloader (I used the testing version of the CLI installer) and the automatic setup of the networking which was 2 things I struggled to do in Arch.

I have used Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian and decided to try Arch because I was sick of Ubuntu but never managed to get it working. I found out about Manjaro on twitter so decided to try it out. It's the best distro I have used and continues to amaze me! I use the Xfce DE.

Thanks for making this such a great distribution!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ohdung on 14. January 2014, 04:43:15
So, hi y'all

I'm a sci-fi loving, linux using, hobby presser of buttons on the thingie that's connected to the thingie under the desk with the pretty lights on it and I'm living in Sweden.

Currently using the Xfce version and loving it more and more for each day.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 15. January 2014, 22:28:43
Hello,

I am a former Windows power user from the Netherlands, and now after three years Linux I'm hooked. Started with good old Ubuntu, till I discovered Mint Debian edition, learned more skills and got curious about more progressive distributions. Then I discovered Manjaro Openbox  which I used for half a year, but in those days it still had a lot of rough edges. I went on to Mageia, then to SolydXK (which I can recommend to every newbie and skilled user who want to have a rock solid, rolling release Debian distro), but now I am back to Manjaro, the distro I really fell in love with. I use ManjaroBox 0.8.8 and find it very much smoother an user friendlier than the first version I used, what a tremendous effort from the Manjaro team! I will help others as much as I can, and will ask other Manjaro users when I am in need of help. Thank you Philip and your team!  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: derby on 16. January 2014, 19:46:25
I'm italian, manjaro is my first distro of Linux! <3
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 16. January 2014, 20:34:35
Welcome to newcomers  :)

@ Derby : at beginning, it needs effort, but it's worth it.  ;)

Do not hesitate to ask as many questions, we are here for answer if we know..
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 16. January 2014, 20:40:24
@Tinctorius: I dual-booted SolydX for a while, too, it really is easy to use and very stable but i didn't have the same impression of speed as with Manjaro.

Anyway, welcome everybody. Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: donmatis on 16. January 2014, 20:41:02
Hello to all!
Glad to be here and read about Manjaro.

I am using Manjaro for the last 6+ months and i realy see what is happening.

My past unix os'ed here mostly Debian/Ubuntu based and the past few years i was dreaming about the time i will able to use Arch as a desktop but without having to dedicate lots of hours in just making it work.

Cheers
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dolphintoad on 16. January 2014, 22:00:52
Hi!

New here, but i've been a '.deb' man since 2010 (plus a brief fling with Mandrake and Puppy in 2008), starting with Ubuntu, then Mint, then Crunchbang, which i still use because it's the best Linux OS i've ever used  ;D  I'll make no apology for that, heh heh!

However, on another machine i'm trying Manjarobox 0.8.8 (because it's like a scary Arch version of #!) and i'm really liking it so far! So much so that i haven't even wanted to put my own wallpapers on it! It just looks great as it is!

Hmmm.... A/S/L = 47/Male/United Kingdom

I'll probably be a bit of a bother here as i'm WAAAAY out of my depth on anything 'Arch', but i hope i won't.

Anyway Hi!

 ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 16. January 2014, 22:07:43
@Verändert2.0: don't want to dual boot SolydXK, Manjaro is enough for me. Speed was one of the things I missed the most, and stability. Had some issues with SolydK, no issues with Manjaro. Glad to be back  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Chokri on 17. January 2014, 00:48:03
 8) Hi, I'm from Tunisia, web developer. I'm in love with Manjaro, good job and keep it up !!!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nuday on 17. January 2014, 05:32:37
Hi all. Finally am taking the time to learn linux since I am in programming courses that use the g++ compiler, so this makes my life far easier. I tried a bunch of different distros, but liked manjaro best. Particularly because it was the only one that played nice with my qualcom wifi card right out of the box. Kudos to the devs for that. Even the often-suggested-to-noobs Ubuntu took me the better part of three hours to get working with my device.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ninomezza on 17. January 2014, 16:33:35
Be greeted, noble minds!

Some people out there claim the answer is 42! I have to tell those seekers that they might be close but the real answer is MANJARO! Maybe one day when aliens are going to discover the existence of our civilization they will inject the MANJARO sources into their systems and the golden age of universe is going to face its origin.

Rock on ∞ on
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 17. January 2014, 17:19:57
A warm hello & welcome to all Manjaro newbies!!!

More power to you all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: shaheed00 on 18. January 2014, 13:28:19
Hello Manjaro community glad to be joining you all, Spatry bought me here! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ceghap on 18. January 2014, 13:47:45
hello :) im ceghap, im from malaysia. fall in love with manjaro. love the dark themes of manjaro1 <3 love to learn more with this board.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Ste74 on 18. January 2014, 18:47:23
Hi i am new to manjaro , i just installed in september 2013 , this is my first o.s. . I have used *buntu first ..
Sorry for my bad english i am italian
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 18. January 2014, 18:53:20
Welcome to all you newcomers. You'll like it here.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CashewMountain on 19. January 2014, 01:13:53
Greetings folks - I'm now building my second Manjaro system, having enjoyed several Linux distros over the years (Gentoo, Debian, Fedora, et al). I'm interested in learning pacman, and tweaking my desktops (Awesome and Xfce). As far as applications, I do a bit of audio/video editing, some 3d modeling, Gimp, and math software for machine learning. I also like to play with Linux on small devices, including Raspberry Pi and my Transformer Infinity Pad (ARM Cortex-A15).

Glad to be part of your community!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 19. January 2014, 11:07:40
Welcome  aboard :)

pacman, and yaourt, are very powerful tools. It's the heart. You have also pamac or octopi if you prefer GUI.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: salome on 19. January 2014, 15:43:24
Hi everybody,

I live in Italy and I love Manjaro Linux, that saved me from years of Win XP.
I tried ubuntu and Mint before, than I tried Manjaro and I love it since the frist moment
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: RacerBG on 19. January 2014, 19:21:17
Hello, Manjaro users!

My name is Georgi (George) and I'm from the "noobs, lovers of Arch". In other words - I love this distro but I can't fit well in it because I'm n0ob! ;D Well, thanks to Manjaro however "I can feel it right" and by the way Manjaro is turning out to be my favorite distro! I'm distro hopping for a while but I think that I will stop here. The only thing - I need to think in "the Arch way" and stop messing around with deb files and Debian clones. I feel that I will succeed... :)

Regards!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DopeFish on 19. January 2014, 21:55:11
From Ålesund, Norway. 30-something.

Moved from Xubuntu to Manjaro after Xubuntu 12.04. I'm generally a gamer, but I do some work/doodeling/thingamebobs in Blender. (actually somethimes work-related)
After Steam came to Linux, my desktop PC is Windows free :)

I am a really great guy! :)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: timnik on 20. January 2014, 10:40:41
Hello everyone!

I'm glad to be joining this community! I'm from Russia but live in Finland for now. I've been using Manjaro for a few months already! I like checking out different Linux distros and this one is my favourite so far!  :)
Many thanks to the developers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: proff_ch405 on 20. January 2014, 14:16:30
Hey all.  I have been using Linux for about 7 years.  I got into Arch about 2 years ago and fell in love with the KISS principle of it all.  However, I was always frustrated when I had to dedicate a whole Saturday to fixing something after a borked update or whatever.  Then I found Manjaro.  So far it seems to be right in the sweet spot that I need....  Not so ruthlessly manual that my computer requires attention daily, yet not so much so that I no longer feel in control (i.e. Ubuntu)

So far I am really excited about this distro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ron on 21. January 2014, 01:07:02
Hello to all !

I'm Ron from Flemish Belgium.

After getting tired of burning my hand on my trusty but overheating dualcore Amilo PI laptop and waiting for Win7 to boot,update,freeze...
and after my old P4 desktop got bored of good old XP and died... i started looking into linux... again.
As a boy i used a Vic20, C64, Amiga 500 and 1200.
When the platform kinda retired and Redhat, Suse, Mandriva and such came in the puplic eye i had more fun just being a punky teenager and left the computers gathering dust.
When i hit the dreaded midlife-crisis and i, as many men do , i started looking back and was pleasantly surprised when i rediscovered the Right way to use a computer again.
Ubuntu... what can i say... it's developed into... something...
Linux Mint seemed very nice... the Pi ran a lot cooler and i myself got less and less afraid of "THE TERMINAL"  :o
Mint Maya with Cinnamon 2 works and looks just great and has a healthy dose of common sense about it...  but the laptop started heating up as the upgrades came...
Hmmm, what else was there about ???
Time for the next level... i met a snottynose wizkid who told me about Arch.
Since i was already testing Bodhi E17, the step to Manjaro was the next logical thing for me.

So, hello to all !

Ron
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 21. January 2014, 01:11:36
Great to see all this exitement :) I registered about a year ago and im still here :) So welcome to you guys and have a pleasent stay :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mips on 21. January 2014, 03:04:22
Welcome to the latests arrivals!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ringo on 21. January 2014, 04:14:23
Hello to all !

I'm Ron from Flemish Belgium.

After getting tired of burning my hand on my trusty but overheating dualcore Amilo PI laptop and waiting for Win7 to boot,update,freeze...
and after my old P4 desktop got bored of good old XP and died... i started looking into linux... again.
As a boy i used a Vic20, C64, Amiga 500 and 1200.
When the platform kinda retired and Redhat, Suse, Mandriva and such came in the puplic eye i had more fun just being a punky teenager and left the computers gathering dust.
When i hit the dreaded midlife-crisis and i, as many men do , i started looking back and was pleasantly surprised when i rediscovered the Right way to use a computer again.
Ubuntu... what can i say... it's developed into... something...
Linux Mint seemed very nice... the Pi ran a lot cooler and i myself got less and less afraid of "THE TERMINAL"  :o
Mint Maya with Cinnamon 2 works and looks just great and has a healthy dose of common sense about it...  but the laptop started heating up as the upgrades came...
Hmmm, what else was there about ???
Time for the next level... i met a snottynose wizkid who told me about Arch.
Since i was already testing Bodhi E17, the step to Manjaro was the next logical thing for me.

So, hello to all !

Ron

Welkom from cold Flemish Overpelt :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ron on 21. January 2014, 13:03:04
@Ringo

small world !

living in Overpelt for about 6 years now  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nicoals on 21. January 2014, 16:41:01
Hello all,

I am a french student in pharmacy. My project is to promote Free Software to healthcare professionnals' attention. Today, I write a thesis on this subject and I teach computing to computers neophytes. As soon as possible, my services will be oriented to healthcare.

My computer works with Parabola GNU/Linux-libre (totally free version of ArchLinux), and I am very interrested by Manjaro for my professionnals projects.

If you are interrested by my thesis (and if you read french ^^), I would be plaised to send you a copy.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 21. January 2014, 16:56:07
A BIG, warm welcome to all Manjaro newbies, whether you be terrestrial, extra-terrestrial or trans-dimensional.

More power to you all!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: gayle on 21. January 2014, 19:05:50
After solving my nvidia issue, it is time to say hello.

"Hello All"
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: pabform on 22. January 2014, 10:52:55
Hello, I have attended a couple of times in the forum, but still have not officially said goodbye. Manjaro is one of the best distro that I installed on the PC, on Manjaro everything works right from the first boot, drivers, and applications, all extremely intuitive. I also PCLinuxOS on my computer, OpenMandriva, Korora, Ubuntu 10.plus 11, and I must admit to Manjaro one of the first places in the list. I'm a composer, pianist, keyboard player in a blues band, with a passion for computer science for years. I wish you all a good time present and future. Bye.  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 22. January 2014, 11:11:28
Pabform, hello & goodbye! Thanks for your best wishes & kind words about Manjaro.

More power to you & happy grooving on the keys!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: freebooter on 22. January 2014, 17:20:08
Long time kubuntu user but I am strongly thinking of trying manjaro instead. I have always liked the idea of a rolling release and Arch has always appealed but thought it was a bit cutting edge for me. Manjaro sounds like it may be more suitable for me.

However, at the moment I am a bit put off by the amount of apps included in the default KDE manjaro install. Not sure whether to just put up with it and try and uninstall it all after installing which seems a waste of time or use the minimal install and then add kde and the apps I want.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 23. January 2014, 03:10:05
The net install is a great base to start from if you know what your doing :)  There are alot of KDE users here so help is always around the corner if you get stuck :)   

Good luck,

And WELCOME ALL NEWBIES,  Enjoy yourself :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: geezer on 23. January 2014, 15:52:51
I'm not actually a newcomer, but I've been away for a while. I'm back this time, using Manjaro Xfce testing on my laptop and am impressed with how "easy peasy" as Squeaky Linux would say to install it. It took me less than two hours to install Xfce, my favorite apps, and tweak the system the way I like it. Moreover, I'm also impressed with the clean DE look and the speed. Nice job devs! :)

[Edit: removed gibberish full of typos.]
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Bobbie on 26. January 2014, 02:36:51
Long term Arch user here, used Ubuntu for years but the unity-drama drove me away. I thought it was a good moment to learn Linux from inside out so installed Gentoo on some machines. Took a lot of time but learned A LOT. After that I went to Arch Linux.

In my free time I like to safe old (5-7) old laptops en make some money or more often sale them cheap for people with not that much money. Most of the times I installed Linux Mint because it just works. But some of my old customers and friends went on the Linux adventure en they find all kinda distro's. But the last time I've got a lot of friends who install Manjaro. The told me it is a lot like Arch but with less of a hassle to install.

I think I will still use Arch on mine main-systeem(s). But I certainly will try this distro or install it for friends. When I've got complicated questions I will turn to you guys. And I hope my (Arch)-linux experience will help some of you guys.

Ps. English is third language after Dutch en German. So don't be to harsh for spelling en grammar errors please.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DmitriyB on 26. January 2014, 09:37:13
Hi, all!

I had been distro hopping for a long time, but I think I've found a place where I'd like to stay for a long time, the place being Manjaro. While I'm not an absolute fan and I still run Manjaro on my desktop, I run a different distro on my laptop simply because for some reason no matter how I tweak Manjaro, I still have some hardware issues and overheating problem.

So, I've come to Manjaro not so much because of the distro itself, which is amazing by the way, but mostly because after following Manjaro for some time I came to realize that at the moment this is the best linux distro community I've seen so far. So I'd like to thank both the development team and the community members for making this place what it is! Let's keep being awesome!

Best wishes!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xll FrEgUnS llx on 26. January 2014, 21:11:33
Hi Manjaro users, its my first time posting something, and I only want to say that I'm so happy with manajaro distro, I used to work with Xubuntu some months ago but i decided to give a chance a Manajaro and looks great.

By the way I'm from Mexico and sorry for bad english Im trying to improved.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: VraiChevalier on 26. January 2014, 21:18:56
Hello Manjaro community!

My name is Mitch. I live on the east coast of the United States, way up north close to Canada. I have been using Linux for a little over 7 years. I started with Ubuntu but most recently have been using openSuSE and Debian on my desktop computer.

I just "discovered" Manjaro a couple days ago. I was searching for a replacement for Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire One netbook. After trying 3 or 4 other distros I finally found and tried Manjaro. All I can say is WOW, this is one sweet distro! :) I am liking the Manjaro very much. Over the past 7 years I have tried literally 30 to 40 different Linux distros. Manjaro is fast becoming my most favorite distro of all.

I am running the Manjaro Netbook 0.8.9pre2.1 i686 version. It has the Xfce desktop. It has only been a couple days but thus far everything works perfectly. It's just going to take a little time to adjust to the "Manjaro" and "Arch" way of doing things. Pacman works really well and is quite intuitive.

I tried the Live CD of the Manjaro Openbox desktop version on this little netbook and it worked great! It was quite responsive and smooth. I may end up installing that on the hard drive.

The Manjaro wiki is very helpful and full of good information. Documentation for the various programs has been very good. Now I just need to spend some time lurking in the forums gleaning some tips and tricks and how-to's. Perhaps I may even be able to add something helpful, useful, or at the very least entertaining.

Thank you Manjaro team. Nicely done.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 27. January 2014, 05:34:58
Hi, all!

I had been distro hopping for a long time, but I think I've found a place where I'd like to stay for a long time, the place being Manjaro. While I'm not an absolute fan and I still run Manjaro on my desktop, I run a different distro on my laptop simply because for some reason no matter how I tweak Manjaro, I still have some hardware issues and overheating problem.

So, I've come to Manjaro not so much because of the distro itself, which is amazing by the way, but mostly because after following Manjaro for some time I came to realize that at the moment this is the best linux distro community I've seen so far. So I'd like to thank both the development team and the community members for making this place what it is! Let's keep being awesome!

Best wishes!

try thermald and tlp for overheating issues
 
community/thermald 1.1rc2-1
    The Linux Thermal Daemon program from 01.org

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tlp

welcome all!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: LucaB on 29. January 2014, 16:49:10
Hi, new linux user here. Some years ago I had debian server running ftp and hosted my irc but due to lack of time I shutted it down. Now again diving to linux world with time and interest of learning.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: newarkchris on 29. January 2014, 23:35:30
OK Everyone Im new. I have been absolutely tearing my hear out, trying to get a successful installation of Linux, particularly Linux on 3 different machines now and also trying with virtual box, but with absolutely no success despite spending hours pouring through installation instructions and you tube videos etc. I've been using computers for 30 years, but this is a challenge.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Marcus Howard on 30. January 2014, 03:01:06
Hello to everyone I'm Marcus Howard everyone calls me Marc I just install Manjaro three days ago,i'm coming over from ubuntu based distros and waanted to give this a go
i not used to working in arch based distro so i'm still figuring things out it's a little  different then working on an ubuntu based distro hope to have some fun with this.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: BruticusBob on 30. January 2014, 06:17:49
Greetings Everyone!

I've been messing around with Linux for 20 years now and I've seen a lot of great distributions come and go. Some had great ideas about moving Linux forward while some just had great ideas on how to make their distribution smoking hot. Still other distributions got their ideas mixed up, letting internal arguments get the better of them eventually killing them.

I've been a coder for those 20 years and recently retired from it. Now I just want to sit back and relax, enjoy my hobby while I still can and strike up a good conversation on occasion.

It's good to meet you all.  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Opeth on 30. January 2014, 06:22:08
OK Everyone Im new. I have been absolutely tearing my hear out, trying to get a successful installation of Linux, particularly Linux on 3 different machines now and also trying with virtual box, but with absolutely no success despite spending hours pouring through installation instructions and you tube videos etc. I've been using computers for 30 years, but this is a challenge.

Wow. it shouldnt be that big of a challenge. Start up a help needed thread so we can get you up and running.

PS, Welcome
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: errorz on 30. January 2014, 18:50:05
Hi all. I've been lurking for a while now so I felt it about time to introduce myself. I've been free from M$ for around 6 months. I started with Ubuntu but disliked Unity so I tried Kubuntu. Then Linux Mint Cinnamon, Mate & KDE. Netrunner OS was cool but I wanted to get my hands dirty, so I lost a few hairs with Slackware and Arch. I loved the Arch philosophy and pacman but not the 'epic quest' of getting everything working, so Manjaro sounded like the perfect solution. I tried XFCE then switched to OpenBox and I have finally found the perfect distro  ;D

I've learned a lot trough using ManjaroBox, now I shun the mouse and shiny GUI's because I like to be in control of my system. The Wiki and forums have been extremely helpful so big thanks to the devs and community for all your work. I hope I'll be able to contribute something myself in the future.

Here's a screenshot of my ManjaroBox

 (http://i.imgur.com/JBYWyMP.jpg)

Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 30. January 2014, 18:52:50
Greetings all Manjaro newbies!!

May you live long and prosper & may you enjoy your time on the forum. I trust that Manjaro Linux delivers what you are looking for it to deliver & where it doesn't, that you help us make it better & better.

More power to you all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: watgrad on 30. January 2014, 23:56:32
Hi -
I just moved to Manjaro from Mint Petra (Ubuntu distros  before that).
So far so good - the install went well, with only a few glitches to sort out.
Still trying to get Logmein to work correctly...
I live in Ontario, Canada.
John
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: newarkchris on 31. January 2014, 07:31:15
Hi all I'm a newbie from Newark England and I'm really having trouble getting Manjaro installed on my old PC which has a 32 bit AMD sempron 2800+processor. It stops at the keyboard selection screen and will not go forward. Any ideas anyone?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: azulinho on 31. January 2014, 13:22:14

Hey there,

Azul here, UK based, but originaly from warmer landscapes.
Linux geek since kernel 1.0, slackware 97, working with opensource all day long.

used a few distributions, mainly gentoo, archlinux(unity/awesomeWM), ubuntu (I love unity), and discovered manjaro a few months ago.
I use the gnome edition, which fits quite well with my worflow, large number of open apps, different workspaces to group them as needed, and the hability to quickly jump through my open apps and not lose focus while switching.
Terminal geek, so keyboard shortcuts and cli tools are my weapons of choice.
typing on a thinkpad x201 which I will try to continue upgrading until its old enough to go to a retirement home.

I find manjaro fairly stable, this comparing it to an ubuntu build, and experiencing the constant (minor) breakages from archlinux or gentoo.
likely to be staying around for quite a while
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: newarkchris on 31. January 2014, 13:26:50
Hi Im a newbie in Newark England, just tried to install Manjaro on my PC with 32 bit AMD sempron 2800+ and it gets stuck at the select keyboard page and wont go forward. Any ideas anyone?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 31. January 2014, 13:38:35
Hi newarkchris  :)

Which Desktop, and how many RAM do you have ?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: godlikeGadgetry on 01. February 2014, 18:11:34
Hey-o! I'm godlikeGadgetry! I've been using different Linux distros but none like Manjaro, and I LOVE IT! I heard about Manjaro through Spatry's cup of linux. I'll try and come by as often as I can.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: lex on 02. February 2014, 06:17:29
Cheers! I'm Lex, from Argentina.

I'm using Manjaro 0.8.9 rc1 since yesterday :)

This is my first no-deb-based distro, hope to enjoy it.

Happy hacking!

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: macsox on 02. February 2014, 07:26:13
Hello Manjaro community. I've been a lurker on here a while, and have learned an incredible amount from the people posting (thank you). I've only been using Linux for about six months; Manjaro for about four. I hopped around for a bit, and Manjaro suits me perfectly.

I am a career military guy about to retire, and I am loving the Linux world. It seems like a new frontier to me (even the wild west at times), and it is refreshing for an old computer geek.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: eskaini on 02. February 2014, 07:39:54
Welcome macsox,
What branch of the Military?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: macsox on 02. February 2014, 08:47:10
Welcome macsox,
What branch of the Military?

Hi Dan. Navy flyer.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 02. February 2014, 21:22:11
Hi All,

It's a very very pleasure for me to be here by today in the Manjaro community.

Nice day and night to all.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: manatandroid on 02. February 2014, 21:33:10
Hi Folks

I am from the UK and I am a previous SolusOS user. After looking around at various other distros I have decided to go with Manjaro using XFCE. I currently have it running on my netbook and I am just about to try out the latest netbook version. Having recently moved home my computer room is still not fully operational. As soon as it is I will put Manjaro on my main PC.

Nice to meet you all.

Regards

manatandroid
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: b3nn1_s1xx on 03. February 2014, 01:11:01
Stopping in to say hello.
Ive been with Debian,Ubuntu, and Opensuse for 10 years as a sysadmin and user, finaly giving arch a spin, thanks for making it easy!
Im normaly a mate or openbox guy, but I figured Id give xfce another shot
Current triple boot Manjaro, Debian sid, mint16....

Title: Finally an OS to stay with
Post by: dr.phees on 03. February 2014, 18:09:29
I was running both, Windows and Linux on a few machines and tried OpenSuse, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian testing and finally Manjaro Linux.
After reading some flaming articles against Manjaro's coding qualities and update methods, I actually found it to be the fastest and generally most enjoyable Linux for me. So good, I switched all my machines over to Manjaro and am finally without the feeling, I should try another distro:

THANK YOU, Team Manjaro!

I am running XFCE and together with the DockbarX plugin (via Yaourt), I am finally 100 percent happy.
There is only one thing I miss, which is a good graphical mounting tool, allowing my family to mount directories without my help...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ghiltanas on 03. February 2014, 23:16:15
Hi, i'm italian and a mint user. I'm using manjaro (0.8.8 xfce x64, kernel 3.13)from 3-4 days and i like it, but i have a lot of problem :/...however i'll ask about them in the right section.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Oliveira dos Santos on 04. February 2014, 04:16:19
Hello, I'm brazilian and ever want install arch distro ... Manjaro is wonderful ... I love it
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 04. February 2014, 07:21:45
Hello to all the new ones. Relax, we'll get you sorted if you run into problems.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 04. February 2014, 08:18:42
It's always great to see newbies joining the Manjaro community. Along with helping you to keep your machine running the way you need it to, we like to have a laugh, get to know each other a bit, discuss all kinds of other topics & generally keep things interesting.

More power to all Manjaro newbies & here's to seeing you all around the forum.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: arkme on 04. February 2014, 22:23:07
Hi guys,
I'm an ex-machinist (time to go to back to school) from Germany, Frankonia in detail.
I've been on linux since about 2002. Starting with SuSE and had my way of disthopping with RedHat, OpenSUSE, (K/X/L)Ubuntu, Debian, LMDE, Arch and finally endet up with Manjaro.
So here's a big hello to the Manjaro community.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Opeth on 04. February 2014, 22:36:40
Hello, I'm brazilian and ever want install arch distro ... Manjaro is wonderful ... I love it

Bem-vindo

Sent via mind-bullets

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Opeth on 04. February 2014, 22:40:29
Hi guys,
I'm an ex-machinist (time to go to back to school) from Germany, Frankonia in detail.
I've been on linux since about 2002. Starting with SuSE and had my way of disthopping with RedHat, OpenSUSE, (K/X/L)Ubuntu, Debian, LMDE, Arch and finally endet up with Manjaro.
So here's a big hello to the Manjaro community.

Sounds like you have a lot of Linux experience to share. Welcome

Sent via mind-bullets

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Post by: jozfran on 06. February 2014, 00:47:43
Hello Manjaro Community!

I've been trying out distros like crazy since last month. After few days of trying Manjaro I'm here to stay  :)

I'm from Poland
 
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Post by: tuxx on 06. February 2014, 00:53:54
Hi all!

I am a Linux user for 10 years and an archLinux user the 5 of them. My disk was damaged and I did not want to spend much time for a new setup and I thought it would be a good idea to try manjaro openbox.

To be honest I was amazed with the preconfiguration this distro offers and I'm here to stay!


Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk

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Post by: ale4watt on 06. February 2014, 08:44:32
Greetings from Knoxville TN USA.  Typical distro hopper (formerly).  Love the rolling release model and once, even did an install the Arch way.  Got a basic light wm up and running.  Manjaro is the bee's knees!!!  Cinnamon is outstanding and I use wmii when the mood hits.  Previously used mint, Fedora, Puppy (which I still love!) and Bodhi with it's excellent E17 candy.  But I got a real good feeling.  Might just settle down.
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Post by: Fsession on 06. February 2014, 14:11:40
Threads in Forum : Introduce Yourself, Forum Tools ... Sticky Introduce Yourself Here - Welcome Guests and New Members. Alexander Turcic (02-20-2004). :)
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Post by: cloutz on 07. February 2014, 12:18:32
Hi, my name is Cloutz, and i'm a newbie in manjaro and arch
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Post by: zhcHoward on 07. February 2014, 15:25:06
Hello everyone,
I'm a student in London.
I love Manjaro.
I love Linux.
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Post by: mips on 07. February 2014, 15:44:39
Welcome to all the new members, hope you have a great time here with Manjaro  :)
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Post by: Chryslerfc on 08. February 2014, 18:10:43
Hello:

Greeting for all .

Regards.

I use Manjaro Openbox Testing  and  I'm Manjaro -es forum user.

Navarra , Spain.
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Post by: Verändert2.0 on 08. February 2014, 19:06:00
Hello to everyone new to this forum. We hope that you'll find what you've been looking for.
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Post by: Citroen on 08. February 2014, 19:33:34
I live in South Africa & am loving using Manjaro with Cinnamon desktop! If the team continue their amazing work & the community remain positive & supportive, I predict Manjaro will be top 8 in DistroWatch by the end of the year!

You've got a crystal ball don't you?  :)
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Post by: toad on 08. February 2014, 22:00:06
Hi there.

I had a few nice years with Arch, moved over to LMDE and have now found Manjaro.

Not entirely sure yet as to what the differences to Arch are but I'm sure I'll find out :) Anyway, many thanks for making it so painless to install! Really nice when one is pressed for time !
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Post by: DonS on 08. February 2014, 23:42:39
Hi -- Don here, in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

I just installed Manjaro (with Openbox) on a laptop; it also has Zorin and Sabayon.

Nice job with the graphical installer -- everything went very smoothly.

I'm typing this from Firefox; for some reason sudo  pacman -S chromium appeared to install the package but Chromium doesn't boot. A very minor issue. Loving the speed of Manjaro on this old laptop!
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Post by: vsreeser on 09. February 2014, 06:37:23
I'm from the frigid midwest.  Live in Indianapolis.  Love the colts.  They'll make the superbowl next year.  Working on converting an old computer to a backup server.  Installing Manjoro, then will wrestle with samba and CIFS. 
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Post by: joanartur on 09. February 2014, 19:25:35
Hi folks, greetings from Spain !  :)

I realized I was only using "Libre" software, and I decided to "switch" to Linux.

After months of testing Open Suse, Fedora and Ubuntu, I came across with Manjaro Linux. Now I am using it and I am really happy  ;)

Since I am a Linux-newbie I will need your help... ::) so thank you very much in advance...

I wish to learn Linux with this great distro !

See you !
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Post by: preglos on 09. February 2014, 19:57:46
Hi everyone :) I'm from Poland. Before Manjaro Xfce, I was trying Ubuntu 13.10, OpenSUSE 13.2 , Fedora 20, PearOS 8, Elementary OS... I was looking for speed and I finally found it  :D Greets form Poland again and have nice evening (at least in central europe ;) )
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Post by: n1v3k on 10. February 2014, 02:08:36
Hi people, greetings from Venezuela!

I'm a Debian user for years, always want it to test arch but it was kinda annoying so never tried hard, then I found out about manjaro and kinda like it, just given it a try, seems really nice.
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Post by: GrungeMunkee on 10. February 2014, 03:47:04
Greetings Manjaro folks.  Another Indiana Hoosier here.  I have been distro hopping a lot lately and I figured I would give this Manjaro a try since I kept hearing about it on the Linux Action show.  I have been wanting to try Arch and I spent several hours one day just installing the base system on a computer at work (it took me that long because I looked up every command the tutorial had me enter so I would know what it did).  After installing the base system I found myself too busy to install any packages.  So I took the Manjaro plunge and I am really loving it!  I have it on a computer in my office and on my HP TX2 TouchSmart laptop.  Everything seems to work really well out of the box, including the Legacy ATI driver.  I have less video lag than when I was running Mint 14 Cinnamon on this laptop. 

I have had a few hiccups but nothing unexpected from a "beta" OS and nothing I couldn't fix with help from the forums.  This is also the first distro I have tried with KDE and I am really liking KDE. 

Thanks to the developers for putting such hard work into this distro. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Volk64 on 10. February 2014, 19:51:14
Hello everyone.
My name is Sergi, i'm 19 y.o and I live in Spain.
I just wanted to say hello, since I've started using Manjaro and I'm enjoying it so far. I'm relatively new to Linux (4 or 5 months so far) so I'll be likely to ask a lot of you for help. I apologise for all the trouble I may give, and I hope we get along.
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Post by: wiskeyinmanjaro on 11. February 2014, 04:53:29
Just want to say hello. I have been using Manjaro with Openbox for a while. It was great. Had a small libcrypt problem, fixed it, got excited, screwed it up. I am travelling. I only had a couple of disks and no admin privs on this laptop. I burned Openbox again and it was very different. Cool, but not not what I wanted like the old grey version. I decided to try XFCE and Wow! I really like it. Like really. Now, when I get home, I am going to tell me kids that we need to switch the primary from Mint 15. My son is going to say "What about my Team Fortress 2". I will be like "Wait kid! Manjaro does Steam". He will be cool with it. Anyway, all this time and I never joined the forum. You all have a Rockin distro! Happy to be here.

 ;)
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Post by: bucic on 11. February 2014, 21:14:05
Hello from Poland!  :)
Possible convert here. ~2 years Ubuntu, ~1.1 years Fedora would be my distrohopping history ;) I installed Manjaro as my tertiary system for now, investigating possible move.

Fedora is about to get some major delays and get heavily out of sync with latest Gnome Shell and possibly other core components (as it has happened already in case of Mesa) so I think it's a good time to move to Manjaro for those impatient. Especially that there are very exciting things ahead! Wayland replacing Xorg, graphics driver improvements, SteamOS and linux gaming in general. The time couldn't be worse to just sit there and watch/wait for months.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Konwhald on 12. February 2014, 00:04:05
Hi there !
KDE fanboy (and some times translator) inside! Been distrohopping a time. I never liked fixed release systems. Using outdated softwares and reinstalling everything just bugs me.

My distro of choice would have been Chakra... If there was a greater and more dynamic community (and repos) behind.
Or OpenSUSE tumbleweed, if each of my tries on real hardware wouldn't have been so slooooooow (5-7s to open a menu ? Seriously...)
 So i choose Manjaro KDE and polished it as hell. Must say i'm pretty happy with it
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Post by: gekken on 12. February 2014, 04:44:20
Hi All, Gekken here in Seattle. Loving ManjaroBox - I came from Crunchbang.
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Post by: BleuGamer on 12. February 2014, 05:04:55
Greetings all... Lance here from Texas!

Coming from a long string of distrohopping, from the crazy chakra-linux, to bodhi, and to vanilla arch, to archbang..... I think this is the first distribution I've truly felt at home with for a LONG time. KDE here blew me away... I was so impressed, but so many people really talked up xfce and other lighter-weight environments, and after trying it I really couldn't believe how polished it looked and felt. I love the way of arch, and their model vs say Ubuntu (apt-get, unity, and that series in general has broken for the last time (I don't even wanna talk about it anymore)), and I really had a great time with arch, and nothing broke for me even when I pushed it maybe a little further than I should have xD

anyway... I love it here, and after setting up my dev-environment around xfce, getting rid of screen issues (tearing), and a few custom effects and scheme fashion choices... I think this is the most engaging and comfortable distro I've seen yet on my build, it just feels nice and polished. The community is phenomenal, and I think my stay here will be quite pleasant... Thank you all who work so hard to make it so.

--Bleu
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Post by: nicholas_wayne on 12. February 2014, 05:30:28
Greetings all.

I'm Nick.
I live in the frozen north. Canada.
I joined the forum just recently.
I installed Manjaro with the XFCE desktop a couple of nights ago. I had heard about it previously but never bothered with it.
Then I got a bit bored the other night and wanted to try something new. And here I am.
I'm a self-described non-geek tech lover. I know just enough to be dangerous, as the saying goes.
I've tried all the major distros over the years and I do have a few favourites. This being my latest.
What really stood out for me was the yaourt command in the terminal. I was never scared of it and
did use it for installations, but this is far better than anything I've ever seen.
Manjaro working well for me and I've not had a single issue except for minor one that was self-inflicted.

So thanks to all involved in this great distro.
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Post by: komatsu on 12. February 2014, 23:11:27
Hi everyone! My name is Paul, I'm from Russia, Vladivostok. I am very like this green friendly distro and forum :). Yesterday  i find out that my classmate (looks much nerdy then i am :D) using manjaro too! That was a point and I get that I want to stay here. I'm student of the last course math. faculty, and i hope to calc something useful for people. That's was the reason to join, coz i think science calculations much easier on linux. Also i hope to be helpful for this community.
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Post by: ruziel on 13. February 2014, 05:23:57
Welcome all Manjaro newbies, on behalf of the support team!

Russia, Canada, Texas & Seattle, to name but 4 locations that some of you come from. How fantast!c is that?!! It just shows the power of GnuLinux to bring people together. You join people from Iran, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, Germany, Australia & many, many other nations, here in the Manjaro forum.

I trust - no, I know - you will have a positive time here, as we aim to keep it positive, helpful & fun. This is your forum & the Manjaro development & testing team are working hard to make this relatively young - but in my humble opinion, brilliant - OS, better and better as the months go by.

More power to you all & see you around the forum.

Ruziel  ;)
One of the 3 Manjaro moderators, along with Handy & Verandert
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Post by: ortrigger on 13. February 2014, 17:16:52
Hey all,

I'm Ortrigger from Idaho. I installed Manjaro Net edition on my Lenovo T61p last night and have enjoyed getting it set up. I chose the Cinnamon desktop environment and am currently getting everything configured to use as my school laptop. I've been pleasantly surprised by how easy the system is to set up and how responsive it is. I've been distro-hopping for a while and I think I've found one to settle in with.
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Post by: filimon on 13. February 2014, 21:29:40
Swede, programmer, linux noob and eager to learn!
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Post by: ssik64 on 14. February 2014, 14:54:20
Hy everybody!
 I`am from croatia, xfce fanboy  ;D loving the manjaro distro and esspecially the community  :D
been using manjaro for a month or two now and I must say it is all working very well, thank you manjaro team.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jaybird_62613 on 15. February 2014, 04:18:06
I'm new to Manjaro and anything Arch based for that matter.  I've been using Linux for several years now, but all my experience has been with debian/ubuntu based distros.  I've been wanting to switch to a rolling release for some time now.  I'm really liking what I see so far, excited about sticking with it for a long time to come.
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Post by: manigoldo1507 on 15. February 2014, 12:07:51
Hello, i'm a french manjaro user since the 0.8.2 version, i use the KDE desktop on my acer laptop and the xfce on my hp netbook. I'm really happy to use it. Greatings the manjaro team and community for their work ! :)

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Post by: coolthingy450 on 17. February 2014, 00:15:10
My name is Adrian, and I'm just a high school graduate working and saving up to go to college to become a jeweller

I started out using GNU/Linux with Ubuntu in 2010. The bugs and the issues I had with system almost made me want to give up using GNU/Linux

I tried again after getting out of high school with Ubuntu again. No differences in fixes. Then Mint, Fedora (Worked well, but because of the 6 month release cycle I had to look elsewhere), Debian, now Manjaro.

I got to say, I enjoy using Manjaro for the past month or so.
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Post by: Xuanlong on 17. February 2014, 02:36:29
Hello greetings,

I'm a long time user of GNU/Linux, I have as most any linux user done alot of distro hopping but my main experience and favorite distros have been Debian, Arch and Slackware. I've been trying Manjaro since 0.8.4 I think and I just got hooked on it, its really a very well done arch based distro, I have preference for rolling release type distros, and this one just hits the spot, I truly enjoy using it, keep up the good work Manjaro team.


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Post by: awerich on 17. February 2014, 05:24:28
Hello,
I'm Richard and I'm from Los Angeles, CA, USA.
I've been using Manjaro since 0.8.8 beta and have been very much pleased with it. I tried Arch a number of years ago and I was not really ready to commit to it properly. Was on Linux Mint for a time, a short jaunt with ZevenOS-Neptune as I have a nice laptop to handle KDE nicely and learned about Manjaro.

I feel I have the space to learn more about Linux and it's inner workings. The fact that it's using Arch as a base and not only using it as a foundation but building tools that enhance the daily use of it while still being sharp and quick.

Thank you Team Manjaro for such a cool system.
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Post by: Caveman on 17. February 2014, 09:00:19
Greetings from Greece. :)

wondering around for about 5-6 years with ubu** distros,15 days now with manjaro and i think i got what i wanted so long....really great job guys....simple for even a new user,all the software that there is out there,rock solid so far......what else to ask for?!......thank you all for this awesome project. 8)  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: biayo on 17. February 2014, 16:36:01
hello everyone, my name is Max (short for Maximiliano), i'm 34, living in Buenos Aires (Argentina), i installed Manjaro Cinnamon this saturday and looking fucking great!

i'm a programmer, started +10 years ago with ANSI C on a RS6000 :o and now i pay my bills with C# :P

hobbies? let see... photography, home brewing ;) and football
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mr_durden on 19. February 2014, 16:34:10
Hello!

I'm from Brazil, I'm graduated in Computer Science and i'm using GNU/Linux for about 12 years or more.

I have both, Arch Linux(my default Distro) and Manjaro XFCE edition for testing, and maybe in near future it can substitute my Arch!

I'll be very gratefull if people can correct my poor english. I'll learn and improve with this.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 19. February 2014, 16:40:36
A warm welcome to all new fellow Manjaro forum users, think you'll like it just as much as I do ;)
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Post by: Manjaro_Rules on 21. February 2014, 18:56:09
I'm Will, aged 14, born in London, grew up in Wales, distro-hopped for 3 YEARS!!! I loved (and still) XFCE desktops. I have settled with Manjaro since 19/2/14. Loving it! Manjaro Linux XFCE x64. Glad to have settled. Got Manjaro Linux Openbox x32 on my laptop, xfce x64 on my desktop. Learning so much more with Manjaro! Found it on Distrowatch. Hopefully going to do distro reviews soon! :D I LOVE #MANJAROLINUX
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Macmeister on 21. February 2014, 19:20:29
I'm Will, aged 14, born in London, grew up in Wales, distro-hopped for 3 YEARS!!! I loved (and still) XFCE desktops. I have settled with Manjaro since 19/2/14. Loving it! Manjaro Linux XFCE x64. Glad to have settled. Got Manjaro Linux Openbox x32 on my laptop, xfce x64 on my desktop. Learning so much more with Manjaro! Found it on Distrowatch. Hopefully going to do distro reviews soon! :D I LOVE #MANJAROLINUX
Welcome Will!  My 13 year old son and I are both Manjaro enthusiasts.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Manjaro_Rules on 21. February 2014, 21:05:41
Welcome Will!  My 13 year old son and I are both Manjaro enthusiasts.

Haha! I cant get my Dad into Linux properly. He used Mint, then Zorin, he managed to configure Wine to work with Office... He just hasnt warmed yet. I havent showed him Manjaro yet!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Xipe on 22. February 2014, 19:13:06
I'm Michael, from Belgium, have been in contact with linux over the past 3 years (debian, ubuntu, centos) but never have been trying to use it on my pc, for 2014 I suggested my self to experiment more with linux (still have Windows 7 installed for playing some games). I searched for a distro which looked good and easy to use. I wanted a distribution with the latest software for development, and not need to install a new version every 6 months or so. So I found out about Manjaro at this website: http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.be/2013/09/manjaro-087-ascella-xfce-review-superb.htm (http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.be/2013/09/manjaro-087-ascella-xfce-review-superb.htm). Really enjoying it, it's very light weight, hope to experiment with some other DE (openbox looks promising).

I'm studying for a Master degree in Informatics (already have a bachelor degree in computer science). I love music (electronic music, dubstep, not the commercial dubstep on the radio), watching Formula 1, movies and so forth.
If you need to know more, just ask :)
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Post by: ringo on 22. February 2014, 19:36:35
Welcome Xipe  nice you come from Belgium, me too :)


Welcome !
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Post by: hamzahqaisar on 22. February 2014, 19:43:59
Hi, im hamzah :D nice to meet you peoples!

Currently 18, i made my switch over to linux 3 days ago :P I removed windows so im going straight manjaro, im using the "jump into the deep end" approach to this issue.

I've also started Learning C++, ill hopefully be starting a computer science course here in the UK around September!

I enjoy playing table tennis and love to swim :P
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Falcon712 on 23. February 2014, 16:06:54
Howdy,

I am from Texas and am trying Manjaro for my netbook I bought sometime back but was frustrated due to it running like an overweight hog.  So far I am impressed with Manjaro it runs really well on this Toshiba NB505.  I also have a gaming Laptop G74Sx made by Asus, and a Dell 8100 XPS studio.  So far I have only tried it on my netbook, but I will try it on my gaming rigs to see how minjaro handles steam.  I am glad to join the community and I would like to help in development as it will give me an oppurtunity to work on real projects.  I only have a little programming experience in java and python, but I am always willing to learn more and more everyday.

----- It's nice to apart of the commmunity,
       Falcon712
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mips on 23. February 2014, 16:23:32
Welcome hamzahqaisar & Falcon712, enjoy your stay here!
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Post by: bronxx on 23. February 2014, 18:15:39
hello i am Daniel, nice to meet you
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Post by: Nine Tails on 24. February 2014, 14:39:55
hello~
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Post by: Esclapion on 24. February 2014, 14:48:48
Welcome to you both, but you're not very talkative.  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Nine Tails on 24. February 2014, 15:03:43
Welcome to you both, but you're not very talkative.  ;D

w8 till friends see me ;D
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Post by: jerr525 on 24. February 2014, 15:35:15
Just installed Netbook edition on my Samsung NC10. Really really impressed that XFCE works ok.
Recognizes my sound & screen brightness out of the box too.
Struggling to install dropbox but will persevere.
Many thanks to the Manjaro team.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Nine Tails on 24. February 2014, 15:45:12
Just installed Netbook edition on my Samsung NC10. Really really impressed that XFCE works ok.
Recognizes my sound & screen brightness out of the box too.
Struggling to install dropbox but will persevere.
Many thanks to the Manjaro team.

you dont say..
i bet you have to install drivers for that on windoose
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: taikedz on 24. February 2014, 16:00:52
Ahoy,

I hail from Edinburgh, Scotland, ...UK (so far). I work in tech support on a SaaS solution, so fulfilling geekier activity cravings on Linux and lovin it.

Predominantly VirtualBoxed on OS X, I also use Manjaro on an Aspire V5 and an Advent (cheap deal from PCWorld, what can I say). Used to be Xubuntu-based but now full Manjaro, I'm still running CentOS for server skills. Worked on and off with Linux for the lesser part of a decade, seriously got stuck in only for the last year or so.

Voila!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 24. February 2014, 16:35:18
A big, warm Manjaro welcome to all newbies, wherever you may roam - it's fantastic to have you here & we trust you enjoy your time on the forum & running Manjaro.

More power to you all!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CarlosMosca on 24. February 2014, 19:51:48
Hello Manjaro team -- it's a pleasure to be a part of a relatively new and thriving community of Linux users :)
My main system is a MacBook Pro 8,2 (2011) with a hybrid Intel/ATI graphic processor.  I'm getting the headaches trying to get it to work but I am hopeful that somebody here will be able to help me with that.  One of my favourite things about Linux is how supportive the community is compared to WinBLOWS and BLOWsx users.  Well, here I am.  Hi!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PsK on 25. February 2014, 04:51:10
Hi to Everybody,
It's a big pleasure for me to be in the Manjaro community.
I'm new to Linux. I've started to use Linux based OS about half a year ago and i started with Ubuntu, now i'm using Manjaro and enjoying it a lot. Still dual-booting with Win7
Nice day and night to all.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: phi_ on 25. February 2014, 14:13:54
Hey everyone

Been using Manjaro for a few weeks now and am glad to say my distro-hopping days are over :)
I've been impressed by Manjaro and by the forum and irc channels. Good work to all the developers and everyone else!

Manjaro user from Cyprus
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mips on 25. February 2014, 15:41:28
Welcome phi_, PsK & CarlosMosca!

Enjoy your stay here  ;)
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Post by: robertnix on 26. February 2014, 00:03:20
hello manjaro lovers  ;D

i'm fairly new to manjaro openbox, using it since version 0.8.7 and i like the edition. 8) although, i don't recommend the openbox edition for beginners, this DE is more for intermediate to expert linux users.
linux fan since 2008 and i never looked back to windows since then.

greetings from croatia!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Nine Tails on 26. February 2014, 00:13:08
hello manjaro lovers  ;D

i'm fairly new to manjaro openbox, using it since version 0.8.7 and i like the edition. 8) although, i don't recommend the openbox edition for beginners, this DE is more for intermediate to expert linux users.
linux fan since 2008 and i never looked back to windows since then.

greetings from croatia!

pozdrav i tebi
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: milojarow on 26. February 2014, 14:03:19
The name is Milo, trying this distro for first time, this was my first time formating in UEFI.

You know all here seems to be rad I'd like to stay in here and help with any I can.

Greeting from Laredo, TX, USA

 ;)
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Post by: rudylorren on 26. February 2014, 15:43:17
Welcome! from San Antonio :)
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Post by: bi3on77 on 27. February 2014, 07:31:17
Hello, I'm from Poland.
I love linux, this is my first Manjaro installation.
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Post by: prh47 on 27. February 2014, 07:53:46
Not new to Linux, but new to Manjaro Openbox, and looking forward to learning it.

And glad to see the activity on this forum.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: wyrdoak on 27. February 2014, 08:09:55
Hello all from the corn fields in the USA. ;) Acquired an old Dell Inspiration 910 mini netbook with XP on it, knowing XP will be going away before long, I've been looking for a replacement.

After playing on it with Manjaro it seems to fit it best. I've been looking for a roiling release so I don't have to keep installing an OS every 9mths. The Debian Distro I normally try just didn't quite fit it. So there was a bit of a learning curve between apt-get and pacman. :P  I think I got it now, for this machine anyway.
Right now with the KDE desktop I have 335MBs of used memory on boot, at idle the temp is running around 45C, I having seen it go over 60C yet. Instead of a harddrive it has an old PATA 16GB mini ePCI memory card, with no TRIM, so just bumped the tmp files into the RAM and left the swap partition alone until I can figure out something different, been using XP's swapfile all these years and still going so I don't think it will hurt it.

Desktop effects I didn't know you had them turned on until I change Compositing from XRender to OpenGL 2.0 then hit the mouse wheel and the desktop cube started flipping. ;D All I really wanted was wobbly windows (you gotta have wobbly windows ;) ) but if it's all working I'l just leave it alone.
I don't know what your using for a Broadcom driver for WiFi, but it was working after the install so I just left it alone for it sometimes can be a pain to mess with. ( If it ain't broke don't fix it.  ;) )

Been thinking about moving the home directory to a SD card after I mount it in Fstab, to give me a bit more space. Just not sure it will work. Only have 5GBs of space left on it now after getting my ebooks in it.
I guess when you have updates the green ghost [I'll call him Manjaro], no green ghost in Pac Man, will turn to Blinky [the red ghost]. :P

I well,that was a bit long winded, but it gives you an idea of were I'm at in the learning curve so far.

Oh! I used an external USB optical drive to install with, I haven't had any luck with a USB thumbdrive yet.

 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: CreamSoda on 28. February 2014, 03:42:14
Hey Just joined the Manjaro CluB! I was using Ubuntu and wanted something more like arch. I`m not quit up to the standers to work arch yet, still evolving my linux skills.
Im using XFCE x64 and it is sweet! super fast and awesome sauce! I will try and support Manjaro as much as i can. I just have to pick up one of those shirts!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: laikexpert on 28. February 2014, 03:52:13
Welcome
to the Manjaro CluB!

:)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Reatelf on 28. February 2014, 15:03:21
Hi new here so dropped by to say hi.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 28. February 2014, 15:05:28
I remember how pleased I was when I first discovered Manjaro just over a year ago - there's nothing better than installing it, getting it to look & behave the way you want it & then drink a stiff coffee as your machine updates for the first time.

Welcome to all Manjaro newbies!!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Matrixxl on 28. February 2014, 18:38:48
Ciao a tutta la comunità, sono passato a Manjaro da circa un mese e ho trovato la mia distro ideale, spero di crescere assieme a voi ......
Un saluto a tutto il forum .... :) :) :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yoourself .
Post by: Bagelface on 28. February 2014, 21:08:04
I came from a windows-ubuntu dual boot, when all of a sudden, windows fails to boot (I totally didn't mess around with files to break it.) This gave me an excuse to wipe my hard drive and install Manjaro. So far, everything is working great, and it feels great to have purged windows from my computer  ;D (no disrespect to windows users, it had just been giving me problems, so I am slightly biased against it.)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yoourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 28. February 2014, 21:31:43
(no disrespect to windows users, it had just been giving me problems, so I am slightly biased against it.)

Sounds like my much like my own story :) welcome on board!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tibi on 01. March 2014, 05:24:54
I come from 3Boot system : win+xubuntu+mint.  Found some software was not up-to-date on ubuntu and needed to add some ppa  found on internet which make me wonder if those ppa are verified , which contain legit software and which contains buggy software and then i read about rolling Linux Arch . I use Ubuntu for 3 year now but didn't feel ready to jump to Arch so here I am. I already use manjaro for 10 days and it feels quick-er and cool(temp related)er than xubuntu.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: UKaveenR on 01. March 2014, 07:07:53
Hi , im Kaveen Rodrigo from Sri Lanka im studying for Bsc. Hons in Software Enginnering in Sri Lanka , Im fluent in python , php , java , C# and more. I'm a beliver in FOSS concept love Open Source.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: costindaemon on 01. March 2014, 13:21:15
Hi, I'm Constantin from Romania and after trying arch a couple of months ago I found out about Manjaro and been hooked ever since. Very fast, well thought-out distro.
Currently using the KDE flavour.
Trying to use Linux as my full time home OS.
Have been dabbling with linux on and off since 2002 (installed it first on one of  the army company's PC, shhht... it was a red hat distro  )
Really like how far the linux OS has come on the desktop space, I support the concepts of the FOSS and believe that lately Linux is trully on the rise.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Finrod on 01. March 2014, 16:30:46
hi, I'm Stefano from Italy, I'm from the Cottian Alps but now living in Rome. I work in naturali history, environmental didactic and wildlife tour leader. I've mainly been with Mac OS since System 7 and now with 10.5 on my faithful Power Mac G5 (I'll probably switch to Debian PPC in the next few months) and Maverick on a Mini Intel, but with Linux on my netbook since I got it... first with Fuduntu until the project was terminated, then Mint but decided to change as a bit fed up with their 9 months only support, found Manjaro and so far very happy of my choice :-)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bhanuc on 01. March 2014, 20:59:42
First day in Manjaro .. Feeling Pampered  :D awesome work guys
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Fariz on 02. March 2014, 04:10:17
greetings from Indonesia you All
have tried install .net edition and it was a great journey ;)
I've learned A LOT to configure my openbox :D

thanks for a great distro team  ;)!!!


PS: I've been delete my Wind*ws partition  :P, manjaro is the only one now !!! Wohoooo  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Daver on 02. March 2014, 11:18:04
Hello I am Dave from NJ, USA. I just loaded Manjaro Openbox, giving it a test drive. I have used ubuntu/kubuntu/elementaryOS/Mint/ and others but something always seems to make me want to search for a better system. Well I hope Manjaro will be a keeper.. I realize Manjaro requires a slightly different learning curve. But it looks nice. I am the kind that pokes around until I figure something out even if it takes a while. But if it seems to not work I move on, I suppose most people are like this. Anyway nice to be here.

Dave  :)
Title: Manjaro is amazing!
Post by: fusionx86 on 02. March 2014, 19:10:17
Hello all,

I installed Manjaro for the first time yesterday and was so impressed by how polished it is overall that I had to come here and give some praise and introduce myself as a new member and user.

Linux has been a part of my professional and personal life for a long time and I'm always on the lookout for a distro that makes me feel at home and meets all my needs. I ran Gentoo for years but eventually moved to Ubuntu because I enjoyed how well it worked out-of-the-box on my systems. I run Ubuntu server at work as well. I eventually moved to Linux Mint with Cinnamon which was a better fit for me. After years of running Mint at work and home I started feeling a desire to run a rolling release distro again. I got tired of having outdated packages, waiting for the next release and needing to reinstall the OS and all my tools from time to time. This prompted me to start looking around again.

I recently tried LMDE for a while which is a great distro, but not a true rolling release. I knew Arch was probably the best option for what I needed, but wasn't sure I wanted to get into a distro that required extra time to setup, tweak, and maintain. I also hesitated moving away from apt which I'm very comfortable with now. I did eventually install Arch however and played around with it for a while. I had a few issues running it on my work laptop though so I went on the hunt again. I installed Antergos Linux which worked pretty well for me, but not quite well enough.

Finally, I installed Manjaro (Xfce) which really blew me away. I'm a power user, but I want something that just works on my machines with little effort so I can focus on other things. Not only did Manjaro give me that, but it's beautiful and seems to have a lot of extra features that are just icing on the cake. I'm used to using distros that are mostly "there", but Manjaro really exceeded my expectations which excited me. Since yesterday I've figured out how to get all my work tools installed and running on Manjaro and come Monday it'll be my new work distro. Later I'll convert my personal machines at home over to it.

I know this was a long post, but I wanted to give some history on how I got here and why I think Manjaro is great. I want to give a big thanks to the Manjaro team for doing such an amazing job on this distro. Thanks!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: EmptyShell on 03. March 2014, 20:23:07
Hi there everyone!

I used to use Linux Mint Debian but have since made the chance to Manjaro XFCE and loved it!

Thanks!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: KennyJ on 04. March 2014, 04:58:01
Hey, my name is Kenny and I'm a Linux addict from mid-Missouri (USA).

I started using Ubuntu when I was in my third year of high school (2008-2009) and fell in love with Linux. I've tried several other distros since then but really loved Arch Linux. However, I ran into problems with stability in Arch and was faced with a decision... Format the drive and reinstall Arch or start over with a different distro. I chose Ubuntu again but by that time Gnome had changed and I didn't really like it anymore. I got into PC gaming so switched to Windows 7. Had a kid and got married and all the time I had for tinkering with computers disappeared. My son is older now so I get more free time and plan on getting back into the Linux world. Hopefully Manjaro will be a nice mix of ease and power.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tonoloway on 04. March 2014, 05:14:04
Hello Everyone, My name is Tonoloway and I reside in south central Pennsylvania of the U.S. I'm coming to Manjaro from Linux Mint (15,16 Cinnamon and Mint Debian) I use Manjaro XFCE on my laptop and have Manjaro Openbox and Manjaro XFCE on a triple booted resurrected/ upgraded Compaq Presario desktop. I'm thrilled to be using a distribution that feels comfortable and intuitive.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: chatan on 04. March 2014, 07:34:28
Hi all,  After using Linspire/Freespire and then MEPIS for the last 9 years (both KDE), I've been using Linux Mint KDE for about 1 year... but am giving Manjaro KDE a try now.    Since I've been with debian based for so long, Manjaro is very different and trying to figure out things the arch-like way.   KDE setup is looks very different and trying to get used to it.
Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ede on 05. March 2014, 12:05:38
Hello folks,

I am with Manjaro since yesterday because I am looking for a rolling-release-distro for beginners.

Btw

My language-support does not work properly for I have only American English in the Language Settings.

I'd like to have my OS in German as complete as possible.

Ede
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 05. March 2014, 12:19:51
It sure is great to see a stream of new users introducing themselves on the forum. We aim to ensure as positive, helpful & embracing a community here as possible, so enjoy!

You are all welcome & we look forward to interacting with you here.

More power to you all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xlillo on 05. March 2014, 12:29:37
I look this 3d now, so this is not my first post... sorry.  :)
Hi everybody!
In past maybe listen my name, I made some mod of eMule software for windows about 6-7 years ago.
I know little C and derivations (c++ and c#) I like linux and every open source project, thanks open source I learn very much in computers world.
In my past used many distro, most fedora and gentoo, but now I absolutely love Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JohnnyParanoia on 06. March 2014, 13:55:21
Hi

Recent convert here from Windows XP, using the 32bit Xfce Edition and love it :)

I did try a few other distro's but Manjaro is definitely the best.

Johnny P 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: irenicus09 on 06. March 2014, 18:51:27
Hello guys, sorry for the late intro...I've made some posts already before I got to the intro...but it's better to be late than never so here it goes.

I'm Irenicus (nt my real name) have been using linux roughly around 4-5 years now...in the early years I was distro hopping and after  sometime settled on Sabayon Linux (gentoo based distro) for a good year or two. I loved the community more than anything else & I still sometimes browse their forums...other than that I also tried crunchbang linux for a good while (also love their awesome community) & now finally on Manjaro because I'm in need of a more "bleeding edge" distro.

While sabayon was also bleeding edge, they didn't focus on openbox as a result I had to make a choice because I was getting tired of making vanilla openbox installs and starting from scratch all over again.

Anyway, I have interests in computer security, Linux, OSS and everything in between. I hope to contribute to the community in some way sometime in the future.

Wish me luck :)


Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: timapple on 06. March 2014, 19:31:55
Welcome guys...

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 06. March 2014, 20:19:46
Quote
Wish me luck :)

Good luck!  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kayuz on 06. March 2014, 20:24:18
Hiii to everyone!!!! :D :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fov120 on 07. March 2014, 17:39:55
Hello everyone,

Just found out about Manjaro, tried linux off and on and now I'm back. Still can't decide between openbox and xfce. :(
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: paolo.dongilli on 07. March 2014, 20:31:34
Dear all,
I'm from South Tyrol, Italy.
I've been using Manjaro for almost a year now and I'm extremely satisfied.  Great, stable and affordable distribution I use not only at home but also at work, in an environment which is dominated by M$ Windoze.
In order to give my little contribution, I subscribed to Transifex to help with Italian translations of Manjaro tools.
To the Manjaro team and community: keep up with the good work!
Best, Paolo.

Inviato dal mio ZP300+ utilizzando Tapatalk

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JanBurns on 08. March 2014, 00:10:43
Hi there!  I'm from Suffolk in the U.K. I started using Linux about 8 years ago; first KDE distros, then decided I preferred speed to loads of eye-candy and switched to Xfce.  8)

I enjoyed using Dream-Linux faithfully for several years, but after it bit the dust back in 2012 I've been hopping around using a whole variety of distros - mostly Ubuntu/Debian based.  The only Arch-based one I'd tried before was Bridge-Linux, which I couldn't get on with. :-X

After seeing a lot of glowing reviews on YouTube, I decided to give Manjaro a try.  Been using it for almost two months now.  On the whole I'm really pleased with it, although, as I'm far more used to the Ubuntu/Debian way of doing things, realise I've still got a lot to learn.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. March 2014, 07:39:24
Greetings to all Manjaro newbies. Welcome to the magical Manjaro tour, we're coming to take you away...

Enjoy!

R.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Xanthro on 08. March 2014, 22:50:56
Sup. I'm coming here from a long history of /\/\$ trying out some lin destros as a nice alternative. I have alittle bit of exp with older unbuntu and slax. I tryed mint KDE and hated it. So far 3.10.2 Gnome is working out well enough for me so I'll have some fun with it and pop in to ask questions here and there. Thank you all in advanced for dealing with my silly questions ;)

Amd A8-3500m apu/radion graphics, laptop.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: viking60 on 08. March 2014, 23:55:22
Welcome (http://bjoernvold.com/forum/images/smilies/greetings.gif)
And there are no silly questions - only silly answers. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: gseaborn on 09. March 2014, 05:25:09
Hi my name is Greg.  I have been using Fedora for quite awhile and still have Fedora 20 on my external drive, however I was looking to experiment with something else.  I installed Qimo4Kids [an Ubuntu based distro] on my children's computer, and after searching for the best distros found Manjaro--am running it with the XFCE desktop however have tried both Mate and KDE [I use Mate on Fedora].  I find Manjaro very fast and like the clean way it installed, however am still getting used to the Arch based commands.  All in all my experience with Manjaro has been great so far!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 09. March 2014, 06:47:05
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman_rosetta
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Robbie-san on 09. March 2014, 20:31:03
Hello forummembers,

Newbie Manjaro user here. I'm used to use Linux. Being using Linux for years and used more than several distro' s. But I still consider myself a newbie, because I never get to the part of using the command line much.

Untill last night I was a keen user of Linux Mint.
But after some youtube films about Arch Linux a came a cross the name off Manjaro distro.
Did some research and found that this Distro was a user friendly distro, with very good critics from a lot of people. So I decided to install Manjaro last night and so far I'm realy pleased with this distro. So many thanks for the Manjaro team and it feels like machine and distro, game together.

Sorry for my English, it is a bit rusty at the moment,...


With regards from Holland

Robbie-san
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: laikexpert on 09. March 2014, 20:39:21
Welcome in Manjaro world.

 :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: wordler on 09. March 2014, 21:56:51
Hi everyone!

I've just leapt upon the Magical Manjaro Bus after a long journey through Macland, Mintland and other places too. This is my first time using Arch, and it is fantastic. I am having so much fun even after just 24 hours. I am looking forward to enjoying the rolling release schedule, and I am finding that the Aur and building from packages brings a new feeling of freedom. The install was murder (3 disks, 10 attempts), but I think it's just my old hardwear. The process was actually as simple as any distro. It's early yet, but this seems like a friendly place. I think I may have found home!  ;D

Thankyou Manjaro team for a great union of KDE and Arch.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Shimrhod on 09. March 2014, 23:28:10
Hello,

I'm a middle-aged beginner, living in France and Belgium.

I'm here because I've been seduced by what I read about Manjaro and I want to try it.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 10. March 2014, 01:19:25
Bienvenue à bord, Shimrhod  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 10. March 2014, 08:53:25
Shimrhod, wordler, Robbie-san & Co - welcome!

Wherever you all are @ with your GnuLinux skills, we trust you find the community forum warm, fun & helpful. Manjaro is constantly developing & looking to improve, so your input & suggestions are always welcome.

See you around!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: blaten22 on 11. March 2014, 03:50:25
My name is Joey. 

I've dabbled in computers since MS-Dos 5 as a kid.  Only thing I haven't mess with, would be Mac's on a regular basis.  I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.  The list of Linux Distro's I've played with are.

1. Ubuntu.
2. Linux Mint.
3. Linux Mint Debian Edition.
4. Puppy Linux
5. Debian
6. #!
7. Mepis
8. Archbang
9. Arch
10. Mageia
11. PCLinuxOs
12. Fedora
13. Gentoo *I could get a command prompt, upon reboot.  never got internet connection to work on fresh reboot. :(*
14. Manjaro
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jim on 11. March 2014, 05:49:36
Alright!
So... after 8 years of almost exclusively using debian based distros, I'm moving on. The stability they talk about is a myth, things break with every update. I feel kind of heavy conscience saying this as I have the greatest respect and thankfulness for the people behind the debian project.
During Gnome 2 era, I was happy for several years with my ubuntu install. Very polished, great attention to integration and details, my computer just worked. Then came the path to "newer technologies"... oh boy did that ended up as bad as the worst skeptics could predict... :(

I've been using Mint lately, been fairly happy with it, but I read this distro has suport for optimus computers and I have recently bought one. I'm also tired of update issues and I think the philosofy of pacman might fit my use case better.

This feels like trying mandrake/redhat in my early university years, many years ago :)

@blaten22
The coment about gentoo... classy. Who would expect that such humor would still survive till 2014?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Rob on 11. March 2014, 05:53:40
The stability they talk about is a myth, things break with every update.
What do you mean "every update"? The new release each ~2 years? The point releases?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 11. March 2014, 11:28:48
Quote
13. Gentoo *I could get a command prompt, upon reboot.  never got internet connection to work on fresh reboot. :(*

I was with a Funtoo Cinnamon during 6 months.  ;)  I found less bugs in it than in Gentoo. A bit surprising, because both have the same packages.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumpareddu on 11. March 2014, 14:19:28
Hello world! Just installed Manjaro (openbox), been using Crunchbang (4 years, 2 different release) until i decided to upgrade the HDD, so thought was time for a new distro. Loving every bit of it! Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: laikexpert on 11. March 2014, 15:05:38
Welcome to the new Manjaro world.

:)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: blaten22 on 11. March 2014, 16:09:32
I was with a Funtoo Cinnamon during 6 months.  ;)  I found less bugs in it than in Gentoo. A bit surprising, because both have the same packages.

I would install it as a dual boot option, if I could get the tethering to work.  My only option at the time, since cable or dsl doesn't come out my way.  Would love to learn it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 11. March 2014, 16:18:49
It's not very difficult. Especially if you take the pre-compiled Debian Kernel available.

But after, to tune fine the kernel's parameters, it's too difficult and especially too slow for me.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Foxel on 11. March 2014, 16:59:05
Hi, i am André from Germany and im a Linux Newbie  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Dinesh raja on 11. March 2014, 17:50:44
Hi everyone,
This is Dinesh from India just installed Manjaro and i am interested in learning Opensource technologies and programming i simply love to use Linux :) because of its simplicity,security and levels of customization.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kiwilinuxguy on 12. March 2014, 01:15:20
Hi guys kiwilinuxguy here

love manjaro  think its a top desktop for linux
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ma21 on 13. March 2014, 03:32:43
Hello, everyone.

My name is Miles. I am 26, from the USA, and fairly tech savvy, but have never done anything more with Linux aside from installing it and some miscellaneous software from whatever "software center" comes with the distro I install. I love the idea of making Linux my primary OS, but I hate being a n00b, and I have historically gone back to Windows at the first sign of complication. I do not ever expect to be a Linux guru, but I am hoping to stick with it this time and at least be able to do the basics [i.e. install software that isn't included in the aforementioned "software centers" (why is this so hard for me?), customize the interface, remove entries from GRUB 2 (I had to reinstall Windows, so the Windows entry no longer works -- I would like to be able to remove that entry), and learn some basic terminal commands so I don't have to constantly refer to forums, FAQs, and Google searches].

My brother is 18 and is what I would classify as a power user of Linux (jealous). He gave me a raving review of Manjaro, so here I am! I already like it much better than any of the other distributions I have used, but I will say that the learning curve is a bit higher than ubuntu -- even though I never really learned that either.

Don't hate! I have no intentions of spamming your boards with questions that have been asked a million times before. I just wish there was a search tool on the forums so I can quickly see if questions were already asked. Looking forward to learning more about Linux and hope to be able to assist future n00bs in the near future. Thanks to everyone for your support!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: l1feluvr on 13. March 2014, 15:30:42
Howdy  8),
     I'm Eric and I'm a techaholic. Today is my first day using the Manjaro OS and, so far I'm having a blast. Getting the updater to work and the language packs installed was fun but, not as fun as working with a new command-line language. I was relieved to see the 'synaptic-type' software catalog suddenly become useful and, I was able to find a lot of my favorite applications. Thank you folks for all your hard work  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: uid0 on 14. March 2014, 06:39:56
Indonesia, Arch, Chakra, KaOS user. Now testing manjaro stable and unstable build
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 14. March 2014, 07:27:50
Welcome all you new ones !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: odie on 14. March 2014, 14:22:42
Hello all. I am from  Chicago and a satisfied user of Manjaro for nearly a week now. I installed it as the only OS on my new Toshiba laptop. I am currently planning on dual-booting it on my old mac mini. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: George.LG on 14. March 2014, 14:49:53
Hi to all. I am fm Greece 50yo married with children
I am new to Linux, i have  used some Linux Distros so far and i want to give a try to Manjaro  I tried to install Manjaro xfce 0.8.9 but i didn't manage to boot the live dvd (mdm loops) so i tried the openbox witch is installed on my laptop dual boot with win 8. I don't really like openbox and i am trying to find a solution for the xfce edition.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 14. March 2014, 14:52:13
Welcome all  :)
@George.LG try creating a bootable usb stick and going from there, some guys on the forum have reported the same problem you have and solved this way
Good luck ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 14. March 2014, 14:56:50
To @ma21: Hi Miles, please ask any question, repetitive questions are good, as learning lies in the repetition. Not asking questions you have is literally not good for your health and people of the Manjaro community are generally open minded. Welcome to Manjaro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: uid0 on 14. March 2014, 16:48:31
Hi to all. I am fm Greece 50yo married with children
I am new to Linux, i have  used some Linux Distros so far and i want to give a try to Manjaro  I tried to install Manjaro xfce 0.8.9 but i didn't manage to boot the live dvd (mdm loops) so i tried the openbox witch is installed on my laptop dual boot with win 8. I don't really like openbox and i am trying to find a solution for the xfce edition.

Use Suse Image Writer, available on almost every arch spin, just boot using cd/dvd and run it. Or Mint Image Writer, if you prefer Debian based.

Or this one, said manjaro compatible. Work for chakra, never try for manjaro.

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ (http://www.linuxliveusb.com/)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 14. March 2014, 17:23:31
Image writer is not only available on Arch, but on almost all Linux and Windows.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: uid0 on 15. March 2014, 02:33:56
Image writer is not only available on Arch, but on almost all Linux and Windows.

It is, unfortunately I have no luck running Suse Image Writer on Windows, had problem with UAC.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: LarryNG on 15. March 2014, 04:39:00
Hi everyone. I'm from Amarillo, Texas. My occupation used to be an electronic tech, but now that new devices are cheaper than repairing I mostly service software and code websites. After a day of repairing customers' computers and sites I kick back and relax by working on my own computers and sites. ;) I've been watching Linux distributions for over ten years, and I am very pleased with Manjaro (I have already installed it on four computers over the past two weeks). My wife uses XP for her genealogy software but then she gets on Manjaro for the web, games, and enjoying Manjaro in general. I will be posting numerous web pages raving about Manjaro. Thank you to everyone for having done just a great job with Manjaro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: PH on 15. March 2014, 09:35:03
Hi Larry and welcome :)
FWIW I use Gramps for my genealogy software and find it does just about everything that commercial programs can, and of course it's free  :)
It's in the repo
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: xCompassion on 15. March 2014, 19:56:03
Hi guys! I'm fairly new to linux and saw that Manjaro  was simple and user friendly. As of  last night everything has worked perfectly. Thanks for this awesome distro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 15. March 2014, 20:30:20
To all the new guys (and girls  ;) ) Have fun!!! (I do)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: sot on 16. March 2014, 20:14:26
Greetings all,

Just now installed Manjaro-Xfce on a Dell Studio laptop.
Had a lttle trouble getting a clean iso, third try worked. Now it's time to explore a bit.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: MrData on 17. March 2014, 20:43:26
Hello Friends!

I'm happy to have change to Manjaro, it's not only interesting to be aware of your PC but also to have such a strong community on your back.

I'm 25 and always used windows, so I suppose there will be a lot of questions and problems coming.
Type to you later, thanks for this OS!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: timapple on 17. March 2014, 21:03:20
Welcome MrData! Enjoy your explorations.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: flamarro on 17. March 2014, 23:36:19
hi there
from Portugal, a fan to ubuntu, don't hurt me for that, but also trying a lot of Linux flavors that comes out, more or less, and loving XFCE manjaro, that i've installed 2 days ago... everything works well, and fast.... I'm liking a lot.
I'm kind a newbie, but manage to get trouble free so far.... don't mind to read i believe... and with linux for some years now... I have a partition with win7, but i rarely use it... some games i believe, when my nephews come at my house :)
43 years old, and this is kind a hobby, a strong one...  Thanks for your work...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: theremper on 18. March 2014, 13:56:27
Hello, I am new to the forum.

I would like to say that I think Manjaro is the most perfect os out there.

here is my os journey to Manjaro.

from 1995 to 2006 I was a windows user. even a MCSE

in 1998 I played with linux and had from time to time after that

in 2006 I switched to Ubuntu full time due the fact that the direction windows was taking didn't fit my computing needs

then in 2011 I swtiched to Linux Mint Debian due to the fact that the unity interface was not for me and the upgrade path for linux mint was non existanct.

over the last few years I have grown to love the rolling disto I was running LMDE on pure Debian testing. but it never felt right and mint treated the project as a side project when there is time. So for the past few weeks I have been trying different rolling distros and different arch based distros. When I found manjaro cinnamon I found the perfect balance of ease of use, stabiblity, and speed,

Thank you Manjaro team for your most excellent work

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: zaire on 20. March 2014, 12:17:47
Hi everybody!

Simply loving manjaro Openbox.

 ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 21. March 2014, 13:19:04
Hello All newsters :) I havent welcomed anybody in a while so consider it done now :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: gfgraham on 21. March 2014, 18:58:50
Hello, all.

I'm George and I live a few km east of Toronto, Canada.

I'm a new Manjaro user but not that new to Linux. I used to run Ubuntu on one of my netbooks until they introduced Unity, which I absolutely hated. My netbook died shortly after that, so I didn't need Linux any more.

I was a dedicated Windows user (I have my MCSE and a few other certifications, although I've never worked in IT) until very recently. But then I built myself a new system and installed Windows 8 on it.

I hated Win8 from the moment I saw the welcome screen. Upgrading to 8.1 fixed a few of my complaints, but the OS still seems like one big "Screw you" to consumers, especially system builders. And for all the talk of how fast it is, it experiences unexplained hangs that leave the user sitting there wondering what's going on. And so I'm back to Linux. This time, however, I've dragged my entire family with me. (The rest of them are using Linux Mint, however.)

I experimented with many distros before settling on Manjaro. Manjaro was the only one that worked right 'out of the box'. (Even Mint required a couple of tweaks to run properly.) A rolling release was important to me as well.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 21. March 2014, 19:36:20
Wow, lots of newbz! Fantastic & welcome to you all.

Enjoy.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Mirazi_Heket on 21. March 2014, 20:30:34
Hello  :) i'm knowm more or less from irc
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jack on 23. March 2014, 03:29:22
Hey All,

Some of you may remember me, I was here a year or two ago.  I'm not really a noob, but thought I'd say hi anyway.

I've spent most of my time since I left primarily on Windows with some distro-hopping on the side and using Macs at work and for education.  I gave up on the various *buntus today after trying to install a few different 13.10-based distros and having the installer crash every every time.

I've used the Net Install ISO to install Manjaro with SLiM and Cinnamon and I must say, I'm very happy so far.

Jack
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Smile4ever on 24. March 2014, 19:20:48
Hello everyone :) I'm Geoffrey De Belie, also known as Smile4ever. I am a Wikipedian, web developer, software developer and student in applied computer science. I live in Belgium. I have some years experience with Debian-based Linux distributions, but I'm quite happy with Manjaro since a few weeks, so I guess I'm staying in the Arch camp. For more info, visit my website: http://www.hugsmile.eu (http://www.hugsmile.eu)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mid-kid on 24. March 2014, 20:05:27
Been using Arch for about a year, after having used ubuntu for 5 years, and some other distros max a week.
I won't hop to Manjaro, because I love my arch install and have spent much love and patience making it. :P
I'm just here to help you guys test, and maybe discuss some stuff. Therefor, I'm using the Xfce version, and I'm sitting on the unstable repos.

So, let's talk about myself.
I'm mid-kid, I'm 15 years old, I love breaking my system, I hate my crappy netbook (Especially the AMD APU), I never managed to focus on one project for more than 2 days, so don't ask me to do anything, I'll just procastinate. And yeah, that's about all you need to know. ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: NicNZ on 25. March 2014, 08:52:59
Hi everyone

Recent convert to Linux.  Had to replace my old laptop and couldn't justify cost of/was bored of windows, plus the open source photographic options on Linux sounded too good to ignore.

Lot of reading had me tempted to try Arch, though reality and time commitments put me off.  After seriously thinking about LMDE/Solydk/Opensuse/I forget how many other distros, Manjaro (KDE) hooked me as the best looking option - mainly, I'd have to say, for the easy availability of software and the promise of 'install once and get on with it for good'.  No regrets at this stage, though came close when Octopi mysteriously stopped opening...turned out the library for Infinality-Bundle had been moved and hence Pacman was giving a gpgme error.  Nice to get that solved.

Otherwise, structural engineer from New Zealand, fairly tech savvy but only really as an amateur.

Nic
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Cyberess on 25. March 2014, 14:11:50
Been using Arch, Ubuntu, Centos and Debain..   for quite some time.

Have to say Wow  --  well done, Arch Linux "slightly frozen off" with a lovely installer, wrapped with nice artwork graphics..  well done..

Manjaro is the flavour of the moment for me, if it stays this good, this will be a Linux for me.

Cheers 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: inkrypted on 25. March 2014, 19:08:20
Welcome everyone. Manjaro is a great distro. with an awesome community.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Drane on 26. March 2014, 00:03:52
Hi everyone! I had a spare harddrive for my aspire one and I loaded it with the netbook edition. I liked it, so my main drive is now sitting in a shelf and I'm going full time with manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: hextevam on 26. March 2014, 04:29:11
Hello everybody!!
I just finished installing Manjaro for the first time :D I am buzzing right now because I've been trying to install Linux on my laptop for a MONTH! I tried Mint, Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora and I wasn't able to successfully install any of them, there was always a problem way too complicated to be worth solving. So I decided to try Manjaro before giving up on Linux. BEST decision ever, I installed it in the first try, no problems whatsoever.  ;D ;D ;D

So yeah, I just became a huge enthusiast of Manjaro :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: The_Mollumbo on 26. March 2014, 06:13:42
Hello everyone!

I'm a new GNU/Linux user from Mexico, been using Manjaro from a some weeks and i'm loving it! I had no troubles in the installation and made a dual boot with windows (haven't toched it from 2 weeks yay!). Congrats on making such a GOOD distro!
I think i'll see you around guys!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: reves on 26. March 2014, 07:31:14
Hi all.

Linux user of over 12 years. As is typical of most of us, I have distro-hopped my way across almost every major flavour of Linux out there; frustrated that none of them were just bang on with everything I wanted. From release schedules to artwork to philosophies.

Something was always missing. A certain community vibe and a polish and elegance that is so hard to find in an OS. Plus I learned to understand the power of a rolling release and began to look for those. Well I recently found Manjaro and after having run it for a couple of weeks I can honestly say I've found my home. The power of Arch and the AUR, with the polish and stability it deserves. I especially enjoy the stability of the Manjaro repos as well as the lightweight feel despite being an 'out-of-the-box' distro.

I intend to stick around to watch Manjaro and its community grow. I aim to help out wherever I can also.

Thanks for being awesome!

PS. The SimpleMachines forum theme you have here is top notch. I've never seen SMF look so good.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jaro on 29. March 2014, 16:35:01
Hi, I've been using Linux since Linus was born. It's true and amazing considering Linus is older than me. Linux works in mysterious ways!

My first Linux experience was with Slackware and then maybe Redhat. I tried Ubuntu almost ten years ago and stuck with it primarily until Shuttleworth went full evil beginning in 2011. I set my girlfriend up with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS two years ago (with Gnome Classic and Xmonad) and have since been playing with various distributions, from Arch, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, and maybe a dozen others for durations ranging from hours to years.

I came to Manjaro while searching for a replacement for Ubuntu LTS to support remotely. I'd been using Mint Debian but found it a bit restrictive and boring, but was otherwise convinced I'd support it for another few years until I stumbled upon Manjaro. It was easy to install, minimal, cutting edge, stable, and fast.

Now, I am looking for a configuration that supports a tiling window manager (I like dwm and Xmonad), LUKS encryption, hibernation, snapshots (maybe clonezilla or snapper), remote connection (VNC, Teamviewer), and is rock solid stable (where Manjaro seems to fit, but I am not yet convinced).

What brings me to Linux is choice, control, and speed (support for older hardware). In particular I am addicted to tiling (I honestly do not understand why stacking is ubiquitous) and GNU tools on the command line. Everything else is just candy. To be honest I'd be happy enough with Solaris or Apple if their GNU support were better or with Windows 7 if I could replace the WM with dwm. My favorite software based on powerful elegance would likely be vim, git, dwm, and GNU userland.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: LeonD on 29. March 2014, 19:36:46
Hello fellow Manjaroans!

I only wanted to take a sneak peek at a distro I'd been reading lots of positive press about and ended up falling in love with it straight away!

Escaped windows about ten years ago when I switched to Mac...loved the stability of Unix but became disillusioned with Apple's locked in approach....there was only one option from there on in!

Running the Xfce desktop version as that was my preferred flavour under the *buntu distros too....of which I've used just about every one but was never quite happy enough with (but were easy to learn on).  Have also played with Mint, Debian and Fedora and was looking into LFS - that's when I started reading about Arch and subsequently this distro.

I've a couple of old Thinkpads, the X61 and R61, which both play very nicely with this distro, so well that Manjaro has restored my waining faith in Linux (but that was more down to Ubuntu - or Canonical).

Looking forward to meeting new folk on here, learning some new commandlinefu and playing with this beautiful OS :D

Leon
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: paratechsus on 30. March 2014, 19:14:01
Jumped into Manjaro on Friday. Before that was Ubuntu for a year. Have spent most of the weekend customising Xfce, with conky, themes and icons.
I even managed to put together a login screen. Am loving the fact I can make it my own and the rock solid stability. Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 30. March 2014, 20:12:41
Hi everyone and Welcome at all new entry in the Manjaro community.  :)
Title: Hello Manjaro users
Post by: kyawmyatthu.ows on 31. March 2014, 02:03:59
I become a new manjaro right now, I'm from Myanmar (Burma)

My setup for Manjaro
acer travelmate p253MG laptop
Manjaro Community Editions (cinnamon desktop latest )
 ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DeTux on 31. March 2014, 16:55:38
Hi I'm DeTux, from Dublin and am a novice at GNU-Linux in general, but have been using computers since there was no such thing as GUI. Yes, I am old.  Despite this, I am doing a CompTIA Linux+ LX0-101.

I haven't yet filled out the details of my computer system as I need to buy a new laptop! The current computer is XP, around 8 years old (I know ancient) and is falling apart literally. When I say literally I do mean in it in its pedantic meaning as bits of it have come off.  Some of the drivers aren't working that properly either!

Doing a bit of research on Manjaro, the new laptop will probably be an Asus or Lenovo (model not yet decided), XFCE desktop. It more than likely will be an iCore or equivalent processor.  In regards to the graphics card, I am not too sure what it'll be. This will probably depend on what packages I run on it. Kwin will definitely be installed. Compiz, I'm not too sure as I know it has its difficulties. I am uncertain if either will have difficulties depending what graphics card I use on it.  If anyone has recommendations I'm here to listen to them. 

System will also be dual-booted. 

Have I forgotten any more info?  Probably... I'll come back to that later.   

Thanks for letting me join and regards to everybody.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: DanFloyd on 31. March 2014, 21:42:00
Hi everybody,
I'm Daniele from Italy (Tuscany) I'm a student of Computer Science @ University of Pisa.

I've installed Manjaro almost two moths ago on my "old puppy" Samsung NC10 NetBook, and... it reborn!!  :D
I'm too too too too too (...) too happy! I'm proud had joined the Manjaro family, all hardware was recognized immediatly after the installation, almost everything was working out of the box, including most of all apps I use @ Uni. It's the best distro I've ever tried until now!!!

Best regards from Italy!!!  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 01. April 2014, 08:55:33
A big warm welcome to all Manjaro newbies that have joined over the last while. It's great to have so many people joining & from so many different cultures & places - that's one of the many great things about the GnuLinux community, getting to know so many different people.

More power to you all & see you around the forum.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tibs245 on 01. April 2014, 16:21:24
Hi,
My surname is Tibs and Iliving in France. I am student in superior school in computing. I work on Manjaro during a month or more. I like manjarobox and the KISS principle. I hope participate in this community for upgrade this great distribution !

Thank all team Manjaro for this software !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: anarfred on 01. April 2014, 20:50:48
Hi!

Another canadian folk here, precisely from Quebec (be indulgent, my english may look weird). Urban Geography Grad student, a future college teacher if everything goes well.

Been using Linux since I'm 18, with some months or years returning to Windows, sadly. Got back during last fall on Crunchbang, and found Manjaro during february I guess. Been in love with Manjarobox since, but the AwesomeWM remix is taking the place since this week, I hope I'll finally stay on this one (I've tried almost all the different versions of Manjaro on many computers).

My hobbies : distro-hopping. reading, activism, politics (anarchism and queer) and fixed gear bikes.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 01. April 2014, 21:05:10
Bienvenue à tous les deux,  :)

You're not alone here speak English poorly.  ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: anarfred on 01. April 2014, 21:44:18
Bienvenue à tous les deux,  :)

You're not alone here speak English poorly.  ;D

Thanks! Well, this forum will be a good place to practice, and if it's too much, I just discovered that there was a french irc channel because of you  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jimbob on 02. April 2014, 11:36:35
Hello peoples, i am a new Manjaro discovering distro hopper, And im still fiddling to see what i can and cant do with this wonderful beast called Manjaro. No words i could think of would express it better that, It is a joy to discover the LXDE community spin. I think i may have found the distro that will keep me interested enough to learn enough to migrate all my PC to Linux.

I was advised for stability that Arch is the way to go, And when i discovered that i wasn't smart enough for Arch the next logical step was an Arch based distro, And here i am.

Great work to all responsible for this.

Jim
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 02. April 2014, 11:41:44
Hello peoples, i am a new Manjaro discovering distro hopper, And im still fiddling to see what i can and cant do with this wonderful beast called Manjaro. No words i could think of would express it better that, It is a joy to discover the LXDE community spin. I think i may have found the distro that will keep me interested enough to learn enough to migrate all my PC to Linux.
Jim

Hello And welcome Jim!

I wish you good luck with your leap of faith! its not that hard  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Maphardam on 02. April 2014, 17:11:40
Hey guys,

you have such a nicely forum (and distro of course)! I'm Tim from Germany, studying computer sciences and enjoying all the advantages Linux gives to me. My first distro was Linux Mint, but after a year I decided to switch to something more challenging. So I asked my good old friends Distrowatch and Wikipedia and found the lovely Manjaro :)

Greetings,
Maphardam
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: nlhnt on 03. April 2014, 01:39:51
Hey there,
started using manjaro xfce today.
Marcin, Poland.
Cheers
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: grandfafa on 03. April 2014, 02:49:16
Hi manjaro developers and community.

My forum name is grandfafa, a name given to me by my grandson.
I live in the southern part of the United States

I use Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, CrunchBang, and now thanks to the Manjaro developers Manjaro.

In the past I have tried to use Arch but was never able to make it run, but I will keep learning and someday I will make it work.

I want to thank all of you for the work you are doing to make my computer useful and fun to use.

John
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: blurymind on 03. April 2014, 12:15:51
hi everyone. My name is Todor. I have been using linux for over 10 years now. Been with slackware, with mandriva, suse, even ubuntu and its derivatives.
I am a 3d enthusiast with some experience. check out my website : imovethings.blogspot.com

I have to say that Manjaro has the userfriendliness of ubuntu, with the superior packaging system, performance and flexibility of arch linux.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Enindu on 03. April 2014, 12:20:17
hi everyone. My name is Todor. I have been using linux for over 10 years now. Been with slackware, with mandriva, suse, even ubuntu and its derivatives.
I am a 3d enthusiast with some experience. check out my website : imovethings.blogspot.com

I have to say that Manjaro has the userfriendliness of ubuntu, with the superior packaging system, performance and flexibility of arch linux.

Hello Todor.
Welcome to Manjaro community.  :)
You have been using linux for 10 years. But still novice?  :P
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: agent.smith on 04. April 2014, 02:13:48
Hello everyone. New to Manjaro and linux. I've played around with other distros, mainly Ubuntu but like to check out other distros. I liked Manjaro's easy setup. The look is clean. Reminded me a little of Mint. Saw a few reviews on Youtube for Manjaro and peaked my attention. Still getting the feel for linux. I enjoy the terminal.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Twottitdo on 04. April 2014, 09:25:02
I'm a newcomer to Manjaro and the Arch linux base, so still have some learning to do, I would consider myself an intermediate exp user, but still need to learn Pacman after getting so used to apt-get/synaptuc coming from the #! base.
I have started using ManjaroBox and I am thoroughly pleased with the flavor, sadly I didn't have a pleasent experience with the E Community build, since E WAS my favorite WM...I am now pretty much converted to OpenBox.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: faberarch on 04. April 2014, 13:07:06
Hi everyone! I'm from Italy and I'm using Manjaro on my old laptop since last year and it's great! I tried many distros but no one is like Manjaro!! :)  I'd like to thank all the team that brings us such a great distro! :) :) :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: dave94483 on 04. April 2014, 16:45:22
Hello all, I started playing with Linux since sometime in the Nineties and have seen a lot of improvements to the point where Linux has become as easy to use as the two prevalent OS's. I've been using Crunchbang for years then recently tried Manjaro, I like the way it operates and have installed the Fluxbox version. See you around.
Dave
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mormit on 05. April 2014, 03:47:24
Background: Been using Windows for many years and is what I have at work. Personal use I prefer Linux. I started with Ubuntu...distro hopped and have been running Mint. Putting together a new laptop next week and Manjaro is the way I want to go.

Hello world
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: LordKravex on 05. April 2014, 05:49:05
Hi Everyone,

I'm LordKravex from Colorado, USA. I found out about Manjaro through Spatry, and within an hour of trying Manjaro, it became my distro of choice - I've installed it on my home computers as well as all of my office ones. I've been using Linux for over 12 years, and I have never seen a distro that was as good and made such an impression on me so quickly. Bravo to everyone involved with Manjaro!!!!

Best,
LordKravex
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: zamot on 05. April 2014, 16:07:48
Hello everybody,

I'm a new user with manjaro (before I used ubuntu and mint). I Can't say I'm extremely happy, because since one week I can't sleep before 4am trying to install my printer unsuccessfully. Nevertheless, with all the rest, this distro is superb and I learned more in one week than in all the time I've been using linux.
It's quite fast too. I have a thinpad x121e and live in France (in which unofficial forum I've been getting some help too).

Best
Zamot
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 05. April 2014, 16:10:57
Hi everyone and welcome newcomers in to the forum. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: THN on 06. April 2014, 19:53:29
Hi there

I have several partitions (WinXP, Win7, Kubuntu 12.04 + 13.10, OpenSuse, Mageia, Mint, Fedora) and like figure out how to activate all my hardware (printers, scanner, graphics, DVB-S TV card,...) in the different distros. I also use heavily virtualbox to try out other OS (OS/2, Win98, DOS 6.2.2, MAX OS X,...).

After some quite promisiing  demos on youtube I am now looking into manjaro...

THN
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: lukaszde on 07. April 2014, 16:11:38
Yep, it's me ;)
After many many years working with many many distros, I hope that I found best option, so far ;)

Thanks for all involved in project :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: biggone101 on 08. April 2014, 17:24:40
Hello team i'm new to manjaro i tried the distro a few months ago and i installed a update to the system and all of a sudden i lost my sound and i uninstalled the system because i couldnt get it to work i come from linux mint team but really like manjaro i hope i can get the os to work this time
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 08. April 2014, 17:35:34
Greetings to all Manjaro newbies! Your full body lycra Manjaro-branded catsuits are in the mail!

Enjoy!

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: p1ckaname on 08. April 2014, 18:58:46
Hi Peeps,

Not really new to Manjaro, did use it a while ago and then switched to plain Arch. Did a hop to the latest iteration of Ubuntu, got on the bandwagon with Antergos and finally got back to Manjaro. Basically, because I really want it on my media-machine/server and do not want to go through the total setup of Arch again. Antergos downloads all the latest packages and it takes a while before that is done. And then I've gotta go and install all the other stuff.

Manjaro has ManjaroISO which enables me to create an ISO with all that I need on that machine. So I am done and still have a great backup-system. Need another ISO? Let's build it! That is the main reason I love Manjaro, besides the fact that it is based upon Arch.

By now I've reached the point that I will delete all the other partitions (except for Windows which I really need for my work) and replace everything with Manjaro.

So there it is,

p1ckaname (pronounced as simply as pick-a-name)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kiril on 09. April 2014, 15:23:30
hi EVERYONE!  8)

my name is kiril from Macedonia...working at internet marketing and managing coffee shop...i am using manjaro and like it a lot...but still learning.

For example...yesterday i learned how to install Virtualbox (for some windows software) ...and it works :)

talk soon..and
have a great day...
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Shadow86sk on 09. April 2014, 20:31:35
Hi I am Peter and I am from Slovakia

Manjaro became my favorite Linux distro so far :) always wanted to play with arch but without the hassle of the setup :) and Manjaro looks so so nice :) My top 3 distributions are in no particular oder:

1. Manjaro
2. Linux Mint
3. OpenSUSE

:)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Pierre on 10. April 2014, 21:43:06
Hi all,

I'm a new French manjaro user. I just installed the Netbook edition in my Samsung N210. This bring a new life to my netbook.
Great job to all the team.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 11. April 2014, 20:02:21
Hi all new users and Welcome on the great forum's Manjaro. ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: fury on 11. April 2014, 21:28:34
Hello everybody,

I'm using Manjaro since about a half year, previous I had used some Ubuntu based stuff (Mint, Xubuntu and so on). Also I'm an developer, mostly developing on my own free cloud (https://github.com/squarerootfury/redundancy) :D.

I like manjaro because it's a kind of the "ideal linux distribution". Not too heavy to administrate and not to special for the main users :D, I wrote an article about this topic: http://0fury.de/imho-warum-manjaro-eigentlich-optimal-ist/ (attention, it is only in german, sry  ::))

Greetz!
Fury
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bombatomba on 12. April 2014, 22:24:59
Hello  :)

I've been a Linux user for years now but have rarely ventured out of the Ubuntu-like distros.  After doing the old Distrowatch shuffle one night I decided to give Manjaro a spin and have not been disappointed.  It's been about two weeks now and I have finally settled with XFCE (with a bit of Mate on the side).  I'm very happy and have not enjoyed a distro this much since migrating from Ubuntu to Mint back at Mint 13.

Also I would like to comment on the noob-friendliness of the community here.  The few questions I've had were all answered by searching through out the forum here and was pleased by the cordiality of the posters.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: upsurt on 13. April 2014, 01:12:37
Using Manjaro now since two months and I love it!

My favorite distros are:

1. Manjaro
2. Linux Mint
3. Debian
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ebutts531 on 13. April 2014, 15:57:58
Hello all, I have been using manjaro linux xfce for about a month now and I must say I have not had a smoother experience with this distro. It's responsiveness is amazing. I have to say the automatic installing all the necessary proprietary drivers and media codecs was fantastic and had no issues. Issues with flash and amazon but was quickly resolved with installing hal and enabling on sys startup. I was suprised to see on the wiki the solution to steam and sound issues. Love that wiki. Video tearing is still present in xfce but was resolved with compiz. There are also some redraw issues with the desktop for me anyway when moving files around, but goes away when opening a folder for some reason. Anyway great work keep it up.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: JayVii on 13. April 2014, 17:41:58
I'm from Germany, 18 years old Student and I use Linux for about a year now. I tried a lot of (*buntu-) distros but found out about Manjaro through youtube (thank you Spatry :D). Totally happy with it. It's amazing how fast and easy manjaro is and I simply love the rolling-release model... I am currently using LXDE, but will eventually change this to Enlightenment in the future.
The community is just awesome here: friendly, quick responses and in most cases professional.
 ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: shisha on 16. April 2014, 16:46:43
Hey everyone, Shisha from Serbia here :)
I'm new to linux and I've decided to start with Manjaro (xfce).
I'd like to consider myself as a windows user gone rogue :) So pardon my linux noob mindset, but I guess we've all been there at one point in our lives :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: beckett on 17. April 2014, 22:41:07
Hi everyone,
Beckett in Cleveland, Ohio, United States here.
Started using Manjaro a bit over a month ago and I am really digging it. Came over here from Linux Mint (with the occasional Kubuntu or Netrunner, actually looking forward to giving the Manjaro-Netrunner colab a spin).
Thanks to the team for the great work.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Pednick on 18. April 2014, 04:04:00
Hello every one, just made the switch from Debian to Arch Linux in the flavor of Manjaro.  8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mitchwtn on 18. April 2014, 15:58:18
Hi everyone, well I'm typically not much of a forum guy but I figured I'd make this post here.  I tried linux many years ago and I don't think either of us was ready for the other one lol.  A couple years ago I had a really old desktop I kept running with Bodhi just for emergency and friend use.  I am big into android so finally I decided I'm committing, no dual boot, no nothing I'm going to find a linux distro and it took me quite a while and a lot of different versions before I found manjaro and it was everything I wanted, my wifi worked out of the box and that didn't even happen with ubuntu, mint or elementary, everything just worked.  My hope is to get around to compiling roms, and eventually contributing and maybe even some day building my own custom rom.  For now, I have picked my distro but I keep struggling to pick a DE, I am rather indecisive lol. 

So I will post my details.  This was an emergency gift from my brother and for now it's all I've got so it will do.  It's a     Mac mini (Late 2009), Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53 GHz 1 processor, 2 cores, 4096 MB 1067 MHz DDR3,  GPU: GeForce 9400, 320GB HD.

I know unfortunately nobody can pick my DE for me, but I guess if I had a question it would be:
Is there anything I should just eliminate as an option, like KDE or something for being too heavy for my system?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mungatsuma on 19. April 2014, 02:32:29
Hi Everyone,
I am new to Manjaro and Arch linux, but not Linux, have been on debian for a long while, tried manjaro a while back then back to debian. Basically head over heels with KDE and enlightenment. I am already liking what I've seen of Manjaro.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: neonr4in on 19. April 2014, 07:16:21
Hello, my name is Anan and I like to introduce myself

I previously used Ubuntu since 2010, then moved to Fedora for a while, Linux Mint in 2012 and returned to Ubuntu in 2013, but in  2014 I moved to Manjaro, this is great arch-based distro for me.

Love this great community
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Mandulzz on 19. April 2014, 16:38:08
Hi,
my name is Adrian and I come from Poland.
I've been using Linux OS for a few years now, mostli Ubuntu-based. Manjaro is my distro of choice for over half a year now.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: alkad_mzu on 19. April 2014, 18:23:38
Hello all, I've been using manjaro for about 12 hours :) i have a long lost background in freebsd and slackware. i recently returned to using linux as my desktop OS for day-to-day. With a heavy heart i abandoned Debian 7.4 as I just kept running into walls regarding hardware detection. I found my self really loving its stability and speed. really liking the apt-get but in the end it looked like it came down to choosing wether i wanted my wifi via a more recent kernel to work or my fglrx drivers to work on the current stable. when i finally got both to work i realized i had no control over laptop brighness. I tried arch installation but couldnt get past the partitioning phase. MANJARO!!! i did the net install, followed by choosing a couple of dektop environments. harware detection on the distro is superb i actually find this distro to be easier to deal with than debian or any of the debian based dists.  About me: I'm "the new guy" at work we use that term to refer to the guy that's been around for years but still makes rookie mistakes. I've been around linux way too long to know so little at this point in time but thank goodness for wiki and cutting and pasting into consoles.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: muvo2k on 20. April 2014, 21:34:21
Hi im from Germany,

my Ubuntu was my first Linux Distro and Manjaro is my second !

Manjaro is on the right track and a great Distro
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cumali on 20. April 2014, 21:40:35
Welcome @muvo2k, thank you for your kind thoughts. We are waiting for sharing ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jdonaghy on 21. April 2014, 03:04:47
Hello, Manjaro-folk!

I have officially been using Manjaro Community Edition Fluxbox for... five minutes, maybe. :P I'm a regular Arch and Debian (Sid) user, but I always have that third partition hanging around for (distro-hopping) experimental installs. Fluxbox is perhaps my favorite desktop, though I am also a huge fan of PekWM. I don't know if I should have picked a community edition for my first experience with Manjaro... but it's what I have expected so far. I'm not sure what the differences between the official and community releases are. In any case, I look forward to working with the distro and seeing what it has to offer. Hope everyone is having a fine day here in Manjaroland.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: random on 21. April 2014, 11:43:35
Hi everyone!

I'm from Hungary and I'm 20 yo.

I have been using Manjaro for 2 days now and I'm absolutely delighted!
I've used Ubuntu for a few weeks but it was not enough so I started to test different systems on LiveCD and I stopped with Manjaro.

I was a hardcore Windows user for 10+ years,but I stopped gaming and started to use free apps so I had no argument to keep Windows. It was hard and different but thankfully for the great documentations it's easy to learn.
I'm using Blender and Gimp mostly and these programs are running much-much better on Manjaro than on Windows or Ubuntu. So yeah...I'm in love with you,Manjaro!  :D

God bless you all and keep up that fantastic work. Well done!  ;)
Title: Now with Manjaro
Post by: G-man on 22. April 2014, 15:30:42
Hi there! (http://www.greensmilies.com/smile/smiley_emoticons_eazy_wink.gif) (http://www.greensmilies.com/)

There are so many distributions of Linux and I have tried a lot of them. From OpenSUSE to Ubuntu, Kubuntu, PCLinux and many, many more. Some of them were that badly done, that the installation CD/DVD didn't even start. Maybe they expect everybody to be a totally Linux specialist, being able to type in dozens of commands manually before installing their distro from their CD or DVD. Sad song, especially when they have different commands than others, I always though that the basic commands are the same on every distro, but I was wrong.
Now with Manjaro the installation of all the programs that I want was quite fast and easily, with one exception, and that's why I'm here now.

Regards

G-man
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: beckett on 22. April 2014, 18:53:07

So I will post my details.  This was an emergency gift from my brother and for now it's all I've got so it will do.  It's a     Mac mini (Late 2009), Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53 GHz 1 processor, 2 cores, 4096 MB 1067 MHz DDR3,  GPU: GeForce 9400, 320GB HD.

I know unfortunately nobody can pick my DE for me, but I guess if I had a question it would be:
Is there anything I should just eliminate as an option, like KDE or something for being too heavy for my system?

I've run KDE on a single core 2GB laptop and it is fine. Might not be a zippy as if you went with XFCE, but if you really like KDE you'll be good.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: p5ych00n5 on 23. April 2014, 03:02:35
Hey all, first time poster, long time lurker.  ;)

p5ych00n5 from Australia here, Manjaro (KDE) was the first distro that actually replaced Windoze on my rig and in that meantime I have tried in no particular order:

Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome)
Mint 16.01 (XFCE, KDE)
Sabayon 14.01 (XFCE, KDE, Gnome)
Gentoo (KDE)
Fedora
OpenSUSE 13.01 (Gnome)
Archbang

Now I've come back full circle and it just feels like home (XFCE). I hope that I will be able to teach as much as I learn and be a proactive member of the community.

Kind Regards
p5ych00n5
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: slooksterpsv on 24. April 2014, 00:41:59
Hello Manjaro Users,

My name is Shawn and I've been an avid linux user off and on since Ubuntu 4.10 came out. It's only been in the recent 3 years that I've fully embraced and, more often than not, ran Linux. I think during an average week I'm in Windows for about... oh... 3-4 hours. The rest is all done in Linux.

I've learned a lot about Ubuntu, know a bunch of its quips, fun things to do, etc., but never found it to be quite... stable. Every time I would boot it would give me an error saying something had stop functioning or it needed to send a bug report, etc. Even if I left my computer sitting for periods of time without me near it, my system would have to be rebooted to even get it functioning (no ttys - suspend issue).

Anyways, Ubuntu has some great things about it, but the majority of what I did would be via terminal for package management. I read an article on OMGUbuntu and had heard about, but never tried Arch. I decided to look for a quicker deployment and tried out Manjaro. I fell in love!

My system feels like what my Core i3 on elementary OS feels like - fast, stable, sleek, beautiful. Package management is a lot easier, it's what I need, not what it wants to install. It's a very fluid feel while giving me exactly what I want in my Linux usage - rolling release. I hated with Ubuntu, when a new version of an app would come out, the fact that I would have to find a PPA to install a newer version or even just wait until a newer release to upgrade. It was a pain and I've burnt a lot of CDs and even toasted a few thumb drives just upgrading.

Here's my specs:
Toshiba C75D-A
AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core 2.0GHz APU
8GB RAM
750GB HDD
AMD Radeon HD 8400 GPU
Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04, and Manjaro 0.89 XFCE

Everything works flawlessly, even with the non-free graphics.

I hope to soon learn how to package a few apps I've made to help the community out. EFIBootOrder for one -
I have it running on Manjaro already I already have the dependencies I need for it (Qt4 libraries).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: marko94 on 24. April 2014, 00:44:35
Hy everyone !
My name is Marko,
I'm from Croatia (Zagreb) , and I using linux for 1 months..Before Manjaro, I use open suse,mint,ubuntu,but when I find Manjaro,that's it..It awesome,fast,great looking..For now, everything is new for me, but I learn fast..There is great and helpful wiki,forum..

 Regards  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: reapz on 24. April 2014, 09:30:51
Hi everyone,

I'm reapz, been working with linux (mostly debian) couple of years, and now switched to manjaro out of curiosity :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: helden on 24. April 2014, 10:52:59
Hy everyone !

I'm Helden, from France (I love bread, wine and cheese).
I'm using arch. Now, I want to try Manjaro ;)

Regards ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: simgin on 24. April 2014, 22:52:57
Welcome to the community all you new folks  8)

kind regards
simgin

ps.  @slooksterpsv  your program sounds interesting +1  Maybe PM philm or rob about it.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 25. April 2014, 10:50:46
Hi everyone and Welcome new users in great Manjaro community.

Good permanency.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: karl on 25. April 2014, 16:53:31
Hello everyone. I'm a distro hopper. Really enjoying this one. This could very well be my daily driver.
I will post my machine specs and Manjaro experience thus far in a separate post.
And now for my first newbie question.
Is it pronounced MAN-HAR-O or MAN-JAR-O like Mount Kilimanjaro?

Cheers from Manhattan.;)

 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 25. April 2014, 17:06:40
Welcome to all new users  :)

MAN-JAR-O like Mount Kilimanjaro, because it's the origin of the name (a walk Roland).
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rudylorren on 26. April 2014, 02:30:32
Hello everyone. I'm a distro hopper. Really enjoying this one. This could very well be my daily driver.
I will post my machine specs and Manjaro experience thus far in a separate post.
And now for my first newbie question.
Is it pronounced MAN-HAR-O or MAN-JAR-O like Mount Kilimanjaro?

Cheers from Manhattan.;)


Manjaro is named after Mt. Kilimanajro.  But you can say it whichever way you like, cuz ya know freedom ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bvpainter on 26. April 2014, 13:35:19
I am from London, England. Have been using Linux for many years from Mandrake over 10 years ago.More recently have been using mainly Ubuntu based distros, and at present I am dual-booting with Xubuntu 14.04.

However I thought I'd like to try something different so here I am using Manjaro XFCE.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tryingtolearnlinuxwithADD on 26. April 2014, 22:57:03
I'm From Indiana, it is a state in America.  I say this because some people online get Indiana and India mixed up.  I'm really really new to Linux.  But Me and Linux has a history.  I started messing with it back 1999, 2006, 2010, 2013, and now in 2014.  I've done some test installs, and I've been running it from Live USBs and DVDs.  I'm still searching to find the right Distro for My two computers and I. 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Coastie on 27. April 2014, 00:33:03
I started as a reluctant computer many years ago when my boss said he wanted me to keep doing the job I was assigned but my secretary would no longer type my reports. I would have to type them myself on a computer. So I learned to use a DOS computer using an interface I think was called a menu. Got very good at it and helped design input programs for the entire state. (The computer gurus made them work.) I got my own home computer with a "menu" interface over DOS, moved to Windows when it came available. Became the go-to-guy for years on computers at work as long as it did not involve DOS. Went as far as Windows XP Pro at work and XP at home.

I tried OS2 Warp with some help at an OS2 Users Group. I also tried Point & Click Linux on my own for a little while. Then a guy at a LUG installed Fedora on my computer. I got scared off by updating by phone internet, the Terminal, and Synaptic Package Manager. I gave up and went to XP.

After getting sick enough of virus, crashes, etc., I bought an iMac for home just before Apple stopped using PPC. I got comfortable with updates from Apple. Cable internet helped too. I kept getting notified by Firefox, Facebook, etc. that I need to update my software or I won't be able to use their sites in the future but can't because I have a PPC. I am not going to spend the money for an Intel Mac now that I am getting comfortable with Linux and maybe be abandoned by Apple again if I bought another Mac so decided to try Linux again in January 2014.

Had this Linux computer rebuilt as below in 10/08 for my son to run Ubuntu 8.04 but he lost interest in it. Bought a new Dell 24" monitor for this computer so now I am using it. When I started up this computer in January 2014, it updated Ubuntu 8.04 to 13.something with the Unity desktop. I hated the Unity desktop but played around with it a little then crashed it and tried Lubuntu for a while but found it boring.

Discovered Linux Lite reading and watching You Tube reviews especially Spatry's. I bought a DVD burner so I could install it in January 2014. I thought Linux Lite would be be the OS that I would keep. I tried a couple of dock program but have figured out how to make the Xfce desktop look like my Mac without an extra program .

The Linux Lite (Lubuntu) and Ubuntu Software Centers are a main reason that I started looking for a beginner friendly rolling distro. The Deja Dup site said the bug I was experiencing could only be fixed by installing the new version. The version of Deja Dup in those software centers was out of date. For several days the download on Deja Dup's site was not working so I could not get it that way either. The current version is in the Manjaro repository.

Thanks to Spatry's reviews on You Tube of Manjaro and his edition, I “graduated” Manjaro Cup of Linux Edition (without Compiz) this month, April 2014.

I still avoid the Terminal because it is too much like DOS for me.
 
-Linux Computer-
Processor:                 4x Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU 330 @ 1.60GHz
Memory:                         2057MB (465MB used)
Operating System:              Manjaro Linux XFCE 4
Kernel:                         Linux 3.12.17-1-MANJARO (i686)
Multimedia-Audio Adapter:   HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
Monitor:                          Dell 24”
Display-Resolution:        1920x1080 pixels
SCSI Disks:                  SONY DVD RW DW-Q28A ATA ST3500320AS


-iMac G5
Model Identifier:      PowerMac12,1
Processor Name:      PowerPC G5 (3.1)
Processor Speed:      2.1 GHz
Number Of CPUs:      1
L2 Cache (per CPU):   512 KB
Memory:           2.5 GB
MacOSX:                 10.5.8
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: cristi1media on 27. April 2014, 11:57:54
Hello! I am from Bucharest, Romania. I enjoy using Manjaro with xfce for over a week now. I am 19 years and tried many linux ditribution but i found the one that i like. Thanks for all what you've done with manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: indefiance11 on 28. April 2014, 17:19:36
New here as well.  I've been using linux off and on for almost a decade... but never really dug in till recently.  I've progressed from Mint, to Ubuntu, to Debian in the last year.  Recently decided to try an Arch build and decided it was too much setup after about an hour or two of fiddling around haha, which brings me here to Manjaro.  LOVE IT.  I'm used to Gnome from using Debian, so decided to go with the Gnome Community edition of Manjaro, and let me tell you its been a little mind blowing how much I love the way Arch/Manjaro does things.  However,  I'm glad that I didn't try to take the plunge till now.  Definitely more setup (even in manjaro) compared to Debian.  More freedom however, and I like it. 

It will take a little getting used to the paradigm change from Debian but for the most part it feels very stable and less buggy, as long as I can find the right tuturials etc.

Currently facing some issues with my KVM win7 guest that I believe are configuration problems.  Thus, here I am to see if the community at Manjaro is as good as I hope.

Cheers
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: FreiFinalmente on 29. April 2014, 04:12:52
Stumbled upon Manjaro OpenBox and LXDE right after Arch, ArchBang and CrunchBang and a year of distro jumping. Have never looked back since. Simply awesome. Manjaro now resides on three of our computers. THANK YOU MANJARO TEAM! I'm in Texas and loving Linux again.
FF
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: AyKay on 29. April 2014, 11:05:37
Hi world people.

Trying manjaro over a month now and am very pleased.
Not into Linux that much, so guess I'll bug you with tons of questions.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: darso on 29. April 2014, 12:48:11
Hi guys.  Just like to say hello to all and give my first impression views on Manjaro.  It's "BEAUTIFUL"  ;D  I have spent a bit of time trying out lots of different distros, and I do mean lots, and find Manjaro to be the lovliest of them all.  I was wanting to use an Arch Linux distro and couldn't begin to figure out what to do with Arch itself and then I found Manjaro, praise the... whatever it is, for this perfect distrobution and thank you to the Gods who wrote and perfected it.  I was a windose user but Manjaro has helped me to beat my foul addiction and I am now clean and will remain so for as long as Manjaro exists, thank you guys so much  ;)

I am from Belfast in  Northern Ireland.

Good luck,
Darso.

It ain't what you do, it's with whom you do it, that's what it's all about.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 29. April 2014, 14:33:30
Hi everybody and Welcome for all new users.  :D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ruziel on 29. April 2014, 15:51:24
A big warm welcome to all new Manjaro users - it's great to have you here.

More power to u all.

Ruziel  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: stel883 on 29. April 2014, 19:52:28
Hi all :)

i'm dual booting, manjaro xfce & crunchbang openbox (64bit versions) at the moment. Specifically using for editing satellite captures from set-top box on external HDD.  Ex windows user (98, 2k, xp), used linux in the past (suse, slackware, mint), and very pleased with manjaro!! btw, i'm from Greece..

update: installed openbox
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Colin on 30. April 2014, 16:34:06
Greetings from East Sussex: I installed ManjaroBox about a month ago without tears. I wanted a more-frequently updated system & than my old debian-based distro, and I got it! It's my first 64-bit installation so I was nervous it might crash my Dell Inspiron but it's as good as gold. Well done to the team for a solid & attractive distro!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: HarryTheDog on 01. May 2014, 02:45:19
Hi all. been using computers since 1979. used more os's than I care to remember.   Only 4 stick out with Fondness Spectrum, Amiga, siddux, and Windows 7 ( just proves a 1000 monkeys can create the works of Shakespeare  )  . I have been distro hoping off and on for more than 5 years  ( siddux was the only one I stayed with for any length of time) . But I must say having been using Manjaro for the last 8 months, I have switched to DE/WM hoping instead. This is already looking like a permanent home. Well done to all the devs and a friendly looking forum as well.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: kmartin on 02. May 2014, 06:32:38
Well howdy,
   My name is Martin and I live in Albuquerque, NM, USA. I'm just having too much fun with this Manjaro 0.8.9! Befor I was self-underemployed, I did some dbaseAccess/excell stuff: last century C classes, html too, currantly an XP refuge/re-tooling pre-novice: Manjaro Linux. As a dyslectic (could you tell?) I do need to solve this little issue that LibreOffice has re. a non-functioning spell checker! 'lucky this is the most important thing that I have had to hunt 'n peck right now. But it's all good I'm an old guy, with an old dell, XP on one drive Manjaro on the other and I'm learning a lot of new stuff!

   Seriously- Thanks for putting Manjaro together it's realy cool!

Happy trails …
Martin

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Post by: mjan on 02. May 2014, 14:11:16

Hi from Spain.

I used Archlinux some years ago until the second time it got ruined after an update.

I hope Manjaro won't do it.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: gspec on 02. May 2014, 21:20:56
Hello!

I'm a long time PC/Mac user and thought to give Linux a try. Manjaro seemed like the sensible build to work with, from all the reading I've done. I like it a lot so far!

Glad to be on the board :)
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Post by: biff on 03. May 2014, 02:17:27
Hello from Australia,
I was looking at the information about Mintbox 2 and came across this Distro, somebody recommended trying it.
So I did, read the Wiki insulation guide, didn't need to, as it was very easy to install.
I wanted go move away from Ubuntu based Distros and try some others.

Thanks Manjaro for a good Distro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Mr_Z on 05. May 2014, 00:09:00
Greetings everyone!

I have to say I am very impressed with Manjaro so far. I have been distro hopping for a little while and kept ending up on Linux Mint simply because it worked without a hassle on my lappy. I decided to give Manjaro a shot and I have had nothing go wrong so far. This distro has been simply fantastic. The only thing I will have to get used to is pacman. Good job Manjaro team!

For now, I will probably be doing more learning that teaching, but I look forward to discussing you all.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Jeroma11 on 05. May 2014, 15:47:22
Hello from me my name is Jeroma, I'm new here!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: jaydoc on 06. May 2014, 03:28:51
Hi.

As a rather novice user to Linux I have been hopping distros quite a lot. Used Arch for quite some time, until I realized that the degree of control I wanted on a minimal install in Arch would never happen until I learnt Linux fully well. After searching Google, came upon Manjaro today. Seems like quite the thing for me. Have installed the Openbox version. I must say I have liked what I saw so far. So much so, I have already made a small donation too - my first for an open source project ever! Keep up the good work guys. Hope these forums are "newbie"-friendly!
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Post by: Esclapion on 06. May 2014, 10:06:06
Welcome to all newcomers  :D

Quote
Hope these forums are "newbie"-friendly!

Yep, they are.  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: coolaid on 06. May 2014, 17:20:57
Hi there !  :)
I'm from Croatia, and I'm using Manjaro netbook edition on my ...well... netbook  8)

Running i3wm as my default window manager, i also have Xfce configured.

(http://www.pohrani.com/t/18/15/3QRtVIQH/2014-05-06-1700051024x60.jpg) (http://www.pohrani.com/?18/15/3QRtVIQH/2014-05-06-1700051024x60.png)

(http://www.pohrani.com/t/3B/Ko/4AxxWqz0/screenfetch-2014-05-0616.jpg) (http://www.pohrani.com/?3B/Ko/4AxxWqz0/screenfetch-2014-05-0616.png)
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Post by: Lukimya on 06. May 2014, 17:29:19
Hi there !  :)
I'm from Croatia, and I'm using Manjaro netbook edition on my ...well... netbook  8)


Welcome to the club :) Just a side note: Branch means the repo you are using, not the edition.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: ee1993 on 06. May 2014, 22:01:41
Hello to the forum.  I am relatively new to the Linux world.  I am building a dedicated flight simulator based on X-Plane and decided to try Manjaro Linux rather the Windows 7 and see if I can get it running.   My understanding is that X-plane runs well in Linux in general.  It looks like I am gong to need some advice. So far, I have the distro set up and running but have hit a few walls.  I have had no problems with the installation, graphics, or installing many applications from the repository.  However, I can't seem to execute anything I install from outside sources.  For example, I copied the X-Plane Linux installer executable to the desktop but when I try to run it (execute) nothing happens.  I also did a Google Earth install  and it ran without errors and placed all the files into a folder along with the executable but, again, when I try to run it, nothing happens.  I am obviously missing soothing fundamental.  Any advice would be appreciated.
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Post by: mt on 06. May 2014, 22:31:00
Just installed the xfce version & raring to go.

Cheers From The UK.
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Post by: Hertz on 07. May 2014, 09:08:15
Hi everyone and Welcome for new users.  :)
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Post by: andrewb on 08. May 2014, 00:23:14
Hi, Im Andrew from NJ US, used arch for about a month. Longest stable system I had was about 3 days. Love Manjaro.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: bad63r on 08. May 2014, 02:22:15
Hello everyone , I'm from Serbia(Europe/Balkan) and I'm using Linux for over 6 years... I used Debian, Ubuntu,Mint, SUSE etc but i found all what i need in Manjaro , just perfect!

Have a little problems around xfce DE but I just need to acclimatize .  :)

TOP distro in 2014 , just watch  ;)
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Post by: constantrock on 08. May 2014, 03:09:52
Howdy from central Texas!
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Post by: panos on 08. May 2014, 09:47:00
Hello to everyone from Greece.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: astojo on 08. May 2014, 11:29:17
Hello, all.  I've been lurking here for far too long to not send my greetings from Perkasie, PA, USA. 

This forum and the IRC channel have been incredible resources for me for the last year of using Manjaro, and the community (you guys) should pat yourselves on the back for making Manjaro so great.  I started into Linux only a few years ago, starting with whatever Ubuntu release was 'Natty Narwhal', but like everyone with taste, jumped ship.  I distrohopped for a spell (what happened to Cinnarch?), until Manjaro caught my eye on distrowatch one day.  Ever since 8.5 (with cinnamon), I've been all Manjaro.  Anyway, you're all just super. 

I'm going back to lurking, now.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: hitman2 on 08. May 2014, 23:16:30
Hello
My name is Jorge, i'm 52 years old and I am Portuguese. I use linux for a few years with windows only had problems. Since I started I've tried many linux OS. Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva, Ubuntu and finally Manjaro XFCE. When I installed Manjaro I was in love with this OS and do not want another.
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Man_u on 08. May 2014, 23:54:42
Hi, I'm new to Manjaro, just installed it about five hours ago.  Been playing around with it and really liked it.  I worked with a few other Linux based OS before, Fedora, Mint, Kali, Backtrack.  I have to say I find Manjaro fun and "cool" 8)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: seablue on 10. May 2014, 21:43:39
Hello Manjaro people!

My name is Chris.  I've been using linux since 2004 when I first tried Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog).  Since then I have always run multiple operating systems on my desktop computer and I have a particular affection for linux.  I migrated away from Ubuntu during the early days of the Unity desktop and landed in the Arch linux camp for many years.  One day I found myself starved for time to attend to my Arch installation and I switched to Linux Mint LTS 12.04 and I dual boot with Vista at the moment which is a good indicator of the age of my current desktop computer.  My second hard drive died and Mint died along with it.  I've recently purchased a new 1 TB hard drive and I've got Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon, Debian Wheezy, Manjaro XFCE and Windows Vista all installed.  I'm switching around from one to the other atm finding their strengths and weaknesses. Getting Steam up and running under linux has brought me to Manjaro, as I've been having issues doing so under the restrictions of debian package management.  I don't have the time to administer an full Arch installation, so I'm glad to have the option of Manjaro to have many of the advantages and fewer of the disadvantages of using Arch relative to my own personal needs.

It's fun to be back using linux after an absence of 6-8 months, so here I am!  I'll be reading through your forum regularly to bring myself up to date on the world of Manjaro.  Maybe I'll run into some of you! :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 11. May 2014, 08:45:40
Hi everyone and Welcome all new users in to Manjaro community.  :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: carlo3 on 12. May 2014, 14:13:16
here to learn more about tips and tweaks
thanks for your amazing work & greetings from italy
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 12. May 2014, 20:54:02
Hi carlo3,

here to learn more about tips and tweaks
thanks for your amazing work & greetings from italy

Welcome in Manjaro community.

If you are needed support in Italian language, here there is our little thread Italian discussions. :)

https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=12442.0 (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=12442.0)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: McSpritz on 14. May 2014, 00:11:57
Hi all,

I'm from Italy but I work in Scotland, I was an Ubuntu user before they change to Unity than I tried Xubuntu and Debian. Now because I changed laptop ( I have now a Dell XPS12) I changed also distro to improve my poor linux skills (and, to be honest, because it's the only one that install with UEFI and win8).

I'm an electronic engineer and I love open source!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: mattnz on 14. May 2014, 09:22:26
Hi,

I have been trying (and have many CD coaster to prove it) many other "distros" and have settled on Manjaro, due to its "Rolling Release" thinking and can now get down to just installing it and get on with life, not having to worry about having to re-install it.

Thanks,

Matt.
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: hubelibub on 14. May 2014, 18:18:50
Hello from Norway  :D Trying Manjaro and Openbox after several months with Fedora and Gnome 3.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: SparkLighter on 16. May 2014, 03:50:34
I used to be an old had with Slackware back in the 90s.

I switched to Windows because it was... well... easier to do what I needed to do.

Recently I have been wanting to start back with linux, and to start learning programming again, so I got started on Ubuntu, didn't like Unity, so switched to Xubuntu. After 3 months of difficulty finding solutions to problems, a not quite helpful community, and problems with resources being used up like a whale drinks water, I decided to give Manjaro a try.

After just one day I have been able to load Kwin (and it works very well on my limited resources), get my printer working (with a little help and research), and had a great experience in chat.

Having limited knowledge to begin with, I am grateful for the developers and the community and look forward to what I will be able to accomplish with this new found joy!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Marcyb5lost on 16. May 2014, 10:16:17
Hello everyone,

My name is Marcello. I have started my Linux journey with ubuntu 8.04. As soon I was more familiar I switched to Arch and I loved it. Lately, with University and a lot of stuff going on I didn't have really time to fix everything by hand and so, here I am with Manjaro  :D. I love the distribution and I believe it has the perfect level of user friendliness for me ;). I am currently using the XFCE DE

Hope to get friends and knowing increase my knowledge about the Linux world.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: maurilio on 16. May 2014, 10:18:53
Hello!
I am from Pisa in Italy. My name is Alberto. I use Manjaro with Gnome.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 16. May 2014, 10:31:25
Wise decision, Gnome gets better with every release.

Welcome, everybody !
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 16. May 2014, 10:45:33
Hi maurilio, and welcome!

Hello!
I am from Pisa in Italy. My name is Alberto. I use Manjaro with Gnome.

for any support you can ask directly to the small Italian community at link:

https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=12442.0 (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=12442.0)

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Yoshi2889 on 17. May 2014, 14:32:47
Hey everyone!

I'm from the Netherlands, and my name is Rick. I'm using Manjaro with GNOME as well :)
Pleased to see this forum is running SMF, since I'm a support team member over there.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Sebi506 on 18. May 2014, 19:30:30
Hello. My name is Sebastian, I am 17 years old and live in Austria. Using Linux was my new-years-resolution, so after some research I started using manjaro (first with Cinnamon, now with KDE). And I have to say that I am really glad, in how many ways I was able to do stuff more efficiently than I ever was with Windows. I signed up to the forums to get some of my questions answered and help other users solve problems they experience. I don't know, how much time I will be putting in here, but I am sure it will be a great time. :)

See ya.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: laSeek on 19. May 2014, 15:07:52
New to Manjaro although a linux user for many years - most recently Mint, which in many ways is very similar to Manjaro.

So far I'm pretty pleased with it - tried the openbox version but it's a little too bare knuckle for my tastes and the gnome edition which while prettier isn't for me.  The gnome devs imho use gnome as a stepping stone to get a job at Apple - and I'm disillusioned that they're actually capable of innovating anything in a timely manner.  I'm sure it takes them 3days just to brew a cup of tea - a process which involves a dozen meetings, management oversight and 2 review boards.  The end result will ofc be some kind of hipster organic herbal drink that uses Amazon to offer "topping" suggestions.

So I'm running the public preview of XFCE 0.8.10 fairly successfully with the 3.14 kernel & catalyst 14.10.

Manjaro is decent though - fairly well polished, excellent well written docco and after browsing the forums for a few days, full of fairly friendly folk.

The Mint team could learn a lot by how Manjaro has tackled & delivered the desktop & tools - mhwd works well and makes some things painles (although it could do with clearer indicators with mhwd & mhwd-gpu stating what's actually active as you see with mhwd-kernel "currently running").

I'm still learning some of the basics of how Manjaro & arch handle things differently from Debian systems - pacman, yaourt flags (how on earth do you just search for packages with a pattern?) rather than keywords/commands in aptitude take some getting used to - it's less to type but I find it less clear about what's actually going on and so many prompts... :o 

But it's fun & fairly painless after a couple of reinstalls..
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Acperience on 19. May 2014, 19:50:28
Hello everyone! I'm Alberto from Italy. I've been using Ubuntu for the past 2 years then switched to Manjaro. You definetely see the difference. I'm currently running Manjaro Xfce and never had to complain about it!!  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Verändert2.0 on 19. May 2014, 20:05:10
Hi to the new ones. I'm quite sure you'll like it here.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: yar0d on 19. May 2014, 21:28:44
Hello, I live in France and love Arch and Manjaro Linux distribution. I'm a software developer and use some small cubox to try to offer small computer to those who are computer hermetic.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Techinstein on 20. May 2014, 19:41:07
I ll take the plunge , been with Manjaro for a month now , was with Fuduntu & Mint before . I really like Manjaro & the Team & people here .

I m from Canada .

I have Mate Edition .  ::)

Glad you like it I my self just love the Manjaro Team also been on off uhmm since 8.4 Finally got a new rig to run Manjaro Liunx and do Android Development and Bitcoin Mine @ 145 - 160 GHz.  My first custom rig specifically built for Manjaro! :D Also @ManjaroLinux   Been not using Manjaro for a while do to errors on it running on my Nvidia powered shitty notebook so I decided 2 build a dev machine for Manjaro! :D Now this is AMD and should be able to build roms at 25 minutes a piece while my notebook took 3 hours a rom.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: tripn on 20. May 2014, 22:04:08
HI,
just installed on a new pc last night. I like it but getting errors when trying to update. Couldn't install Firefox either. Installed but wouldn't start. Besides these issues I really like Manjaro.
  I'm from Missouri, in the USA. :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 20. May 2014, 22:35:30
Hi all,

Don't let them issues put you off, they will be solved when you shoot your questions on this forum with usually friendly noobs, geeks and geeks-to-be within no time!

A warm welcome to you all, I hope you'll enjoy Manjaro just as much as I do  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: daufyr on 23. May 2014, 21:27:52
I have been using Linux on and off since ubuntu 7.04 and have tried many different distros (Arch, debian, mint, Fuduntu, xpud.....the list is long)until i found Manjaro-0.8.4, now ive got my own Manjaro ecosystem here at home and all with Manjaro-0.8.10-pre3.

im from sweden.

Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: inkrypted on 24. May 2014, 05:24:26
Welcome and tripn nice to see a fellow Missourian.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: remotecontrol on 24. May 2014, 14:15:55
Hi, :)
Im from germany and 18 years old ...
Im using linux since i got my first pc at age 12 (Athlon 1.2 Ghz ;) )
sadly Im not able to use Linux as main system on my gaming Pc(hope Steam-OS will help)
but my htpc and my first pc are running linux...

I started with ubuntu,mint,fedora and now manjaro is my "new love" ( ;) )
this is however the first time i had to ask for help  (the forums are awsome!)

Hello to all of you :D (and sorry - english is not my mother tongue (obviously) )
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: spyder on 24. May 2014, 15:11:18
Hello,
Im from to France and Linux user for some years.
I use daily Manjaro under openbox and xfce.
I am also the Administrator/Webmaster of the new french support board for Manjaro: http://www.manjarofr.com/index.php
Thank you for welcoming me among you!

Manjaro is best distro linux, By spyder  ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rtalcott on 24. May 2014, 17:36:24
Hello from Albuquerque NM US...been using Linux 100% since mid 2006...primarily Ubuntu because it was so easy...have played with Solaris & BSD also.  What attracted me to Manjaro/ARCh is what appears to be EXCELLENT ARM support.  I put Manjaro on a few desktops and my laptop and the next project is a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook followed by a Raspberry Pi and a Beagle Bone Black...anyone in the Albuquerque NM area....would be good to have someone to talk to that has more expertise than I.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 24. May 2014, 19:55:01
Hi everybody, and Welcome to new users.
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Post by: nazca on 25. May 2014, 16:20:59
Hi i am from the south of the Netherlands. I live in the region of Maastricht. 0.8.10-pre3I still hope i find teh right Linux version for my hpn c6320 laptop.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: topsy on 25. May 2014, 18:54:51
Hello to All fro Keighley West Yorks.

I  have just installed Manjaro and I am currently wrestling with it in view to replacing my Xubuntu installs.

Likes so far is the speed, it is far more responsive than Xubuntu.
Dislikes, more difficult to set-up, a few of my programs won't run so may need replacements and struggling to add a user.
I will progress and see how I get on.
 
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: geoponer on 28. May 2014, 15:14:57
Hello from Athens, Greece!

My name is Vassilis and I am a newbie in Linux; however, I have spent much time installing various distributions in my Acer Aspire One 751h, which is powered by the infamous GMA500 chipset. Due to the fact that the netbook is really weak (1.3GHz Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, slow hard disk), I am always in search of a lightweight but user-friendly and feature-rich distribution. I have tried PeppermintOS, Bodhi, ZorinOS, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Crunchbang etc; some of them would not even recognize the GMA500 correctly, some others were heavier than expected, some were hard to understand and use...

I have spent much time with PeppermintOS but I wanted something even more responsive, so I am experimenting with Manjaro Netbook edition at the time. I feel really glad for the time being, especially setting up my netbook (settings and apps) and reading various threads in the forum. You have a great community here!
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: rainoff on 30. May 2014, 22:16:21
Hello. I'm using Manjaro 0.8.9 Cinnamon. Using linux from 8 years like desktop machine.
Rosen, 34 years old, from Bulgaria.

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=321750400&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: audiosl4ve on 31. May 2014, 22:48:32
hello. Here is one future manjaro user from Croatia. I', lurking around on xp for 10 years now on same pc, so i'm really very tired from it so i want to put linux on it. I tried many different lightweight distros but i ended up on manjaro with awesome and i fell in love in it. Live boot went perfectly but instalation went wrong so i'm waiting for new release with GUI instaler so i can be cool like all the nerdy guys here :P
Hope i'll be seeing you guys for some time now. Cheers
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Lukimya on 31. May 2014, 23:03:01
Hello audiosl4ve,

Doesnt the old installer have a GUI installer too?
Welcome to the forum to you and to all! Enjoy!

My ex was croatian.. Ivanka...Oh So bittersweet! :D
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Post by: ringo on 31. May 2014, 23:13:16
from this line :

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Welcome All :)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: audiosl4ve on 01. June 2014, 00:14:59
Hello audiosl4ve,

Doesnt the old installer have a GUI installer too?
Welcome to the forum to you and to all! Enjoy!

My ex was croatian.. Ivanka...Oh So bittersweet! :D

noup, it's half textual half something  :D
It just wouldn't instal. It stopped at 70 % every time soo... Just waiting for new version now :)

well you know what they say about croatian girls, best in europe ;)
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Ryan on 03. June 2014, 17:52:53
Hi all, as my extremely old Macbook Pro is on its last leg I'm getting ready to purchase a new laptop. I've decided on Manjaro as my primary OS. Right now I'm debating on what laptop to buy and if I should get a touchscreen or not. (See: https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=14004.0)

Either way I figure by mid-July I'll have Manjaro up and running if not sooner.
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Post by: Tinctorius on 03. June 2014, 18:27:50
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Either way I figure by mid-July I'll have Manjaro up and running if not sooner.

Mid-July?!? What are you planning to do? Manjaro is designed to be up and running in no time.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Ryan on 03. June 2014, 18:36:09
Mid-July?!? What are you planning to do? Manjaro is designed to be up and running in no time.

Save a few paychecks while figuring out which laptop to get. I'm a very, very cautious spender. Have any suggestion on laptop, maybe you can help expedite the process?
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Esclapion on 03. June 2014, 18:54:57
Hi,

Please create another topic, the current is for presentation.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Tinctorius on 03. June 2014, 19:20:44
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Please create another topic, the current is for presentation.

He already did that, we'll go further there.
Title: Re: New to the Forum , Introduce Yourself .
Post by: Hertz on 03. June 2014, 23:09:16