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Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« on: 11. April 2016, 23:05:10 »
Those who have been following Distrowatch, may have noticed that Manjaro has made a fast rise in the distro rankings. It's currently, at the time of writing of this post, the number 4 Linux distribution in the world.

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity

Also Google trends is showing a fast increase of Manjaro:



Some people have already said it and I too feel this is going to happen. I think Manjaro will become the next Ubuntu or Mint in terms of users.

I also think that the current Manjaro community is very similar to the Ubuntu community in the early days.

I see great potential for Manjaro.

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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #1 on: 11. April 2016, 23:25:45 »
While popularity is not a virtue in itself it can be a sign of aknowledgement that s.th. is of good quality.
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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #2 on: 11. April 2016, 23:26:33 »
thanks for the google trends screenshot.

i always thought that the numbers on distrowatch must be faked somehow. almost a year back, there was a guy pushing the numbers on distrowatch artificially...
but i definitely trust google trends.

i am not sure what to make of this, but it sounds very promising.

here a link for people wanting to read where manjaro as a search term was most popular: https://www.google.de/trends/explore#q=manjaro


p.s.: i have just deleted your double posts, i hope this is ok for you.
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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #3 on: 11. April 2016, 23:35:16 »
While popularity is not a virtue in itself it can be a sign of aknowledgement that s.th. is of good quality.

For me, Manjaro was the first distribution that had everything I wanted in an OS.

Arch actually already had it as well, but because it didn't have a graphical installer that came with it, the hurdle to install it was big.

Before that, I tried many distros. Each had their own shortcomings.

I tried Ubuntu many times, however it broke every time I tried to do a system update. It forced me to go back to Windows many times, no matter how much I wanted to use Ubuntu.

I tried Fedora as well, but Gnome 3 was too slow on my system, which is a 4Ghz octa-core system with 32GB of ram - and still it wasn't enough to run Fedora smoothly.

And always the feature of a rolling release model was lacking in many distros, except for Arch, but Arch had too many hurdles for me to be adopted. The most important one being the time that was needed to invest in building up the system to a working desktop workstation.

With Manjaro, many things worked out of the box. Flash, video, drivers, you name it, Manjaro has it.

In combination with Xfce it's also blazing fast and very stable.

It has access to the AUR, the largest software repository on earth. And it's so easy to install and update software, even the kernel!

And the system hasn't broken even once when there was a major system update that included updating the kernel.

I haven't had any issues so far that weren't of my own doing. And the issues that I did cause, which lead to breaking my system, I was able to fix by booting into Manjaro's live cd, downloading the necessary tools and fixing my system from there.

Manjaro is truly a dream.

It's the best operating system I've ever used.
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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #4 on: 11. April 2016, 23:43:34 »
Yeah, but don't forget the upstream with all this praising for Manjaro.
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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #5 on: 11. April 2016, 23:54:09 »
Yeah, but don't forget the upstream with all this praising for Manjaro.

I assume you're referring to Arch.

I agree.

Arch be praised, Huzzah!

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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #6 on: 11. April 2016, 23:59:32 »
Yeah, and where does Arch get its software from? ;) :D
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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #7 on: 12. April 2016, 02:13:03 »
Yeah, and where does Arch get its software from? ;) :D
I think you forgot your own distribution name  ;D

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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #8 on: 12. April 2016, 02:37:47 »
Yeah, and where does Arch get its software from? ;) :D

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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #10 on: 12. April 2016, 15:59:23 »
also an interesting comparisson: "manjaro" vs "archlinux"
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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #12 on: 12. April 2016, 16:50:24 »
This very scenario also applies to Debian Ubuntu but not so much is there case as they do work together as Ubuntu is based on Debian experimental and the LTS versions become Debian stable, so Ubuntu does give back.

You have to ask yourself this before making Comparisons
Can arch survive without Manjaro that answer is a simple YES, Manjaro/and any other spin, is insignificant to Arch Linux and the Arch way.?

Then would there be Manjaro without Arch NO not really,    Does Manjaro financially support Arch Linux does it support Arch in any way or form, what does it give back to arch if the answer is nothing?
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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #13 on: 12. April 2016, 17:05:28 »
Just FYI, mandog speaks from a historical perspective. He was running Arch when Manjaro was just a gleam in Phil & Roland's eyes.  ;D

I do not know about financial contributions upstream from Manjaro, but I do know that Manjaro has contributed to Arch in the form of original artwork, themes, and applications. There's a list around this joint somewhere...  :D

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Re: Manjaro to become the next Ubuntu?
« Reply #14 on: 12. April 2016, 17:08:20 »
It feels nice to be ahead of a trend for a change - I started running Manjaro almost
Just FYI, mandog speaks from a historical perspective. He was running Arch when Manjaro was just a gleam in Phil & Roland's eyes.  ;D

I do not know about financial contributions upstream from Manjaro, but I do know that Manjaro has contributed to Arch in the form of original artwork, themes, and applications. There's a list around this joint somewhere...  :D

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