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(POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« on: 21. September 2013, 09:55:04 »
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #1 on: 21. September 2013, 10:02:43 »
Spatry :)

and now is spatry a part of Manjaro community, it rocks :)
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #2 on: 21. September 2013, 10:15:22 »
I discovered Manjaro from a copy of Linux Format magazine published in the UK.  It was one of the distros that was included on the DVD and I simply booted it up to try it out.  Later I had a serious problem with Bodhi Linux (that I had installed) and I popped in the DVD with Manjaro and replaced Bodhi with Manjaro.
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #3 on: 21. September 2013, 10:30:54 »
I had made my mind to get a taste of linux distros, especially the top 10 in distrowatch.
There I found out about Manjaro, read the positive(glowing!) reviews and downloaded Manjaro-XFCE-0.8.5.  ;)
Tried it out and with time realised its worth  :D  Most things seemed to work here  :)
Tried others as well like LMDE, then openSUSE and briefly Fedora, they are all gone now, currently dual boot with Debian.
Manjaro was the first distro that I installed on my new laptop and I havent fiddled with it yet.
Nor do I intend to  :D

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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #4 on: 21. September 2013, 11:28:45 »
Saw it first in Distrowatch, checked out the Manjaro site and Forum, found it was based on Arch, which I had previously used amongst other *ubu* derivatives .
Downloaded 0.8.2 and have been with it ever since. The development team are the best I have ever come across and helped me resolve a problem on an old PC I had.
I am now a dedicated Manjaro XFCE user and look forward to its ongoing development.
Congratulations to all the team.   ;D

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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #5 on: 21. September 2013, 13:06:12 »
voted!

another distro forum, maybe from linux mint community italian.
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #6 on: 21. September 2013, 13:58:23 »
first, i saw a manjaro review on youtube. i was using linux mint 13 and was not 100% satisfied with it. i was simply using for better alternatives.
the review was about manjaro without a GUI installer and without pamac. i was NOT interested in it.

before linux mint 15 was released, i was looking for reviews of linux mint 15 rc on youtube and found "the linux action show". what a great, great show! i am (kind of) a fan, since. chris and matt talked about linux mint being "the better arch and better ubuntu".

shortly after that, the linux action show had "the arch challenge" and an arch review. the fascination and motivation of chris and matt infected me as well and i wanted to use "simple yet powerful arch" as well.
i never liked using the terminal too much and looked for a simple linux based on arch.
on youtube, i found manjaro 0.8.5 (again) with a GUI installer and pamac - what great improvements at the exact right time!
after figuring out some problems with my ssd/hdd and file format problems, i installed the fresh released manjaro 0.8.6.

i still had to figure out some xfce problems and screen tearing/flickering problems in the following month. but after that , i am a happy manjaro user.
every other distribution of linux is not attractive for me anymore, since the AUR really is the best thing about manjaro and arch!
i might try the kde edition of manjaro in the future, who knows...
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #7 on: 21. September 2013, 16:05:12 »
came to know about manjaro from distrowatch and softpedia while searching for a rolling distro.

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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #8 on: 21. September 2013, 19:06:00 »
...stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #9 on: 21. September 2013, 21:57:47 »
Saw it from time to time on distrowatch, but didn't really look into it, just another distro that I knew nothing about.  I had been using Mint on my laptop, but my main desktop was Windows only since I had a small SSD at the time.  I bought a larger SSD in late Winter and thought I'd give Arch a try.  While I had no problems installing Arch in a VM I had alot of problems installing it to my real computer due to some issues with my monitor (it doesn't play nice with any OS, including Windows).  I knew there were other Arch based distros such as Archbang and Cinnarch, but I had the same problems with those as well.  By this time I had really liked the idea of using an Arch based distro so I did a search and discovered Manjaro.  I downloaded Openbox and while I still had problems with my monitor through the live-media I was actually able to install it.  From there I was able to solve my monitor issues and move forward, and eventually put Manjaro on all of my computers.
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #10 on: 21. September 2013, 22:31:32 »
First hear on a Linux website, but come here after googling for a real rolling release distro after no updates in months on LMDE (although it's a really good distro, IMHO)

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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #11 on: 23. September 2013, 08:55:17 »
Social media.

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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #12 on: 24. September 2013, 01:46:59 »
...stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
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Those were the days...

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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #13 on: 24. September 2013, 05:14:08 »
 After being with Arch and on the arch boards for years now...It truly is refreshing and reassuring to find some guys and a Arch/pacman
based distro supported by people....ie; a group of real people. As opposed to fanaticism and illtempered manner. The Arch boards
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Re: (POLL) How did you first hear about Manjaro?
« Reply #14 on: 26. September 2013, 00:43:20 »
Spatry :)

and now is spatry a part of Manjaro community, it rocks :)
Same here. And that, too.