Manjaro Linux Xfce 0.8.11
Distributed in multiple editions
Manjaro is distributed with the Xfce, KDE and Openbox desktop environments, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. A Netboot edition of Manjaro also exists for advanced users who want to install the distro over the Internet. In addition to the official editions listed above, the talented Manjaro community provides many other flavors, with by the LXDE, Cinnamon, MATE, Enlightenment and awesome window managers.
A rolling-release distribution
Keep in mind that, just like Arch Linux, Manjaro Linux is a rolling release. This means that users don't need to download a new ISO image in order to upgrade the system to the latest stable version.
The boot menu is exactly the same as on the other Manjaro flavors, allowing users to boot the live environment with or without proprietary drivers, check if the hardware components are correctly recognized, test the system memory (RAM), and boot the operating system that is currently installed. “Start Manjaro Linux” is the recommended option for all new users, as it will start the graphical environment powered by the lightweight Xfce window manager.
Thunar is the default file manager, Mozilla Firefox can be used for all your web browsing needs, Mozilla Thunderbird is the default email client, and the Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger application is there for any type of communication. The Steam client for Linux is also installed by default in this edition of Manjaro Linux, along with the HexChat IRC client, Viewnior image viewer, the powerful GIMP image editor, VLC Media Player, Xnoise music organizer and player, and the entire LibreOffice office suite.
Xfce is in charge of the graphical session
Besides the common utilities such as calculator, terminal emulator, text editor, clipboard manager, dictionary, document viewer and archive manager, the Manjaro Xfce edition also includes the GParted utility for disk partitioning tasks, and the Xfburn application for burning CD/DVD discs. We strongly recommend the Xfce edition of Manjaro Linux for new Linux users, old computers, and for all who want to discover the true power of the Arch Linux operating system.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on December 1st, 2014
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- The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship components from the Xfce 4.11 series after having tested them in-house, ensuring suitability for everyday use. This edition now uses LightDM for login management, display locking and user switching, including custom integration for Xfce.
Application descriptionManjaro Linux Xfce is an open source distribution of Linux based on the Arch Linux operating system and built around t...