[HLUG] Using Manjaro Linux in anger

Ann catether at talktalk.net
Wed Mar 11 09:38:38 UTC 2015

Ignore what I just said, was tired and confused.. my excuse. My old 
laptop runs best on the 3.16 series...  but waiting for the new update 
of Manjaro to come along, won't be long now.

On 10/03/15 20:07, Ann wrote:
> I so agree, just love Manjaro and I too use xfce. I have not tried the 
> 3.19 testing but will wait for the official update.
> Ann
> On 10/03/15 16:38, Julian Robbins wrote:
>> Hi
>> Although I'm quite comfortable with Linux Mint,  I just feel it's a 
>> little
>> slow and sadly will not keep up to date with newer packages of many apps
>> apart from two yearly lts releases. I know I can add newer packages with
>> ppas but it's a bit unwieldy when you have lots of them.
>> Manjaro (Arch) has packages that are do up to date.  But the only 
>> issue I
>> have still to rectify is where I have closed source Deb packages that 
>> don't
>> exist for Arch or Manjaro...
>> There is a script that converts Deb packages intelligently to arch ones
>> which I'm about to try with my No Machine Deb package I need for work..
>> Will be interesting to see how it goes.
>> But Manjaro is so fast compared to Mint,  albeit running with XFCE 
>> but I'm
>> happy with that. Manjaro with its newer 3.19 did a fix an issue I had 
>> with
>> unreliable mounting of the photos on my android LG g2 phone via USB,  
>> which
>> never worked very well with mint or other distro s.
>> I will let you know how I get on.
>> If you've never tried Manjaro or Arch do so it's well worth it
>> Julian

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