Getting Started With Manjaro

This is a collection of tutorials that are useful for new Manjaro users.

As we mentioned in our Manjaro Linux review, it is Arch Linux for Human Beings.

While Arch Linux can be intimidating, Manjaro is much more comforting and easier to use.

But that doesn't mean that there is no learning curve involved.

If you are new to Manjaro Linux, these tutorials will help you use Manjaro Linux more smoothly and effectively.

Before You Try Manjaro

Manjaro is based on Arch Linux. What does it mean? Is it the same as using Arch? This article explains the difference between Arch and Manjaro.

Manjaro vs Arch Linux: What’s the Difference? Which one is Better?
Manjaro or Arch Linux? If Manjaro is based on Arch, how come is it different from Arch? Read how Arch and Manjaro are different in this comparison article. Most of the beginner-friendly Linux distributions are based on Ubuntu. As Linux users gains more experience, some try their hands on the

Still need some convincing? Read why people love Manjaro Linux.

7 Reasons Why I Use Manjaro Linux And You Should Too
Everyone who uses Linux has heard of the big names like Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, and Mint. Few people know about smaller distros like Manjaro. Those people don’t know what they are missing. The article will explain ‘why I use Manjaro and you should too’. I’ve always been interested

If you made up your mind about using Manjaro, go on with its installation.

Installing Manjaro

There are two ways of installing Manjaro.

I recommend using the GUI installer as it is easier to install Manjaro this way.

How to Install Manjaro Linux [Beginner’s Guide]
Brief: Manjaro is a popular arch-based beginner friendly Linux distribution. This step-by-step tutorial shows how to install Manjaro Linux. I am a huge Manjaro fan and I totally agree with my colleague John Paul’s views on why he loves using Manjaro Linux. It is one of the best Linux

There is an alternate, expert way of installing Manjaro that uses a command line based installer. This will be complicated if you are not too comfortable with the terminal and the command line.

Manjaro-Architect: Install Manjaro the Way You Want
Brief: Manjaro-Architect is a command line net installer that lets you install Manjaro from a minimal ISO by downloading other components of your choice from the internet. In late March, the development team behind Manjaro announced the creation of Manjaro Architect. This makes it easy to install…

Manjaro Installed! Now What?

Now that you have successfully installed Manjaro, it’s time to learn the basic nitbits of using Manjaro Linux.

Updating your system is the first thing you should do.

How to Update Manjaro and Other Arch-based Linux Distributions
How to update Manjaro Linux or Arch Linux? This sounds like a simple topic, isn’t it? While this is certainly useful for beginners, reading these ‘simple topics’ often lead to some hidden gems that you might not be aware of. For example, in this article, I’ll discuss both

You should definitely learn about software management.

How to Install and Remove Software in Manjaro Linux
Brief: This complete beginner’s guide shows you multiple ways to install and remove software in Manjaro Linux. There are many people who would like to use Linux instead of Windows but are deterred because they believe in Linux myths such as it is difficult to use. This tutorial will

Since you are in the Manjaro domain, you'll be often installing applications from the Arch User Repository. It's time that you get familiar with it.

What is Arch User Repository (AUR)? How to Use AUR on Arch and Manjaro Linux?
If you have been using Arch Linux or other distributions based on Arch such as Manjaro, you might have comes across the term AUR. You try to install a new software and someone suggests to install it from AUR. This leaves you confused. What is this AUR? Why is it

More Tips and Tweaks

Here are a few suggestions on things you should take care post Manjaro installation.

6 Essential Things To Do After Installing Manjaro Linux
So, you just did a fresh installation of Manjaro Linux. Now what? Here are a few essential post installation steps I recommend you to follow. Quite honestly, these are the things I prefer to do after installing Manjaro. Yours could differ depending on your need. Recommended Things To…

Though it is not necessary but knowing the pacman commands for package management can come handy in your Manjaro journey.

Getting Started With Pacman Commands in Arch-based Linux Distributions
Brief: This beginner’s guide shows you what you can do with pacmancommands in Linux, how to use them to find new packages, install and upgrade new packages, and clean your system. The pacman package manager is one of the main difference between Arch Linux and other major distributions like

Another optional suggestion but this one is more fun. Manjaro looks good but you don't have to stick with the default look and feel. You can customize it to your preference.

Best Icons, Themes, Cursors & Wallpapers for Customizing Arch Linux
One of the reasons why people love using Arch Linux is its ability to customize. You can customize other distros too. But with Arch, since you are packing everything one by one, you can choose to ditch something, add something extra or even use alternatives. Speaking of customization, them…

Keep Exploring

The best way to learn something new is by using it extensively. Keep on using Manjaro and you'll continue to learn new things. You won't even realize how you have improved gradually.

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