Manjaro is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, Manjaro provides all the benefits of cutting-edge software combined with a focus on getting started quickly, automated tools to require less manual intervention, and help readily available when needed. Manjaro is suitable for both newcomers and experienced Linux users.

Manjaro is an excellent entry-point into the Linux world. Unlike proprietary operating systems, Manjaro gives you full control over your hardware, without restrictions. This makes it ideal for people who want to learn how Linux works and how it is different to other operating systems. From this perspective, Manjaro is suitable for beginners similar to the way an Arduino is an excellent entry-point to embedded hardware development.

Manjaro is not a consumer-oriented operating system. You have full control and you will not be prevented from breaking your own installation - but then again, breaking things and fixing them is half of the fun! On the other hand, if you are happy with the way it works you don’t have to change a thing.

Manjaro can represent a perfect middle-ground for experienced Linux users, those who want good performance, full control, and cutting-edge software but also a degree of software version stability.

Free is better

Manjaro will always be completely free. We create it, so we can have a Linux based operating system that is easy to use and stable, you the user, are the main focus, we do not take control away from you and respect your privacy.

Install Anything

There are thousands of software applications available in the software center, including fully compatible equivalents of popular Windows software such as MS Office. Any additional software is also completely free. Searching for applications to install on the internet is not necessary.

Manjaro Linux started as a hobby project and it’s just fun to work and develop with our great community on it!

Roland Singer

Great Community

We have a polite, friendly and cheerful Forum, where everyone is welcoming and supportive. The forum is the right place to share knowledge and talk Linux with the community we all it.


Manjaro is available for 64 Bit architectures. XFCE, KDE and Gnome editions are officially supported. Other flavors, including editions for 32 Bit architectures are maintained by the community.

ARM editions are specifically available for certain devices. Pre-built images can be downloaded for the Raspberry Pi 3B, Odroid C2, Rock64 (rev2) and the Pinebook.

What is Linux

Linux is the name of the kernel powering the GNU system. GNU/Linux, also called Linux is a free and open source operating system, that can be freely used and distributed.

Originally developed in 1991 by Finnish Programmer Linus Torvalds, Linux is an exceptionally robust and reliable kernel, which combined with the GNU system is most commonly used for Internet servers, mobile phones, tablets mostly known as Android devices. Additionally, the use of GNU/Linux as an alternative operating system, for personal computers such as desktops or laptops, has also been growing over the years, with several million users having already discovered the benefits of it.

Benefits of using Linux

It is highly efficient, very fast and any hardware device works out of the box, only on rare occasions you will need to install a device driver, The 64 bit version of Manjaro with the Xfce desktop, boots up in only a few seconds and uses only 200MB of memory to run.

Linux systems are very secure and not affected by the huge amount of Windows viruses, trojans, worms or malware out there. Anti-virus software is not required.

It is easily possible to run many popular Windows applications on GNU/Linux using compatibility software such as Wine, PlayonLinux or Proton via Steam. The examples given here are far from comprehensive!

Our Core Team

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Philip Müller

Lead Developer

Started the project together with Roland and Guillaume back in 2011. In mid 2013 Manjaro was still in beta stage! Now he is working with the community to build an amazing Linux distribution.

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Bernhard Landauer


Coordinating Community Editions with a focus on Cinnamon, Deepin and i3. He is involved in our development tools, package maintaining and optimisation within our hardware projects.

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Stefano Capitani


Supporting the Development in multiple ways. Gnome is his daily desktop environment. Talk to him about packaging, Gnome, Budgie and GTK Themes.