As like many other Linux distributions, we believe that privacy, security and keeping control are among the most valuable things for a user. We have included some clever tools to accomplish everything needed to make room for actual work, entertainment and relaxation. But you, the user, will always be in control of your own computer. It’s your hardware and your operating system.
When updates are available Manjaro will just show an unobtrusive notification. If you have important work to do, are currently in a ranked game or watching a movie, you can just hide it with one click. “Not now” for us still means that you don’t have time and don’t want to update right now. There are no hidden downloads or automatic restarts. Manjaro does exactly what you want.
Manjaro does not send any data to anybody. Why should it? It’s your data and you decide what you want to do with it. You can decide if you want to use services that finance themselves with the data you generate. But you also can decide to secure, hide and protect your data and use open source software which is directly available in Manjaro’s repositories and has been additionally checked by the package maintainer.
Every person is different and needs an operating system that doesn’t try to enforce a specific workflow, visual style or certain programs. Manjaro comes with default settings, that we believe are helpful to most users. But as with most Linux distributions, you still have every option to configure, change, remove or replace whatever you like. Most of these options are directly available via an easy to use configuration program.