Even the most neglected stepchild receives some attention every now and then. And so it happened with the Mate flavour of Manjaro. If you’ve read this blog with some intent you’ll remember I was not only angry with the Manjo devs but about the “Preview” version of Mate’s 18.0.1 release. It was really buggy, at least on my test machine it was. And since I give every distro its own hardware, even if I only install it for half a day, Linux distros have it very nice and cozy in Orca’s lab. Obviously I treat them better than the Italian Manjaro crew member did.
Anyhoo, now it’s out of Preview status but released as an official community release, so in the hope of it being less problematic, I’m downloading it right now and … no, wait. It’s already down and ready for installation. Buuut I won’t do it today. Maybe tomorrow. Dunno. Guys, just half an hour ago I lost a nearly finished Netflix series review, with a lot of photos, due to some weird WordPress editing fukup and am, like, really peed off right now and not really in the mood for carefully installing one of the bestest Linux distributions ever. I hope you will understand my tardiness.
Friends, honest now (and why would I lie to you?), the reason why I’m still reporting about clunky ArchLinux based distros, despite not really recommending them, is that I know – know kinda exactly, despite lacking feedback – that some of you are out of the n00b phase and ready for something more demanding, something where you can feel like a fokken n00b again. 🙂
I know Trap could easily work in Manjaro or any other Arch, even in vanilla Arch. Maybe she does right now, dunno. Ok, Trap is thousand times more cleverer than me and right now spends 7/8 of days in total darkness and almost never leaves her igloo anymore, so she’s got a lot of time on her hands to play with Linux. And if you’ve spent more than two weeks in Mint you will be able to install and work in Manjaro or Namib as well, which both feature Mate and Cinnamon flavours and have almost the same or even betterer goodness than Mint. It’s the logical next step! And the new and improved Manjaro installer is a hoot if I remember correctly. So let’s go!