I am opening this topic to share my experience with Manjaro after 2-3 weeks of use. I would like to mention that I am not an expert linux user. I started with Ubuntu a decade ago, I used it for a couple of years as my main OS, than switched back to Win, in the last 4 years I used Linux Mint as my main OS. I am still using dual boot with W10, only for Adobe suite, rarely I need to do some home working. Apart Mint and Ubuntu I tested other distros, most of them based on Debian /Ubuntu. I also tried different DE but in the end I always get back to XFCE
But let's get back to Manjaro, I've read some articles and some comments about Manjaro, so I got curious, but at the same time a little worried since it is not based on Debian or derivates. I choose the XFCE edition which I have to say it's nice integrated in Manjaro. There was no need to install additional themes, the stock theme is similar to what I've got personalised on Mint XFCE.
The installation was easy, I asked a question on these forums and I was told to use UEFI, which I admit boots faster even on Win10.
Drivers: almost everything installed without problems. I tried to install the fingerprint-gui from AUR, but that package is not building. I always used fingerprint-gui on Mint/Ubuntu without problems. On Manjaro forums (or the wiki?!? ) I found I can use fprint which works fine, and IMHO is more accurate than fingerprint-gui. So not missing fingerprint-gui.
I was not able to start Blender, I was getting an error, something like my card is too old to use OpenGL. That was strange since I used the same version of Blender on Mint. In the end I found the solution here on forums, there was an nvidia package installed which should be removed. I am sure that I did not installed that package since I don't have a Nvidia card.
Packages and updates: Fantastic! Not missing apt, ppa ... A few days ago I got 1,4 GB of updates, I did a full backup and started the update. Everything went fine.
Stability, daily use: never had crashes. The system boots quickly and is very responsive.
Documentation and support: the documentation is complete and accurate. The forum is friendly and responsive. I read some good topics here and found many answers of my doubts on forums, so no need to post on forums
Overall my first impressions are positive, there is nothing I miss from Xubuntu/Mint XFCE, I like it! Congrats!
Sorry for the long post and my english.
[radu@ThinkPad-T450 ~]$ hwinfo --short cpu: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2483 MHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2180 MHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2260 MHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2607 MHz keyboard: Logitech Unifying Receiver /dev/input/event3 AT Translated Set 2 keyboard mouse: Logitech Unifying Receiver /dev/input/mice SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad /dev/input/mice TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint monitor: AUO LCD Monitor SAMSUNG SMFX2490HD graphics card: Intel HD Graphics 5500 sound: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller storage: Intel Wildcat Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] network: wlp3s0 Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 enp0s25 Intel Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM wwp0s20u4 Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE network interface: wwp0s20u4 Ethernet network interface enp0s25 Ethernet network interface lo Loopback network interface wlp3s0 Ethernet network interface disk: /dev/sda CT1000MX500SSD1 partition: /dev/sda1 Partition /dev/sda2 Partition /dev/sda3 Partition /dev/sda4 Partition /dev/sda5 Partition /dev/sda6 Partition /dev/sda7 Partition /dev/sda8 Partition usb controller: Intel Wildcat Point-LP USB EHCI Controller Intel Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller bios: BIOS bridge: Intel Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #6 Intel Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller Intel Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI Intel Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 hub: Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Intel Hub Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub memory: Main Memory unknown: FPU DMA controller PIC Keyboard controller Realtek RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader Intel Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller Intel Wildcat Point-LP Thermal Management Controller /dev/input/event19 Chicony Electronics Integrated Camera Validity Sensors VFS 5011 fingerprint sensor Logitech Unifying Receiver [radu@ThinkPad-T450 ~]$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: ThinkPad-T450 Kernel: 5.6.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BUS05W0A v: ThinkPad T450 serial: <filter> Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BUS05W0A v: SDK0E50510 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: JBET54WW (1.19 ) date: 11/06/2015 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 18.3 Wh condition: 18.3/23.2 Wh (79%) model: SANYO 45N1773 status: Unknown ID-2: BAT1 charge: 20.4 Wh condition: 20.4/23.5 Wh (87%) model: LGC 45N1127 status: Unknown Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Mouse charge: 10% (should be ignored) status: Discharging CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell rev: 4 L2 cache: 3072 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 18367 Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 500/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 3: 798 4: 798 Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.7 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.15-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 3080 bus ID: 00:19.0 IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> IF-ID-1: wwp0s20u4 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 56.63 GiB (6.1%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT1000MX500SSD1 size: 931.51 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 239.31 GiB used: 26.51 GiB (11.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 ID-2: /home size: 461.65 GiB used: 30.13 GiB (6.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8 ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 0.0 C Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 Info: Processes: 187 Uptime: 5h 49m Memory: 15.52 GiB used: 2.77 GiB (17.8%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.37