Manjaro 20.1.1
Linux Format|November 2020
Manjaro 20.1.1
The distribution that brought Arch to the masses continues to amass new features and win over Jonni Bidwell, who’s never easily pleased.
Jonni Bidwell

The release of Manjaro 20.0 back in April evaded the eyes of our vigilant review team (isn’t that you?–Ed), so we made sure this 20.1 “Mikah” release got the once-over. Manjaro follows a rolling-release model, so current Manjaro users don’t need to reinstall unless their current install is broken. Anyone who perhaps has dabbled with Ubuntu or Linux Mint though should certainly consider firing up this ISO. Manjaro continues to push the Xfce edition as its flagship, so we’ll focus on that here.

The Calamares installer is as polished as ever and enables you to set up a swap partition with hibernation support. It also continues to offer you a choice of office suite: LibreOffice, FreeOffice or none of the above. FreeOffice is a proprietary product that the Manjaro team believes offers the best compatibility with Microsoft Office. If you install with no office suite, the initial install weighs in at 6GB.


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November 2020