Episode 05: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Coming up in this episode we cover

  1. Manjaro
  2. the good the bad and the ugly
  3. and Leo brings us an app that you will just love, if you lived in the 90’s

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Manjaro

Basic Distro Details

  • Base System – ARCH
    • 3 repositories to choose from
      • Unstable – Bleeding Edge ~ roughly 3 days behind ARCH
      • Testing – Gone through initial test phase from unstable
      • Stable – only packages deemed stable by dev team, which means generally 1-3 weeks of lag between ARCH and release.
  • Desktop Environment – A beautiful XFCE, where they unapologetically focus their attention, and it shows. GNOME, KDE
    • Spins
      • Awesome, Bspwm, Budgie, Cinnamon, I3, LXDE, LXQt, Mate, and Openbox**
  • File Manager – Based on DE you choose
  • Package Manager – Pacman on Command Line and Pamac GTK & QT for a GUI interface
  • User Interface – DE Based
  • System & Service Manager – systemd
  • Display Manager – GDM, SDDM, LightDM, you can swap them around if you like
  • Window Manager – Xorg is there as well as Wayland if you aren’t on Nvidia, still not stable yet

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App Focus

Rofi

This episode’s app: Rofi

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