Manjaro Linux GNOME is an open source Linux operating system, a community-operated edition of Manjaro Linux built around the well know GNOME desktop environment.

Distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live DVDs

It is distributed, like all the other Manjaro derivatives, as Live DVD ISO images that support both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures. In addition, the distribution inherits all the unique features of the original Manjaro operating system.

Boot options

The boot medium will allow users to try the operating system without installing anything on their computers. It provides two modes, one for users of Intel graphics cards, and another one for owners of Nvidia or AMD video cards. Additionally, the Live CD can be used to start the currently installed operating system, view if your hardware components are correctly recognized or test the system memory for errors.

GNOME is in charge of the graphical session

As mentioned before, the live session is powered by the GNOME desktop environment, which includes some of the main packages from the official GNOME Project. Nothing has been changed to the graphical user interface, providing users with a pure GNOME experience.

Default applications

Default applications include the VLC Media Player, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Evolution email client, Viewnior image viewer, LibreOffice office suite, Banshee music player, and GIMP image editor.

Many other core GNOME components are installed in this edition of Manjaro Linux, including the GNOME Photos, GNOME Weather, GNOME Clocks, GNOME Chess, GNOME Logs, and many, if not all, GNOME games.

Follows a rolling-release model

Manjaro Linux GNOME Community Edition is a rolling release operating system, which means that users don’t have to download a new ISO image to upgrade their system each time a new version is available.

Bottom line

You should really consider using this Linux distribution as your main operating system for common day to day tasks, especially because it will offer you an uncluttered GNOME desktop environment and a reliable, rolling-release Arch Linux base.

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