How to Download and Install Manjaro

Download and Install Manjaro
Looking for a new flavor of Linux?
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Are you looking for a new Linux experience? Manjaro brings the typical expectations of a desktop GUI with the compatibility of an open-source OS. It has a taskbar, folder structure/hierarchy, and a UI similar to most industry-standard systems (Windows, macOS, etc).

Manjaro is suitable for both casual users and dedicated enthusiasts. You can use it for retro gaming, browsing, office work, and general computing.

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Manjaro download

You can download the latest Manjaro ISO file from the official website. Go to the downloads page. I'm using the KDE minimal package on a virtual machine, but you can use any of the other editions you find.

If you want to create a virtual machine, you can skip this step. If you want to install Manjaro on a physical computer, you'll need to prepare the ISO by mounting it to a device.

Create a bootable USB drive

You can use an image writing application to write the ISO file to a USB drive. We've used Etcher in the past, but other applications may work just as well. When the flash drive is ready, connect it to the computer on which you want to install Manjaro.

Burn a DVD

You can use DVD burning software to burn the Manjaro ISO to a bootable DVD. When the DVD is ready, put it in the disc tray of the machine you want to run Manjaro.

Manjaro install

Boot the machine (or virtual machine) with the Manjaro ISO connected. You will see a welcome screen with an option to install the Manjaro OS. Follow the on-screen prompts to start the installation.

Complete the setup wizard. Choose a language, timezone, keyboard layout, and any other settings you want to customize. You will be asked to choose a location to install Manjaro. You can partition a section of the drive for Manjaro or wipe a drive completely to make room. During the setup process, you will be prompted to create account details like a username and password to log in. Wait for the installation to complete.

Manjaro

When the install is complete, restart the machine. Congratulations! You're running Manjaro.

If you'd like to read more about the setup process, visit the official website.