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Part 2 of my distro hunt

So Manjaro it is (99% sure about it). Now, I'm coming from Kubuntu, which has been pretty nice since pretty much all production environments I deal with run Ubuntu. Now, switching to Arch and also Pacman, that most likely means that I wont be able to run all development environments locally on "bare metal" like I'm used to. I guess I could run everything in Docker, but that seems like a bit of a hassle. What's your ideas/solution?

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    Why wouldn't you be able? It's not like the packets in Manjaro are missing, right? And even if they are, you can still hunt down some AUR, and if that's also missing, you can compile from tarball.

    That's maybe quite some effort? Yeah sure, but if you weren't bored out, you wouldn't be distro hopping in the first place.
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    @Fast-Nop I guess I might just be a bit nervy. I mean, I've never even touched Arch before 😅 Now that you say it, it sounds reasonable. And if I'm not mistaken there is an AUR package for pretty much everything, right? So perhaps I should just say fuck it and give it full throttle
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    @ScriptCoded Manjaro isn't Arch though. When I gave Manjaro a look, it worked right OOTB on my PC, including graphics and sound.

    I'd positively say that Manjaro is among RR distros what Mint is in the LTS domain.
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    @Fast-Nop I hate mint green, so never tried the OS actually :) But seriously though, that's what I've heard about Manjaro as well, so I'm hoping that'll make the transition to a whole different "base distro" a lot easier. To get everything straight though, when you say that Manjaro isn't Arch, Manjaro is still based on Arch, right? So still has the same fundamentals and ecosystem.

    And now that I think about it Manjaro is mint green as well... ough...
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    @ScriptCoded Well actually, Mint isn't mint green because it has a much higher red component. ^^

    Yeah Manjaro is based on Arch, but with a user friendly installer so that you won't really score more geek points than with Ubuntu, and with slightly slower but better tested update rollouts so that it is edge, but not really bleeding edge.
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    @Fast-Nop It's mint enough for my disliking, kay? :P

    And not scoring geek points, that I can live with. I want a pleasant experience, and perhaps true Arch can bring that some day. Taking the easy road is just fine for now though! Thanks for the input btw
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    "Manjaro will keep you happy for days to come." ~ a hopelessly romantic arch user

    It's fun and all but sucks balls when you have to join a meet call but you can't because the bleeding edge for libsndfile updated your sound driver to an unstable version and now you sound like Jabba the Hutt's personal fart echo chamber.
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    After 4 years of my comfort zone in Xubuntu, an upgrade broke touchpad taps and scrolls in my laptop. And, no matter what I do, this issue didnt resolve. Finally shifted to Manjaro XFCE. It feels home in Manjaro too 😇
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    Go watch Luke smiths videos on how to install arch Linux.
    Then set up a vm and try yourself.
    Then remove your kubuntu and go all in.
    Never had a problem with my arch.
    Since there is barely anything running, since I just install the stuff that I need.

    If you want, you can go with an arch installation and put your unity or gnome desktop environment on it and that should suffice to give you a familiar look/feel.
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    What would be the problem running something on arch that runs on Ubuntu? Same binaries. Same kernel. Just different outer flavours.
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    @hashedram Totally wrong. That's a consequence of LTS vs. RR.
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    @iiii Already went ahead with Manjaro. Next time perhaps :)

    @3rdWorldPoison Those situations will most likely occur, but at least when they do I'll hopefully be able to solve them. Unlike a few things with Ubuntu.

    @dder I guess since I'm going with Manjaro the need isn't as big. And written stuff is always more pleasant. But perhaps I should anyways :)
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    @ScriptCoded I prefer videos, but whatever works for you.
    Thing is, the arch wiki is a wonderful written resource. There might be slight differences when you use Manjaro to what’s written there. Or you simply don’t know which program for xyz you are running (on which something is dependent on), since it came in the Manjaro box.
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    @dder So far so good, and the Arch wiki has been to the utter most help. So far no real hickups, and pretty much is working flawlessly. :)
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