Manjaro love, elite Linux user hate, love for the lovely Handbrake, hate for Apple and its devices, but more love for the new look!
I have an old Asus F3J laptop from 2005. The only Linux I could run on it was a 2014 version of PC LinuxOS. I recently tried to update it to a more recent version of said OS. No joy – obscure Grub and disk errors a-plenty. However, I run Manjaro within VirtualBox on my desktop PC. How about trying this OS on my laptop? I thought.
It booted eventually to the live (XFCE) version. Now it’s installed on the hard disk with an Easy Sync wireless USB stick, it runs faster than it ever did – and with the very latest Manjaro version! So don’t discard your old hardware, try experimenting.
Maybe you could run some future articles on Manjaro, as it’s the second highest ranking Distro, and deserves recognition. RogerFearnside,viaemail
Good work with your old laptop. We are indeed running more on Manjaro – it’s going on this issues very disc. Plus I was talking to a writer about doing something specifically on getting old hardware to run with Linux – the move to 64-bit only is making this hardware trickier to use, but Bodhi 5 is still offering 32-bit support alongside other distros.
Can Manjaro do no wrong?