Most popular Arch Linux - Manjaro

Most major distros are divided between stable and unstable. If you install the Long-Term Support (LTS) versions, you're doomed to have only old packages from a couple of years ago. If you install the unstable repositories, you're doomed to have stuff exploding in your face without explanation and losing hours asking Google about your problem.

Now, it seems that Arch figured out the exactly right level of confidence between stable and cutting-edge. Arch Linux is an independently developed and optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It keeps pushing the most recent version of software without breaking everything else all the time. It uses 'pacman', its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

Based on the awesomeness of the Arch, Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system. It was developed in Austria, France, and Germany, it provides all the benefits of the Arch operating system combined with a focus on user-friendliness and accessibility. Manjaro uses a Rolling Release Development Model, whereby rather than being replaced, the same core system will instead be continually updated and upgraded. As such it is not, nor will it ever be, necessary to re-install a later release of Manjaro in order to enjoy the very latest and most up-to-date system possible.

Like Arch, it uses pacman as its package manager and uses three sets of repositories: the unstable repositories contain the most bleeding edge Arch packages, possibly one or two days delayed; the testing repositories contain packages from the unstable repos synced every week, which provides an initial screening; and the stable repositories contain only packages that are deemed stable by the development team. To keep Manjaro stable for end users, Manjaro team tested all the packages, then roll out the updates, which delay the updates for 1 week max but keep your system stable than any other Arch Linux.

As per DistroWatch, right now Manjaro is the most popular Arch Linux and 3rd most popular Linux distro. Within very short time, Manjaro getting more popularity than any other Linux distro due to it's user friendliness and stability.

If you still don't use Manjaro, try today and share your experience. Also, let us know your favorite Linux distro.