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Comparison with Manjaro Budgie


#1

Interesting. Since Budgie is not officially supported by the Manjaro core team I installed Ubuntu Budgie. I am wondering what your experiences is with Manjaro Budgie vs Ubuntu Budgie? If you have one


Budgie vs Mint, your opinion?
#2

In my opinion Manjaro Budgie works much better than Ubuntu Budgie. I ran into several glitches with Ubuntu

and Manjaro was a smooth sailing.


#3

I use Manjaro Budgie and they have a Community supported edition. It was just released and updated a few days ago, ie a new ISO. There are also plenty of Manjaro Budgie users on the forums for help.

Regarding Manjaro vs Ubuntu Budgie, I don’t think one is better than the other. I have used both, although only briefly on Ubuntu Budgie. I prefer rolling releases. I like the support here, this forum, which is why I always check in. It is a matter of user preference that determines which distro fits their needs.


#4

Agree. I don’t believe in a “us v them” … I am very happy that manjaro has packaged and made available our budgie-extras (hint poke the manjaro maintainer to grab the latest version released yesterday) together with the work I did to make budgie run on all GNOME 3.30 distros such as manjaro.

I hope someday to leverage any work Manjaro folk contribute as well to budgie. If you know of any stuff please let the UB team know.


#5

You are awesome! FYI…I poked the Manjaro maintainer re the update. thx.


#6

Great post. I’m, of course, running UB on my home desktop, and I’m experimenting with Manjaro Budgie (MB) on a spare laptop (I use Manjaro KDE on my work laptop, which is a pretty awesome combo, actually). Of course, a lot of the goodness of Manjaro Budgie comes from the applets which you guys have designed. Here are some early impressions:

  • The Manjaro apps and installing from the AUR via Pamac are all awesome, of course. I vastly prefer the Manjaro repos and the AUR to debs, PPA’s, and (gag) Snaps…
  • That said, UB feels palpably faster than MB. Boot is considerably faster, and some processing is notably snappier (like launching Nautilus has a notable lag on first launch on MB vs instantaneous launch on UB, for who knows what reason). UB just feels overall a bit faster.
  • I prefer the OOTB theme of UB to MB, but both are great overall
  • I miss the excellent UB Welcome on MB
  • Power usage between the two seems equal, surprising as I’ve found in KDE that Manjaro was a tad thirstier than Ubuntu base.
  • Poweroff speed is equal
  • Budgie seems MUCH improved as a laptop DE vs my experiences almost a year ago, where it was unusable for me. Taskbar hiding used to be completely broken, windows wouldn’t behave and honor the taskbar, and the alt-tab was pretty useless (OK, the alt-tab is still not great). The rest, though, seems fixed and now Windows and the taskbar are all well behaved. Kudos to all involved in fixing those (although I still get some taskbar icon float in Citrix, but that’s pre-your fix which I have yet to try).

FYI…


#7

Manjaro Budgie doesn’t have Desktop Icons.


#8

If you mean the new ISO build that was released a few days ago, no it doesn’t. The maintainer updated Nautilus to its current version 3.3+.

If you want desktop icons, you can install the “nautilus-legacy” package in the package manager which is version 3.26.4.


#9

I was about to post this same thing regarding the MB desktop icons and Nautilus. While I personally like desktop icons, it’s not a big deal to me overall…


#10

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#12

I tried this in a virtual box. Replaced “nautilus” with “nautilus-legacy” and rebooted, but still it hasn’t fixed anything. Later i found that i should install “gnome-tweaks” too, because from there can be enabled the Desktop Icons. After reboot it was OK.


#13

Strong work. You should post that over on the Manjaro Budgie community forums as well.