It's important to keep your Manjaro system up to date in order to make sure that you have the latest security updates and newest features. Manjaro is based off of Arch Linux. These are two Linux distributions that sit on the bleeding edge, meaning that the developers are always pushing the latest and greatest feature updates, but it's up to you to retrieve them. In this guide, we'll show you how to do exactly that.

Manjaro is on a rolling release cycle, so you never have to download a new version of Manjaro or worry about your current install reaching its end of life. Keeping Manjaro up to date can be done with a few clicks via GUI or a few keystrokes via the command line, and is very simple to do. Since Manjaro is on a rolling release schedule, updating Manjaro is just a matter of instructing your package manager to install all the latest versions of the software on your system. Package dependencies, conflicts, and outdated software are taken care of automatically. Let's get started.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to update Manjaro via GUI
  • How to update Manjaro via command line
  • How to resolve issues with updating Manjaro

There's a lot of network configuration that can be done on Manjaro Linux. Configuring DHCP, static IP addresses, default gateway, DNS, firewall, and other network settings can all be done from either GUI or command line. In this guide, we'll show you a few methods for configuring the networking on your own system.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to access network information
  • How to configure DHCP or static IP address
  • How to configure default gateway, DNS, and other settings
  • How to check public IP address

Email reader programs such as Thunderbird or Evolution are great, but sometimes they can feel bloated. If you found yourself working mainly from CLI, you may find useful to learn how to install and configure Mutt, a command line email client: that’s what we will do in this tutorial.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Mutt
  • How to configure Mutt to be used with a gmail account
  • How to store sensitive information in an encrypted file and source it from the main Mutt configuration
  • How to setup some macros to easily switch between mailbox directories

There are a few reasons why you may need to enable or disable the firewall on your system. Managing the firewall on Manjaro Linux can be done either via GUI or the command line. In this guide, we'll show you methods for both.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to add enable or disable firewall from GUI (XFCE)
  • How to enable or disable firewall from command line

Adding or removing a user account in Manjaro Linux is pretty easy to do. In this guide, we'll show you methods for adding and removing a user via GUI and command line.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to add or remove a user from GUI (XFCE)
  • How to add or remove a user from command line

If you're running Manjaro Linux and need to setup a static IP address, this is the guide for you. In this tutorial, we'll be showing you how to configure a static IP address on your system, both from a GUI and command line interface.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to setup a static IP via GUI (XFCE)
  • How to setup a static IP via command line

A Linux kernel is the core of a Linux distribution and consists of three things: the kernel itself, the kernel's headers, and the kernel's extra modules. The kernel headers are used to define device interfaces. For example, they can be used to compile the module that controls your computer's video card and driver.

The main reason you may find yourself needing to install kernel headers is if you are compiling kernel modules and need Linux to access and communicate with hardware as intended. Sometimes device drivers may require you to update the kernel headers on your system to function properly. Other times, there may be compatibility issues with new versions and you'll need to roll back an update. The process for doing this can vary on each distribution, but in this guide we'll be going over the steps specifically for Manjaro Linux. Continue reading to find out how to install kernel headers, check the version of installed kernel headers, and switch between kernel header versions on Manjaro.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • Linux API headers vs kernel headers
  • Install or update kernel headers
  • Switch between kernel header versions

When we decide to install an operating system based on the Linux kernel, the first thing we do is to download its installation image, or ISO, from the official distribution website. Before proceeding with the actual installation, however, it is crucial to verify the integrity of the image, to be sure it is what it claims to be, and nobody has compromised it. In this tutorial we will see the basic steps we can follow to accomplish this task.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • What is the basic difference between gpg encrypting and signing
  • How to download and import a gpg public key from a key server
  • How to verify a gpg signature
  • How to verify the checksum of an ISO

Docker is a tool that is used to run software in a container. It's a great way for developers and users to worry less about compatibility with an operating system and dependencies because the contained software should run identically on any system.

Docker is available for download and installation on Manjaro as well as most other distributions of Linux. After Docker is installed, you can use it to install software packages much the same way you would use your distro's package manager to download an app. The difference of using Docker is that everything is more automated, with compatability and dependencies no longer being potential issues.

In this guide, we'll show you how to install Docker on Manjaro Linux and get started with installing containerized software.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Docker
  • How to run Docker without root
  • How to search for a Docker image
  • How to install a Docker image
  • How to run a Docker image
  • How to monitor Docker with various commands

An USB stick able to store, and let us boot from several Linux distributions images is a very handy tool to have at our disposal. In a previous article we saw how to manually setup and create it from scratch; however, since such operation can quickly become tedious, in this tutorial we will see how to use Ventoy, a tool able to make all the dirty work for us.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to download Ventoy
  • How to use Ventoy to setup a multiboot USB stick
  • How to test the multiboot device without rebooting with Qemu

OpenSSH is a network connectivity and remote login tool that securely encrypts all traffic, originally developed by OpenBSD developers for use in their operating system. Considering the OpenBSD developers’ primary focus on security, it is no surprise that OpenSSH quickly became the standard remote login implementation for all Linux and Unix operating systems. OpenSSH uses a client server model with the ssh command providing client functionality and sshd providing server functionality.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install OpenSSH
  • How to login to a remote shell
  • How to copy files between machines with scp
  • How to enable key based authentication and disable password based login
  • How to save configurations of frequently accessed machines for easier connections
  • How to mount a remote file-system over ssh protocal
  • How to use port forwarding/tunneling
  • to access a machine behind NAT/firewall
  • to create a web proxy

Just bought the latest and greatest - and especially fastest - SDD? Or upgraded your phone's microSD memory card? Before you start using your shiny new hardware, you may want to run a performance check against the drive. Is the write and read speed up to manufacturer's specifications? How does your performance compare with that of others? Is that 1TB flash drive you bought on an auction site from China really as fast as the listing said it was? Let us find out!

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • What CLI (Command Line Interface: your Bash or other terminal environment) disk performance measuring tools are available
  • What GUI (Graphical User Interface: your desktop environment) disk performance measuring tool we recommend
  • How to effectively measure disk performance in a straightforward manner
  • Discover and learn with various disk performance measuring examples
  • How to get a sense for the quality of disk/flash hardware you own

Manjaro and Ubuntu are both popular Linux distributions, each of which has their pros and cons, differences, and similarities to the other.

In this guide, we'll be comparing the two distrubutions across a few key areas and giving a brief review of both distros. Read on to learn more about Manjaro, Ubuntu, and how they compare.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • Manjaro and Ubuntu background information
  • Manjaro and Ubuntu package managers
  • Convenience and customization of Manjaro and Ubuntu

When you download Manjaro, there is an official edition available that comes with the GNOME desktop environment preloaded. But if you've already installed Manjaro Linux and didn't select the GNOME desktop when you were downloading it, don't worry, it's easy enough to change your desktop environment in Manjaro.

GNOME's main focus is on productivity. It's a very popular and common desktop environment used as the default for many major Linux distributions, such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, and others.

In this guide, we'll show you how to install GNOME on Manjaro and begin using it as an alternative or a replacement to your current desktop environment.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install GNOME on Manjaro
  • How to install commonly used GNOME components
  • How to set GDM display manager for GNOME
  • How to install Manjaro configuration and themes for GNOME

Arch Linux and Manjaro are two popular linux distributions, or distros, that have been getting more attention and gaining more users over the years. Although the two distros have a lot in common (in fact, Manjaro is an Arch Linux derivative), there are still many differences. These differences stem from each project’s philosophical approach, goals, and target audience. This results in pros and cons to using each. This article will help you learn about the similarities and differences between the two, and help you decide which one to use if you are not sure.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • What is Arch Linux
  • What is Manjaro
  • Some background on both distributions
  • The similarities and differences between Arch and Manjaro
  • The potential pros and cons for Arch and Manjaro

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