A clear majority of the ‘normal people‘ who end up using one of the 3,000++ versions of the Linux OS are prime examples of what happens to a person when they allow their own Ego to control them. However, I don’t know how to explain why Linux Developers would *FALSELY* claim that their Linux OS is ‘Plug & Play‘ and ‘Secure by default‘.

As you can see, Manjaro clearly states that ‘manjaro OS‘ is ‘Plug & Play‘ and ‘Secure by default‘ (see *Linux Security Issues* for more info on how unsecure Linux is). Well, it is a little known Linux OS, that is not even amongst the popular Linux OSes like Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, Debian, Red Hat, Gentoo, and Slackware so maybe the few people who even notice their false statements just ignore them.

I decided to point out just two of their false statements instead of ignoring them; however, I will ignore the many others that I found on their web pages, since many Linux Developers work hard ‘n usually for free. 😉 Besides, such false statements are common amongst the *ENTIRE* Linux Community, and have been for decades.

  • Note: that’s an old pic. Working wid 21.3.0 today. 😉

Flagship Editions & Community Editions

Flagship Editions are covered by “Manjaro Team” whilst the Community Editions are covered by Community “enthusiasts.” I actually like using the Cinnamon DE more than the KDE Plasma so I also tested the Cinnamon edition again. No Root User option was offered at the Login Window screen, so I stopped tests at that point. See the Passwordless: Attention Linux Developers & users – ‘The Future of Authentication‘ post for more info on why.

Manjaro 21.3.0 KDE Plasma

KDE Plasma DE is the only Linux DE that is close to being as customizable as Microsoft Windows OSes are, but just not as easy to customize as the Windows OSes are.

I suggest that any Windows users looking to try Linux give either SparkyLinux 6.3 & 7 Cinnamon – (See Sparky Linux 7 Cinnamon post & a 3-Part series: 123) *OR* Fedora 36 Cinnamon SPIN – (See the ‘Life wid‘ Fedora page) a try first…because of the Passwordless options offered on the Cinnamon DE’s there.

However, like the above Plasma Desktop pic suggests – ‘if you know Windows inside out and are not overwhelmed with the amount of options available to you‘ then give this Manjaro 21.3.0 KDE Plasma Edition a try, especially if you enjoy totally customizing your Windows desktop. The KDE Plasma version gives you the option for a Passwordless desktop Linux OS experience:

Select “Other” in lower right…that gives you this:

Then just type in root as the user & the root password that was created during installation:

  • Nothing wrong wid just *ONE* password at the beginning of an OS session: however, wid most Linuxes you get none-stop annoying “Authenticate” popup/s or other Pesky Passwords throughout the session.

Here’s how the standard ‘Password Dependent‘ user & the root user (“administrator” account) were created during installation:

Have a Nvidia GPU?

Manjaro 21.3.0 KDE Plasma Edition handles that wid ease…just watch for this when you first start the ‘Live’ Boot installation USB:

Just select “Boot with proprietary drivers” ‘n Manjaro uses & installs the driver. Not sure if it does the same for AMD GPU’s.

Conclusion

I’m going to move Manjaro KDE Plasma up into at least Tier Two on the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page. Its (KDE Plasma DE version) been the most steady ‘n reliable Arch or Arch-based OS I have ever tested, especially when it comes to offering the Passwordless: Attention Linux Developers & users – ‘The Future of Authentication‘ option to users.

It recognized my Pantum P2502W printer, but NOT BEING a ‘Plug & Play‘ OS like MS Windows it couldn’t find a driver, and wouldn’t accept the Ubuntu driver for the printer. Few Linux OSes ever work wid the printer and/or scanner you like, if you are just a ‘normal people‘ looking to try Linux.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!