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For those who spend most of their time in the Opensource arena due to work, passionate enthusiasm, or for any other special reason, I tend to believe that there is that one Linux distribution that every person has a soft spot for. Maybe it is its aesthetics, performance, stability, or that feature that spoke your language and finally got you hooked. For those who have had that experience, then they definitely understand what I am talking about.

Anyway, it is another time that we celebrate the diligence of opensource teams and contributions from the community that continues to make our tech life amazing. We are going to discuss the similarities and differences in some of the top and most recent releases of Linux distributions namely Manjaro 20, Ubuntu 20.04, and Fedora 32.

Comparing Manjaro 20, Ubuntu 20.04, and Fedora 32

FeatureManjaro 20Ubuntu 20.04Fedora 32
Release datesReleased on April 27 2020Released on 23rd April 2020Released on 28th April 2020
CodenamesLysiaFocal FossaJust Fedora
Kernel versionComes with Kernel 5.6Features Kernel 5.4Features the new Kernel version 5.6
Based onArch LinuxDebianRed Hat Linux
Package ManagerUses Pacman Package Managers and others such as pacaurUses APT Package ManagerUses DNF Package Manager
Desktop managersXFCE, KDE, GNOME, i3, Cinnamon etcGNOMEGNOME
Type of version releaseRolling Release DevelopmentStandard Point Release DevelopmentStandard Point Release Development
Init systemSystemdSystemdSystemd
Platform agnostic packagingSupports Snap, FlatpakSupports SnapSupports Flatpak by default and Snap can be installed
Default display serverStill uses Xorg extensivelyXorg since 18.04 LTSWayland
Support for 32-bit systemsStill supports 32-bitNo supportDropped 32-bit support
User friendlinessDesigned to make it easy to use Arch LinuxHighly user friendlyHighly user friendly
DocumentationA good documentation backed by Arch’sDue to its maturity, getting help is easy from communityBacked by Red Hat, finding help is easy as well
Suitability for Hosting servicesNot that suitable as a server to host servicesServer Edition is well suited for hosting production servicesServer Edition for hosting production services
Options AvailableArchitect
GNOME
Plasma
XFCE
There are variants such as Kubuntu, XubuntuFedora IoT
Fedora Silverblue
Fedora CoreOS etc

Welcome to Manjaro Linux

Manjaro is a professionally made Linux based operating system that is based on Arch Linux. Manjaro provides all the benefits of an Arch operating system, but with an especial emphasis on stability, user-friendliness, and accessibility for newcomers and experienced users alike. It provides all the benefits of cutting-edge software combined with a focus on getting started quickly, automated tools to require less manual intervention, and help readily available when needed. For now, it best used for personal use compared to using it as a server to host services. It is more suited for wild exploration.

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Welcome to Ubuntu Linux Distribution

Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian. It is officially released in three editions: Desktop, Server, and Core for the internet of things devices and robots. All the editions can run on the computer alone, or in a virtual machine. Ubuntu is a popular operating system for cloud computing, with support for OpenStack (Wikipedia). They have got personal, production, and IoT use-cases well separated and defined. If you are looking for a desktop Linux distribution that is very easy to use then Ubuntu is definitely one for you:

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What about Fedora Linux

Fedora is a free and open-source Linux distribution developed and maintained by Red Hat but follows a more community-centered approach to development. It is also released in various editions: Desktop, Server, CoreOs, and IoT for the internet of things devices and robots. One thing about Fedora is that it moves fast and since it is used as a test-bed for future and more stable Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases, it is always bleeding edge and hence some packages may break. Just like Ubuntu and much more, they have got personal, production, containerization, and IoT use-cases well separated and defined.

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Finishing up

The three distributions discussed address the needs of different groups of people and they all work quite well and loved by many around the world. If you are inspired, you can check on them and have their feel on a personal level. Otherwise, we appreciate your continued support, and thank you for reading through.

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