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
|Feature||Manjaro 20||Ubuntu 20.04||Fedora 32|
|Release dates||Released on April 27 2020||Released on 23rd April 2020||Released on 28th April 2020|
|Codenames||Lysia||Focal Fossa||Just Fedora|
|Kernel version||Comes with Kernel 5.6||Features Kernel 5.4||Features the new Kernel version 5.6|
|Based on||Arch Linux||Debian||Red Hat Linux|
|Package Manager||Uses Pacman Package Managers and others such as pacaur||Uses APT Package Manager||Uses DNF Package Manager|
|Desktop managers||XFCE, KDE, GNOME, i3, Cinnamon etc||GNOME||GNOME|
|Type of version release||Rolling Release Development||Standard Point Release Development||Standard Point Release Development|
|Platform agnostic packaging||Supports Snap, Flatpak||Supports Snap||Supports Flatpak by default and Snap can be installed|
|Default display server||Still uses Xorg extensively||Xorg since 18.04 LTS||Wayland|
|Support for 32-bit systems||Still supports 32-bit||No support||Dropped 32-bit support|
|User friendliness||Designed to make it easy to use Arch Linux||Highly user friendly||Highly user friendly|
|Documentation||A good documentation backed by Arch’s||Due to its maturity, getting help is easy from community||Backed by Red Hat, finding help is easy as well|
|Suitability for Hosting services||Not that suitable as a server to host services||Server Edition is well suited for hosting production services||Server Edition for hosting production services|
|There are variants such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu||Fedora IoT
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.
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:
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.
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.