Manjaro Linux has become one of the most loved and dependable Linux distributions. It comes with stable applications available in the Pacman repository and has a huge community of users and support. Manjaro Linux also gives the opportunity to choose a desktop environment during download. Gnome, KDE and FXCE are available to download with Manjaro Linux. Let us look at the characteristics of these Manjaro Linux Desktop environments.

  • FXCE: It is a fast and reliable desktop. Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment, fast and slow on system resources. It embodies the traditional Unix philosophy of modularity and re-usability, having a number of components that provide full functionality expected on any modern desktop environment. The components are packaged separately and one can pick from the available packages to optimize the working environment.
  • Gnome: Gnome, short for GNU Network Model Environment, is a user friendly desktop environment developed to suit both developers and non developers using Linux operating system, intended to make Linux systems easy to use for everyone. It corresponds to Windows operating system and can be made to look like windows and Mac desktop environments.
  • KDE: It’s lighter and faster than GNOME by a fair margin, and it’s far more customizable. GNOME is great for your OS X convert who isn’t used to anything being customizable, but KDE is an utter delight for everyone else.

Install Deepin Desktop on Manjaro Linux.

Deepin Desktop Environment is native to Deepin Linux distribution and is developed by the Wuhan Deepin Technology co.,Ltd. It aims to provide a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for Linux systems users. DDE comprises of the Desktop Environment, deepin Window Manager, Control Center, Launcher and Dock. Installing Deepin Desktop on Manjaro Linux requires few steps as described below:

Step 1: Update Manjaro Linux Repository.

Before any installation it is recommended to ensure that the system packages are up to date. Run the commands below:

sudo pacman -Syu
sudo reboot -h now

Step 2: Install Deepin Desktop Environment

Next, run the below command to start the installation of Deepin on Majaro Linux.

sudo pacman -S xorg xorg-server deepin

The above command will begin installation of Deepin Desktop Environment components and it may take a few minutes.

Step 3: Launch Deepin Desktop on Manjaro Linux

Once Deepin installation is complete, log out or reboot your device. On the login page, you will get an option to change the desktop environment by clicking on the settings-like icon. Simply click on Deepin to select it, and log in with your credentials to start using Manjaro Linux with Deepin desktop environment. To reboot your device, run the below command.

$ sudo reboot -h now

Choose Deepin desktop environment

The Deepin desktop should look as below, without a wallpaper:

If you click on ‘Launcher icon’ you should find your applications as shown

Enjoy Deepin Desktop Environment on Manjaro Linux. Below are more guides:

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