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Thinking about it a little more, I'm struggling to see the point of this project. The biggest draw for Arch is that it basically gives the user the power to build the system he wants. Creating a Ubuntu-like distro based on Arch strikes me a little as the worst of both worlds.

Not that I'm arguing that this distro shouldn't exist (after all, the spirit of open source is creating new projects based off old ones and offering them back to the community), but I couldn't see myself ever using it. At least not unless their installer is basically a graphical equivalent of SuSE's installer (ie lots of options so I can select / deselect the packages I want - eg not have GNOME3 like the screen shots do)

I'm going to guess the project point isn't to make arch easy, they just decided to use arch as a base, and that's all. could be wrong though.
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I don't need complete control over every aspect of the OS. What I do like is pacman, the simplicity of the AUR and the excellent arch documentation that is sometimes arch specific but applicable with Manjaro.
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I don't need complete control over every aspect of the OS. What I do like is pacman, the simplicity of the AUR and the excellent arch documentation that is sometimes arch specific but applicable with Manjaro.

The Arch documentation is rarely Arch specific. I've referred to it several times for my other systems. Even pacman can be placed and used on other systems with little-to-no trouble ( along with the AUR pacman wrappers ).
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I think we have established that you can spend the time and make a system just like it from scratch or starting with another distro but really if something offers the same thing without the hassle why bother? I'm not saying its for everyone though.
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If it takes to long to set up vanilla Arch, why not use one of the Arch-rolled distros? I.e. ArchBang, Cinnarch etc... I recently used Cinnarch on my laptop, and the minimal install provides you with a VERY good starting point for a pleasant user experience, grab whatever browser you want, and any other must-have apps and you are good to go - no bloat beyond the Cinnamon desktop. You get all of the Arch amenities, too AUR and all.
    
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If it takes to long to set up vanilla Arch, why not use one of the Arch-rolled distros? I.e. ArchBang, Cinnarch etc... I recently used Cinnarch on my laptop, and the minimal install provides you with a VERY good starting point for a pleasant user experience, grab whatever browser you want, and any other must-have apps and you are good to go - no bloat beyond the Cinnamon desktop. You get all of the Arch amenities, too AUR and all.

Wait Cinnarch comes with the AUR setup already? I didn't even think ArchBang did that...
     
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If it takes to long to set up vanilla Arch, why not use one of the Arch-rolled distros? I.e. ArchBang, Cinnarch etc... I recently used Cinnarch on my laptop, and the minimal install provides you with a VERY good starting point for a pleasant user experience, grab whatever browser you want, and any other must-have apps and you are good to go - no bloat beyond the Cinnamon desktop. You get all of the Arch amenities, too AUR and all.

Wait Cinnarch comes with the AUR setup already? I didn't even think ArchBang did that...

'setup'? you just fetch the tar ball from the repo and unpack and install. No real set up required but the needed build tools. do you mean does it include a wrapper installed by default?
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Didn't know about cinniarch. That may have worked for me as I know enough to install the right drivers through cli but the automatic scripts may help newer users more in Manjaro

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Wait Cinnarch comes with the AUR setup already? I didn't even think ArchBang did that...

Yup yaourt is already setup on Cinnarch, though I'm not certain if the graphical front-end for package management they use searches the AUR in addition to the normal repos. I enjoyed Cinnarch thoroughly for my laptop, I did re-tweak everything for optimal battery life, and I added bumblebee, but it does present a very good starting point, for it being such a new distro.
    
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Wait Cinnarch comes with the AUR setup already? I didn't even think ArchBang did that...

Yup yaourt is already setup on Cinnarch, though I'm not certain if the graphical front-end for package management they use searches the AUR in addition to the normal repos. I enjoyed Cinnarch thoroughly for my laptop, I did re-tweak everything for optimal battery life, and I added bumblebee, but it does present a very good starting point, for it being such a new distro.
    
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