This article drives you through setting up Manjaro Linux distro on VirtualBox. It's an Arch-based Linux OS using the XFCE desktop environment for its flagship variant, so it is abnormally lightweight for a Linux OS, an excellent characteristic for any VM
For some reason, if your Manjaro is not downloading the package updates at good internet speed, chances are it could be connected to a slow server. Like most of the Linux distributions, Manjaro also offers several official Manjaro repositories that are hosted on Software Servers throughout the world.
Shutdown Timer is a useful GNOME extension that lets you easily schedule automatic shutdown conveniently from the system tray menu.
When it comes to elegant looking operating systems, there is no doubt that Apple's Mac OS is one of the top contenders. You can make your Manjaro XFCE look like MacOS including the juicy icons in a few simple steps.
If you are looking for some specific Apps that aren't available in the default Manjaro repository, you may want to enable AUR which will give you access to thousands of community built and maintained Apps. Here is a guide on how to enable AUR in Manjaro Linux.
Here is how you can install the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader in Manjaro Linux. I suggest not to use the AUR package "acroread" anymore as its outdated and not stable.
If you wish to go to the Terminal and perform the update by command line, here is the guide for you. This is especially useful if you are updating a Manjaro PC by remote login.
Manjaro Linux is one of the fastest growing Linux distributions. It is based of Arch Linux. Arch Linux is known for its solid performance and superior light-weight handling features. However, Arch Linux is not a great distribution for beginners to Linux. One has to get into the command-line often to get things done. That's where Manjaro Linux fills in.