Xtreme Download Manager 5.0.47, A complete Download Manager for Manjaro

The existence of a Download Manager or download accelerator on my Manjaro Linux is very important. The built in download manager on Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome is not enough for me and could be for you as well. I need something more features and more powerful download manager for Manjaro. 
Xtreme Download Manager on Manjaro 16.10

My favorite download manager on Linux are UGet and Xtreme Download Manager. But here I just want to discuss a little bit about Xtreme Download Manager (XDM). The new XDM 2015 5.0.47 is available through AUR Repository on Manjaro. 

Why Xtreme Download Manager

There are several reasons why I love XDM to be my favorite. First thing is the interface. XDM features a very simple user interface with file menu on the top right where all features of this download manager hide. XDM supports batch download, YouTube Downloader, Pause, Resume and it integrates with Google Chrome and Firefox. 
To download YouTube video, simply copy the video URL and then go to File | Youtube Download and paste the URL. Its pretty easy. 

Install Xtreme Download Manager on Manjaro

XDM is available in AUR repository. Make sure you have enabled AUR on Manjaro. To install XDM on Manjaro, simply open Pamac-Manager (Add/Remove Software) and then type xdman. You should see xdman is listed in AUR tab. Mark it for installation and press OK. Then follow the installation instruction shown on screen.
Thank you for coming and I hope you enjoy this article about Xtreme Download Manager on Manjaro.

Manjaro 16.10 Fringilla is now released with many improvements

The new version of Manjaro is now available for download. This is the new Manjaro 16.10 Fringilla, a professional, easy to use Linux desktop for everyone. The Manjaro 16.10 flagship comes with the new Xfce desktop version 4.12. The developer says they focused on polishing the user experience on the Desktop. And the did it right. I have downloaded this new Manjaro and test it on my ThinkPad T450 series via Live USB. You may want to read how to create Manjaro Live USB as well.
manjaro 16.10 desktop

Manjaro 16.10 Review

Slightly you won't find any radical changes or updates to this new Manjaro 16.10. But under the hood, there are many important updates have been added to this version. Manjaro Fringilla is very fast, responsive, and lightweight. Even I run this distro from a USB Thumb Drive, I don't feel any lags or any problems. Its very stable. 
Manjaro 16.10 is very easy to use and it comes with bunch software installed by default. This distro is designed for real end users that needs a ready to use Operating System without having to configure it deeper. It includes the Vertex-Maia icon and theme which is simple and beautiful. There are also some new wallpapers added to the system.
Like any other Manjaro versions, adding or removing software is very easy. The updated Pamac software manager is more responsive and it still the best softwae manager on Linux.

What's new on Manjaro 16.10

Manjaro 16.10 comes with the following features or updates:
  • Xfce version 4.12 (Xfce edition)
  • Plasma 5.8 (KDE edition)
  • Firefox 49.0
  • LibreOffice 5.1.6
  • Systemd 231
  • Octopi 0.8.5
  • Nvidia 370.28
  • Calamares 2.4.3
Also, it includes the following bug fixes:
  • fixed user creation so it obeys the list of default groups for new users
  • added Deepin support to the displaymanager module
  • fixed an issue which could cause a failed install with LUKS if other LUKS partitions are already present
  • improved system requirements configuration checking
  • fixed case-insensitive path handling when installing GRUB on VFAT filesystems
  • fixed an issue which could cause a failed install when resolv.conf is a broken symlink in the target rootfs
  • added support for disabling LUKS-related UI elements
  • fixed an issue in the summary page, which caused the target root partition to be mislabeled in the UI
  • fixed how the timezone setting is applied, so certain environments like KDE Plasma always obey the setting on first boot
  • fixed timezone selector behavior, so that a timezone changes affect the live system immediately
  • improved partition scanner code so it always excludes ISO9660 volumes (to avoid showing the live USB stick or optical disk in the devices list)
  • countless other bug fixes

  Download Manjaro 16.10 ISO

Ready to try Manjaro 16.10 Fringilla? Grab the ISO now and try it on your computer.

Manjaro 16.10 Stable is now available for download

Manjaro development now reached version 16.10. In this new version, many updated applications are included and also updated to the most recent Kernel. If you are running previous version, you don't have to download and re-install Manjaro 16.10. You may update your system to this most recent version via Manjaro Update. 

Manjaro 16.10 Features:

  • Firefox got updated to 49.0.2, which fixes some issues in that series
  • The Gnome Desktop got updated to 3.22.1, which brings new enhancements
  • The Budgie Desktop is now at version 10.2.8
  • The Lumina Desktop is now at version 1.1
  • Also the MATE Desktop got updated to its latest point release of 1.16 series
  • On KDE side we have now Plasma 5.8.2, Framework 5.27 and Apps in version 16.08.2
  • Octopi got ported to alpm and we updated our plasma themes in regard of given plasma changes
  • VirtualBox is now at version 5.1.8
To read the detailed information about these updates, you may visit the official changelog. You can download the Manjaro 16.10 ISO from this link.


How to install Skype 4.3 on Manjaro 16.08

Skype is a popular VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) application. Before WhatsApp, LINE era, Skype was so popular. Even now, Skype is still has millions active users. The latest available version of Skype is version 4.3. Skype supports almost any Operating Systems including Linux. This tutorial will show you how to install Skype 4.3 on Manjaro 16.08. 
The easiest way to install Skype on Manjaro is to install it using Pamac (Add/Remove Software). For advanced users, you may also install Skype on Manjaro via Terminal. 

Steps to install Skype 4.3 on Manjaro

Open Pamac (Add/Remove Software) on Manjaro and then type "skype" on the search box. Make sure you have enabled AUR repository. Select Skype from the list. Make sure you choose the right version as shown in this picture below.
install skype on manjaro
Press Apply to confirm the installation. Since we are going to install Skype from AUR, you will be asked to confirm the installation and package building. 
The building and installation process will take some times depends on the internet speed and your computer performance. Once completed, you can start using Skype on Manjaro.

How to install Team Viewer 11.0 on Manjaro 16.08

Team Viewer is a free and popular remote desktop application.With this program, we can control a computer remotely. Team Viewer is not an ordinary Remote Desktop software. It has many other features such as built in file transfer feature that make it easier to send or get files from a remote computer. No matter where you are, as long as you are connected to the internet, we can gain control to the computer. 

Team Viewer 11.0 Overview

The new version of Team Viewer 11.0 is now available with many improvements and add some critical features. Now its integrate Microsoft One Drive for Business cloud storage support to the file transfer box. Team Viewer is multi platform software that can be run on many Operating Systems such as Windows, Linux and also Android devices. 

Team Viewer 11.0 on Manjaro

Team Viewer supports Linux platform. Ubuntu, Debian users can download and install Team Viewer using the DEB package provided by the developer. But for Manjaro users, you can either download and use the "Other System" version to install. But, I highly recommend to install Team Viewer from Manjaro package manager. AUR repository provide the latest Team Viewer 11.0 for Manjaro users. 
To install Team Viewer 11.0 on Manjaro, first open Add/Remove Software
Type "teamviewer" on the search box and click AUR to see the list of any installable files. If you don't see AUR in your Add/Remove Software, you will need to enable AUR Repository first. Clik on the Setting button (three stripes on the top right) and then click Preference.

Ok, now you should see teamviewer package on the search result. Right click and select Install. Press Apply to start the installation. Manjaro will start download and building packages required by Team Viewer 11.0.
Once installation completed, we can start running Team Viewer. On the first run, you may got the following notification.
teamviewer daemon
We need to run the TeamViewer daemon. Open Terminal and use this command
teamviewer --daemon start
Now run Team Viewer again and it should be working now


Install Plank on Manjaro 16.08

This tutorial will show you how to install Plank on Manjaro. I am using Manjaro 16.08 on this tutorial but should be compatible and applicable for other Manjaro versions. Before we go through, you may want to view a little bit more about Plank. 

What is Plank ?

Plank is a simple dock application that contains one or more application shortcuts in a floating mode. Plank is not the only dock application in Linux. Docky is another dock application that has similar features with Plank.

How to install Plank on Manjaro

Since Plank is available on Manjaro Community repository, we can easily install Plank on Manjaro without having to build from the source package. The following command is used to install Plank via Terminal
sudo pacman -S plank
You will see the following output on the Terminal console:
[dhani@dhani-manjaro ~]$ sudo pacman -S plank
[sudo] password for dhani:
warning: plank-0.11.2-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) plank-0.11.2-1

Total Installed Size:  2.03 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]  
Type Y and then press Enter to confirm the installation. In few moments, Plank should be completely installed on Manjaro. 
Alternatively, you can use Add/Remove Software to install Plank. Simply type Plank in the search box and then select Plank from the list to install. 
Once complete, you can run Plank from the application menu. This is my Manjaro Budgie with Plank installed.

Install Gambas 3 on Manjaro 16.08

Gambas 3 is a programming IDE that is available for Linux. Gambas is very easy to use even you are new to programming. It comes with a new interface design which is far more easy for newbie. Gambas supports almost any Linux distribution, including Manjaro. Here in this tutorial you will find a simple way to install Gambas 3 on Manjaro 16.08. 

What is Gambas ?

Before we go through, some of you may be ask for this common question. Based on WikipediaGambas is the name of an object-oriented dialect of the BASIC programming language as well as the integrated development environment that accompanies it. Designed to run on Linux and other Unix-like computer operating systems, its name is a recursive acronym for Gambas Almost Means Basic. Gambas was developed by the French programmer Benoît Minisini with its first release coming in 1999. Benoît had grown up with the BASIC language, and decided to make a free software development environment that could quickly and easily make programs with user interfaces.

Gambas Interface on Manjaro

The following Gambas 3 screenshot was taken on Manjaro 16.08 Budgie edition. 
gambas 3 on Manjaro
Gambas 3 main menu

How to install Gambas 3 on Manjaro

Installing Gambas 3 on Manjaro 16.08 is pretty easy. We can do the installation via GUI using Add/Remove Software.
Open Add/Remove Software and type 'gambas3' on the search box. You will see list of packages with gambas3. Make sure you select the following packages to be installed:

  • gambas3-ide
  • gambas3-runtime
  • gambas3-gb-inotify
  • gambas3-gb-form-editor
Scroll down to find those package and mark them to install. 

Once the installation completed, Gambas 3 icon launcher should be available on the Manjaro apps menu. You can also execute the gambas3 package from Terminal with the following command:
Thank you for reading this tutorial to install Gambas 3 on Manjaro 16.08. Please share this article if you found it useful. 

Manjaro for Beginner-How to install Mozilla Firefox

Many of the reader of this Blog is medium to advanced Linux users. But I am sure there are many Linux users that just started to use Linux especially Manjaro and need some basic tutorial and instruction on how to use Manjaro. Here I want to show you how to install Mozilla Firefox on Manjaro Deepin 16.08. 
Manjaro Deepin 16.08 comes with Chromium as the default web browser. If you prefer Mozilla Firefox on Manjaro, you can easily install Mozilla Firefox on Manjaro Deepin 16.08. There are two ways to install Firefox on Manjaro. The easy thing is to use the Add/Remove Software application. This is the GUI way and the easiest way. The second is to install via Terminal. 

Install Firefox on Manjaro via GUI

Open Add/Remove Software and then type firefox on the search box. You will see list of matched packages and select Firefox package from the list. 
On the example above, select firefox and then press Apply to confirm.
When you press Apply, you will see the summary. Click Commit. You will be asked to enter the root password and the installation will begin. 

Finally, Firefox is installed on Manjaro.

Install Firefox via Terminal

To install Firefox via Terminal, simply open Deepin Terminal and paste the following command
sudo pacman -S firefox
[dhani@dhani-deepin ~]$ sudo pacman -S firefox
We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.
[sudo] password for dhani:
warning: firefox-49.0.1-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
Packages (1) firefox-49.0.1-1
Total Installed Size:  90,09 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:       0,00 MiB
:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
Type Y to confirm. On the example above, Firefox already installed so it will ask for reinstalling. Thank you for reading this tutorial to install Firefox on Manjaro. See you in the next posts. 

Manjaro Deepin 16.08 Screenshots

Manjaro is a powerful Linux distribution based on Arch. There are many Manjaro version that comes in different desktop environments. You may choose XFCE, Gnome, Mate, Deepin, Budgie and some others. Here I want to share some nice screenshots of the new version of Manjaro Deepin 16.08. Manjaro Deepin 16.08 comes with the new Deepin desktop version 15.03. Its very beautiful, stable and easy to use.

Manjaro Deepin 16.08 Login Screen

Manjaro Deepin 16.08 Desktop

Application Launcher 

Personally, I like the Application Launcher on Manjaro Deepin 16.08. Its really modern and also very easy to use. There are some nice applications included such as Deepin Movie, Deepin Screenshot, Deepin Image Viewer, Deepin Screenshot makes us easier to take screenshots. 
There are still many interesting features of Manjaro Deepin. If you want to try it your self, you can download ISO file for Manjaro Deepin 16.08 from this link. You can install it to your computer or run it on Virtualbox. 
Thank you

Lollypop Music Player on Manjaro 16.08

There are many Music Player available for Linux especially Manjaro. Here I want to show you the new version of Lollypop music player on my Manjaro Deepin 16.08. Lollypop is a great music player that supports various sources including Google Music, internet radio and many more.  
Installing Lollypop in Manjaro is quite easy. The Lollupop repository is available on AUR, so we can easily install Lollypop using yaourt command. 
To install Lollypop, open Terminal and paste this command
yaourt lollypop
You will be asked to select which package to install. In my case, I type 1 to confirm the package selection. next, follow on screen installation wizard until it completed.
Once completed, you can start using Lollypop to play and manage your favorite music. 

Download Manjaro Deepin 16.08 ISO

Another flavor of Manjaro is out. This is my first time writing about Manjaro Deepin on this blog. Manjaro Deepin 16.08 is now released with so many interesting features. It comes with the latest Deepin desktop version 15.03 that is also used in the original Deepin 15.3. 

Features in Manjaro Deepin 16.08:
  • Kernel Linux 4.4.19
  • Manjaro-Welcome
  • Installers Calamares and CLI
  • optional Window managers Mutter/Gala or Metacity
  • Chromium
  • Evolution
  • Libreoffice-still
  • Nautilus (additionally the new Deepin-Filemanager)
  • Xarchiver
  • Deepin-Movie plus VLC
  • Deepin-Screenshot
  • Deepin-Game
  • Gimp
  • Evince
  • Galculator
  • Xfburn
  • Manjaro-Printer
  • Xsane
  • Pamac package manager
  • Manjaro-Settings-Manager