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Donald Baun
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Way to go guys!  Another solid upgrade without any problems.  I love Manjaro.  67 packages upgraded and 289 MB of data downloaded and installed.
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+Celsius Green Yes, it certainly is nice to experience an upgrade without system breakage.  It pays to thank good work.
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Another successful upgrade.  Third in three weeks!  Glad I made my donation through PayPal.  Keep up the good work.  Thanks for the answers to my questions on the Manjaro Forum too!
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Love using Chromium as my browser, and always got good video results.  After the latest upgrade, got notices that I needed an Adobe plug-in to fix flash.  So I went to the AUR and downloaded Pepper-flash.  No more notices, and video is working just fine.

Also learned that due to the recent Manjaro site upgrades some of us could not get into their website.  Mine kept taking me to their wiki.  A nice guy from the forum told me that I needed to clear out all of my browser history/cookies/cache back to the beginning and then I should be able to access it all.

Well that seemed to work, seems it has something to go with https switch.  Anyway, before, I tried to donate to Manjaro, but could not access that.  

Now that I deleted the old history stuff, I was able to access the donation area and the Manjaro.org web site.  Used PayPal and got it done.  PayPal did not convert to Euros until later in the transaction, so did that so I knew what I was donating and BLAM, it was all done.  So thanks to all you great people for any help you pass along to others.  Hopefully this posting is helpful to someone else out there.  Each day is a discovery.
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Thought I would share my current Manjaro XFCE desktop.  Loved the photo gleaned from a Google search.
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Wrong data is still an error that needs fixed.
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Latest package upgrades hit today and I was glad to read the forum upgrade notice about the installation.  Printed them out and read them all.  I followed the instruction NOT to do a Pamac installation but to follow the "three commands" given, in a terminal and that worked very well.  There are several notes from others who had other issues, so it is always good to read that before jumping into an upgrade, so you save yourself potential headaches.  Great upgrade guys and thanks for your hard work.  
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Have been using Manjaro-Gnome for quite awhile and know that 3.12 will be coming from stable repos", but have been hearing chatter and rumblings that the latest Gnome releases are a challenge to get Gnome to work with the Manjaro system due to various coding and client side decoration issues.  So finally decided to give XFCE a try and converted my system last night in hopes that the default version of Manjaro might potentially have less potential user based issues.  I test looked at KDE and left it immediately since I have never been a KDE guy.  So have been tweaking XFCE and things are looking better.  Have heard of another possible low resource windowing environment under development (in alpha now) is LXQT and I am using the LXDM now so might be a good fit sometime in the future but not now.  Sorry these are the ramblings of one Manjaro user who loves the system and hopes to remain for a long time.
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I've got my eye on LXQT also. Looks promising. For those who haven't heard of it before, take a look : http://lxqt.org/
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Went through another rolling release upgrade from Manjaro Linux.  These happen about every two weeks and it keeps the system up to date without having to re-install a new full system upgrade every six months in the typical Linux system.  That or the 3 year cycle.  But with a rolling release, you just keep on computing.  Cool.  Thanks Manjaro.  
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LastPass.com, the password generator has a security feature which allows you to check your websites where you use a password & LastPass to check if you need to update to a new password since the site has corrected it's vulnerability to the "Heartbleed" bug.  If you use LastPass, go to the browser dropdown image, select tools, then security check, and it will tell what sites you need to visit now to update your password.  A good feature.  
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Just finished the latest upgrade from Manjaro.   I read the notes prior to beginning and was worried that things might not go well.  But everything checks out nicely, and I rebooted and the system came back up just fine.  Thanks to the hard work of the great Manjaro team.  I am using 64 bit Manjaro Xfce and a found background from a web search.  Wondering why few Manjaro users post very much on this page?  I see lots of Arch postings and Antergos postings on Google Plus.  Nice hearing from everyone.  Enjoy the forum and wiki information as well.
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+Mick Sweeney Well, that might be true, but the forums are full of questions, but maybe the stable releases are better?  And we appreciate that.  I chose "stable" because I am not a "tester" or into "bleeding edge."  
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Bravo to the Manjaro Linux team.  The second upgrade in two weeks and each are performing well.  I like this distro because it teaches me things about using the Linux system, more than just point and click, though they are fine in that area too.  Thanks for your efforts.  Will donate when I get my next payday.
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+Norbert Evenich the 2012 are the newest for you 
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As reported by Daily Kos, Germany, a heavily industrial nation, was able to use renewable resources to generate 74% of their electrical need for one day last week.  The first quarter of 2014, they have been able to sustain the rate of electrical generation using renewables (wind and sun) at a rate of 27%.  Pretty remarkable they can do this and we manage about 2%.  We are not trying hard enough.  Our advertisers  promote oil and gas and largely ignore renewables.  Germany has a sense of the need for efforts to cut greenhouse gases.
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+Brenda Schouten-Beckett Absolutely, they are huge.  I always like to hear of successes with alternate energy sources, especially the non polluting ones.  Some don't like the noise they generate, but should not be a problem stuck out in some field somewhere.  Have never visited the Netherlands.  Imagine from travel shows, that it is quite nice.
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Family took me to the circus for my first experience at the circus  last week and this was one of the acts.  This act seemed like a creepy event, hanging women some stories in the air by their hair, forming a human chandelier.  Tonight on the news this act had a tragic outcome when the entire apparatus broke and all the women fell to the floor, hurting many of them.  I hope that they are able to heal from their injuries and the circus needs to find something more appropriate as entertainment.  
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