From: Bob Kowalski
Mr. Arnt,I am writing only because 24 hours I still have not received email to verify my email address from the Manjaro Forums acknowledging my hitherto futile efforts to sign up.
When I googled "Manjaro kernel panic" I found out that the problem seems to be because of not using my Manjaro installation's installation of Grub2. Given that I was only trying out Manjaro to see if I liked it or not, in this situation there is absolutely no reason to mess with my setup any more than necessary. Or just to accommodate the whims of irresponsible developers or some sort of perverse overly parochial corporate culture. If Manjaro doesn't playing well with others here, where else would it behave unforeseeably and unpredictably?
I have never ever, no not even once, had anything like this happen with any distribution that I've test-driven over the last 12 or 13 years (Mandrake 7 was the first distribution that I could get to install). On any other distribution kernel panics such as Manjaro's would result in a fix issued in a few hours along with apologies from the developers for carelessness. The fact that Manjaro's kernel panic is unique and longstanding implies a project culture with some of the worst asocial stereotypes from Linux and geek/nerd culture: if you don't like our way, learn to program. Or in this case, develop your own distribution or use somebody else's. We don't want or need people like you who don't "get us."
PS I'll post this letter and any replies that I receive on my blog (bob-kowalski.blogspot.com)