When comparing MX-Linux vs Manjaro mate community edition, the Slant community recommends MX-Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for a new machine?” MX-Linux is ranked 6th while Manjaro mate community edition is ranked 7th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Easy install
Pro Supports non-free drivers
Pro Easy to use
Pro No systemd
Pro Good MX Tools and Package Installer
MX Linux comes with its own set of tools called MX Tools, designed to make life easier for users.
Pro Very stable
Pro Based on Debian
Pro Rolling release
Latest software available.
Mate desktop is preinstalled and ready to use.
Pro Arch based distribution
Gets all the advantages of Arch, like package availability, latest software, etc.
Con Remixed debian testing
It's mainly a debian stable with some recompiled/backported debian testing packages.
Con Only one Desktop Environment
Con Causes overheating on some hardwares
Other debian based XFCE distros- Xubuntu, Debian XFCE, Devuan leave small footprint on system whereas MXLinux uses too much CPU resources on same system.
Con Support is not as maintained as "Official Releases of Manjaro"
Not as actively maintained as "KDE" or "XFCE" or "Gnome" editions since they are official releases and "Mate" is just a community spin-off of Manjaro that may be discontinued altogether.
Con Rolling release
Latest software may break the system.