Can I use Manjaro instead of Ubuntu? I have zero Linux experience but would like to learn Linux in general, and many sources point to Manjaro as best start.
Are The Odin Project materials universal linux-wise or some parts are specific to Ubuntu?
Any Linux distro should be fine
Manjaro is less beginner-friendly than Ubuntu as its user base is much smaller. There’s also quite a few editions of Manjaro (for different desktop environments like GNOME, XFCE etc.) You might need to spend more time hunting for answers.
If you have zero Linux experience, I would highly recommend Ubuntu or something based on Ubuntu like Elementary