Manjaro 0.8.2 is now available

Manjaro Linux is a Linux distribution based on stable and proven "snapshots" of Arch Linux. Its repositories are compatible with those of Arch in addition to being also compatible with AUR. As of today, Manjaro is releasing its version 0.8.2 in a stable way and in three editions, Xfce, Gnome y KDE with the option of another edition called NET and intended for custom network installations.


Manjaro 0.8.2 culminates with this version a series of substantial improvements and new features compared to previous versions. Among the new that we can find in manjaro 0.8.2 includes support for Steam games, a graphical wizard (pacman-gui) for handling system packages and updates, push notifications on the desktop for updates and the latest news on your website, and many improvements to system performance.

More experienced users can also take advantage of support for new features, including Extensible Unified Firmware Interface (EFI), B-Tree (Btrfs file system), and storage system support (RAID).

Among the main novelties and features of this version 0.8.2 we can find:

  • Kernel series 3,4 with option to 3.6 (3.4 gets full support and development from the Manjaro Team)
  • Steam is now supported (beta)
  • Gnome Package Kit has been replaced by Kalu, in the company of pacman-gui (exclusive to Manjaro)
  • The CLI installer has been enhanced with language support, optional network settings, hard drive encryption, and various bug fixes.
  • New server (mirror) in Brazil
  • Each edition of Manjaro contains a beginner's installation guide from the same LiveCD
  • Plymouth has been removed due to its mistakes
  • And many more…

More information on the development of Manjaro 0.8.2 can be found in the Change Log.

Manjaro 0.8.2 comes in 32 and 64 bit architectures and in three editions with the following desktops pre-installed:

  • XFCE 4.10
  • KDE 4.9.2
  • Gnome 3.4.2
  • Cinnamon 1.6.4

Openbox and Razor QT-are also available for installation from the official Manjaro repositories as well as an ISO image of the NET edition for a network installation.

Manjaro is presented in ISO images to be burned to a DVD although they are also compatible with the USB Live Boot creation. More information and tutorials can be found in your Wiki.

Links of interest:

ManjaroLinux | http://blog.manjaro.org/

Source: Linux space


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  1.   Jack Lesage said

    Yes, it is rolling release, although it tests a few days more the packages than ARCH

  2.   Edwardx123 said

    Is it Rolling Release?

  3.   JK said

    It looks very interesting !! And although I am a newbie I have been able to move it with solvency, there are things that I do not understand very well but it does not look difficult, the initial tests that I have done in liveDVD have been very satisfactory in several ways.

    From my unauthorized opinion and after all the distros that I have tried on liveCD (which have been quite a few) I dare to say that this distro will make a remarkable history !!

  4.   Let's use Linux said

    It seems to work quite well.
    Openbox can be installed from the repositories, there is no "out-of-the-box" version that comes with Openbox pre-installed.
    Cheers! Paul.

    2012/11/17

  5.   Gnu xxmlud said

    Guide to Install Openbox + Manjaro ?, I would like to try it.
    Would anyone know how it works?

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