Manjaro 24.0 "Wynsdey" brings with it Plasma 6.0, GNOME 46, Linux 6.9 and more

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Manjaro Linux, the popular distribution derived from Arch Linux, has announced the launch of your new update Manjaro 24.0 “Wynsdey” which marks a milestone by being the first to present Plasma 6.0 and GNOME 46.

One of the most notable updates is the iInclusion of Plasma 6.0 and KDE Gear 24.02 in the Manjaro edition with Plasma, since has been migrated to use the KDE 6 platform, which is based on Qt 6 and uses the Wayland protocol.

With Plasma 6, significant improvements have been made to the KDE technology stack. A has been made transition to the latest version of the application framework, Qt, as well as an improved graphics platform when using Wayland.

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In addition to this, technical adjustments have been made to improve the safety, efficiency and performance of Plasma, since now, Plasma 6 in Wayland offers partial support for HDR (High Dynamic Range), providing an immersive visual experience. Besides, New configuration options have been introduced for panels, such as "Dodge Windows" for intelligent auto-concealment, along with other optimizations that make Plasma even easier to use.

On the other hand, in Manjaro 24.0 Wynsdey GNOME, presents the new version of GNOME 46 and brings with it several significant improvements, such as a new global search system that allows you to search in multiple locations simultaneously. The remote desktop experience has also been improved, with the introduction of a new dedicated remote login option.

Manjaro 24.0 Gnome

In addition, the application «Settings» has been reorganized to facilitate navigation, with a new system section that includes preferences for region and language, date and time, users, remote desktop, Secure Shell, and About. Changes have also been made to core GNOME applications and deep technical improvements have been implemented for a more refined, high-performance experience.

For users of Manjaro with XFCE 4.18, features like file highlighting in Thunar have been introduced to highlight specific files, recursive search in Thunar, and new toolbar and panel preferences. The «Control Center» has been redesigned to group all system management modules into one easy-to-use window, with new options available across multiple modules.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • It has been updated to the new version libalpm 6.1, offering basic package management capabilities provided by the Pacman package manager.
  • Added support for download agents available for libalpm and improved loading of build scripts from the AUR (Arch User Repository) and the Manjaro binary package repository.
  • The Linux Kernel has been updated to version 6.9 and packages with kernel versions 6.1 and 6.6 are also available.
  • Output quality for fraction scaling has improved and capabilities for connecting to external services have been expanded.
  • The configurator has been updated and the notification system has been significantly improved.
  • GTK now uses a new rendering engine based on the Vulkan API.

Finally if you want to know more about it of this launch, you can check the details In the following link.

Download Manjaro 24.0 Wynsdey

For those who are interested in being able to obtain the new version of Manjaro, can get the system image by going to the official website of the distribution and in its download section you can find the links to download any of the flavors of your liking or the community versions that add other desktop environments or window managers.

Manjaro comes in live versions with KDE (3.7 GB), GNOME (3.5 GB) and Xfce (3.5 GB) graphical environments. With community participation, builds are further developed with Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and i3. The link is this.

The system image can be recorded by:

Windows: They can use Etcher, Universal USB Installer or LinuxLive USB Creator, both are easy to use.
Linux: The recommended option is to use the dd command, with which we define in which path we have the Manjaro image and also in which mount point we have our usb:

dd bs=4M if=/ruta/a/manjaro.iso of=/dev/sdx && sync

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