Manjaro Linux 20.1 arrives with Kernel 5.8, environment update and more

The launch of the new update of the Linux distribution installation image "Manjaro Linux 20.1", as many of your users will know, Manjaro is an Arch Linux based distribution and it is rolling release (no new versions, only updates).

That is why the purpose of these updates is to prevent new users and those reinstalling the system from having to download large amounts of GB of updates from system packages.

The layout stands out for the presence of a simplified installation process and easy to use, support for the automatic detection of hardware and installation of the necessary drivers for its operation.

To manage repositories, Manjaro uses its own BoxIt toolkit, designed in the same way as Git. The repository is supported on an ongoing basis, but new versions go through an additional stabilization stage.

In addition to its own repository, there is support for using the AUR (Arch User Repository) repository. The distribution comes with a graphical installer and a graphical interface to configure the system.

What's new in Manjaro Linux 20.1

This new system image update includes Linux kernel version 5.8 with which all the benefits of this version are integrated into the distribution and a large number of packages were also updated.

But of the updates that stand out the most, we can find that the flagship user environment based on Xfce 4.14, which comes with the "Matcha" theme and is expanded with the «Display-Profiles» mechanism, which allows you to save separate profiles with display settings.

While in the e-based editionn KDE offers a new version of the Plasma 5.19 desktop. Includes a complete set of temas of Breath2, including light and dark versions, animated screensaver, Konsole profiles and Yakuake skins.

Instead of the traditional menu of the Kickoff-Launcher application, the Plasma-Simplemenu package is proposed. The KDE applications have been updated to the KDE-Apps version of August 20, 2008.

For its part, in the edition based on GNOME continues to ship with GNOME 3.36. Improved login and lock screen interfaces, as well as applications to manage plugins for GNOME Shell.

"Do not disturb" mode has been implemented, which temporarily disables the display of notifications. The default shell is zsh. Updated GDM display manager and desktop mode switch app (switch between Manjaro, Vanilla GNOME, Mate / GNOME2, Windows, macOS, and Unity / Ubuntu themes).

Pamac Batch Manager has been updated to version 9.5 with faster dependency detection operations, better error handling, and better search implementation.

Plus AUR package compilation and one-pass installation was provided. The Architect console build provides the ability to install on ZFS partitions.

Last if you are interested in knowing more about it About the release of this update, you can check the details of the original post by going to the following link. 

Download Manjaro Linux 20.1

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

Manjaro comes in live versions with the KDE (2.9 GB), GNOME (2.6 GB) and Xfce (2.6 GB) graphics environments. Builds with Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and i3 are further developed with community participation.

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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  1.   José Miguel said

    To save the image, I use Etcher, also available on GNU / Linux systems and very easy to use.

    Greetings.