Manjaro Linux 20.2 comes with Gnome 3.38.2, KDE 5.20.5, XFCE 4.14 and more

The release of the new update of the linux distribution "Manjaro 20.2" which is built on the basis of Arch Linux and aimed at novice users.

The distribution kit 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.

Manjaro use your own BoxIt toolkit to manage your repositories, which is based on Git.

The repository is supported continuously, but the new versions go through an additional stage of stabilization. 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.

Main news of Manjaro 20.2

In this new update, we can find that in GNOME-based edition, the desktop has been updated to version 3.38, In addition, a new OEM installation mode and initial Gnome setup wizard were added, as well as graphical login and password dialogs for encrypted systems.

Also they have been improved keyboard shortcuts for managing desktops virtual more efficiently.

The Application-Utility application installation manager simplifies the selection of browsers, office suites, and password managers. Added two skins for automatic window tiling: Pop-shell and Material-shell, which can be enabled in the Gnome-Layout-Switcher configurator.

For systems with AMD and Intel graphics cards, Wayland-based session is enabled by default. Desktop components have been trimmed to reduce memory consumption by approximately 40%.

While for the KDE-based edition, the new Plasma 5.20 desktop version and the KDE-Apps 20.08 suite are offered.

Powerful, mature, feature-rich 5.20 plasma with a unique look. The new version features improvements to Wayland, a grid-shaped system tray, new power saving options, an improved settings center, touch support in Dolphin, and much more. With a wide selection of the latest KDE 20.08 applications and other applications, Manjaro-KDE aims to be a versatile and elegant environment ready for all your daily needs.

As well we can find continuous improvement of the main edition supplied with a user environment based on Xfce 4.14.

The installer of Calamares has added support for custom disk encryption with an unencrypted / boot partition. By default, full disk encryption is enabled as before. When uploading, a graphical dialog box is provided to enter a password to access the encrypted data.

As for the Kernel that is used, we can find Kernel 5.9 is used together with the latest drivers available to date. With 5.4 LTS-Kernel Minimal-ISOs, we offer additional support for older hardware.

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

Download Manjaro Linux 20.2

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 KDE (2.9 GB), GNOME (2.6 GB) and Xfce (2.6 GB) graphical 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.   Michael M.T. said

    I suggest adding ventoy - multiplatform - to the ways to install from LiveISO Lignux, and it is also capable of having several at the same time, as many fit on the device as well as being able to use the rest of the space for files.