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Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah” Is Here with Linux 5.8, Latest KDE Plasma and GNOME Desktops

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Dubbed “Mikah,” Manjaro 20.1 is here five months after Manjaro Linux 20.0 “Lysia” and it features the latest Linux 5.8 kernel series for top-notch hardware support, latest Pamac 9.5 series for out-of-the-box package management with smarter performance, enhanced Alpm error handling, and better regex support.

Starting with this release, Manjaro Linux now also builds packages from Arch Linux’s AUR (Arch User Repository) and installs as many as possible in a single operation so you always have the latest package versions on your installations.

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Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah” Released: Get Arch Linux-based OS For Human

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  • Manjaro 20.1 Mikah got released

    The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Only a few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. With this release we ship Xfce 4.14 and have mostly focused on polishing the user experience with the desktop and window manager. Also we have switched to a new theme called Matcha. A new feature Display-Profiles allows you to store one or more profiles for your preferred display configuration. We also have implemented auto-application of profiles when new displays are connected.

    Our KDE edition provides the powerful, mature and feature-rich Plasma 5.19 desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, which we had completely re-designed in Spring 2020. The full set of Breath2-themes includes light and dark versions, animated splash-screen, Konsole profiles, Yakuake skins and many more little details. We have rounded off text editor Kate with some additional color schemes and offer Plasma-Simplemenu as an alternative to the traditional Kickoff-Launcher. With a wide selection of latest KDE-Apps 20.08 and other applications Manjaro-KDE aims to be a versatile and elegant environment ready for all your everyday needs.

    With our Gnome edition based on 3.36 series we include visual refreshes for a number of applications and interfaces, particularly noteworthy being the login and unlock interfaces. GNOME shell extensions are now managed using a new Extensions app which handles updating, configuring and removing or disabling extensions. A Do Not Disturb button was added to the notifications popover. When enabled, notifications are hidden until the button is toggled off. By default our own dynamic wallpaper changes its colour theme throughout the day. Additionally we updated GDM and improved our Gnome-Layout-Switcher a lot. We updated our list of pre-installed packages, zsh is the new default shell and applications are now sorted in folders in a clean app drawer.

Arch Linux-based Manjaro 20.1 Mikah is here with Xfce, GNOME

  • Arch Linux-based Manjaro 20.1 Mikah is here with Xfce, GNOME, and KDE

    Manjaro is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems these days, and it isn't hard to see why. It is based on the rock-solid Arch, but unlike that distro, Manjaro is very easy to install and use. In other words, it has all the benefits of Arch, but without the hassles and headaches. This makes it a great choice for both Linux experts and beginners.

    Manjaro 20 "Lysia" was released back in April, and it was very well received by the Linux community. Today, the first point update, Manjaro 20.1 "Mikah," becomes available for download with a trio of desktop environment options -- Xfce (4.14), GNOME (3.36), and KDE Plasma (5.19). All three DEs are excellent, but Xfce is what the developers consider the "flagship." The Xfce variant comes with an all-new theme called "Matcha." All versions of Manjaro 20.1 come with Linux kernel 5.8, Pamac 9.5.9, and ZFS installation support.

Manjaro Linux 20.1 'Mikah' is out now with a theme refresh

  • Manjaro Linux 20.1 'Mikah' is out now with a theme refresh

    Manjaro Linux, the semi-rolling distribution based on Arch Linux has a new stable build release out with Manjaro 20.1 'Mikah'. If you already have Manjaro installed, you will already be up to date as all updates just continually roll in but these stable releases mean they put out new up to date iso files for fresh installs.

    Manjaro 20.1 Mikah upgrades pretty much everything. They're shipping the Xfce 4.14 desktop as their "flagship", which is their most tested and supported version. They claim only "a few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience". Things beings a new theme called 'Matcha', profile for display configuration and they implemented "auto-application of profiles when new displays are connected".

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    Pamac, the Manjaro made package managing application went through the usual update rounds too. It should be more optimized and perform better, have better error handling, improved searching and bug fixes aplenty. Finally, it comes with Linux Kernel 5.8 as the standard package for all versions of Manjaro.

Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah” Released

  • Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah” Released

    The Manjaro team has released Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah,” which uses Linux kernel 5.8 and features improvements to the desktop and window manager.

    Manjaro’s flagship offering is powered by the lightweight Xfce 4.14 desktop environment, while the KDE Plasma and Gnome editions ship with Plasma 5.19.5 and GNOME 3.36.6, respectively. According to the announcement, this release mostly focused on “polishing the user experience.”

Manjaro 20.1 XFCE Run Through

  • Manjaro 20.1 XFCE Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Manjaro 20.1 XFCE. Enjoy!

  • Manjaro 20.1 XFCE

    Today we are looking at Manjaro 20.1 XFCE. It is based on Arch, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 800MB of ram when idling. Enjoy!

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