A few hours ago, the recently created Manjaro company launched manjaro 18.1.2. As a distribution that uses a Rolling Release-type update system, what they have released is nothing more than new ISO images that include all the news that they have been including in recent weeks, which includes Firefox 70 with the new icon and updated components such as the Linux kernel 5.3, a kernel that was released in mid-September and is also used by other operating systems such as Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.
As other releases, the latest version of «Juhraya» (its code name) is available with XFCE, Plasma and GNOME graphical environments. Regarding graphic environments, the one that has taken the most prominence this October is that of KDE, since Manjaro 18.1.2 in its KDE edition has arrived with Plasma 5.17.1 released a week ago and Frameworks 5.63. Below you have the list of the most outstanding news that they have included in this launch.
Highlights of Manjaro 18.1.2
- Linux 5.3.
- In the KDE edition they have included Plasma 5.17.1, Frameworks 5.63 and have updated their KDE-Dev packages to the latest version.
- Libre Office 6.2.8.
- Updated Pamac.
- AMD FOSS Driver 19.10.
- Firefox 70.
- Virtualbox 6.0.14.
- The new version of Pamac is compatible with Pamac 5.2.
- Octopi has been patched by the Manjaro team to work with Pamac 5.2.
- Table 19.2.2.
- NVIDIA 440.2.6 driver added.
- Fixes for Intel on Xorg-Server.
- Common updates and enhancements have been included in many other packages.
Existing users who want to install Manjaro 18.1.2 just need to update their operating system. As we have already mentioned, Manjaro uses a Rolling Release type update system, which means that it installs once and receives updates from the same operating system for life. New ISO images are for new installations only. We can download the XFCE version from this link, the Plasma version from this and the GNOME version from this other.