After several weeks of development, Manjaro GmbH & Co. KG has launched manjaro 19.0, codenamed Kyria. This version succeeds a manjaro 18.1.5 which was launched on the penultimate day of 2019 and the version available for a few hours is the first of the year in which we entered two days later. Although it is in other graphical environments, its developers say that XFCE is still the main environment of the famous operating system.
As with every new release, the developer team has taken the opportunity to update the kernel of the operating system. The kernel included in Manjaro 19.0 is Linux 5.4, which coincides with the latest LTS version and one that other operating systems will also opt for, such as Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. Other notable new features are related to the graphical environment used by each edition of Manjaro.
Highlights of Manjaro 19.0
As we can read in the manjaro bulletin board, operating system v19.0 includes these highlights:
- Linux 5.4 LTS.
- Pamac 9.3.
- XFCE 4.14. In this edition they have focused on polishing the user experience with the desktop and the window manager.
- New Matcha theme.
- New Screen Profiles function that will allow us to store one or more profiles of our preferred screen configuration. An auto-application of profiles has also been implemented when more displays are connected.
- Plasma 5.17, environment that have been redesigned for this release.
- Breath2 themes now include light and dark mode, welcome animation, Konsole profiles, Yakuake skins, and many other little details.
- KDE Applications has been updated to the latest version (19.12.2).
- Other Manjaro-KDE applications have been redesigned to be stylish and versatile.
- Based on GNOME 3.34, they have also polished the image of various applications and the desktop.
- The background selector settings have also been redesigned to make it easier to choose custom backgrounds.
- New dynamic background of your own that is now enabled by default.
Manjaro 19.0 has been announced and its launch is now official. New ISO images are available en this link. Manjaro uses the development model known as Rolling Release, so existing users will be able to upgrade to the new version from the same operating system.
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