Manjaro 20.1 Mikah now available, with Linux 5.8 and these other novelties

Manjaro 20.1 Mikah

After v20.0 of the operating systemAfter five months of development and three maintenance updates, the developer team behind one of the most popular Arch Linux-based distributions has been pleased to announce the release of manjaro 20.1. The previous version received the code name of Lysia, and this, with the next letter that was M, has been baptized as Mikah.

As for notable new features, updating a kernel is always noteworthy, and Mikah has come up with the latest stable version, namely Linux 5.8. They have also updated their package manager to Pamac 9.5.9, and yes, it is well written; not to be confused with Pacman. Below you have the list of most outstanding novelties They have come together with Manjaro 20.1 Mikah, the latest stable version of the operating system.

Highlights of Manjaro 20.1 Mikah

  • Linux 5.8, and most of the kernels have been updated.
  • Some more updates of KDE-git and Deepin packages.
  • Password managers like bitwarden and enpass were added to the repositories.
  • MHWD has been improved to improve package management.
  • Pamac has another punctual release with many bug fixes, specifically and as we see in the image, Pamac 9.5.9.
  • VirtualBox 6.1.14, which officially supports the 5.8 series of the 5.8 kernel.
  • Gnome 3.36.6 comes with HiDPI fixes and lock screen.
  • Common Python and Haskell package updates and rebuilds.

The launch of Manjaro 20.1 Mikah is already official, but it will still take a while until they update Your Website to download the new images. Existing users should already be able to upgrade from the operating system, but the images, which will be available in XFCE, Plasma, GNOME and «Architect» they are not uploaded yet. We remember that these are only for new installations, since Manjaro uses the development model known as Rolling Release.

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