Manjaro 21.0.6 arrives with KDE Gear 21.04.1 and includes Cutefish DE, but GNOME 40 still does not appear

manjaro 21.0.6

Yesterday, those of us who use this popular distribution based on Arch Linux could see how Pamac was filled with new packages to update. That means a new stable version was already available, but these arrive earlier on existing installations than in the form of new ISO images. A few moments ago, the project announced the launch of manjaro 21.0.6, which is not the best news in the world for GNOME users because that means they will still have to wait longer to use the latest version of the Shell.

And it is that Manjaro will start using GNOME 40 from v21.1 of the operating system, and that is what some will be waiting for like May water and what has not yet arrived. Those of us who did come out well once again are the KDE users, since the project applications have been updated to KDE Gear 21.04.1. And they have also added the new Cutefish desktop packages that are so reminiscent of JingOS.

Highlights of Manjaro 21.0.6 Ornara

As mentioned yesterday when they announced the launch of a new stable version, the most outstanding news are the following:

  • The kernels have been updated, the most up-to-date being Linux 5.12.8.
  • The NVIDIA driver has been updated to version 465.31.
  • Cutefish DE (CDE) has been added.
  • Kodi Addons (Kodi-Addons) have been updated.
  • LibreOffice 7.0.6. The most up-to-date version is also available on the "Fresh" channel.
  • Mesa has been updated to v21.1.2.
  • gcc 11.
  • KDE Gear 21.04.1 in the KDE edition.
  • Many KDE-git packages have been updated and / or removed from the community repositories.
  • Other updates to its latest versions including Python and Haskell.

Manjaro 21.0.6 Ornara it's official for existing installations for just under 24 hours, and the new XFCE, GNOME and KDE images can now be downloaded from the links provided in the release note.

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