Manjaro XFCE v18.0 Beta 3: The Manjaro distribution is based on Arch Linux and aims to make things easier for novice Linux users.
Manjaro's installation is simple and can be done with two different graphical applications but also traditional via the terminal.
The distribution is very fast and the menus respond immediately, but the really special feature and what makes it stand out is that it is rolling release and always with "fresh" software. The whole system is upgraded with a single command and brings several of the newest features available, such as new filesystems (Ext2 / 3/4, Reiser, XFS, JFS), LVM2 / EVMS, Raid, udev support, initcpio, and more .
Distribution for the uninitiated can be done by installing software directly from Arch repositories. The function is aimed at distributing programs that were not modified by developers (vanilla versions), but also for packages that have been modified by the Arch community.
So yesterday Manjaro's team released the third beta of Manjaro XFCE v18.0.
I installed the new version and to date I have not discovered anything that goes wrong, although I "teased" it too much to "come" close to my preferences. For example I do not use XFCE DE, but the latest KDE Plasma.
Nevertheless, the distribution works perfectly. Automatically finds and installs drivers for wireless connections, and default Kernel is available linux 4.16.17. However, the options provided by the Manjaro Settings application for Kernel upgrade, reach up to version 4.18 RC1.
What the new beta brings:
- updated adapt-may-themes with new customized Manjaro-style whiskermenu
- the last Pamac
- improved installation with Squid
- updates to almost all XFCE packages
The distribution, apart from the speed of response to your every click, also brings new graphics that will excite you. Beta 3 seems to be already close to the final version of 18, as there do not seem to be any major bugs.
Let me mention here that I installed the new version on my everyday computer, and not on someone I use for testing.