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Manjaro Linux update brings GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments

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Manjaro Linux update

To deliver you the best customisable experience, Manjaro Linux has been updated with three popular desktop environments namely GNOME, KDE and Xfce. The version 17.0.2 of the Arch-based platform also fixes a large number of issues that were a part of the previous release.

“It took us almost three months to finish this updated version. We improved our hardware detection, renewed our installer (Calamares), added the latest packages available to our install media and polished our release as a whole,” explains Philip Müller of Manjaro Development.

Manjaro Linux 17.0.2 is based on the latest LTS kernel 4.9 series. It also includes the new versions of Xorg-Stack, Plasma5 and QT.

For an upgraded experience over the original Gellivara release, the new update has brought enhancements and improvements to the previous Manjaro tools and profiles. There are also notable updates to Calamares installer and an efficient adoption of MHWD to handle libglx binaries.

Goes beyond Arch Linux

While the ease of installing Manjaro Linux was already making it preferable option for Arch users, the choice of switching between GNOME, KDE and Xfce makes its latest version a step ahead of the original Arch Linux.

You can install the lightweight Xfce to get most from your system or use resource-rich GNOME to build new developments. Likewise, the new KDE Plasma is available to support HiDPI display panels and deliver an immersive experience with OpenGL integration.

The new Manjaro Linux ISO is available for download from its official website. Also, you can access the updated Manjaro code from GitHub.