Manjaro Linux 24.0 Distribution Now Available

Held distribution release Manjaro Linux 24.0, built on Arch Linux and aimed at beginner users. Distribution remarkable the presence of a simplified and user-friendly installation process, support for automatic detection of equipment and installation of drivers necessary for its operation. Manjaro supplied in the form of live builds with graphical environments KDE (3.7 GB), GNOME (3.5 GB) and Xfce (3.5 GB), generated for the x86_64 architecture and various boards based on ARM processors. With community input additionally are developing builds with Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and i3.

To manage repositories, Manjaro uses its own BoxIt toolkit, designed in the image of Git. The repository is maintained on a rolling basis, but new versions undergo an additional stage of stabilization. In addition to its own repository, there is support for using AUR repository (Arch User Repository). The distribution kit is equipped with a graphical installer and a graphical interface for configuring the system.

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Release Features:

  • The GNOME-based edition has been updated to the release of GNOME 46, which added a global search function, improved performance of the file manager and terminal emulators, added experimental support for the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) mechanism, improved output quality for fractional scaling, expanded capabilities for connecting to external services, The configurator has been updated and the notification system has been improved. GTK uses a new rendering engine that is based on the Vulkan API.
  • The KDE-based edition has been migrated to use the KDE 6 platform, which is based on Qt 6 and uses the Wayland protocol. KDE applications have been updated to KDE Gear version 24.02.
  • The Xfce-based edition continues to ship with Xfce version 4.18.
  • Package Manager Pamac moved to the new release of libalpm 6.1, which offers basic package management capabilities provided by the Pacman package manager. Added support for download agents available for libalpm. Improved loading of build scripts from the AUR (Arch User Repository) and the Manjaro binary package repository.
  • The Linux kernel has been updated to version 6.9. Additionally, packages with kernel releases 6.1 and 6.6 are available.
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