Manjaro Linux 21.3.0 (“Ruah”): Arch-Primus with Gnome, KDE Plasma and Xfce released

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The Arch Primus Manjaro Linux has been released and is based on the latest version 21.3.0 (“Ruah”) with the free desktops Gnome Shell 42.2, KDE Plasma 5.24.5 LTS and Xfce 4.16 on the operating system kernel Linux 5.15 LTS. In addition to a new graphical installation routine, optimizations and new drivers are also on board.

Manjaro Linux 21.2 (“Qonos”) with Gnome 41 is followed by updated installation media of the very popular Arch Linux derivative with the updated Gnome Shell in the latest version 42.2. In addition to the “Gnome Edition”, there is also a “Plasma Edition” with KDE Plasma 5.24.5 LTS and an “Xfce Edition” with the resource-saving user interface Xfce 4.16.

Manjaro Linux 21.3.0 (“Ruah”) based on Linux 5.15 LTS has been released (image: Manjaro Linux)

The refreshed system images and installation media of the rolling release are also supplied with the final version of the graphical installation routine Calamares 3.2 and the latest version of the Pacman package manager, version 10.4. Below are the other key data:

Base and lineage

  • GNU/Linux
      → Arch Linux

      • → Manjaro Linux
Workspace and Desktop

  • Xfce 4.16.0
  • Gnome Shell 42.2
  • KDE Plasma 5.24.5 LTS
Operating system kernel

  • Linux 5.15 LTS
    • Support until October 2023
  • < li>Linux 5.10 LTS

    • Support until December 2026
  • Linux 5.4 LTS
    • Support until December 2025
Update of packages

  • Manjaro Linux comes “out of the box” with very up-to-date package versions.
    • Applications such as the open source browsers Mozilla Firefox 101.0.1 and Chromium 102.0 and the free e-mail client Thunderbird 91.10 are up to date.
    • The same applies to runtime environments and libraries such as Mesa 3D and the programming language Python .

The latest Mesa 22.1.2 graphics stack is preinstalled for gaming under Linux, while LibreOffice 7.3.4 is used as a free office suite. The latest version of the KDE application programs KDE Gear – formerly KDE Applications – and the KDE Framework are also on board individual operating system

As is typical for an operating system based on Arch Linux, Manjaro Linux can also be extensively customized and used as a starting point for your very own Linux distribution.

Download on ComputerBase

The three 3.2 to 3.4 GB system images of Manjaro 21.3 (“Ruah”), which are optimized for AMD64, can be downloaded as usual directly below this message from the ComputerBase download area.

The ISO files can be easily written to a USB storage medium with a tool such as Ventoy or Rufus.

The Arch derivative can then be tried out and, if desired, installed on a data carrier with the help of the graphical installation routine. The “MichlFranken” YouTube channel, which specializes in Linux and open source, demonstrates how Manjaro Linux can be installed quickly and easily from a USB stick.

More information can be found in the release notes, the official website and the extensive user manual (PDF).

Downloads


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    Manjaro is a Linux distribution developed in Germany, France and Austria.

    • Version 21.3. 0 “Ruah” German