Manjaro Linux 19.0 “Kyria” Released: A Beginner-Friendly Arch Experience


After the two release candidates, Manjaro Linux has announced the release of a new stable version v19.0 with bug fixes and more polished multiple Desktop Environments such as Xfce, KDE, and GNOME.

Weeks before the release of Manjaro 18.1, Manjaro Linux became a professional project and hence it focuses more on building a professional Linux based operating system.

Manjaro Linux 19.10: New Enhancements and Features

Manjaro Linux 19.10 ships the latest stable Kernel 5.4 LTS to support new drivers and installation media.

Manjaro Package Manager, Pamac 9.3, enables snap and flatpak support by default. You can also use a new tool Bauh to install Linux applications from snaps or flatpaks software distribution.

Let’s have a look at the new updates to each edition:

Xfce Edition

Being the flagship edition to receive major attention, Manjaro Linux 19.10 includes Xfce 4.14 with the beautiful Matcha theme that supports Gtk3, Gtk2.

Manjaro 19.0 Xfce Edition
Manjaro 19.0 Xfce Edition

Among the new feature in Xfce, you can now save one or more customized display profiles. You can also customize the application launcher Whiskermenu.

KDE Edition

KDE edition is the most feature-rich and user-friendly desktop with Plasma 5.17 that comes with light and dark versions, animated splash-screen and Konsole profiles.

Manjaro 19.0 KDE Edition
Manjaro 19.0 KDE Edition

The new Breath2 theme also brings the design update for icon-theme, paslam5-themes, splash animation, and wallpaper.

GNOME Edition

This edition has a modern and simple desktop environment GNOME-based on 3.34 series. Manjaro also redesigns several applications with the addition of dynamic wallpapers and a new login screen theme.

Manjaro 19.0 GNOME edition
Manjaro 19.0 GNOME edition

You can switch between the desktop layout smoothly using the new Gnome-Layout-Switcher. You can also apply any available layout that looks similar to other OS themes such as Unity/Ubuntu, macOS, and Windows.

If you want to try out the latest release, you can download any edition of Manjaro Linux from here.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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