Manjaro 21.0-RC1 Brings Linux 5.10 LTS, GNOME 3.38 / KDE Plasma 5.21
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 18 March 2021 at 05:35 PM EDT. 5 Comments
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For those looking at Arch Linux powered distributions that provide a quick and easy desktop experience, Manjaro 21.0-rc1 is out today as the newest test release for this popular option.

Manjaro 21.0-rc1 is now powered off the Linux 5.10 LTS kernel while still keeping Linux 5.4 LTS around for those wanting it on older hardware. Manjaro 21.0 is also making use of Pamac 10 graphical package manager. Pamac 10.0 released at the end of last year with performance improvements, optimized database interaction, systemd dynamic users, and other new features.

On the desktop side, Manjaro 21.0-rc1 offers the options of GNOME 3.38, KDE Plasma 5.21, and Xfce 4.16. Manjaro 21.0 is also bringing improvements to its Calamares-based installer.

More details on Manjaro 21.0-rc1 via the release announcement at Manjaro.org.
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