The Arch Linux-based distro, Manjaro is designed to work "straight out of the box" with a focus on user friendliness and accessibility, coupled with its own variety of pre-installed software.
Manjaro 20.0 ‘Lysia’, which is the latest release of the software, has continued with the user-friendly-focus bringing its flagship Xfce, GNOME and KDE editions for the popular desktop Linux distribution.
Also, the latest release has the default package manager, Pacman, updated from v9.3 to v9.4, with snap and flatpak support by default, which before now, users had to resort to Bauh tool to install Linux applications from snap or flatpak.
Some New Enhancements on Manjaro 20.0 ‘Lysia’
Besides the update to the default package manager, Pacman, and snap/flatpak support by default, other major enhancements in Manjaro 20.0 Linux are as follows.
- Updated Drivers
- Improved Gnome Layout-Switcher
- New Desktop Environments: Xfce 4.14, GNOME 3.36 and KDE Plasma 5.18
- Display-Profiles that allows you to store your preferred display configuration
- zsh as the new default shell
- Enhanced Manjaro tools
Additionally, the Linux kernel has been updated to the new version 5.6 from the previous kernel 5.4 and subsequently, bringing the latest hardware support to the operating system. And Manjaro 20.0 other bleeding-edge software components ensures it has good out-of-the-box hardware support.
How to get started with Manjaro 20.0
Manjaro Update is a rolling release model which means that users don’t have to manually upgrade from one version to another. If you're already using Manjaro, just update your Linux system and you should be running the latest version, Manjaro 20.0.
However, Manjaro 20.0 Linux offers three different ISO images with Xfce, KDE, and GNOME desktop environments. So, if you are a new user and want to try out Manjaro, then you can install Manjaro 20.0 by downloading any of the ISO images from its official website.