While Manjaro is designed to work "straight out of the box" with focus on user friendliness and accessibility, and Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah” has continued with the user-friendly-focus bringing its flagship Xfce, GNOME and KDE editions for the popular desktop Linux distribution.
And along with the support for the ZFS file system, Manjaro 20.1 has now enabled ZFS installation by providing the needed kernel modules.
What's new in Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah” Release?
Manjaro 20.1 has its default package manager, Pamac, updated from v9.4 to v9.5 and subsequently, results to an enhanced alpm error handling, optimized internal check dep algorithm, improved database performance, and better internal search algorithm.
Also, Manjaro has added AUR (Arch User Repository) package building to version 20.1, to build packages from the Arch User Repository and install as many packages as possible. And on the desktop environment, Manjaro 20.1 continues the offer of three distinct ISO images for Xfce, KDE, and GNOME desktops.
Additionally, Manjaro 20.1 has packed KDE-based apps from KDE 20.08 application bundle, with KDE edition switched from its Plasma desktop from version 5.18 to the latest 5.19.
How to Upgrade to Manjaro 20.1 “Mikah” Release
Manjaro being a rolling release Linux distro, means that you only need to update your package database and all the packages on the system to switch to the new version, by simply running the following command in your terminal:
sudo pacman -Syu
But, you can also use the below command to force a full refresh of the package database and update the packages on the system.
sudo pacman -Syyu
And the three different ISO images with Xfce, KDE, and GNOME desktop can be downloaded from the official site.