Linux News Today: Manjaro Linux 15.12 Will Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.3, First Dev Build Out Now
The awesome folks behind the popular Manjaro project announced this weekend that the first development build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 15.12 computer operating system is available for download and testing.
Manjaro Linux founder and lead developer Philip Müller had the great pleasure of informing users who had been waiting to try out the last GNU/Linux technologies that Manjaro Linux 15.12 Pre1 (Preview1) is ready for some heavy duty testing cycles.
The distribution is available in the official Xfce and KDE flavors, but the community also pushed the preview build of the MATE edition, for which we’ve prepared a separate article with detailed information about its new features.
“After a good month of development we are happy to present to you Manjaro 15.12-pre1,” said Philip Müller on behalf of the Manjaro Development Team. “This release comes with XFCE 4.12, KDE Plasma 5.4.2, 4.3.0 kernel and all the usual Manjaro and upstream updates. We worked mostly on our tools and the graphical installers.”
Powered by Linux kernel 4.3, KDE Plasma 5.4.2, and Xfce 4.12
Among some of the highlights of Manjaro Linux 15.12 Pre1, we can mention Linux kernel 4.3, KDE Plasma 5.4.2, Xfce 4.12, as well as the latest Calamares graphical installer, which brings UEFI improvements and support for the opt-out of a bootloader.
Also new in Calamares is the ability to use the password set for your user for the root account, and the preview of almost all installation options was revamped. The default Manjaro-Tools were updated as well in Manjaro Linux 15.12 Pre1.
Manjaro-Tools bring a redesigned KDE Control Module for Manjaro Settings, improved versions of the Octopi and Pamac graphical package managers, better LVM support in the Thus graphical installer, and many other under-the-hood optimizations and bugfixes.
If you are brave enough to take this first development build of Manjaro Linux 15.12 for a test drive, you are invited to download the Manjaro Linux 15.12 Pre1 KDE and Manjaro Linux 15.12 Pre1 Xfce ISO images for 64-bit or 32-bit computers right now from Softpedia.