Linux News Today: Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 (Bellatrix) Ships with the KDE Plasma 5.4.1 Desktop
After announcing the release of the Xfce and Netinstall editions of the Manjaro Linux 15.09 (Bellatrix) operating system, Philip Müller informed us all about the immediate availability for download of Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09.
Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 is the third official edition of the Manjaro Linux operating system, and it now ships with the latest and greatest KDE technologies, including KDE Plasma 5.4.1 desktop environment, KDE Applications 15.08.1 software suite, as well as KDE Frameworks 5.14. The KDE edition of Manjaro Linux 15.09 (Bellatrix) is powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel.
Among other new features implemented in Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09, we can mention a revamped desktop theme that offers a beautiful green-based look and feel and includes a slick icon theme, improved and polished Manjaro tools, great improvements to the graphical and command-line installers, updates to the Manjaro Settings Manager utility, and support for the latest Linux kernel 4.3 release.
“Our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro’s latest tools,” says Philip Müller on behalf of the Manjaro Linux development team. “It was a huge step to get it all playing together smoothly and to give the user experience the same feeling as our KDE4 editions of the past.”
Now shipping with Qt 5 and Calamares
In addition to all the great new features mentioned above, Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 ships with the Qt 5 GUI toolkit for the user interface, Calamares as an alternative graphical installer, comprehensive support for the OpenRC init system alongside the systemd images, extensive hardware support, as well as user-friendly graphical interfaces for adjusting the date and time and customizing the system notifications.
Last but not least, the KDE edition of Manjaro Linux 15.09 (Bellatrix) comes with two launcher options of the Steam for Linux client, the Qt-based Octopi 0.7.2 package manager, an alternative notifier package that support KDE Frameworks 5, and a KCM module for seamless integration of Manjaro Settings Manager into KDE Plasma 5’s System Settings. Download Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 right now from Softpedia, where it is distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live DVD ISO images.