Manjaro 0.8.2 LXDE Edition released

The culmination of substantial refinements and exciting new developments, Manjaro 0.8.2 is the most polished, feature-rich, and accessible release yet.

A lot of people asked me for a LXDE edition. Here it is. It has the same look and functionality as our XFCE edition.

With this release you get a better EFI-support thru rEFInd, includes support for Steam gaming, automatic desktop notifications for new system updates, and – developed exclusively for Manjaro – a user-friendly graphical interface to easily manage and maintain the system.

Experienced users can also take advantage of support for new features, including the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), B-Tree File System (btrfs), and Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) storage system.

A more detailed overview of the improvements in the 0.8.2 release is as follows:

  • The default kernel series has been changed to 3.4-longterm for better upstream support
  • LXDE got updated to 0.5.5
  • Gnome Package Kit has been replaced with the Kalu upgrade notifier, and – exclusively for Manjaro – a user-friendly interface for pacman (the pacman-gui)
  • Comes with an installation guide for beginners
  • The CLI installer has been enhanced with additional language support, optional network configuration, hard disk encryption, and several bug fixes
  • A 'Testing Installer' option has been added with support for new advanced features including btrfs, nilfs, luks, lvn, gpt, efi, and software-raid
  • Plymouth – and its related bugs – have been removed
  • Numerous bug fixes have been made, including the Resume/hibernate bugs affecting laptops

Further information about Manjaro 0.8.2 developments can be found in our changelog.

Manjaro 0.8.2 is a testament to the incredible dedication, enthusiasm, and skills of every member of the Manjaro Team. It has been a real pleasure to have become a recent addition to such a fantastic team behind such a fantastic distribution. On behalf of the entire Manjaro Team themselves, it is also a genuine pleasure to be part of such an amazing and supportive community.

Best Wishes,

Philip Müller
Mirrors Manager, Packager, Developer, Web Developer

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