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Manjaro 21.1 – Pahvo is released and we bring you everything you wanted to know about it. It is one of the popular Arch-based distribution is life and brings with it new updates and improvements in desktop environments.
The developers have been working hard ever since the release of Ornara earlier this year. Pahvo is their latest creation offered in the form of GNOME edition, Plasma edition, and the XFCE edition
The latest GNOME 40, and the Xfce and KDE Plasma variants with their latest versions, 4.16 and 5.22, respectively for the GNOME edition.
The Plasma Edition comes with the latest Plasma 5.22 series, Frameworks 5.85, and Applications (Gear) 21.08. The latest version also comes with a default theme to match more upstream Breeze theming and new wallpaper.
While the XFCE edition comes with Xfce 4.16 and the windows manager gets a number of updates especially in the area of compositing and GLX. It also gets additional fractional scaling to the display dialog, along with highlighting the preferred mode of a display with an asterisk and adding aspect ratios next to resolutions.
Other improvements to the XFCE edition are:
- Settings manager has improved search and filter capabilities.
- Thunar file manager received a boatload of fixes and quite a few notable features, including a pause for copy/move operations, support for queued file transfer.
- It can now remember view settings per-directory and support for transparency in Gtk themes.
How to update to Manjaro 21.1?
- Open the terminal
- Type the command, and hit enter.
- Once the process is complete, Reboot your PC
Now your Manjaro 21.1 is up and running. You can download XFCE, GNOME, or KDE ISO’s from here in case you are new to Linux and wish to make a clean installation.