Let’s Welcome The Manjaro 16.10 ‘Fringilla’
It was in September that we told you about Manjaro Linux 16.08 ‘Ellada’. It suffices to say that the Manjaro Linux team have been working hard to produce a new release and after two months of development, they announced the latest release in the form of Manjaro 16.10 Fringilla.
New Features and Changes in The Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla
This edition is the flagship offering Manjaro Linux offers, and so it is evident why it gets a lot of attention. With Manjaro 16.10, Xfce version 4.12 is shipped with it, and as usual, the developers have done an excellent job of polishing the overall desktop experience. The window manager now offers a better UX and system drivers, and tools have been updated.
This latest release is based on Linux kernel 4.4 but as you might know about the Manjaro Settings Manager which provides an easy method for editing the different kernels Manjaro has to offer, a total of nine kernel series are available, and they range from solid 3.10 to latest 4.9 release.
This edition is known for its power and mature desktop experience. It ships with the Plasma 5.8 desktop environment, coupled with the latest KDE-Apps 16.08. Comparatively, the KDE edition is more resource hungry than the Xfce edition and has a longer boot time.
The updated packages in the 16.10 release include:
- Plasma 5.8.2
- Firefox 49.0
- Nvidia 370.28
- LibreOffice 5.1.6
- Systemd 231
- Octopi 0.8.5
- Pamac 4.1.5
- Calamares 2.4.3
There are three community editions of Manjaro Linux 16.10 different from these regular versions and they are also available for download. They are Manjaro i3, Manjaro Deepin, and Manjaro Cinnamon. While this list is expected to get longer, you can get the regular versions from here.