GNOME being a powerful, userfriendly, easy to use, customizable and fully accesible GTK3+ desktop environment, the Manjaro team has decided to offer the GNOME edition as a third official flavour with the 17.0 release.
The Manjaro Gnome edition stays close to vanilla GNOME while of course being customized and configured for out-of-the-box usability with all the proven features of a Manjaro edition like Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager, Pamac package management and the new Manjaro-Hello welcome screen.
Linux 4.9 being the default kernel, the whole variety of Manjaro kernels from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.10 release and two realtime kernel series is available for easy installation with the Settings Manager.
The Gnome edition comes with these extension pre-installed
- classic menu Gnomenu
- TaskBar, preview and icon of active applications
- native GNOME dock DashtoDock
- User Themes for easy customization and
- Removable drive menu
More extensions can easily be installed via https://extensions.gnome.org/ using Firefox or also with chrome-gnome-shell from the Manjaro repos for Chrome(ium) browsers.
For everyday usage out-of-the-box you will find pre-installed:
- Firefox browser
- Evolution PIM and e-mail client
- Uget download manager
- Transmission for torrent download
- Imagewriter ISO to USB
- Lollypop and Totem multimedia players
- Office Suite Libreoffice Fresh
- Java and Flash
- and more …
We hope you enjoy this release and let us know what you think of Gellivara.
kind regards, Stefano Capitani and the Manjaro Development Team