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Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE screenshots

Manjaro KDE is the KDE edition of Manjaro Linux, a desktop distribution based on Arch Linux. Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE is the latest edition, released at the same time as the Xfce and Openbox editions.

Manjaro is one of a handful of desktop distributions based on Arch Linux that are attempting to put a more user-friendly interface on the power of Arch Linux. The others are Antergos and Kademar.

This post shows some screenshots from a test installation of the KDE edition of Manjaro 0.8.10.

At first boot, you are hit with two application windows, one atop the other. The one in the foreground is just a greeter, or welcome, application.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE welcome

Turbulence is the name of the one in the background. It is a feeble attempt to bring the features of Kapudan or Kaptan to Manjaro. It will only let you change the desktop background and choose what folders to create in your home directory.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE Turbulence

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I found the default wallpaper to be a tad too bright.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE

So I chose something better.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE desktop

Homerun Kicker, a non-fulscreen version of Homerun Launcher, is the default menu style.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE homerun kicker

But installing the fullscreen version takes just a few mouse clicks. By the way, I prefer the fullscreen version.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE homerun launcher

Just in case you didn’t know, Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE shipped with KDE 4.13.1. That’s bleeding-edge latest.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE 4.13.1

And the best file manager in the business.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE dolphin

There is an application called Storage Manager. It’s used for setting up Cloud storage services on the desktop. Dropbox, Box, YouSendIt. GoogleDrive and any WebDav-capable service are supported.
Manjaro 0.8.10 storage manager

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The default graphical package manager is Octopi. At this stage, it could never make a Top-10 list of the best graphical package managers.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE Octopi

The next screenshots are of the KDE Plasma Netbook interface. I don’t think anybody still cares about it, given that netbooks are no longer in fashion. This screenshot shows the main interface.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE plasma netbook

Installed multimedia applications as seen from the Plasma Netbook interface.
Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE netbook

Care to take Manjaro 0.8.10 KDE for a spn on your computer? Download an installation image from get-manjaro. Upcoming articles on Manjaro 0.8.10 will feature a review, a disk partitioning guide, and a dual-booting guide, with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Check back often.

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