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Spins by Kilz

The goal is not to reinvent the wheel but to polish the desktop.
Based on the Manjaro Linux stable branch.
Docks instead of panels.
Custom dark themes.
Desktop effects.
Each release features a full and a very minimal iso.
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 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-dock-18.1.5-1-stable-full-x86_64.iso 2020-01-13 12:34 1.74 GB
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-dock-18.1.5-1-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2020-01-15 13:45 1.52 GB
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-panel-18.1.5-1-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2020-01-15 09:03 1.54 GB
Release Notes for the Cinnamon 18.1.5-1 release.

This is a rerelease of the 18.1.5 release to address issues with the dock not launching for some people..

I am not trying to reinvent the wheel. My main goal is to polish the desktop environment and application selection.

This spin is based on Manjaro Cinnamon. It is a rolling release distrobution and based on the stable branch. The stable branch may not be as bleeding edge as Arch Linux. But it more up to date than a lot of other distrobutions. The stable branch in my experience is very stable, and few if any update breakages have happened in the time I have used it. But still, timeshift is included and reverting to a working install is only a few clicks away.

This release includes
1. The 5.4.6 linux kernel which is a LTS kernel. 
2. It is multiarch by default.
3. Cairo Dock with extra plugins.
4. Both the full and minimal versions have a grey gtk theme.
5. KvCinnamonDark a kvantum theme similar to the gtk theme for qt apps.
6. I added 10 new desktop wallpapers. They can be found in /usr/share/backgrounds/usplash/Grey. One of them is the background for the desktop and login screen.
7. Improved font rendering that will also improve other releases.
8. Firefox is the browser.

Panel iso
Some users have reported that cairo-dock, the dock for this spin, does not start on all hardware. To make sude everyone can use this spin I have created an iso without the dock that uses the modern Cinnamon panel. It is a minimal iso but does have a good base of applications as well as all the theming and other improvements the other iso's have.

Full iso

This iso is recommended for new Linux users. It has a lot of nice applications to make the desktop more functional. Everything can be changed with the package manager if you perfer something else.

Minimal iso

********* The minimal iso is not recommended for people who are new to linux. *********

The minimal iso is a bare bones install with few applications, themes or icons. Knowlage of what you want to install is required. Thats not to say that a new linux user cant find the information. But a lot of research will need to be done to make the desktop easy to use. 

 The Minimal iso is meant to be a canvas that allows the user to install the applications they want and nothing more. As such you will likely have to install a lot of applications. The minimal iso only contains the base fonts, icons, and themes. You will have to install others if you want to change the look of the os.
 I did install the Falkon browser so users can surf the net while things download, but thats about it. It does contain the different settings gui’s.

Thank you for trying this spin out,


Disclaimer: This is a FOSS project. It relies and builds on the work of a great many others. It is covered under the GPL3 though some parts of it may be under other free sotware lisenses. Absolutely no warranty is implied or offered. This includes but is not limited to fitness of use or data.