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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.
Name Time Size
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 README 2021-06-09 13:45 2.74 KB
 SbK Cinnamon 21.0.5 dock 2.png 2021-06-09 13:45 1.23 MB
 SbK Cinnamon 21.0.5 dock.png 2021-06-09 13:45 1.77 MB
 SbK Cinnamon 21.0.5 panel.png 2021-06-09 13:45 1.71 MB
 md5sum 2021-06-09 13:45 278 B 
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-dock-21.0.5-stable-full-x86_64.iso 2021-06-09 15:47 2.13 GB
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-dock-21.0.5-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2021-06-09 16:54 1.71 GB
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-panel-21.0.5-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2021-06-09 17:49 1.70 GB
Release Notes for the Cinnamon 21.0.5 release.

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 distribution 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 distributions.

All versions of this release include
1. The 5.10.41 LTS linux kernel.
2. A basic Conky with a sand/golden color theme to match the other themes.
3. A new MintSpin-Y-Sand2 icon theme, with light and dark varients.
4. The new KvSpinDarkSand2 with kvantum theme and matching gtk theme in one package.
5. There is a new grub and matching lightdm theme that matches the desktop wallpaper/theme.
6. 11 new wallpapers.
7. A ton of package updates since the SbK Cinnamon 20.1.1 release. The release is up to date as of 6/8/2021.

They also contain the standard SbK features.

1. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible with a lot of packages used to build packages installed..
2. It is multiarch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
3. The  Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
4. Timeshift autosnap installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.
5. Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others).
6. Flat packs and snaps are not installed. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
7. The latest LTS kernel.

Full dock iso

A well rounded install with a good selection of applications.

Minimal dock and panel iso's

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

The minimal iso's are a bare bones install with few applications, themes or icons. Knowledge of what you want to install is required. That's 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.
It 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's only contains the base fonts, icons, and themes. You will have to install others if you want to change the look of the os.

Cinnamon is the only SbK spin that offers an iso without a dock, it usess the modern Cinnamon panel.

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.