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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 2019-12-31 16:38 2.38 KB
 md5sum 2019-12-31 16:38 165 B 
 sbk-manjaro-lxqt-18.1.5-stable-full-x86_64.iso 2019-12-31 18:57 1.59 GB
 sbk-manjaro-lxqt-18.1.5-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2019-12-31 20:42 1.20 GB
 screenshot-lxqt.jpg 2019-12-31 20:42 114.21 KB
Release Notes for the Lxqt 18.1.5 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 Lxqt. 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. More than 500 package updates since the last Lxqt release.
4. Both the full and minimal versions use the KvSpinDark theme and a similar gtk theme. Its still a dark theme but it is much lighter than Matcha dark.
5. I added 10 new desktop wallpapers from They can be found in /usr/share/backgrounds/usplash/"color". One of them is the new background for the desktop and login screen.

Full iso

Addition changes for the full iso are.

1. Parole is now the video/music player. Its very lighweight and I like the gui.

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.