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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 2020-04-04 10:56 2.57 KB
 Screenshot-Xfce-Compiz-19.0-1.png 2020-04-04 10:56 922.86 KB
 Screenshot-Xfce-Compiz-19.0-2.png 2020-04-04 10:56 422.08 KB
 md5sum 2020-04-04 10:56 176 B 
 sbk-manjaro-xfce-compiz-19.0-stable-full-x86_64.iso 2020-04-04 13:38 1.84 GB
 sbk-manjaro-xfce-compiz-19.0-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2020-04-04 15:59 1.60 GB
Release Notes for the Xfce-Compiz 19.0 release.

This spin is based on Manjaro Xfce. 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 its more up to date than a lot of other distributions. 

This release has:

1. Compiz 9 with the rotating cube for virtual desktops, faded windows in the background, wobbly windows, and other effects.
2. The 5.4.28 LTS kernel. 
3. A dock with transparent background and intelligent auto hide.
4. A new GTK and matching Kvantum theme (KvSpinDarkGrey). It is my interpretation of what a dark Greybird theme would look like.
5. A new icon theme Mint-X-Blue2 and matching dark theme with lighter controls.
6. 11 new blue backgrounds in the /usr/share/backgrounds/usplash/Blue folder.
7. Packages are up to date as of 4/3/2020.

It also contains the standard SbK features.

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

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 prefer 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. 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 only contains the base fonts, icons, and themes. You will have to install others if you want to change the look of the os.

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 software licenses. Absolutely no warranty is implied or offered. This includes but is not limited to fitness of use or data.