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 Releases

SbK creates spins of Manjaro and Debian Linux, both are rolling releases, and releases them as iso files. They are live install media that let you try out the desktop before installing.
All of the spins have these features:

  • Manjaro has the latest Long Term Support kernel, Debian the newest kernel.
  • They are multi-arch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
  • The Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
  • All Manjaro iso's are signed. For information on checking signed iso's click here.
  • Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others)
  • Flat packs and snaps are not installed.
  • All SbK Manjaro iso's contain the Manjaro Architect script in case you want to do a custom install.
  • Timeshift autosnap is installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.
  • For the most part they use docks instead of panels, focus on dark themes, and include a basic conky.
  • Most of the releases will have a full and a minimal iso available. The full version is recommended for new Linux users.
At present Manjaro has 5 main spins and Talking Mate which is built every other release series. Debian has 4. Clicking on the image below will open a full size image in a new window. All images on the website are watermarked "SpinsbyKilz.com". This watermark will not be on the installed desktop.

 You might want to read the Best Practice page for information on how to have the the best experience running your new spin.




Manjaro


The newest Manjaro release series is 24.0.4  Once a release series has started, releases happen about once a day until they are all done. The only exception is Talking Mate, it is released every other release series.




Cinnamon




Current version: 24.0.2
Notes: An iso with a panel is available, but it is a minimal iso.
Release Announcement 
Download Link                                                                                    

Gnome


Current version: 24.0.4
Notes: New Gnome Shell theme.
Release Announcement
Download Link

Lxqt




Current version: 24.0.4
Notes: Faded windows in the background and transparency. Very small resources footprint.
Release Announcement 
Download Link 

Mate-Compiz


Current version: 24.0.4
Notes: Uses the Compiz composting window manager. Desktop effects include wobbly windows, fading, and rotating cube desktop selector.
Release Announcement
Download Link   

Talking Mate


Current version: 24.0.2
Notes: Helpful for people with vision problems. Contains an active screen reader.
Release Announcement
Download Link

Xfce-Compiz


Current version: 24.0.2
Notes: Uses the Compiz composting window manager. Desktop effects include wobbly windows, fading, and rotating cube desktop selector.
Release Announcement
Download Link




Debian


Debian is released on a monthly schedule. It is based on Debian testing and is a rolling release. The current release series is 7/24.
Cinnamon



Release date: 7/3/24
Notes: Based on Debian testing. It is a rolling release and uses the Cinnamon desktop. Iso's with a dock or panel are available
Release Announcement
Download link
Lxqt


Release date: 7/1/24
Notes: Based on Debian testing. It is a rolling release and uses the LXQt desktop.
Release Announcement
Download link 

Talking Mate



Releas date: 7/2/24
Notes: Based on Debian testing. It has an active screen reader for people with vision issues.
Release Announcement
Download link
Xfce-Compiz



Release date: 7/1/24
Notes: Uses the Compiz composting window manager. Desktop effects include wobbly windows, fading, and rotating cube desktop selector. Iso's with a dock or panel are available
Release Announcement
Download link