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SbK creates spins of Manjaro Linux, a rolling release distribution, 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:

  • The latest Long Term Support 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 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. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
  • All SbK 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 all 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 there are 6 main spins. 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.

The newest release series is 22.0.0





Cinnamon





Current version: 22.0.0
Notes: An iso with a panel is available, but it is a minimal iso.
Release Announcement 
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Gnome



Current version: 22.0.0
Notes: New Gnome Shell theme.
Release Announcement
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Lxqt





Current version: 22.0.0
Notes: Faded windows in the background and transparency. Very small resources footprint.
Release Announcement 
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Mate-Compiz


Current version: 22.0.0
Notes: Uses the Compiz composting window manager. Desktop effects include wobbly windows, fading, and rotating cube desktop selector.
Release Announcement
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Pantheon



Current version: 22.0.0
Notes: The desktop from Elementary OS. It uses a lot of Gnome, but functions well and has a nice workflow.
Release Announcement
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Talking Mate



Current version: 21.3.1
Notes: Helpful for people with vision problems. Contains an active screen reader.
Release Announcement
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Xfce-Compiz



Current version: 22.0.0
Notes: Uses the Compiz composting window manager. Desktop effects include wobbly windows, fading, and rotating cube desktop selector.
Release Announcement
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