Manjaro 0.8.8 Pre2, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been released and is available for testing.
After the success of the other Manjaro releases so far, the developers have decided to update the operating system, upgrading a number of key systems.
Manjaro 0.8.8 Pre2 is now based on Linux kernel 3.11.4, XFCE 4.10, Thus 0.8, the latest proprietary and free drivers, and it uses a much better detection tool.
If you want to test this distribution yourself, it's recommended that you don’t use Unetbootin because the operating system will not boot. It also integrates Thus 0.8, Pamac 0.8.2, and a few others.
More details about this release can be found in the official announcement. Download Manjaro 0.8.8 Pre2 right now from Softpedia. You can also check out our screenshot tour of the first version in the 0.8.8 series.
Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.