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Mabox Linux

fast, lightweight and functional Linux Desktop
relaxed” rolling-release, Manjaro based
with Openbox Window Manager

Lightweight & Fast

Mabox uses Openbox WM and lightweight apps, which makes it minimal and fast.
It only takes ~300Mb of memory.


Mabox is built on top of Manjaro stable branch, powered by LTS kernel, featuring 100% complete and stable Openbox window manager.

Fresh Software

Quick access to the latest packages available.

Mabox Tools

A set of carefully hand-crafted utilities and scripts to provide streamlined Desktop experience


If you are enjoying Mabox, please consider donating to this project to keep it rolling


Developed with passion Mabox Linux is free and always will be

Unique to Mabox

Sidepanels / Menus

Very configurable and hackable menus, dynamic menus and Sidepanels. Read more on developer blog

Quick Tiling

Manually tile windows very quickly and arrange them on the grid

Mabox Colorizer

Colorize your Mabox Desktop as you like …
or let Mabox to do it for you automatically from colors of currently set wallpaper!

Latest news

  • 23.02 Istredd – February 2023 ISO refresh
    Hello, 2023 02 February ISO refresh is ready for download. Built from Manjaro stable branch as of 24.02.2023. Available with latest 6.1 LTS kernel – ISO with slightly older LTS kernel 5.4 is also available.
  • 23.01 Istredd – January 2023 ISO refresh
    Hello, 2023 01 January ISO refresh is ready for download. Built from Manjaro stable branch as of 26.01.23. Available with latest LTS kernel – 5.15 or slightly older one 5.4 LTS. The release includes several improvements, notable of which are: a modern config for Picom and a quick menu for configuring Tint2 panels.
  • Mabox Linux 22.12 Istredd released
    After more than a year of development, the new major release of Mabox Linux 22.12 Istredd is ready for download. In addition to numerous improvements, Istredd brings us two exciting and original features: Colorizer and context menus for Conky.