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=====Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90r2 Release Notes=====

Parsix GNU/Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for desktop and laptop computers. It can be used as a live CD too. Parsix GNU/Linux is based Debian and derived from KANOTIX. Parsix GNU/Linux contains the most common and needed applications for desktop/laptop users.

=====What's New in 0.90r2?=====

0.90r2 release (codename 'Barry') is an updated version of 0.90x series that contains several fixes and improvements. merges all published updates from Parsix and Debian testing repositories as of Oct 3, 2007. Several bugs have been solved, including installer crash problem in languages other than English, removed some java stuff, OOo-Base, iptraf, redesktop and vncviewer due to space limits, replaced d4x with gwget again. Highlights: GNOME 2.18.3, Linux kernel with CK and Suspend2 patches, OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1 and GNU Iceweasel Users who regularly update their systems using apt, do not need to download this version. If you wish to do a fresh or update installation, then we recommend to get this version.

====Updated/Added? Packages==== All packages have been synchronized with the Parsix and Debian repositories as Oct 3, 2007. Main changes are:

  • GNOME 2.18.3
  • X.Org 7.2.0
  • GNU Iceweasel
  • OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1
  • Pidgin 2.2.0

=====Other Notable Changes in 0.90x series=====

{{image class="center" url="images/gnome-logout.png"}} =====Updating Existing Installations=====

Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 0.90r2 CD-ROM. Updating with CD-ROM deletes all additional installed packages. So users who have custom installed packages, should reinstall them after update through updated Parsix on the hard disk. A package diff file is saved to /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt that can be used to reinstall additional packages. Just use a command like the following to use the diff file:

%%(bash)$ apt-get update && apt-get install cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt%%

If you are planning to update your system using apt, see BarryAptUpgrade here?.

=====Get involved=====

If you like Parsix, you can help us to make it better. You don't need to be a programmer to help us, even reporting bugs and testing new releases is a great help. Join to Parsix GNU/Linux user's mailing list today.

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