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    4 =====Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r1 Release Notes=====
     4'''Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r1 Release Notes'''
    66Parsix GNU/Linux is a distribution designed for desktop and laptop computers but also can be used as a live CD. Parsix GNU/Linux is based on Debian testing branch and has been derived from KANOTIX. Parsix GNU/Linux contains the most common applications for desktop/laptop users and always ships the most recent stable GNOME desktop.
    9 =====What's New in 3.0r1?=====
     9'''What's New in 3.0r1?'''
    1111Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r1 (code name `Kev`) merges all security and bug fix updates published on the APT repositories. This version uses a security updated kernel based on Linux with updated drivers. Also a bug in installer that prevents detection of other installed operating systems on GRUB 2 has been fixed. Parsix 3.0 default features: NetworkManager is now the default networking stack, finally the new Parsix-Installer 0.90.1 that supports separate /home partition, GRUB 2 and ext4 file system as the default installation filesystem is also included, brand new update-manager package, SquashFS+Lzma live CD compression version 3.4, Aufs and UnionFS unification file systems for live CD mode, several bugs have been fixed and hundreds of packages have been updated. The new GRUB 2 boot loader can detect all installed operating systems on your computer and new X.Org 7.4 brings a lot of improvements and updated drivers and supports automatic settings without configuration file. Highlights: GNOME 2.26.3, X.Org 7.4, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.5, GParted 0.4.8, Pidgin 2.6.2 and 3.1.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.2, VirtualBox-OSE 3.0.6.
    1313**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a CD-ROM update mode installation to update existing systems.//
    15 ====Updated Packages====
     15'''Updated Packages'''
    1616Main changes are:
    1717  * Linux
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    35 =====Other Notable Changes in 3.0=====
     35'''Other Notable Changes in 3.0'''
    3737  * New artwork, based on a background design by bkashaf, Aurora GTK+2.0 theme engine]] credits goes to Eric Matthews, [[ Tropical sound theme]] credits goes to Tom Haste.
    3838  * Adobe flash player 32 and 64 bit replaces GNU Gnash.
    40 =====Note for nVidia/ATI Users=====
     40'''Note for nVidia/ATI Users'''
    4242Now it's possible to install ATI and nVidia drivers and kernel modules from the Viola APT repository. For more information, please see [[ ATI Drivers Howto]] and [[ Nvidia Drivers HowTo]].
    44 =====X.Org 7.4 Changes=====
     44'''X.Org 7.4 Changes'''
    4646Parsix 3.0 ships a brand new X Server with a lot of improvmenets and updated drivers. Please consider the following notes:
    56 =====GRUB 2 Migration=====
     56'''GRUB 2 Migration'''
    5858All Parsix releases prior to Parsix Kev Test-2 are using GRUB 1 as their default boot loader. This boot loader will not be supported for Kev. To migrate to GRUB 2, please read [[ this forum post]].
    60 =====Known Issues=====
     60'''Known Issues'''
    6262  * GNOME Screensaver is not turning off LCD backlight. Temporary workaround is to kill all existing GNOME screen saver processes and run it again and this fix lasts only for the current session.
    64 =====Important Notice About Parsix Repositories=====
     64'''Important Notice About Parsix Repositories'''
    6666Parsix GNU/Linux has two main repositories. The official repository contains packages officially maintained and built by the project and the Continent repository that is the whole Debian testing branch except packages covered by official repository. For Parsix Kev, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:
    80 =====Updating Existing Installations=====
     80'''Updating Existing Installations'''
    8282Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 3.0r1 CD-ROM. Updating using the Parsix CD-ROM deletes all additional installed packages. So users who have custom installed packages, should reinstall them after finishing the update process. 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, after rebooting to your new updated Parsix system:
    9797**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a CD-ROM update mode installation.//
    99 =====Help us with your donations=====
     99'''Help us with your donations'''
    101101We pay for our project server and bandwidth costs; Spending a lot of time and effort to come up with a stable and usable operating system you can enjoy and save money! So do not forget to give back. Thank you.
    103 =====Get involved=====
     103'''Get involved'''
    105105If 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 the Parsix GNU/Linux users mailing list today.
    107 =====More information=====
     107'''More information'''
    109109  * [[ Parsix Bug Tracker]]