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    4 =====Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5-TEST-1 Release Notes=====
     4'''Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5-TEST-1 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 3.5-TEST-1?=====
     9'''What's New in 3.5-TEST-1?'''
    1111Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5-TEST-1 (code name `Frankie`) is a brand new release that brings tons of updated packages and quality new features. ISO images will not fit on CD and a DVD is required to burn them. Frankie TEST-1 ISO images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression and for the first time we are using GRUB 2 as default boot loader on DVD. The kernel build system has been modified and improved vastly to produce better kernel packages. Our brand new with improved configuration is patched using the latest TuxOnIce suspension/hibernation and Kon Kolivas's BFS performance patches. This version also represents our new experimental USB installer that enables users to run Parsix from USB keys and pen drives. Not forget to mention, Frankie has a brand new spicy look and feel. Parsix 3.5 default features: NetworkManager 0.8 as default networking stack, updated and improved installer system , GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, brand new update-manager package, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.28.2, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.8, GParted 0.5.1, Pidgin 2.6.5, 3.1.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4 and, VirtualBox-OSE 3.1.4.
    1313**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a update mode installation to update existing systems.//
    15 ====Updated Packages====
     15'''Updated Packages'''
    1616Main changes are:
    1717  * Linux
    3131  * VLC 1.0.4
    3232  * xFarDic 0.11.7
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    35 =====Other Notable Changes in 3.5=====
     35'''Other Notable Changes in 3.5'''
    3737  * New artwork, based on [[ "How Time Passes"]] background design by Pierre Lagarde, [[ Aurora GTK+2.0 theme engine]] by Eric Matthews, [[ Tropical sound theme]] by Tom Haste, and [[ GNOME Colors - Dust]] icon theme by Victor C.
    3939  * New experimental USB installer system. For more information, please see `man parsix-iso2usb`.
    41 =====Note for nVidia/ATI Users=====
     41'''Note for nVidia/ATI Users'''
    4343Now 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]]. Please note that ATI is not yet supporting X.Org 7.5. ATI drivers will be updated once they add support for X.Org 7.5.
    45 =====X.Org 7.5 Changes=====
     45'''X.Org 7.5 Changes'''
    4747Parsix 3.5 ships a brand new X Server with a lot of improvmenets and updated drivers. Please consider the following notes:
    5151  * If you are upgrading from version 2.0 and older using apt-get, X Server / GDM might fail with an error. Please run the following command with root privileges to fix it:
    53 %%(bash)
    5455$ ln -s /usr/bin/X11 /usr/X11R6/bin
    55 %%
    57 =====GRUB 2 Migration=====
     58'''GRUB 2 Migration'''
    5960All Parsix releases prior to Parsix 3.0-Test-2 are using GRUB 1 as their default boot loader. This boot loader will not be supported for Frankie. To migrate to GRUB 2, please read [[ this forum post]].
    61 =====Important Notice About Parsix Repositories=====
     62'''Important Notice About Parsix Repositories'''
    6364Parsix 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 Frankie, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:
    65 %%(bash)
    6668# Parsix
    6769deb frankie main contrib non-free
    7375# Debian Multimedia
    7476deb testing main
    75 %%
    77 =====Updating Existing Installations=====
     79'''Updating Existing Installations'''
    7981Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 3.5-TEST-1 DVD. Updating using the Parsix DVD 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:
    81 %%(bash)$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`%%
     85$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`
    8387If you are planning to update your system using APT, use the following commands:
    85 %%(bash)
    8691$ echo "deb frankie main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    8792$ apt-get update && apt-get install distro-defaults
    9196$ dpkg -P `deborphan`
    9297$ reboot
    93 %%
    95100**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a DVD update mode installation.//
    97 =====Help us with your donations=====
     102'''Help us with your donations'''
    99104We 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.
    101 =====Get involved=====
     106'''Get involved'''
    103108If 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.
    105 =====More information=====
     110'''More information'''
    107112  * [[ Parsix Bug Tracker]]