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    4 =====Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.6r0-RC Release Notes=====
     4'''Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.6r0-RC 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 3.6r0-RC?=====
     9'''What's New in 3.6r0-RC?'''
    1111Parsix GNU/Linux 3.6 (code name `Vinnie`) is a brand new release that brings tons of updated packages, faster live boot and quality new features. This version has been synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of July 1, 2010 and brings lot of updated packages compared to Parsix 3.5 aka Frankie. Now we have a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository called Wonderland. Vinnie ISO images will not fit on CD and a DVD is required to burn them. These images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression. Our updated Linux kernel with improved configuration is patched using TuxOnIce suspension/hibernation and Kon Kolivas's BFS patches. This version also ships our new experimental USB installer that enables users to run Parsix from USB keys and pen drives. Parsix Vinnie has a brand new light look and feel. Parsix 3.6 default features: NetworkManager 0.8 as default networking stack, GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, brand new update-manager package, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.30.2, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.10, GParted 0.5.2, Empathy, 3.2.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4 and, VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.6.
    13 ====Updated Packages====
     13'''Updated Packages'''
    1414Main changes are:
    1515  * Linux
    2929  * VLC 1.0.6
    3030  * xFarDic 0.11.7
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    33 =====Other Notable Changes in 3.6=====
     33'''Other Notable Changes in 3.6'''
    3535  * New artwork, based on [[ "Horsehead Nebula"]] background, [[ Serenity GTK-2 theme engine]] by Jean-Paul Bizet, [[ Foresight GTK-2 theme engine]] by Og Maciel, [[ Tropical sound theme]] by Tom Haste, and [[ GNOME Colors - Dust]] icon theme by Victor C.
    3737  * New experimental USB installer system. For more information, please see `man parsix-iso2usb`.
    39 =====Note for nVidia/ATI Users=====
     39'''Note for nVidia/ATI Users'''
    4141Now it's possible to install ATI, nVidia and nVidia-legacy drivers and kernel modules from the APT repository. For more information, please see [[ ATI Drivers Howto]] and [[ Nvidia Drivers HowTo]].
    43 =====X.Org 7.5 Changes=====
     43'''X.Org 7.5 Changes'''
    4545Parsix 3.6 ships a brand new X Server with a lot of improvmenets and updated drivers. Please consider the following notes:
    4848  * A new boot cheat code `xconf` has been implemented to boot using traditional xorg.conf file if the X automatic detection system is not working well on your system.
    50 =====Important Notice About Parsix Repositories=====
     50'''Important Notice About Parsix Repositories'''
    5252Parsix GNU/Linux has three 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. Wonderland repository is a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository. For Parsix Vinnie, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:
    54 %%(bash)
    5556# Parsix
    5657deb vinnie main contrib non-free
    6263deb vinnie main non-free
    6364deb-src vinnie main non-free
    64 %%
    66 =====Updating Existing Installations=====
     67'''Updating Existing Installations'''
    6869Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 3.6r0-RC 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:
    70 %%(bash)$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`%%
     73$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`
    7276If you are planning to update your system using APT, update your /etc/apt/sources.list and use the following commands:
    74 %%(bash)
    7580$ apt-get update && apt-get install distro-defaults
    7681$ apt-get install parsix-kernel (parsix64-kernel on amd64 / parsix-kernel-bigmem on i386 systems with more than 4GB RAM)
    7984$ dpkg -P `deborphan`
    8085$ reboot
    81 %%
    83 =====Help us with your donations=====
     88'''Help us with your donations'''
    8590Creating a usable and stable operating system such as Parsix takes many hours of work and involves project server and bandwidth costs. So if you enjoy Parsix why not contribute back to the project? Thank you.
    87 =====Get involved=====
     92'''Get involved'''
    8994If 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.
    91 =====More information=====
     96'''More information'''
    9398  * [[ Parsix Bug Tracker]]