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Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0-TEST-1 Release Notes

Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. Our goal is to provide a ready to use and easy to install desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's testing branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment. Users can easily install extra software packages from Parsix APT repositories. Our annual release cycle consists of two major and four minor versions. We have our own software repositories and build servers to build and provide all the necessary updates and missing features in Debian stable branch.

What's New in 6.0-TEST-1?

Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0 (code name Trev) brings the latest stable GNOME desktop environment, a brand new kernel, updated installer and systemd based, live boot system. This version has been synchronized with Debian Wheezy repositories as of December 21, 2013. Parsix Trev ships with GNOME 3.10 and LibreOffice productivity suit by default. Highlights: GNOME 3.10.2, X.Org 7.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 24.2.0, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.10.1, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.2.16 and a brand new kernel based on Linux 3.12.5 with TuxOnIce 3.3, BFS and other extra patches. Live DVD has been compressed using SquashFS and XZ.

Updated Packages

Main changes are:

  • Linux 3.12.5
  • GNOME 3.10.2
  • Xserver-xorg 1.14.5
  • GNU Iceweasel 24.2.0
  • Chromium Browser 31.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Glibc 2.13
  • GParted 0.12.1
  • Empathy 3.10.1
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • Grisbi 0.8.9
  • VirtualBox 4.2.16
  • VLC 2.0.6

Other Notable Changes in 6.0

Note for nVidia and ATI/AMD Users

You can download and install the latest nVidia (319.76) and ATI/AMD (13.11-beta-v9.4) precompiled drivers and kernel modules from the APT repository. nVidia-legacy 173xx and 96xx series cards are not supported anymore and, users of those cards should switch to Nouveau open source driver. nVidia 304xx series cards also became legacy and precompiled drivers and kernel modules are avaialble to download from our APT repository. For more information, please see ATI Drivers Howto and Nvidia Drivers HowTo.

UEFI Boot

Please note that Parsix installer does not support UEFI boot yet. If you have a UEFI PC, make sure legacy BIOS boot emulation is enabled.

Parsix Software Repositories

Parsix GNU/Linux has four main software repositories:

  • Official: This repository contains packages officially maintained and built by the project
  • Continent: This repository is a snapshot of Debian testing branch except packages covered by official repository
  • Wonderland: This repository is a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository
  • Security: All security updates are being uploaded to this repository

For Parsix Trev, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:

# Parsix
deb http://packages.parsix.org/official trev main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/official trev main contrib non-free

deb http://packages.parsix.org/continent trev main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/continent trev main contrib non-free

deb http://packages.parsix.org/wonderland trev main non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/wonderland trev main non-free

deb http://security.parsix.org trev main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.parsix.org trev main contrib non-free

You can also use our secondary APT repositories at (Syncs every 12 hours):

# Parsix
deb http://packages.us.parsix.org/official trev main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.us.parsix.org/official trev main contrib non-free

deb http://packages.us.parsix.org/continent trev main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.us.parsix.org/continent trev main contrib non-free

deb http://packages.us.parsix.org/wonderland trev main non-free
deb-src http://packages.us.parsix.org/wonderland trev main non-free

deb http://packages.us.parsix.org/security trev main non-free
deb-src http://packages.us.parsix.org/security trev main non-free

Updating Existing Installations

It is possible to use apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade existing version 5.0 installations. For older versions, run the installer in update mode to upgrade.