What's Parsix GNU/Linux?
Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. Our goal is to provide a ready to use, easy to install, desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's stable branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment. Also it is possible to install extra software packages from our APT repositories.
We started to name our releases after characters of the movie Happy Feet
since version 0.90 released on June 17, 2007 codename "Barry".
What You Get?
Rock solid stability of Debian in combination with desktop-performance optimized kernels for 32 and 64 bit systems, will provide a wonderful system experience.
Timely releases every six months. We have two annual major and two to four minor releases. We support in place and smooth upgrades from older versions to the newer ones via the package manager system or DVD media.
Security and bug fix updates around the corner. We follow Debian Security Advisories closely and provide you security updated packages on all of our software repositories as fast as we can. We have a dedicated security software repository. For more information and recent advisories, click here
We have four software repositories enabled by default. Official repositories contain packages maintained by our project and built on our build servers. Continent repository is a snapshot of Debian's stable branch. Wonderland repository which contains multimedia related software packages, is a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repositories. Security repository contains security updates maintained by project.
Community support. You can use our community user forums
and mailing lists
to get support if you have any issues or questions. Project developers are also active forum members and can help you resolve your issues more quickly.
If you are interested to find out what are the default packages and version numbers shipped with Parsix GNU/Linux DVD, click here
to see the details.
Stable Version: 8.5r0 (Atticus) Release Notes
(February 14, 2016)32 bit edition
(DVD ISO, 1250MB, MD5
)64 bit edition
(DVD ISO, 1236MB, MD5
Testing Version: 8.10-TEST-0 (Erik) Release Notes
(March 26, 2016)32 bit edition
(DVD ISO, 1257MB, MD5
)64 bit edition
(DVD ISO, 12436MB, MD5
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You don't need to be a programmer or professional user to help us make Parsix better. Reporting issues, hardware incompatibilities and testing beta and testing versions would be a great help and is really appreciated.
Reporting issues you see, missing hardware support or driver incompatibilities, and anything you think is not normal, is a great help. It will make a big role on discovering unknown bugs, problems and solving them. This will improve the overall quality of what you use. Feel free to use our bug tracking
system to report issues.
If you are familiar with Debian packaging system and are interested in getting involved in the project, you can join us! All you need to do is send an email to the project leader at alan AT parsix DOT org
Truth be told, most of developers hate documenting! Documentation is an area of our project that we always need help for it. All of our major documentation is already outdated and needs to be updated.