Linux News Today: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 and 8.5 Get the Latest Debian Security Fixes, Update Now
A few hours ago, the development team behind Parsix GNU/Linux, a Debian-based computer operating system sporting the modern GNOME 3 desktop environment, announced that new security fixes were available for the stable Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 “Atticus” distribution and the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” release.
Just a few days ago, we told you that Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” received its second Test snapshot, which allows early adopters to see what new features are coming to the final release of the operating system, which should replace the current stable version, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 “Atticus.”
However, for the moment, both releases are based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 “Jessie” series of operating systems from the Debian Project, which means that, from time to time, they are receiving all the security fixes that are being released upstream, in the Debian Jessie software repositories.
New security updates are available as of July 4, 2016, among which we can mention those for the Wireshark, Apache Tomcat, GIMP, LibreOffice, Linux kernel, libvirt, xerces-c, libcommons-fileupload-java, and libpdfbox-java packages, which means that users are urged to update their installations as soon as possible.
All the details about these new Debian security updates that have landed for Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 “Atticus” and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” should be available at http://www.parsix.org/wiki/Security. In the meantime, make sure that you keep your Parsix GNU/Linux computer up to date at all times.