Linux News Today: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 and 8.5 Receive the Latest Security Fixes, Update Now
A lot of good things are happening lately for the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system, and the distribution’s maintainers announced a few hours ago, May 29, 2016, the availability of new security fixes for supported releases.
Both the stable Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 “Atticus” and the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” operating system have received important security fixes for various core components, including expat, libgd2, libndp, ImageMagick, libidn, jansson, IceDove, libarchive, QEMU, Wireshark, librsvg, WebSVN, libxstream-java, xerces-c, swift-plugin-s3, and atheme-services.
Also, a week ago, the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 (Erik) upcoming release received the latest, long-term supported Linux 4.4.10 kernel, and the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 (Atticus) operating system the Linux 4.1.24 LTS kernel, so if you haven’t upgraded your installation by now, it is recommended to do so as soon as possible by following the instructions provided at http://www.parsix.org/wiki/Security.
Official Parsix GNU/Linux USB images out now
In other great news, the Parsix GNU/Linux developers have finally announced the availability of the official USB images for the operating system, allowing users to quickly deploy the latest Parsix GNU/Linux release on their personal computer using a USB flash drive, and they promise to offer UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) support for modern 64-bit machines very soon.
In the meantime, the development of the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” release continues, and the latest test build is out now with the GNOME 3.20.1 desktop environment. However, now that GNOME 3.20.2 is out, we expect to see a new test version of the forthcoming operating system in the coming days. Until then, please make sure that your Parsix GNU/Linux OS is up to date, always!