Linux News Today: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" Officially Released, Based on Debian 8.5 "Jessie"
Today, July 31, 2016, the development team behind the Parsix GNU/Linux operating system has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik.”
Powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.4 LTS series, version 4.4.16, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10r0 is the first stable update of the Debian-based distribution. It includes all the latest software updates and security patches from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 “Jessie” repositories.
“Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 (code name Erik) ships with stable GNOME 3.20 desktop environment and a brand new kernel. This version has been synchronized with Debian Jessie repositories as of July 30 2016. Parsix Erik ships with LibreOffice 4.3.3 productivity suit by default,” reads today’s announcement.
Here’s what’s new in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10
Release highlights of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10r0 include the GNOME 3.20.2 desktop environment with the GNOME Shell 3.20.3 interface, Mozilla Firefox 47.0.1 web browser, LibreOffice 4.3.3 office suite, VirtualBox 4.3.36 virtualization manager, GParted 0.19.0 partition editor, Empathy 3.12.12 instant messenger, and GIMP 2.8.14 image editor.
Moreover, the distro ships with the X.Org Server 1.16.4 display server, GLibc (GNU C Library) 2.19, Grisbi 1.0.0 finance manager, Chromium 51.0 web browser, VLC Media Player 2.2.1 video player, as well as Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.116. The Linux 4.4.16 LTS kernel has been patched with BFS and TuxOnIce.
Last but not least, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10r0 brings updated artwork, support for Nvidia and AMD graphics cards via the Nvidia 340.76 and AMD Radeon 15.12 graphics drivers, UEFI boot support, and many other updated components. You can download Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10r0 right now via our website.
The Live ISO images have been compressed using the latest XZ and SquashFS algorithms, and are available for both 64-bit and 32-bit platforms. Users of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 “Atticus” are being urged to update to the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” release as soon as possible.