Linux News Today: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 Is One of the First Distros with the GNOME 3.20 Desktop
We were the first to report a few of days ago that the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 operating system is launching later this year with the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment and Linux kernel 4.4 LTS.
And now the time has come for us to take the first test release of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux distro for a test drive, as its developers have just announced earlier today (March 26) the availability for download of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 TEST-0.
Dubbed Erik and powered by the Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” repos, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 ships with the recently announced, stable GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, as well as an updated kernel based on the upstream long-term supported Linux 4.1 branch, patched with TuxOnIce 3.3 and BFS.
“Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 (code name Erik) ships with stable GNOME 3.20 desktop environment and an updated kernel,” reads today’s announcement. “This version has been synchronized with Debian Jessie repositories as of March 17 2016.”
What’s new in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 TEST-0
Besides introducing GNOME 3.20, which includes the GNOME Shell 3.20 interface and most of the core apps from the GNOME Stack, the first test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 brings some updated software and technologies, such as with Mozilla Firefox 45.0.1 and Chromium 49.0 web browsers with Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.527.
LibreOffice 4.3.3 is the default office suite for Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 TEST-0, which also comes with GRUB2, X.Org Server 1.16.4, Glibc 2.19, GIMP 2.8.14, Grisbi 1.0.0, GParted 0.19.0, Empathy 3.12.11, Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.36, and VLC Media Player 2.2.1. As usual, the Live ISO images have been compressed using the latest XZ and SquashFS methods.
Those of you who are eager to test the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment right now can download the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 TEST-0 64-bit or 32-bit Live ISO images from our website, just please try to keep in mind the fact that this is an early preview of what’s coming in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 later this year. The final release should ship with Linux kernel 4.4 LTS.