Linux News Today: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 (Atticus) Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 "Jessie"
The development team of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux computer operating system have announced today, February 14, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r0.
Dubbed Atticus, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r0 is the first stable release of the distribution, which has been in development for the past three months, during which the project’s developers have announced no less than three test builds with all sorts of improvements and updated packages.
Prominent features in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r0 (Atticus) include the long-term supported Linux 4.1.17 kernel injected with the BFS, TuxOnIce 3.3, as well as several other extra patches, the latest GNOME 3.18 desktop environment with the GNOME Shell 3.18.3 user interface, and GRUB 2 as the default bootloader.
“Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 (code name Atticus) ships with stable GNOME 3.18 desktop environment and an updated kernel. This version has been synchronized with Debian Jessie repositories as of February 13 2016. Parsix Atticus ships with GNOME 3.18 and LibreOffice 4.3.3 productivity suit by default,” reads today’s announcement.
What’s new Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r0
Among the updated packages in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r0, we can mention X.Org Server 1.16.4, GNU Iceweasel 44.0, Chromium 48.0, LibreOffice 4.3.3, Glibc 2.19, GParted 0.19.0, Empathy 3.12.11, GIMP 2.8.14, Grisbi 1.0.0, Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.36, VLC Media Player 2.2.1, and Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1999.
Being based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) operating system, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 (Atticus) has been fully synchronized with its default software repositories as of February 13, 2016. Also, the Live ISO images, which are now available for 64-bit and 32-bit systems, have been compressed with the XZ and SquashFS methods.
The system’s artwork has been updated as well in this release and it is now based on the Metal X Shell theme. Also, users can now download the latest Nvidia and AMD Radeon video drivers from the project’s repositories. Download Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r0 (Atticus) right now from Softpedia.