Linux News Today: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" Receives the Latest Debian 8 "Jessie" Updates
Earlier today, May 8, 2016, the development team behind the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system have made two important announcements, the release of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r1 “Atticus” and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 “Erik” Test-1.
Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r1 “Atticus” is the first point release in the current stable release of the desktop-oriented operating system, attempting to bring the latest security patches and software updates that have been released upstream, as the OS’ developers have synchronized the system with the Debian 8 “Jessie” repositories.
“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 May 8, 2016,” reads today’s announcement. “Parsix Atticus ships with LibreOffice 4.3.3 productivity suit.”
Here’s what’s new in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r1 “Atticus”
Updated components in Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r1 “Atticus” include the LibreOffice 4.3.3 office suit, GNOME Shell 3.18.3 interface, Mozilla Firefox 45.0.2 web browser, GParted 0.19.0 partition editor, Empathy 3.12.11 IM client, Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.36 virtualization software, X.Org Server 1.16.4 display server, and Chromium 50.0 web browser.
Additionally, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 users have also received the Glibc 2.19 core library, GIMP 2.8.14 image editor, Grisbi 1.0.0 financial management software, VLC Media Player 2.2.1 video player, Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.1686, and Linux kernel 4.1.22 LTS, which has been injected with BFS, TuxOnIce 3.3, as well as various other extra patches.
If you’re using the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 “Atticus” operating system, you are urged to update your installation as soon as possible using the built-in package manager. New users can download the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r1 “Atticus” Live ISO images, which have been compressed using the latest XZ and SquashFS compression methods, for either 64-bit or 32-bit hardware architectures, right now via our website.