Alan Baghumian announced last night, July 4th, the immediate availability for download of the first test version of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0 operating system.
Dubbed Gloria, Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0 brings lots of updated packages, an updated installer, faster live boot, and new features.
It includes all the security updated and bug fixes, as well as application updates, that were published on the Debian testing repositories as of July 1st, 2012.
Because of the many changes implemented in this release, existing Parsix users who want to upgrade to Gloria will need to do an update mode installation.
Highlights of Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0r0 Test 1:
· Based on Debian testing repositories (as of July 1st, 2012);
· Linux kernel 3.2.20;
· GNOME 3.4.2;
· GRUB 2 boot loader;
· X.Org 7.6;
· X.Org Server 188.8.131.522;
· GNU Iceweasel 13.0 web browser;
· Chromium web browser 18;
· LibreOffice 3.5.4 office suite;
· GParted 0.12.1;
· Empathy 184.108.40.206;
· GIMP 2.8.0;
· Grisbi 0.8.9;
· VirtualBox 4.1.16;
· xFarDic 0.11.7;
· VLC Media Player 2.0.1;
· Adobe Flash Player 11.2;
· Glibc 2.13.
Moreover, GNU/Linux 4.0 Test 1 has new artwork, based on Metal X Shell Theme by justviper, Foresight GTK-2 theme engine by Og Maciel and the Faenza icon theme by tiheum.
For known issues and other detailed information about this testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0, you can check out the official release notes.
Parsix is aimed as a standard desktop distribution and comes with a full desktop environment and packages suite.
Parsix can be installed on desktops and portable computers, but it can also be run from the Live CD environment as well.
Parsix is based on the Debian testing release and can be traced back to KANOTIX.
Download Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0r0 Test 1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.