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.
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.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht