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Parsix GNU/Linux
Developer Alan Baghumian
OS family Linux
Source model Mixed
Initial release 1 February 2005 (2005-02-01)
Latest release 8.15[1] / January 25, 2017; 10 months ago (2017-01-25)
Available in English
Platforms I386, AMD64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface GNOME
License Various
Official website

Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. The Parsix project's goal is to provide a ready to use, easy to install, desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's testing branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment.[2] It is possible to install extra software packages from the projects's own APT repositories.[3]

In 2017, the official website announce the shutdown of the project in the year, and suggest users to go to Debian stretch.[4]


The Parsix logo is inspired by stone flower carvings found in Persepolis.[5]


Parsix GNU/Linux is designed to be used as a Live CD, Live USB, or installed operating system on a hard disk drive. Live mode is useful for operations such as data recovery or hard drive partitioning.[citation needed]



The first version of Parsix GNU/Linux was announced on February 2005 by Alan Baghumian.[6] Seeking a more stable platform, the project started using Debian testing branch as of version 0.85.[7] Starting with version 0.90, Parsix uses characters from the movie Happy Feet to name their releases.[8] The project's own APT repositories were launched on February 2008.[9] The multimedia repository, Wonderland, was launched on September 2010.[10] The Parsix project started to offer security updates for their stable and testing branches as of December 2010.[11]

Version Release Date Codename
8.0 2015-02-13 Mumble
7.0r1 2015-02-13 Nestor
7.0r0 2014-11-08 Nestor
6.0r1 2014-06-25 Trev
6.0r0 2014-04-26 Trev
5.0r1 2013-12-25 Lombardo
5.0r0 2013-08-17 Lombardo
4.0r3 2013-04-21 Gloria
4.0r2 2013-02-04 Gloria
4.0r1 2013-01-01 Gloria
4.0r0 2012-11-12 Gloria
3.7r2a 2012-02-20 Raul
3.7r2 2012-02-11 Raul
3.7r1 2011-10-09 Raul
3.7r0 2011-08-14 Raul
3.6r2 2011-04-02 Vinnie
3.6r1 2010-12-15 Vinnie
3.6r0 2010-09-06 Vinnie
3.5r0 2010-05-31 Frankie
3.0r2 2010-02-07 Kev
3.0r1 2009-12-20 Kev
3.0r0 2009-10-15 Kev
2.0r0 2009-03-21 Boss Skua
1.5r2 2008-10-23 Miss Viola
1.5r1 2008-07-30 Miss Viola
1.5r0 2008-06-28 Miss Viola
1.0r1 2008-03-13 Ramón
1.0r0 2008-01-25 Ramón
0.90r2 2007-10-04 Barry
0.90r1 2007-08-16 Barry
0.90r0 2007-06-17 Barry
0.85.1 2007-03-01 --
0.85 2006-12-01 --
0.80.1 2006-06-19 --
0.80 2006-06-05 --
0.76 2006-02-07 --
0.75 2006-01-17 --
0.70 2005-11-13 WSIS 2005
0.60 2005-06-29 --
0.50 2005-05-02 --
0.46 2005-03-15 --
0.45 2005-02-01 --


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