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