Parsix

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Parsix GNU/Linux
DeveloperAlan Baghumian
OS familyLinux
Source modelMixed
Initial release1 February 2005 (2005-02-01)
Latest release8.15[1] / January 25, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-01-25)
Available inEnglish
PlatformsI386, AMD64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Default user interfaceGNOME
LicenseVarious
Official websitewww.parsix.org

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]

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

Usage[edit]

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]

Versions[edit]

History[edit]

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
8.15 2017-01-25 N/A
8.10 2016-07-31 N/A
8.5[12] 2016-02-14 N/A
8.0[13] 2015-09-14 Mumble
7.5 2015-05-17 N/A
7.0r1 2015-02-13 Nestor
7.0r0[14] 2014-11-08 Nestor
6.0r1 2014-06-25 Trev
6.0r0 2014-04-26 Trev
5.0r1 2013-12-25 Lombardo
5.0r0[15] 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[16][17] 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 No.
0.85 2006-12-01 No.
0.80.1 2006-06-19 No.
0.80 2006-06-05 No.
0.76 2006-02-07 No.
0.75 2006-01-17 No.
0.70 2005-11-13 WSIS 2005
0.60 2005-06-29 No.
0.50 2005-05-02 No.
0.46 2005-03-15 No.
0.45 2005-02-01 No.

Receptions[edit]

DistroWatch Weekly reviewed Parsix 1.5r1 in 2008:[18]

Parsix is a nice solid little distro, but I'm finding it difficult to list one hard compelling reason why someone should switch to it. If you prefer the Persian language and keyboard, then Parsix is definitely for you. If you'd like a nice Debian derivative with a pretty GNOME desktop that works good, comes in one CD, and uses APT/Synaptic, then perhaps give Parsix a try.

LinuxBSDos wrote the review of Parsix 3.0r2:[19]

This is clearly a negative review, and at some level, I’m hoping that someone will prove to me that this review is completely off the mark. I’m waiting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ReleaseNotes815r0 – Parsix GNU/Linux - Desktop Linux Operating System". www.parsix.org. Archived from the original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Parsix GNU/Linux". Parsix GNU/Linux Project.
  3. ^ Parsix Apt Repositories
  4. ^ http://www.parsix.org/wiki/News
  5. ^ Parsix Logo Page
  6. ^ Distribution Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 0.45
  7. ^ 0.85-Test-3 Announcement
  8. ^ Happy Feet Announcement
  9. ^ Continent and Official Repositories Announcement
  10. ^ Baghumian, Alan (September 6, 2010). "[Parsix-Users] Parsix GNU/Linux 3.6r0 aka Vinnie is out!". Archived from the original on March 22, 2012.
  11. ^ Vinnie r1 Release Announcement Archived 2011-08-20 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 655, 4 April 2016
  13. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 631, 12 October 2015
  14. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 589, 15 December 2014
  15. ^ Parsix 5.0 “Lombardo” review | LinuxBSDos.com
  16. ^ Parsix 3.7 review | LinuxBSDos.com
  17. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 422, 12 September 2011
  18. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 264, 04 Aug 2008
  19. ^ Parsix 3.0r2 review | LinuxBSDos.com

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