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Article from Issue 197/2017

Parsix GNU/Linux (64-bit, Live) and Debian 8.7 Jessie (32-bit, Install)

Parsix GNU/Linux (64-bit, Live)

Parsix is a "ready to use and easy to install" desktop Linux based on Debian's stable branch. Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10, code-named Erik, ships with a Gnome 3.20 desktop environment and Linux kernel 4.4.16 with TuxOnIce, the BFS process scheduler, and other patches. This version of Parsix syncs with Debian Jessie repositories. The 64-bit edition supports UEFI boot and installation. See the release notes [1] if you are an Nvidia or ATI/AMD user. Other features include:

  • Xserver-X.Org 1.16.4
  • Firefox 47.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 51.0
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • Glibc 2.19
  • Gimp 2.8.14


Debian 8.7 Jessie (32-bit, Install)

The famous Debian all-free Linux is known for its stability and its vast software repositories. Debian 8.7 on this DVD is mainly a security update to fix problems to the stable release, along with "a few adjustments for serious problems" [2]. On installation, you have the choice of Gnome 3.14, KDE 4.11, Xfce 4.10, and LXDE desktop environments.


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