Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of the first test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0, a desktop Linux distribution and live DVD based on Debian's testing branch: "This is the first test version of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0 release. This version has been synchronized with Debian's testing repositories as of July 1, 2012 and brings a lot of updated packages. Parsix 'Gloria' is the project's first release with GNOME 3 and ships with LibreOffice productivity suit. Gloria has a brand new software manager. Highlights: GNOME 3.4.2, X.Org 7.6, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 13.0, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 188.8.131.52, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.1.16 and a brand new kernel based on Linux 3.2.20 with TuxOnIce, BFS and other extra patches."
Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's goal is to provide a ready-to-use and easy-to-install operating system based on Debian's testing branch and the latest stable release of the GNOME desktop environment. Extra software packages are available for installation from the distribution's own software repositories.