Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 Review

Parsix is a Debian stable based GNU/Linux distribution with additional tweaks and customization to improve usability. The goal of Parsix project is to provide a ready to use, easy to install, desktop and laptop optimized operating system with latest stable release of GNOME Desktop.

New issue of distrowatch weekly(03/04/2016) comes with a review of Parsix 8.5. In this review, reviewer is trying to figure out how Parsix is different from other Debian based distributions which comes with usability improvements.

Parsix 8.5 Desktop

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 is desktop-friendly distribution based on Debian. Built on Debian's Stable branch, Parsix comes with a useful selection of applications and some nice customizations, but so do many of the other Debian-based and Ubuntu-based distributions. So what exactly is Parsix's niche? What does it do better than its competition? I downloaded the 1.3GB 64-bit ISO and gave Parsix 8.5 a trial run in order to try to find out.

Booting from the Parsix ISO provides six options: "Boot or Install Parsix" with text mode, failsafe video, and failsafe alternative boot/install options; "Test CD for Defects"; and "Boot from First Hard Disk." After using the "Test CD for Defects" option to check the ISO for errors, I selected the standard "Boot or Install Parsix" option, which resulted in a fairly quick load time. The GNOME desktop was ready to use and the installer was readily available on the desktop.
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