Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of Parsix GNU/Linux. The Parsix distribution is based on Debian's Stable branch and focuses on providing a friendly desktop distribution. The latest testing release, Parsix 8.10-TEST-0, ships with GNOME 3.20 and an updated version of the Linux kernel.

"What's New in 8.10? Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 (code name Erik) ships with the stable GNOME 3.20 desktop environment and an updated kernel. This version has been synchronized with Debian Jessie repositories as of March 17, 2016. Parsix Erik ships with GNOME 3.20 and LibreOffice 4.3.3 productivity suit by default. Highlights: GNOME Shell 3.20.0, GRUB 2, Firefox 45.0.1, GParted 0.19.0, Empathy 3.12.11, LibreOffice 4.3.3, VirtualBox 4.3.36 and a kernel based on Linux 4.1.19 with TuxOnIce 3.3, BFS and other extra patches. Live DVD has been compressed using SquashFS and XZ."

A complete list of changes can be found in the project's release announcement.