“Parsix GNU/Linux is a new twist on an old theme. It is one of a number of remixes of the Kanotix/Knoppix line, but with some very interesting differences. First off is the fact that it is centered around, and tailored to users of Persian languages and keyboards, while also being very usable in English. The next big difference is that Parsix uses the GNOME desktop instead of the standard KDE Desktop found in most of these remastered distros. But is there more to Parsix than just a different DE and language? The answer to that question is a definite ‘yes’.”
Review: Parsix GNU/Linux 0.75
Submitted by Josh King 2006-01-27 Linux 4 Comments
however Distrowatch has an interesting interview with the Parsix developer Alan Baghumian.
I’m not a great fan of GNOME but I still find it strange that most of the Debian based popular live-cd’s (Knoppix, Kanotix, SimplyMepis) have chosen KDE. Yea, there’s the Ubuntu live-cd but it’s not really as mature as the KDE live-cd’s. On the other hand, a big part of Ubuntu’s popularity came from being the only GNOME centric Debian based distro — this gave the impression that Ubuntu had something special to offer. Well, now there’s Parsix (based on Kanotix) with GNOME, so Ubuntu has finally got some competition, which is always a good thing. 🙂
Here are the obligatory screenshots: