"Last month the Parsix Linux distribution made its 1.0 release
after almost a year of development. Parsix is a GNOME-based distro
based on the testing branch of Debian GNU/Linux with elements from
Kanotix. It makes an attractive alternative to Ubuntu.
"Parsix comes as an installable live CD and features GNOME
2.20.3 as the desktop. It hails from Persia, but the language and
keyboard default to en_US. When you first boot the live CD, Parsix
provides two handy boot options for wide-screen display
resolutions. Many distros auto-detect the optimal resolution, but
many don't. This approach is a great compromise, and assured that I
was able to boot into my desired resolution..."