very good news...
I really appreciate your work.
now days I'm testing different distroes. I've tested LinuxMint, LMDE, Slitaz, and I'm downloading chakra right now.
I should say that Gnome3 in linuxMint, or Cinnamon in LMDE cannot be functional desktops.
I use Compiz which is not supported in Gnome3 anymore.
Maybe it's because of that I am addicted (!) to Gnome2
so I choosed MATE in LMDE. I must say that MATE is an unsuccessful effort. It's buggy and definitely cannot be a choice for parsix4.
Thanks AmiNimA for your posts. I have also been doing some testing, Crunchbang and SolusOS. I think both are excellent for different reasons. Solus was launched a few days ago as an RC is now number 5 in Distrowatch (based on 7 day average)!! It is developed by Ikey Doherty - the guy who made Mint Debian & now does his own distro. The difference to Parsix is it's Debian Squeeze (but uses up to date packages via backports). Later it will be based on a tweaked Gnome 3 fallback. The success formula (for Solus) appears to be stability + current apps + community.
I've also looked at Snow Linux - debian stable + gnome 2, I didn't like it much, but it's 39 in Distrowatch & it's a fairly new distro.
I think Parsix is excellent, it's up there with the best in my opinion. I'd like to see more interaction in the Parsix forums, see more posts. I was thinking maybe there is more activity in the Persian forums but I've checked & it's not so. I even tried to understand some posts with google translate so I could but take part but it doesn't seem to work well with Persian. I'm not sure how we can achieve this or if people think this is as important as I do?
Alan - I'm looking forward to Parsix 4, thanks for your efforts.
Mandog - maybe you are right mate re Gnome 3, I've not really used it as you have, we'll see.
PS AmiNimA: What did you thlink of Slitaz? I checked out the live CD, seems very nice, just a bit too geeky for me. I also tried Swift - based on Mint Debian + openbox, didn't like it much but it's early days for the project.