The developers of HandyLinux have released a new version of their beginner-friendly, French language distribution. The new release of HandyLinux, version 2.3, is based on Debian "Jessie" and features a number of updates and improvements. The Handy menu will now provide users with a list of recently accessed documents. The distribution ships with HandySoft, a simplified package manager that replaces GNOME's default software manager. Handylinux 2.3 also offers users an assistant program that helps users in finding solutions to problems along with tutorials for common tasks. This release ships with Iceweasel 43, a re-branded version of the Firefox web browser. This release carries the code name "Ian" in memory of Debian's founder, Ian Murdock.