First antiX 17 Linux Net Images Are Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch”

antiX is a Debian-based operating system for desktops and servers, and today’s net images allow users to install the GNU/Linux distribution from network. They are also called netboot images or barebone, and can be used by experienced users to build a fully custom antiX OS, with packages of their choice, including the desktop environment. While the antiX 16 (stable) net images are based on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 “Jessie” operating system, the new antiX 17 (testing) ones use packages from the Debian Testing repositories, which, in time, will become Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch.” Both variants ship without the systemd init system and use the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel.