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Raspbian Linux OS for Raspberry Pi Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch”

Released on June 17, 2017, Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” is Debian Project’s latest and most advanced stable operating system, and now, both Desktop and Lite (Minimal) images of Raspbian Linux OS, dated 2017-08-16, are based on Debian Stretch, running the Linux 4.9 kernel. The rebasing of the entire OS to Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” means that many packages and core components have been updated to new versions, and it looks like Raspbian 2017-08-16 comes with Chromium 60 as default web browser, as well as NodeRED 0.17.4, RealVNC 6.1.1, and Sonic Pi 3.0.1.