antiX MX-16 Linux OS Now in Development, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 "Jessie"


After a long break, the development of the Debian-based antiX MX operating system continues, and it looks like we need to get ready for a new major release, simply versioned as 16.

The current stable release of antiX MX is 15, and it landed on Christmas 2015 based on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 “Jessie” operating system, which means that the time has come for the development cycle of antiX MX-16 to start, and the first Beta release arrived for public testing on the first day of November 2016, as noted on the project’s website.

Dubbed “Metamorphosis,” antiX MX-16 will be based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 “Jessie” operating system, ship with Linux kernel 3.16 for the 32-bit PAE and non-PAE ISO images, as well as Linux kernel 4.7 for 64-bit ISOs targeting modern hardware. As expected, both kernels are fully patched against the “Dirty COW” exploit.

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