Start64!AryaLinux has received its first release in 2017, and it looks like it's a good one. AryaLinux is both a builder for those who want to create their own GNU/Linux distribution from scratch, and a computer operating system.

AryaLinux 2017 is the first major release of the project for the new year, bringing some of the best tools and GNU/Linux technologies that are currently available on the market. Yes, that means you can now enjoy the latest Linux 4.9 kernel, the LibreOffice 5.2.3 office suite, and much more.

It's also the first release of AryaLinux to ship with the latest development version of the MATE desktop environment, MATE 1.17, which was upgraded from MATE 1.15 used in the last AryaLinux build. Apart from that, there's another edition of the OS with the more popular Xfce desktop.