Few days ago Septor Linux developers announced the release of the new version of the distribution, with which it reaches its version "Septor Linux 2020.1”. For those unfamiliar with Septor Linux, you should know that is a distribution Linux that provides users an environment preconfigured computing to browse the Internet anonymously.
It is based on the Debian "Testing" branch and uses Privoxy, a proxy to improve privacy, along with the Tor anonymity network to modify web page data and HTTP headers before the page is processed by the browser.
The Septor distribution uses KDE Plasma as the preferred desktop environment and also includes a launcher to download the latest Tor browser, as well as OnionShare for anonymous file sharing and Ricochet for anonymous instant messages.
In this case Debian (Buster) was used as the basis for the operating system in its version still under development, with a graphical KDE environment.
Distribution can be used via live mode, with the help of a USB device or it can be classically installed on a hard drive.
It would be very difficult to buy Septor with Tails, Kodachi Linux or some other distribution with the same approach. Since each of these contributes its own idea.
Main new features of Septor Linux 2020.1
This new version of the distribution comes with various updates of the packages that make up the system, some of them stand out, as is the case of the heart of the system which it is renewed to version 5.4 of the Linux Kernel.
With the inclusion of this new version of the Kernel distribution benefits from several things in addition to having greater hardware support, since it has the experimental support of an open exFAT driver developed by Samsung.
Another benefit is the new Lockdown feature which aims to further strengthen Linux security by restricting access to kernel functions that can allow arbitrary code to run through code supplied by user processes.
Moreover, also stands out in this new version of Septor Linux 2020.1, the inclusion of KDE Plasma version 5.14.5, which contains various bug fixes both in Discover, addons, VPN add-ons, as well as KDE Frameworks 5.54.0 and the Qt 5.11.3 framework.
Another novelty in this version is that Tor Browser 9.0.5 is included which is based on ESR Mozilla Firefox 68.5.0 web browser and email client Thunderbird 68.4.1.
As for the news, this version comes with Kup Backup System, a KDE utility for backing up your important files to external drives. Kup supports two backup methods, one that keeps your system in sync at all times, and another that keeps old backups in the same folder.
Of the other packages that received updates are:
- Ricochet IM
- Image Writer
Download Septor Linux 2020.1
Finally for those who are interested in this new version of Septor Linux, They can get the system image to install it on your computer or if you want to test it under a virtual machine.
You just have to go to the official website of the distribution and in its download section you can get the image of the system. The link is this.
You can save the downloaded image to a USB device with the help of the Etcher application.
Septor Linux is currently distributed as a single Live DVD ISO image It contains packages optimized only for 64-bit hardware architectures (x86_64) and can be burned to a 2GB or higher USB flash drive as well as a DVD.
If you are newcomers to Linux and are encouraged to go through the installation process, I can tell you that this is simple and takes about 10 minutes.
The graphical interface of the installation process defaults to English, which can already be changed in the first step.