The latest release of Puppy Linux has been made with 8.0 being published. The lightweight distribution is well known for its ability to be run on particularly old hardware, and is also targetted at computers for children. With this release, many of the base packages have been updated. Also included is Homebank, matching JWM, GTK 2 and GTK 3 themes, and the Compton compositor being setup as default.
The first point release of Qubes OS 4 has now been released with 4.0.1 being made available for download. The release comes with various improvements for the graphical tools, templates for Fedora 29, Debian 9, and Whonix 14 (Gateway and Workstation), and Linux kernel version 4.14.
For existing users of Qubes OS 4, this release is a roll-up of fixes and enhancements since the version 4 release in March 2018. If you have been updating since then, you will have all the 4.0.1 fixes already installed.
Septor, a new security-focused Linux distribution from Serbia has been released to the public. Building on top of Debian “Testing”, it ships with KDE Plasma as the desktop environment and features the usual standard applications such as LibreOffice, HexChat, Thunderbird, GIMP, and VLC. It also provides the latest Tor browser, file-sharing application OnionShare, and chat client Ricochet. The distribution features the ability to be run from live media or can be installed to machines, though only a 64-bit release is available.