Linux Kodachi is a secure operating system that promises complete privacy and anonymity, with the latest update, Linux Kodachi 7.2 spotting the popular private messaging system, Session Messenger.
The new point version release, Linux Kodachi 7.2 is code-named ‘Defeat’ and comes with several new security-oriented features, and performance improvements. It is built on the same Xubuntu 18.04 LTS, but with upgraded Linux Kernel from version 5.4.0-33 to 5.4.0-42, with all new components.
While the highlight feature of Linux Kodachi 7.2 remains the addition of one of the most popular private messengers, Session Messenger. Find other new changes and additions below.
What's New in Linux Kodachi 7.2 Release?
Besides the core component of Xubuntu 18.04 LTS, Linux Kodachi 7.2 Release comes with upgraded Linux Kernel from version 5.4.0-33 to 5.4.0-42. Other key changes includes:
- Updated OnionShare utility
- Conky system monitor Improvements with reduced refresh timer
- IP lookup plugin replaced in Kodachi browser
- pci=noaer added to grup options for error prevention
- Yandex DNS moved to a lower position
And following the rebranding of Matrix protocol-based messaging client, Riot, Kodachi has replaced it with Element. Furthermore, Kodachi now provides Steghide-GUI for secure communication, which can be used to hide text messages encrypted in jpg, wav, or other file formats. Additionally, there is another end-to-end encrypted instant messaging app, Threema, added to the Kodachi browser bookmarks.
How to Upgrade to Linux Kodachi 7.2 Release
If you’re an existing user of Linux Kodachi, you can easily upgrade your current Linux Kodachi system to the latest version 7.2., by running the following command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
And for new users, the ISO images of Linux Kodachi 7.2 can be downloaded from here and the installation instructions are available here.