Tails OS is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card.
It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity and helps you to:
- use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
- leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
- use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.
Tails OS OS 4.0 Beta 1 has been released.
- based on Debian 10 (Buster). As such, it upgrades essentially all included software.
detecting new problems with the following hardware:
- Mac computers
- Recent Nvidia and ATI/AMD graphics cards
Other changes in Tails 4.0~beta1 include:
- Replace KeePassX with KeePassXC. (#15297)
- Add support for Thunderbolt devices. (#5463)
If you have a Thunderbolt device, please try using it.
Choose Settings utility to authorize your Thunderbolt devices, if needed.from the
See also the design document on Thunderbolt 3 in Fedora 28 to see how Thunderbolt is integrated in GNOME.
- Remove Scribus. (#16290)
You can install Scribus again using the Additional Software feature.
- Remove LibreOffice Math. (#16911)
You can install LibreOffice Math again using the Additional Software feature.
- Allow opening persistent volumes from other Tails USB sticks. (#16789)
- Display OpenPGP Applet on the left of the Tor status icon. (#14796)
- Add the Files browser to the list of favorite applications. (#16799)
- Change the background of the boot menu. (#16837)
- Use the default bookmarks from Tor Browser instead of our own default bookmarks. (#15895)
- Remove the Home launcher from the desktop. (#16799)
- Remove the default accounts in Pidgin. (#16744)
Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.