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Tails

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all traffic anonymised. To achieve this, Incognito uses the Tor network to make Internet traffic very hard to trace.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 30 (334), 6 months: 30 (329), 3 months: 33 (330), 4 weeks: 39 (315), 1 week: 23 (501)

Average visitor rating: 7.48/10 from 48 review(s).


Tails Summary
Distribution Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System)
Home Page https://tails.boum.org/
Mailing Lists https://tails.boum.org/support/index.en.html
https://mailman.boum.org/listinfo/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://tails.boum.org/doc/index.en.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://tails.boum.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/issues?query_id=108
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 3.0: LinuxFR (French)
2.0: LWNDistroWatch
1.x: DistroWatchLinux UserComputerworldderStandard (German)
0.x: DistroWatchLWN
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-12-03: Distribution Release: Tails 4.1
 • 2019-10-22: Distribution Release: Tails 4.0
 • 2019-09-04: Distribution Release: Tails 3.16
 • 2019-07-10: Distribution Release: Tails 3.15
 • 2019-05-21: Distribution Release: Tails 3.14
 • 2019-03-19: Distribution Release: Tails 3.13
 • 2019-01-29: Distribution Release: Tails 3.12
 • 2018-12-11: Distribution Release: Tails 3.11
 • 2018-10-24: Distribution Release: Tails 3.10.1
 • 2018-09-05: Distribution Release: Tails 3.9
 • 2018-06-26: Distribution Release: Tails 3.8
 • 2018-03-13: Distribution Release: Tails 3.6
 • More Tails releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-05-06 Tails publishes web browser fix
 •2018-07-13 Tails improves support for VeraCrypt
 •2018-05-14 Tails testing persistent packages
 •2017-12-04 Planned tasks for Tails
 •2017-11-02 Tails status report
 •2017-09-05 Tails updates roadmap
 •2017-07-07 Work around for Tor bug
 •2017-05-31 Tails moving to Debian Stretch
 •2017-02-01 Tails to use 64-bit builds
 • More Tails headlines...

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Feature 4.1 3.16 2.12 1.8.2 1.0.1 0.6
Release Date 2019-12-03 2019-09-04 2017-04-19 2016-01-10 2014-06-10 2010-10-22
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1000-1100 1100-1200        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation -- -- -- -- -- --
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- --
Multilingual de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt
Asian Language Support ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, zh_CN
Full Package List 4.1 3.16 2.12 1.8.2 1.0.1 0.6
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Version: 4.0
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-11-30
Votes: 0


Gnome is too bulky, extremely slow, and a disaster


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-11-04
Votes: 3


Not enough hardware testing. Incompatible with Intel grahics cards such as HD 505 & HD 620. Crashes all the time


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Version: 3.16
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-26
Votes: 0


I run Tails in Virtualbox. Works great. My only complaint is it takes so long to start up.


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